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Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver

Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver
alaScore 81

1047 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1047 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and reliability are generally positive. The size and screen are also appreciated, but views are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 16 user reviews of Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin eTrex VistaGarmin Dakota 20 GPS + GB Discoverer Central

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 667 user reviews of Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, screen, size, reliability, design

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin eTrex Vista Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin Etrex Vista Waterproof Hiking GPS (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Garmin eTrex Vista Handheld GPS Navigator

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Portable Gear

 

The fully-gasketed, waterproof, high-impact, plastic-alloy Garmin eTrex Vista feels as if it belongs in your hand. Although the eTrex Vista is compact, it has a solid, balanced feel that the other devices in our roundup lack. Apparently, the device's...

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Garmin eTrex Vista

 

Familiar features The eTrex Vista maintains the weight (5.3 ounces) and dimensions (4.4 by 2 by 1.2) of its predecessors and is housed in the same waterproof, pocket-sized casing. The main design difference between the Summit and the Vista is color...

Lightweight; sharp screen; loads of memory.

No driving directions; expensive; additional MapSource programs are costly.

Although the eTrex Vista and its add-on programs may be a bit pricey, you will not find a more feature-packed GPS device in a smaller package.

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Garmin eTrex Vista H

 

The Garmin eTrex Vista H is a new, relatively low-end model in the eTrex line up. It is a monochrome unit, though it does offer an electronic compass and barometric altimeter. Step down to the Legend H and you'll even drop those two features. The Vista...

To see how the Vista H stacks up against other units, check out my Garmin handheld GPS comparison chart.

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Garmin 10 (GPS)

 

This Bluetooth GPS works great with your (Bluetooth enabled) mobile devices.

Well known maker of GPS technology for aviation & other industries, waterproof

No removable battery, slightly expensive

Includes a DC power cable (charger).

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Garmin GPS10 Bluetooth GPS Receiver

 

The Garmin Bluetooth GPS Receiver picks up signals from GPS satellites and transmits location coordinates to your smartphone, PDA, or laptop computer via Bluetooth. You have to set up a GPS navigation software on your mobile device to be able to...

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Garmin eTrex Vista

 

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Garmin Dakota review

 

The Garmin Dakota 20 is sort of a smaller version of the Oregon. It's about € 50 cheaper, but that does not mean that it is of lower quality, nor that it offers less possibilities. Choices have been made that will appeal to different user groups. I...

Product Specifications

Deep foliage, nor canyons phase 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. 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. 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 can even use the altimeter to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions. 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. Like the rest of the eTrex series, Vista HCx is lightweight and compact - the perfect size for all your travels.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):12hour(s)/25hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:176 x 220/288 x 160

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in
Height:4.2in/4.4in
Weight:5.3oz/5.5oz
Width:2.2in/2in

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America / South America

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial/USB
DGPS:DGPS ready
GPS Functions / Services:12-hour pressure trend / Ascent/descent rate / Bearing / Electronic compass / Elevation / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / ETE (Estimated Time Enroute) / Heading / Local pressure / Speed / Time/date / VMG (Velocity Made Good)/Altimeter / Bearing / Electronic compass / Local pressure
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:Vista/Vista HCx
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin eTrex

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:20/50
Tracklog Points:10000/3000
Tracks:10/20
Waypoints:1000/500
Waypoints per route:50
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