Excerpt: Garmin eTrex Vista GPS with built-in barometric altimeter and electronic compass! The eTrex Vista combines a basemap of North and South America, with a barometric altimeter and electronic compass.
Excerpt: The Garmin eTrex Vista® packs tons of maps and features into an affordable and rugged GPS handheld that’s ready to go. With its complete basemap of the Americas, and Atlantic or Pacific maps, the eTrex Vista® is ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities requiring GPS navigation, including...
Excerpt: The fully-gasketed, waterproof, high-impact, plastic-alloy Garmin eTrex Vista feels as if it belongs in your hand. Although the eTrex Vista is compact, it has a solid, balanced feel that the other devices in our roundup lack.
Excerpt: A lot of our readers have complained about the Garmin eTrex Vista, the Garmin eTrex Legend or the Garmin eTrex units shutting off automatically when the GPS is mounted on a handlebar mount while cruising down a bumpy trail, or bumpy road.
Conclusion: The eTrex Vista has WAAS capability which means significantly improved accuracy. This is one advantage over the eTrex Summit. Being of the more expensive handheld GPS units, it has just about as many features as a handheld can have. The calendar and calculator can actually be quite practical.
Pros: Small screen size, Battery life somewhat short, Difficult to find “hold level” position (necessary for compass accuracy)
Cons: Good TTFF, Good retaining of fix, Lots of features
Excerpt: Der Garmin eTrex Vista HCx ist zwar massiv liegt aber gut in der Hand. Dort bleibt das Navi jedoch nicht lange,denn es begleitet uns im Navi-Test auf dem Fahrrad. Dort befestigen wir es mit einer optimalen Fahrradhalterung am Lenker. Die Montage ist mit wenigen Handgriffen erledigt.