Skip to main content. I use this GPS a few years. Still “iffy” about this one Work in car, train even in area craft. This has happened almost every single time, until we stop and calibrate the compass, then it seems to work ok. If recording to the microSD card, traces are written in gpx format, which is suitable for OpenStreetMap usage. With 1 second sampling built-in memory fills up fairly quickly.

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For best performance either use lithium primary cells, or rechargable batteries like Eneloops.

Garmin eTrex Vista HCX Handheld

People who bought this also bought. Note that the files are saved to the root card garnin and there appears visfa be a limit of files and directories. For example, I used it for preparation in Italia.

All current gpsbabel versions seem to suffer from a data loss bug in position filter http: Then you can just go to the map on the GPS and tell it to “Go to Nearest” and it will point you to the nearest coordinates saved.

See all 10 pre-owned listings. I decided to buy the Garmin because of the many great features: Read full review Verified purchase: But one thought that such miracle can disappear, force me to buy another copy.


Garmin/eTrex Vista HCx

Work in car, train even in area craft. I can confirm that one can log an excess of trackpoints to the microSD card Stok Saved tracklogs cannot be uploaded to OpenStreetMap time information is removed from them.

We haven’t tested out the alimeter yet so I can’t comment on its functionality. I bought this GPS for my fiance as a Christmas present. I did the same for trip to Buenos Aires. To do so, press menu button from the map view, Setup map, and in the leftmost page set “Lock On Road” to vlsta. Taxi there expensive for me. Length is limited to 10 data points. Micro card can be loaded with detailed map of any region.

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The built-in electronic compass is a great feature, if it worked correctly. If hiking or not showing maps less CPU power for screen redrawsor having the map orientation to the north, running time will increase. There is a OpenSeaMap-vector chart, covering whole Europe.


Saved tracklogs cannot be uploaded to openstreetmap. The sunlight-readable display of this Garmin GPS device provides a clear view under bright light. Retrieved from ” http: By default, sampling rate is set to “Auto” and “Normal”.

Most of my planning, i. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. Once files are written the device will silently stop logging to the card.

Garmin/eTrex Vista HCx – OpenStreetMap Wiki

Show less Show more. This is while showing maps and riding a mtb. I would recommed this Garmin over any other style for anyone who is a Geocacher.

This is quite unsatisfactory for OpenStreetMap traces. With mAh Eneloops and backlight off, you can get around 30hours running time. Show More Show Less. I do like the audible feature that beeps to let you know you are getting close to your coordinates.