Summary: Including an SD card would be a nice way to make eTrex Vista HCx stand out even more among GPS systems, but we think the geocaching capabilities and long battery life will make it a good fit for many users.
Conclusion: Citation "Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW," by Alan Dixon. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/garmin_etrex_vista_hcx_gps_review.html, 2007-12-12 02:00:00-07.
Pros: Exceptional GPS receiver performance, Lightest and smallest high sensitivity GPS unit with color mapping and full navigational functions, Excellent features and user interface, especially for serious backcountry navigation, Good battery life, Field replicable, readily available AA batteries (rechargeable battery setting as well), Durable construction
Excerpt: A joy to use. PC connectivity is simple and it will readily share data with Memory-Map with no need to use any other software for file conversions. Menus are intuitive and can be easily customised, while swapping between main functions is amazingly easy. The single button press for “Find” and “Mark”, means little time need be wasted on the hill. ...
Excerpt: Without a doubt the best of the GPS units that canâ€™t display Ordnance Survey maps on their screens. The Vista is compact and light, and offers just about all the features a walker could want with the exception of OS mapping. It picks up a fix in seconds and is robust enough and sufficiently waterproof to use anywhere at any ...
Excerpt: Go on an adventure! Thrill to the challenges of the wild outdoors. Get thee a shrubbery or meander in a mountainous forest. And always know where you are. With the Garmin Vista HCX, you'll never get lost. That makes the outdoor trek safer. Whether you hike, bike, or cruise, you won't lose your bearings. Built for the outdoorsman, the Garmin e-Trex Vista HCx features a high sensitivity GPS receiver, electronic compass and a barometric altimeter.
Excerpt: Il Garmin eTrex Vista HCX è un navigatore satellitare palmare cartografico ideale per le attività all’aria aperta, come l’escursionismo, la mountain bike, il paracadutismo o il parapendio, ma può essere utilizzato anche a cavallo, come navigatore da auto, sulle imbarcazioni e, in genere, per il rilevamento semi-professionale.
Excerpt: Navigeren doe je niet alleen in de auto of op de motor. Tijdens het wandelen, fietsen of bergbeklimmen kan het ook verdomd handig zijn. Maar dan niet met een standaard auto- of motornavigatiesysteem.