will never leave for the trails without my garmin vista hcx
30 October 2013
Summary: Great little device, instructions are easy to understand. I just got back from a backpacking trip in the sierra nevada mountains and this gps took me right to the spot where I wanted to go. Thanks to the after market topo my unit came with. The screen is bright even in daylight. Waypoints are easy to set and the unit is small and compact and very easy to pack. Batteries can last up to 20hrs more or less depending on use.
With four years of use I still really like the Garmin…
21 November 2011
Summary: With four years of use I still really like the Garmin Vista HCx. Pros : Really high sensitivity, color screen, micro sd card slot, electronic compass, small size, long battery life, excellent tracklogs, trip computer is adjustable and great, altitude and altitude display, records all my tracks as gpx files on the micro sd card, turn by turn routing with optional maps, it is a very tough unit.
Overall a very good system with a few design flaws that need changes.
31 October 2011
Summary: Generally, a very good field GPS. The Display is small for middle-aged eyes, but being sunlight-readable is a plus. The menu also takes some time to figure out. Also, the controls and stick are not designed for gloves or cold weather use, but again this is a good system for general use.
Very good product. Sensitive receiver. Free third party maps.
22 September 2011
Summary: This is an excellent product. I was most amazed that when I first turned it on, I was sitting in my basement and it got a location using 5+ satellites. My other GPS units can't see any. Works literally anywhere in my house, and inside the car. Display is best viewed in bright light, but the built-in adjustable back light works beautifully when you don't have good lighting. Lots of options on what to view and how to view it.
Summary: I bought this unit for the purpose of mapping my property and any other trails I may encounter while out 4-wheelin.My quad doesn't have a digital readout so this unit allows me to keep track of my mileage,speed and hours of run time(moving time)..The screen is small but not a big issue for what I use it for.The only down side is the installed basemap,it doesn't have enough detail but an easy fix by installing a detailed topo map.When searching this unit I found Walmart...
Summary: Bought this because of my previous experience with an older vista gps and was needing to update. Great features and functions for the money with the longest battery life. I did have trouble with the display after a few years use on an earlier model of vista, so will see how this one does. So far it has been a huge improvement over the old design in functionality, as it works in any amount of tree cover and even indoors!
Summary: I bought it because the product is excellent , very reliable , easy to use .Nothinng to disslike . The product comparing to others is far more easyer to use and with far more technik advantage then other
Summary: I have start the GARMIN DEVICES many years ago having the previous model eTrex Vista with B/W screen. Currently I decide that in one hand held device you can find something more accurate and ejoiable as this device and even there are new models in the market, I choose to buy again the same. For me it is not lack that GARMIN continues to sell this piece - even with some small liftings.
Garmin Vista HCX works well & I would recommend it.
2 May 2011
Summary: Used it today for real. It functioned really well. The display was bright and easy to read. The menus are not as intuitive as I would like but I will overcome that the more I use the unit. I would highly recommend this unit at this point in time.