Overall this is a pretty decent compass to point you in the direction you need to go. I welcome comments on that. Intuitive Control Besides appreciating its small size, users will also be happy with the Vista HCx’s unique button layout, with five buttons located on either side of the unit. Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Expand Your Memory Adding maps to the Vista HCx is easier than ever thanks to the device’s microSD card slot, which accepts cards preloaded with MapSource data for your land and sea excursions. You can easily display OSM maps on this device by getting a hold of a gmapsupp.
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They can then download as much data vizta possible onto their GPS leaving some room for GPS data collection out in the field. Now I have two and I’m happy. You may also like. I finally called Garmin support and, after the obligatory twenty-minute wait, talked with a very helpful person named Chris.
This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. It functional in the car, train and even in area craft.
Garmin eTrex Vista HCX Handheld
The backlight does not automatically stay on when running on external power. The compass is a nice addition. It is quite different than the Nuvi we have errex the car. This is a quick and easy way to keep you on-track when out in the field.
Visa menu Personal tools English Create account Log in. Garmin eTrex Vista HCx You can even select an entire segment of your GPS track and drag it right back to its correct location on the map! Intuitive Control Besides appreciating its small size, users will also be happy with the Vista HCx’s unique button layout, with five buttons located on either side of the unit.
Garmin makes a great product and stands behind it. Comprehensive Basemap The Vista HCx basemap, meanwhile, contains lakes, rivers, cities, interstates, national and state highways, railroads, and coastlines–in short, a host of helpful details for your bista adventures. For example, I used it for preparation in Italia. With the mouse, move the icon to the upper left corner of the map.
With your digital camera around your neck, Garmin eTrex Vista HCx in your backpack or in your vehicle, and ExpertGPS back at your desk, you can gather data on the move.
ExpertGPS lets you get the most out of the waypoints on your Garmin eTrex Vista HCx by making it easy to assign the best symbol and to etrdx each waypoint a long, meaningful name using a real keyboard, not the little controls on your GPS.
Length is limited to 10 data points. But sometimes it beeps at 50′ away and sometimes it doesn’t beep until 10′ away. The base map is just that, a base map, which is fine because I didn’t buy this to replace my travel GPS in the car, and neither should you.
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You can even use the altimeter to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.
I also purchased the bicycle handlebar mount for this unit and it works great as well though a bit pricey for what it is.
This has happened almost every single time, until we stop and calibrate the compass, then it seems to work ok. With 1 second sampling built-in memory fills up fairly quickly. Turn on the HCx and connect it to your computer with the cable included in the kit. ExpertGPS comes preloaded with all the line patterns and cartographic styles you need to eteex highways, railroad tracks, transmission lines, streams, and more.