With four years of use I still really like the Garmin…
21 November 2011
Excerpt: 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...
Don't think twice the hcx is the best gps for hiking out there.
Dainius Juras, Amazon
23 April 2011
Summary: I have hiked the Appalachian Trail and am presently hiking the PCT. This is the GPS to get. Rugged, reliable, full of features especially good battery power (use lithium). Maps are expensive but if your life depends on it this is the one.
Summary: I bought this to replace a Garmin GPSMAP 76. The GPSMAP screen went blank after about 2 years of pretty heavy use. I am very happy with the Vista HCx. It did have trouble on startup with orienting itself. For the first few hours it had the location several miles off.
Summary: Bought one for my trip to California. Was a bit put off by the reviews that said it would be hard to use, I think it is very intuitive and has worked great for be. If you use a mac you need to convert the maps using Mapconverter in Windows, which will generate a map file that you can use on the mac.
Summary: I HAVE THE VISTA HCX. I JUST SPENT A WEEK IN THE MT ADAMS WILDERNESS HUNTING.I BOUGHT THE PRE LOADED MICRO SD WITH THE 2008 TOPO MAP. IT WAS SO EASY JUST PUT IT IN AND THERE IS A NEW ICON ON THE MENU.. THAT SIMPLE. EVEN IN THE DEEPEST DARKEST FOREST I NEVER EVEN CAME CLOSE TO LOSING RECEPTION.
Summary: After researching a number of units, and having friend recommend this one, and purchased the Vista HCx for Geocaching and have been very pleased. The High sensitivity is amazing compared to the previous GPS I had. I can be sitting in the middle of my house, and it still picks up signal easily.
Great Mapping Device, poor choices in map downloads
John J. Smiertelny, Amazon
23 April 2011
Summary: I've had my Garmin eTrex for about two months now and by itself it's good product, but when you couple it with a fully functioning map software, it's great. It's small, compact, easy to use, and you can carry it with you anywhere. There's just couple of things to be aware of.
Summary: This is my third eTrex GPS receiver, and each has been a worthwhile upgrade. I started with a Legend about 4 years ago, which I thought was great at the time. A couple of years ago I bought a Legend Cx, and this provided me with the added benefits of a colour screen, expandable memory, a longer...
Summary: I have read all of the earlier reviews and agree with all the "pros" listed - for the amount of features, ease of use and , size, ability to lock on a signal - there is no better GPSr in this price range.