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...
Summary: This unit is the best GPS I've ever owned or used. I'm 19 and I thrive on backpacking trips and extreme sports. I've never owned a mapping GPS, but this little guy has definitely set a high standard.
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.
Summary: I'm a daily user of GPS's. I'm a truck driver who uses it religiously for navigation. On my days off I geocache, hunt, fish, hike, backpack, etc. I began many years ago with a Magellan that ate 6 AA batteries every 8 hours or less, and had the satelite reception of a rock... Those were scary days!!!
Great Mapping Device, poor choices in map downloads
John J. Smiertelny, Amazon
4 July 2010
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: I won't waste your time if you are a previous Garmin user. I upgraded from an EMap, bought in 2001, that has served quite well. However, after all that time there are features one desires that scream for an upgrade.
Summary: This is my review of the Garmin eTrex Vista Hcx handheld mapping GPS unit. I purchased this GPS in early June of 2008 and have had it about 3 weeks as of this review. I own two other GPS's: a Microsoft Streets and Trips + GPS from 2005 and a Garmin Nuvi 200 I received as a gift Christmas 2007.
Summary: If you are reading this and the other reviews of the Garmin eTrex Vista HCx then you are doing your homework and wondering if this GPS is as good as all the hype makes it out to be. The short answer is YES!
Summary: And Still Further Supplemental Comments I contacted Garmin in the Fall of 2012 and returned the damaged unit. For about $90 they sent me a refurbished HCx. Thought it was a great deal. Still using the refurbished unit as of August, 2013.