Garmin eTrex Legend HCx

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Specs

Weight 5.5 oz / 156 g with batteries
Dimensions 2.2 in x 4.2 in x 1.2 in / 5.6 cm x 10.7 cm x 3.0 cm
Display Size 1.3 in x 1.7 in / 3.3 cm x 4.3 cm
Display resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Display type 256 level color TFT

Reviews

0

Great GPS! Have used this on many many occasions.

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $180

Great GPS! Have used this on many many occasions.

Plotted a 35 mile kayak trip down river with help of software and internet with relative ease.

Tracked progress and trails for off-road park in NH. Used tracks from a day of driving through brush and creating trails to overlay onĀ  map and show where we had been. Very cool!

Will be trying with AMC White Mt. Guide on-line this year for starting to tackle the four thousand footers.

Have not had any issues with reception or accuracy despite being in gorges.

Having the backlit screen is a necessity, having it in color is fun.

This is definitely waterproof, it has taken many unplanned plunges off of the kayak.

I would recommend getting the caribiner attachment, it certainly aids in the convenience factor.

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I've been messing with my eTrex for about 2 years.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $200

I've been messing with my eTrex for about 2 years.

Good points: The Legend HCx seems to be waterproof, seems to be pretty rugged, can hold a MicroSD chip to store maps, has a color screen, and works well in the outdoors.

Minus points: the newer Garmin GPSes have bigger screens, so are easier to read than my eTrex.

The controls are fairly easy to use once you figure them out, but the instruction sheets are cryptic. Better instructions are needed.

It would be nice to have a more comfortable neck strap, as the supplied strap is narrow.

I haven't messed with the geocache features yet, just with route finding in the boonies. I went off trail in an open area, and could find my way back to the starting point without problems. I haven't tried navigating in a forest yet.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Garmin's eTrex Legend HCx page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Pack more detail into your adventure with the eTrex Legend Hcx. This popular handheld navigator has a bright color screen and microSDT card for expandable memory, and it can route you on roads or off, for wherever your travels take you. Expand Your Memory Storing data is easier than ever with Legend Hcx's included 64 megabyte (MB) microSD card. Just connect to your computer and load optional MapSource- software to view detailed maps of your surroundings. The card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet. You can also use optional preloaded microSD cards with MapSource data for your land and sea excursions using your Legend. Just insert a MapSource card with detailed street maps, and Legend Hcx provides turn-by-turn directions to your destination. Take It Anywhere Like the rest of the eTrex series, the rugged Legend Hcx is WAAS-compatible and waterproof, so it can withstand the elements or an accidental dunk in water. Other Legend Hcx features: 256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details - plus, it looks fantastic Supports English, Spanish, Portuguese and French languages Extra-long battery life brings you more hours of outdoor enjoyment Fast USB computer connection so you can transfer waypoints and other data to your computer eTrex Legend Hcx: This little color navigator goes a long way

- Mountain Hideaway

With an extremely sensitive receiver that tracks equally well in deep canyons and narrow streets, the Legend HCx makes adding maps easier than ever with a microSD card slot. Add a preloaded MapSouce card for detailed terrain mapping, or you can add a MapSource City Navigator card with detailed street maps, providing turn-by-turn directions. Waterproof casing, compact and impact-resistant.

- Mountain Gear

When your travels take you into deep canyons, dark forests, high mountain ridges, city streets, or open grasslands, you'll be able to determine your exact location, distance covered, and elevation in a hurry with the Garmin Legend HCX GPS. This waterproof GPS has a USB port that easily connects to your computer so you can transfer data and waypoints quickly.

- Backcountry.com

Deep foliage, nor canyons faze the rugged Garmin eTrex Legend HCX / GPS. Its high-sensitivity receiver holds a GPS signal in the toughest environments. Similar to the Legend Cx, this handheld navigator also has a bright color screen, microSD(TM) card slot and automatic routing for wherever adventure takes you. Adding maps is easier than ever with Legend 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 Legend 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.

- Altrec Outdoors

Garmin eTrex Legend HCx

MSRP:
$249.99

The Garmin eTrex Legend HCx is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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