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 hiking, camping, cycling, boating, and sailing.
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. A while ago, we got in touch with Garmin Technical support, and they claimed that there was no known issue with the unit that would cause this. We have had the problems ourselves and we have a solution for you.
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. Apparently, the device's designers paid close attention to ergonomics from the start. The device's weight (5.3 ounces, including the batteries) balances nicely with the feel of the rubberized contouring on the sides and side controls.
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. Also included is the “Jumpmaster,” an accessory for skydivers.
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. Leider ist die Fahrradhalterung nicht im Lieferumfang enthalten, für günstige 10 Euro finden Radsportler sie aber im Garmin Zubehörsortiment.