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Garmin eTrex Vista

The eTrex Vista combines the popular features of the eTrex Summi Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex Vista

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Overall 1
1.0

"This thing was useless"

SDC7196, CNET
28 May 2009
  • Pros: small, light weight Good features
  • Cons: Doesn't receive satellites. Isn't that what it's supposed to do? Serial to USB
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Overall 1
1.0

"UNACCEPTABLE RECEPTION"

crapulent2005, CNET
30 November 2008
  • Pros: small packaging is about the only perk.
  • Cons: horrible satellite reception
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin etrex Vista

D.Buehler, Rate it all!
6 October 2008
  • Summary: The display is dim & hard to see/read. Back light is not very bright. Tried replacing batteries (twice) still no improvement in the display. Returned the unit one day after receiving.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Simply doesn't work reliably."

jpcallan, CNET
29 January 2007
  • Pros: Nice design, nice features.
  • Cons: But it just doesn't work most of the time!
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Overall 1
1.0

"Garmin: BAD NEWS"

Coppersnowboarder, CNET
31 October 2006
Overall 2
2.0

Reception

Travis D. Shain, Amazon
3 May 2005
  • Summary: I am in the mlitary and the use of this GPS was solely in a field environment. I orginally purchased this product when I went to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, CA. As a tank commander, I used it only when I was dismounted. There is no external antenna attachment so it was obviously useless inside the tank, even with the hatch open. A buddy of mine had a magellan in a Bradley and his worked and my Garmin did not. The next test was in Iraq.
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Overall 2
2.0

DONT BUY THIS

Amazon
12 June 2003
  • Summary: I have had the misfortune of buying this product, I would not suggest it to ANYONE, you could toss your money out the window and get more of a benefit. The problem is this, Garmin, however may make great GPS hardware, there software ..., Real bad! whn=en you buy a Garmin GPS, you MUST use there software, if you do not, you will not have any information as to where you are. The ...is that there software is VERY expensive, and DOSNT EVEN WORK!
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