Changes made from version 3. Correct European word translation of ‘Find’ and ‘Mark’. Changed odometer calculation to more closely match track log distance. Not Wi-Fi capable but can be connected to computer with a mini-usb for transferring waypoints and routes to to and from the GPS. The color screen is awesome and once you load some TOPO maps on it, it has as much information as you could ask for on a handheld unit.
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No changelog appears to be available. It will take about four separate files to load the entire USA topo. Change ‘Lithium Ion’ text to ‘Lithium’.
Vista HCx supports lowercase letters in horizontal text city names etcbut not garmin etrex vista hcx rotated symbols rendered street names. The color screen is awesome and once you load some TOPO maps on it, etrrex has as much information as you could ask for on a handheld unit. Fix issue where ETA in non motor vehicle modes can be unreasonably short.
Changed odometer calculation to more closely match track log distance. Compass – Slow and inaccurate. Saved tracklogs cannot be uploaded to openstreetmap. I own 2 other GPS units.
Garmin: eTrex Vista HCx Updates & Downloads
Improved pedestrian route calculation for shortest distance method. When hiking I don’t need it. I’ve been very happy with this old school GPSr.
Anyway, I’ve been quite satisfied with the older model over the last 8 years. Fix shutdown issue when browse detail map.
Garmin/eTrex Vista HCx
Added hint message when the E-compass of the unit has never been calibrated successfully by garmin etrex vista hcx, Vista HCx only. Improve selection of the names of cross roads with NT maps. This is wonderfully unit. Increase precision of distance measurement to the cursor on the map page. Fix potential shutdown when propagating in a cul-de-sac across a map boundary.
Alternative, you can carry a USB card reader. Fix incorrect highlight index at unit field garmin etrex vista hcx ‘Area Calculation’ page after select reset in menu. Fix issue where ETA in non motor vehicle modes can be unreasonably short. Ergonomics – its a one handed device.
If connected with a mini-b USB cable to a power source, can run on that power and does not draw power from batteries. Removed the turn backlight on garmin etrex vista hcx when unit is initially powered on. For the environment and your cash pocket best use rechargeables.
Improve distance calculation in odometer. But the unit is usable and the hardware is well made. Garmin has no repair for this problem. The microSD card slot is awesome. Correct battery issue garmin etrex vista hcx lithium battery.
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Change number of lines of text in the address field on map feature review page from 4 to 6. Garmiin potential lock up when SD card installed.
It was OEM, where the American company is supposed to import it and then garmin etrex vista hcx their company name on it, but mine didn’t have a label.
Unlike many other GPSs that require two hands, or is unsecure with just one handed operation, the Etrex is designed garmjn one handed, comfortable and secure operation.