|New Garmin eTrex 30 2.2" Display Compass + Barometric Altimeter GPS 010-00970-20|
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Salina, KS, USA
|Garmin eTrex Legend HCX Handheld GPS Receiver (Bundled items)|
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Pompano Beach, FL, USA
|Going for an outing and need a navigator? Then a lightweight and handheld Garmin eTrex Legend HCX GPS is just the device for you and comes with an automatic routing. Featuring a high-sensitivity receiver, this Garmin outdoor GPS provides accurate and perfect positioning and signal, even in heavy cover and deep canyons. With a microSD card slot, you can easily and quickly upgrade or add extra maps in this Garmin handheld GPS. Providing turn-by-turn direction, the Garmin eTrex Legend HCX ensures you will reach your desired destination with ease and safety. The waterproof and rugged design of this Garmin outdoor GPS makes it durable and powerful. Connect this Garmin handheld GPS to your computer via a USB port, for transferring waypoints and other data.|
|Model||eTrex Legend HCX|
|MPN||010-00629-00, 100062901, 100079900, ETREXLEGENDH, ETREXLEGENDHCX, GRM0062900|
|UPC||337706036690, 689076105620, 689076712347, 753759071097, 753759071103|
|Display Size||1.3 in. x 1.69 in.|
|Display Type||256 Color LCD TFT Display|
|Resolutions||176 x 220|
|Marine Features||Fishing Calcluator|
|Features||Calculator, Geocaching Mode|
|Trip calculator||Points-of-Interest (POI), Time of sunrise/sunset, Track Log|
|Battery Life||25 Hours|
|Expansion Slot Type||micro-SD slot|
Average review score based on 28 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
This is my first hand held GPS. It is not an intuitive piece of hardware and be very very careful of what you are looking for. There are so many models to choose from and unfortunately I bought the wrong one for me. I kayak and back country camp so it sounded like a good choice with its water resistant housing and bright color screen. Did not realize that it is almost useless unless you purchase the needed maps - topo and lakes at around $130.00 each! It will take some getting used to as I am not that good at navigation in the digital age, I am used to an old fashioned map. It does keep track of your course and where you have been and how long it took to go and come back. I have just started to get the feel of it and see where the
saved tracks will come in handy, but I'm still at the bottom of the learning curve. It does not have an electronic compass or altimeter. Two things I would have liked to have and should have done better research.
Bottom line, do your homework and know what you need before buying! Does it have all of the features you need and do you want to use a base map or purchase more detailed maps for a fairly steep cost? ( It almost doubled the purchase price). Also it is not as easy to use by far as a dash mounted unit, but is way more portable for hiking, biking, and on water trips.
Like = The color LCD display on the eTrex Legend HCx is sharp and easy to see, but it is on the small side. I had to get another handheld GPS as my Lowrance iFinder Pro died, I'm having trouble getting used to the smaller screen on the eTrex Legend HCx though. The Mapsource Trip and Waypoint software that come with it allows you to create waypoints, routes etc on your computer and load them to your GPS, you can also transfer data back and forth using the supplied software and USB cable.
Love = It's signal strength is awsome, it locks into the satellites even inside my 2 story house. I like that it is waterproof and that you can add maps to the unit.
Hate = The installed maps are useless, not much detail at all for my area. I'm going to purchase the 24K Topo DVD map for my area for another $100 as I will get some additional road coverage along with the topo detail I really want.
Usage = I use my GPS for Hunting, hiking and Geocaching.
I bought this unit based on it's price, features and Garmin's reputation, I have a Garmin Nuvi GPS in my truck, and I'm happy with that too.
Do your homework and get the Garmin GPS that is right for you, there are so many different styles of GPS's out there with many different features, I settled on this one based on what I needed and wanted in a GPS.
I have owned many GPSr devices from Garmin and Delorme. The Legend HCx is a great value when matched with quality Garmin maps and used within its capabilities. It offers many great features for outdoor enthusiasts with great battery life and auto routing with city nav maps. I have recently switched to the Dakota series for my personal and work use. The touchscreen makes these units very easy to use with the ease of carry like the eTrex series. But prices are still a little high and if you pick up a Legend or Vista HCx for a good price (100-150) it will provide most of the features of higher end garmin devices in a very compact package.
My Wife purchased this G.P.S. for me as a gift and it is one of the Very Best G.P S. Units on the Market in my opinion. I have used many other G.P.S units and this unit is very user friendly and easy to use. The Base Map is very good ( it s kind of no frills but still Very Good) Other maps are available for purchase and can be loaded into the unit with data chips/SD micro cards if you have the need for extensive topo maps. I have used this unit many Many times for recreation, Hunting, Fishing, Camping,Geocaching, and Travel. It is a Rock Steady Solid G.P.S. unit. I Love it. I Highly recommend it. Thank you. I Hope you find this review helpful.
Lovely size, good reception, easy to use controls even if I would like to have a button for flipping backwards through the pages. It's wonderful to have maps loaded in it, I got me some terrain maps and can't stop looking at the screen to see what the terrain looks like just beyond seeing distance.
Scrolling around on the maps to look at terrain farther away is frustrating because the processor just can't handle the load very well so scrolling is tediously slow.
The screen is very nice, I seldom have backlighting on because the passive reflection is enough to see the screen very well. Pixel density is quite adequate for this kind of usage.
Connecting to a computer and up/downloading data is pretty easy, especially with good GPS-software. I've been using EasyGPS and have found it to work fine.
I like that it is running on ordinary AA batteries and has a longer runtime than simpler models, 25 hours according to Garmin, which I think might be pretty accurate.
The big downside is Garmins insane refusal to have any kind of keylock on the eTrex models, yoou need to be very careful or use one of the tricks found on the web to keep the unit from doing all kinds of funny stuff while in your pocket.
All in all I like this model, it's one of those gadgets that I keep with me pretty much always because it's so useful.