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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 18th Mar 12, 4:14 PM
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    Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld GPS £89.99 at Amazon (RRP £239.99)
    • #1
    • 18th Mar 12, 4:14 PM
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    Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld GPS £89.99 at Amazon (RRP £239.99) 18th Mar 12 at 4:14 PM
    Not for everyone, but a great price for anyone who does - hugely cheaper at Amazon (and Expansys) than anywhere else, by around £50


    Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld GPS

    Neither deep foliage, nor canyons faze the rugged eTrex Vista HCx. Its high-sensitivity receiver holds a GPS signal in the toughest environments. Similar to the Vista Cx, this handheld navigator also has a bright color screen, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD™ card slot and automatic routing for wherever adventure takes you.
    Enjoy Clear Reception

    With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, eTrex Vista HCx locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear — whether you’re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on Vista HCx to help you find your way when you need it the most.
    Get Your Bearings

    The Vista HCx has a built-in electronic compass that provides bearing information even while you're standing still, and its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude. You even can use the altimeter to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.
    Expand Your Memory

    Adding maps is easier than ever with Vista HCx's microSD card slot. Conveniently plug in optional preloaded microSD cards with MapSource® data for your land and sea excursions. Just insert a MapSource card with detailed street maps, and Vista HCx provides turn-by-turn directions to your destination. The card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet.
    Take It Anywhere

    Like the rest of the eTrex series, Vista HCx is lightweight and compact — the perfect size for all your travels.
    Other Vista HCx features:
    • Waterproof, so it can withstand the elements or an accidental dunk in water.
    • Crisp 256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details — plus, it looks fantastic
    • Fast USB computer connection so you can transfer waypoints and other data to your computer
    eTrex Vista HCx: Lock onto the great outdoors.






    www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000UH1YZ8/
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    • MrsBartolozzi
    • By MrsBartolozzi 18th Mar 12, 5:59 PM
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    • 18th Mar 12, 5:59 PM
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    • 18th Mar 12, 5:59 PM
    Am I right in thinking that this model doesn't support GPX files for geocaching? It's quite an old model.

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  • Amy77
    • #3
    • 18th Mar 12, 7:28 PM
    • #3
    • 18th Mar 12, 7:28 PM
    Not for everyone, but a great price for anyone who does - hugely cheaper at Amazon (and Expansys) than anywhere else, by around £50


    Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld GPS

    Neither deep foliage, nor canyons faze the rugged eTrex Vista HCx. Its high-sensitivity receiver holds a GPS signal in the toughest environments. Similar to the Vista Cx, this handheld navigator also has a bright color screen, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD™ card slot and automatic routing for wherever adventure takes you.
    Enjoy Clear Reception

    With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, eTrex Vista HCx locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear — whether you’re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on Vista HCx to help you find your way when you need it the most.
    Get Your Bearings

    The Vista HCx has a built-in electronic compass that provides bearing information even while you're standing still, and its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude. You even can use the altimeter to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.
    Expand Your Memory

    Adding maps is easier than ever with Vista HCx's microSD card slot. Conveniently plug in optional preloaded microSD cards with MapSource® data for your land and sea excursions. Just insert a MapSource card with detailed street maps, and Vista HCx provides turn-by-turn directions to your destination. The card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet.
    Take It Anywhere

    Like the rest of the eTrex series, Vista HCx is lightweight and compact — the perfect size for all your travels.
    Other Vista HCx features:
    • Waterproof, so it can withstand the elements or an accidental dunk in water.
    • Crisp 256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details — plus, it looks fantastic
    • Fast USB computer connection so you can transfer waypoints and other data to your computer
    eTrex Vista HCx: Lock onto the great outdoors.






    www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000UH1YZ8/
    Originally posted by Doc N
    Good value thanks.
    • trukdiver
    • By trukdiver 19th Mar 12, 8:34 AM
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    • #4
    • 19th Mar 12, 8:34 AM
    • #4
    • 19th Mar 12, 8:34 AM
    Not for everyone, but a great price for anyone who does - hugely cheaper at Amazon (and Expansys) than anywhere else, by around £50


    Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld GPS

    Neither deep foliage, nor canyons faze the rugged eTrex Vista HCx. Its high-sensitivity receiver holds a GPS signal in the toughest environments. Similar to the Vista Cx, this handheld navigator also has a bright color screen, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD™ card slot and automatic routing for wherever adventure takes you.
    Enjoy Clear Reception

    With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, eTrex Vista HCx locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear — whether you’re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on Vista HCx to help you find your way when you need it the most.
    Get Your Bearings

    The Vista HCx has a built-in electronic compass that provides bearing information even while you're standing still, and its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude. You even can use the altimeter to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.
    Expand Your Memory

    Adding maps is easier than ever with Vista HCx's microSD card slot. Conveniently plug in optional preloaded microSD cards with MapSource® data for your land and sea excursions. Just insert a MapSource card with detailed street maps, and Vista HCx provides turn-by-turn directions to your destination. The card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet.
    Take It Anywhere

    Like the rest of the eTrex series, Vista HCx is lightweight and compact — the perfect size for all your travels.
    Other Vista HCx features:
    • Waterproof, so it can withstand the elements or an accidental dunk in water.
    • Crisp 256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details — plus, it looks fantastic
    • Fast USB computer connection so you can transfer waypoints and other data to your computer
    eTrex Vista HCx: Lock onto the great outdoors.






    www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000UH1YZ8/
    Originally posted by Doc N
    I've had one of these for a couple of years, but I paid somewhat more for it

    It works well with open street map (i.e. free up to date maps for life): http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin

    and you can download favorites using a .csv format (make up your own if you want)

    battery life with rechargeables is pretty reasonable.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 19th Mar 12, 8:39 AM
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    • 19th Mar 12, 8:39 AM
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    • 19th Mar 12, 8:39 AM
    It works well with open street map (i.e. free up to date maps for life): http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin

    and you can download favorites using a .csv format (make up your own if you want)

    battery life with rechargeables is pretty reasonable.
    Originally posted by trukdiver
    Thanks very much for that - just what I wanted to hear! The cost of the Garmin mapping and the battery life looked to be the only potential drawbacks, but you've reassured me on both.
    • trukdiver
    • By trukdiver 19th Mar 12, 9:35 AM
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    • 19th Mar 12, 9:35 AM
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    • 19th Mar 12, 9:35 AM
    Thanks very much for that - just what I wanted to hear! The cost of the Garmin mapping and the battery life looked to be the only potential drawbacks, but you've reassured me on both.
    Originally posted by Doc N
    Battery life is subjective but it's a lot better than the GPS I had before!. I use Sanyo Eneloops which hold their charge well and last about a day per charge, depending on how bright I have the screen.
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