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Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Color High-Sensitivity Mapping Handheld GPS

Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Color High-Sensitivity Mapping Handheld GPS
The Garmin eTrex Vista HCx handheld navigator has a bright color screen, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD card slot and automatic routing for wherever adventure takes you.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.

Adding maps to the Vista HCx is easier than ever thanks to the device’s microSD card slot, which accepts cards preloaded with MapSource data for your land and sea excursions. Just insert a MapSource card with detailed street maps, and the Vista HCx will provide turn-by-turn directions to your destination. Plus, the card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you needn’t worry about it getting wet.

Besides appreciating its small size, users will also be happy with the Vista HCx’s unique button layout, with five buttons located on either side of the unit. The benefits of this design are twofold: First, the Vista HCx is a breeze to operate with just one hand, and, second, with the buttons on both sides of the unit, the bulk of the front is dedicated to the 256-color, sunlight-readable TFT display.

The Vista HCx basemap, meanwhile, contains lakes, rivers, cities, interstates, national and state highways, railroads, and coastlines–in short, a host of helpful details for your outdoor adventures. Other details include an IPX7 waterproof housing, 1,000 waypoints with names and graphic symbols, a built-in patch antenna, a USB interface, a hunt/fish calendar, sun and moon information, and a geocaching mode. The Vista HCx, which runs for up to 25 hours on a pair of AA batteries (not included), measures 2.2 by 4.2 by 1.2 inches (W x H x D) and is backed by a one-year warranty.

Technical Details

  • High-Sensitivity, WAAS-Enabled GPS Receiver Provides Peak Performance In Any Environment
  • Lightweight, Compact & Waterproof
  • Features A 1.7-InchH X 1.3-InchW Screen With 256-Level Color Tft
  • Built-In Basemap With Automatic Routing Capability
  • Connects To Computer’S Usb For High-Speed Map Downloads

User Review:

Very Durable and useful GPS. I have owned one for almost a year before it was stolen from me. During that time it has been dunked, bumped, dropped, crammed in bags, and on for extended periods. This GPS is a workhorse. We use it for offroading, Geocaching, and hiking. My family has never been disappointed. It is both simple to use and very accurate with it’s readings. -Christopher-

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