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Garmin eTrex Vista Cx

Nov
28
2005

And finally Garmin will soon also be releasing the Garmin eTrex Vista Cx GPS. It will come with the following features:

  • WAAS enabled
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Electronic compass
  • Built-in basemap
  • Automatic route calculation
  • Turn-by-turn directions
  • Improved receiver sensitivity
  • 32MB TransFlash data card for added map storage
  • USB interface
  • 100% waterproof design
  • Vivid color TFT display
  • Runs for 20 hours on 2 AA batteries (not included)

Expect to pay about $350.00 for this GPS.

3 Responses


  1. I have had the eTrex Vista Cx for almost a month and would highly recommend it. It is fairly accurate in all conditions including in the city. I was also extremely impressed with its accuracy to measure speed in cars. With it I have located 4 geocaches. I do question its “waterproofness”, however. I have no complaints and only glory for it.

    William Forest - December 31st, 2006
  2. I have had the eTrex Vista Cx for a couple of months, and overall it is pretty good. The only complaint I have is the difficulty of using NiMH batteries (rechargeables), because of their low voltage (1.2V), even though there is a setting to select NiMH batteries it doesn’t work. However, it runs for a very long time on regular Alkaline batteries, so it isn’t a huge drawback, more annoying than anything.

    The best part about it is the use with Google Earth and/or mapping software for topographical display. With Google Earth ($20/year version) you can download waypoints, routes and track data that includes mile-per-hour averages and altitudes. It would be nice if they included an accessory or two, but it is overall a good buy. I paid $299 for it in a store, only because I could compare the models with a salesman that knew about the products. You can find them for $229 or so on-line if you know something about your requirements.

    D L - April 22nd, 2007
  3. I am looking to purchase a new GPS and can’t find any reviews on the (new?) etrax vista hcx. how does it compare to the Delorme pn-20. I will be using it in wildland fires. can I download and upload info and get sattelite infor

    Jack W - August 31st, 2007



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