Garmin eTrex Vista HCX Handheld
About this product
|The Garmin eTrex Vista HCX is a reliable WAAS-capable receiver that rapidly and easily finds your location in any difficult to reach area. The built-in electronic compass of this Garmin GPS receiver calculates any alteration in the pressure level or altitude and provides precise weather information. The microSD card with MapSource card of this Garmin GPS device allows you to store all your maps and provides time to time directions, to reach your desired location. You can navigate for an entire day with ease, using the Garmin eTrex Vista HCX GPS receiver that has a battery life of up to 25 hours. With built-in 1000 waypoints and 50 routes, this Garmin GPS receiver allows you to quickly find your location. The sunlight-readable display of this Garmin GPS device provides a clear view under bright light.|
|Model||eTrex Vista HCX|
|MPN||010-00630-00, 0100063000, 100024300, 100024360, 100063001, 100063002, 220100024300, 24025, 36954573555, 428070, 451099, 451099 220100024300 Etrexvistahmappinghandhe 428070 DBL0100024300 GRM0063000 EXTREX006 100063001 100063002 GA00243 W0100024300 GA0100024300 GAR0100063000 0100063000 551137 Etrexvistahcx B000UH1YZ8 100024360 Garminetrexvistahcx ADBL0100024300 24025 1000243, 551137, 901343, ADBL0100024300, B000UH1YZ8, DBL0100024300, ETREXVISTA, ETREXVISTAHCX, ETREXVISTAHMAPPINGHANDHE, EXTREX006, GA00243, GA0100024300, GAR0100063000, GARMINETREXVISTAHCX, GRM0036800, GRM0063000, S1427794, W0100024300|
|Map Capabilities||Download maps, Internal, Map cartridges / Data cards|
|User Interface||Thumb Stick|
|WAAS Features||EGNOS enabled, WAAS enabled|
|Number of Channels||12 Channels|
|Display Size||1.3 in. x 1.7 in.|
|Display Type||256 Color LCD Display|
|Resolutions||288 X 160|
|Marine Features||Depth Display, Fishing Calcluator|
|Features||Altimeter, Built-In Altimeter, Calculator, Compass, Geocaching Mode, Waypoint Icons|
|Audible Features||Anchor Alarm, Off-Course Alarm, Proximity Alarm, Voice Navigation Instructions|
|Trip calculator||Current speed, Elevation Computer, Maximum speed, Points-of-Interest (POI), Route Recalculation, Time of sunrise/sunset, Track Log, Trip Timers|
|Accuisition Time - Cold||45 sec|
|Accuisition Time - Initial Time||15 sec|
|Accuisition Time - Hot||3 sec|
|Update Rate||1 per second, continuous|
|Max. Horizontal Accuracy||< 49 feet|
|WAAS Position Accuracy||< 10 feet|
|Battery Type and Quantity||2 x AA Batteries|
|Battery Life||25 Hours|
|PC Interface||NMEA-0183, Serial RS-232, USB|
|Installed Memory||24 MB|
|Environmental Protection||IPX7 Waterproof Standard|
|Expansion Slot Type||micro-SD slot|
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- troys2600Nov 17, 2009by
Great GPS at a reasonable price
Likes:<br>1) Satellite access time is fast. (1st takes a bit but just a few minutes)<br>2) Nice handheld size. Feels solid. Also the included lanyard. Very handy.<br>3) Seems to be very accurate. Found two geocache sites thus far.<br>4) Nice set of features included such as the compass, altimeter, turn by turn directions with City Navigator, etc<br>5) Connected to computer with included Waypoint Software. No problems.<br>6) Definitely battery life. Incredible.<br><br>Dislikes:<br>1) Having to adjust the screen brightness everytime you turn it on. (But I guess that helps save batteries also).<br><br>Overall, great handheld at reasonable price. I don't see spending $300, $400, $500 for higher models when this does everything you need.
- wmorin-2012Dec 19, 2014by
This is a great item for any hunter or wildland firefighter.
This item works great in the mountains, especially down in the deep canyons. It also has SD card capability. I bought a hunting map SD card and it works very well. It shows ownership of land as well as phone numbers for the land owners.<br>I use it at work for marking out thinning units, timber cutting units, fire polygons, etc... It has a highly sensitive receiver which works very well. I have never lost signal yet. I make sure the batteries are good and off I go. I haven't had a problem yet. For the price I paid this unit, I am very happy.
- jazz072248Nov 10, 2014by
I still use the old Nat Geo TOPO! software because I have hundreds of dollars invested in it. I have the original eTrex (now over 15 years old and not WAAS-enabled) and wanted to upgrade. I bought this discontinued GPS because I believe it is the last and most advanced unit Garmin made that is compatible with TOPO! I was not disappointed.<br><br>There are many, many features; so many that the menu "maze" comes with a steeper learning curve, necessitates some practice, and requires more "drilling down" than my original. But I love the color screen and map-handling capability I now have.
- 58252354@delete...Sep 22, 2009by
Garmin eTrex Vista HCx
Small size with lots of features. The screen is very crisp and bright even in the sun light. Positional accuracy is excellent. I am still learning other features but for now I am using it mostly for geocaching and speedometer while biking. What I dislike is that this is not geocaching friendly compare to Oregon or Colorado series that can load logs and other information within GPX file.
- laeidz8736Apr 9, 2011by
Very nice gps; BUT DON'T USE GARMIN WEB UPDATER!!!
This gps is really fun to use, has an insanely long battery life, and just feels perfect in my hand on the trail. I've used this GPS for years, and it has never let me down. The built-in compass, unlike most GPS compasses, actually spins whenever you spin in place. The features are all really great, and it isn't difficult to use after you get the hang of it (took me all of 1/2 an hour, so we're not talking too complicated here.) However, DO NOT UPDATE THE SOFTWARE using Garmin Web Updater. I tried this recently, and it crashed my gps. It won't even turn on now. I googled this problem, and apparently it is extremely common for this to happen to people who used Garmin Web Updater. It is a crappy program. If you want to update your gps software, do it manually. Garmin asked me to send in my gps and pay almost $100 to fix it. (My warranty is long expired, otherwise it would be free). Talk about a sad day! Garmin sure makes excellent GPS devices, but man, their update program for Mac and PC totally sucks.Read full review