Garmin eTrex Vista HCx - 2.4 in. Handheld GPS Receiver
Set off on an adventure you won't forget in a hurry with the eTrex Vista HCx by Garmin.? This handheld navigator boasts a highly... Read More
Set off on an adventure you won't forget in a hurry with the eTrex Vista HCx by Garmin.? This handheld navigator boasts a highly sensitive receiver, detailed maps, a barometric altimeter, an electronic compass, a geocaching function, a hunt/fish calendar and several outdoor GPS games. Perfect for exploring the great outdoors, the eTrex Vista HCx lets you get your bearings even while you're standing still, and tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your exact altitude. The eTrex Vista HCx has a built-in log for up to 10,000 points and 20 tracks. Minimize
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47 Reviews from Epinions.com
Feb 3, 2006
Its become my friend and hiking companion!!!
Pros: Includes most practical features I need. Easy to learn. Has contributed significantly to my safety.
Cons: Maps limited, somewhat outdated, content not supplemented easily by other vendors or net updates.
I'm devoted. I don't like to go out without my Vista C except to work, to homes of close friends and to nearby businesses. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 21, 2002
Great for Hikers
Pros: Great device; fun, accurate, and easy to use.
Cons: Poor reception in deep canyons; no external antenna.
What a great device! Smart design, and lots of fun to take with you on a hike. Don't leave home (and head to the wilderness) without it. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 5, 2005
Sophisticated, Comprehensive Tool
Pros: 1,000 ten character waypoints, electronic compass, basemap
Cons: Battery life - carry spare batteries!
I wouldn't go out in the woods or the water without one! Buy the Vista, it is a great device. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 28, 2002
Etrex Vista - The Hand Held Wonder
Pros: Digital compass, good base map, WAAS, and LOTS of other features
Cons: Loses reception if not facing skyward.
Compact design and loads of features make this GPS receiver a winner. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 17, 2003
Do you really need a built-in compass in a GPS?
Pros: built-in compass, barometer, large memory, waterproof
Cons: no cons, really!
Very happy with it. Great device for outing or in vehicle. RECOMMENDED! Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 17, 2002
Handheld GPS, perfect for globetrotters.
Pros: 24MB, Waterproof, large backlit display, compass, trip computer, PC interface
Cons: powerup time, indoor reception
Overall, I am very happy with the Garmin Vista, and my father's Legend model with 8 MB RAM isn't bad either. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 6, 2003
The Best Feature-Packed GPS Money Can Buy
Pros: Small, feature-rich, compass, altimeter, high-quality
Cons: Black-and-white screen, MapSource Software
If you are in the market for a GPS, buy the VISTA, for the very small size and high quality, feature rich package. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 3, 2006
Best All-Around GPS Value
Pros: Color, good International basemap, battery life, easy to use, fast interface, very useful features.
Cons: VERY expensive upgrading to Auto Kit or adding detailed maps. 24 MB limits Mapsource downloads.
Though this unit does not have all the features of a $500 unit, it's packed with value for its cost. One of the best GPS values out there. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 8, 2002
The "Vista" is my new hiking buddy
Pros: Features, size, waterproof, mapping, altitude profiles, multiple tracklogs
Cons: $, battery life is short
Best "tracklog" of any GPS, loaded with features, if you have any interest in a handheld GPS you must check out the Vista! Read More at Epinions.com
May 8, 2003
Great for Hikers and Geocachers!
Pros: Small, Lightweight, Feature packed
Cons: Add on software is expensive and of questionable value
Best handheld I found after extensive research, and I've been very pleased with it's performance. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 16, 2003
Garmin has scored big.
Pros: FUN, ACCURATE, EASY TO USE, COMPLETELY EXPANDABLE, SMALL, IT'S A MUST FOR BACKPACKERS.
Cons: I only have one.
Buy it. Then log onto Geocaching.com and find a whole world of GPS fun. You will get your moneys worth and then some. Read More at Epinions.com