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Garmin eTrex Vista HCx
5.3 out of 10

Garmin eTrex Vista HCx

Deep foliage, nor canyons phase the rugged eTrex Vista HCx. Its Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

good - not great

Hiker Joe, Amazon
23 April 2011
  • Summary: Overall the Garmin eTrex Vista HCx is a good - not great - product. The high-sensitivity receiver is the most important point. Even with heavy brush and tree cover (or in a car or house) the unit keeps on track. AA batteries, Waterproof, PC interface, Ability to add maps... like Topo... great.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice GPS but sub par software

Sloper Dude, Amazon
23 April 2011
  • Summary: I bought this GPS mainly for use while kayaking in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The GPS itself is very nice, with tons of usable features, and is an excellent value. The color screen works great, and a lot of thought went into making this fine handheld GPS.
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Overall 6
6.0

Functional but a design disaster

Sean Russell, Amazon
23 April 2011
  • Summary: Be aware this product is virtually useless right out of the box. It works fine but the included map has detail down to my nearest interstate and no further. You have to buy more detailed maps to do anything useful. The included software is ancient but functional.
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Overall 6
6.0

good features, but not as one would think for the price

Jobin Gharakhani, Amazon
23 April 2011
  • Summary: After doing quite a bit of research, I decided to buy the Garmin eTrex Vista HcX, which basically seemed like the top of the line for a hiking/handheld GPS. Although all the features are there, not all of them work as effectively as one would hope. I bought also a topo map of Germany.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ehh, it's good for the price

R. Cote, Amazon
22 April 2011
  • Summary: My wife and I got a dog a few years ago and ever since we have been exploring the local trails and parks within an hour and half drive of our house. In the summer we have been doing 30+ miles a week of hiking.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does the job...

Denis Storozhev, Amazon
22 April 2011
  • Summary: This unit is not easy to use. It takes some time to get used to. Once you get used to - it is very detailed and powerful GPS. If you are outdoor person and you are not looking for fancy graphics - this is device for you. Very accurate on the road and trails. Battery last forever.
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin Etec Visa HCX

J. H. Edmundson, Amazon
25 May 2008
  • Summary: Great GPS but be prepared to spend lots of time learning to use it!! Much to complicated for everyday use and better at telling you where you've been than planning ahead.
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Overall 6
6.0

Small screen but cool in-your-backpak GPS

Robert Cozzi, Amazon
23 May 2008
  • Summary: First I have to say I have been a professional computer programmer since 1978 and our industry generally agrees that the Programmers who work for the two GPS maker's are the worst in the industry. After buying the Vista HCx I see that this "myth" hasn't had reason to change.
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin eTrex Vista HCx

AlanJC "AJC", Amazon
8 August 2011
  • Summary: So far this unit appears to do what it is supposed to do. It's early days yet so more experience is needed but initial impressions are that it locks on to sats in under a minute (even in the boot of the car which was a surprise). Point to point navigation is very accurate as is journey tracking.
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Overall 6
6.0

mixed feelings

Randall Evans, Amazon
29 August 2009
  • Summary: Good competitive price and arrived when promised. Disappointed that I couldn't download memory map maps but served well on a walk on exmoor where written instructions were confusing. Important to carry spare batteries especially when using rechargeables as life can be unpredictable as they age.
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