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Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver

alaTest has collected and analyzed 710 reviews of Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good opinions.

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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 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver from 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 Reviewers really like the size and design. The performance and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the route planning.

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

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Aug, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 570 user reviews of Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People really like the maps and size. The performance and price are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the screen.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2017

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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...

Dec, 2002

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Garmin eTrex review: Garmin eTrex


Garmin's eTrex family of handheld GPS devices has come full circle in the form of the eTrex Vista. Building on the success of earlier models, including the eTrex Summit and Legend units, the eTrex Vista combines the best of both products in a single,...

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.

Jul, 2001

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Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

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.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Matthew Justice (

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).

May, 2006

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

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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

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Wim de Lange (

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Sep, 2010

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.


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

Built-in Display

Resolution:176 x 220/288 x 160


Water-resistant: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Native Aspect Ratio:3:4

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America / South America

GPS System

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
Type:GPS receiver

GPS type

Bicycle:No / Yes
Motorcycle: No


Model:Vista/Vista HCx
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin eTrex


Waterproof: Yes


Tracklog Points:10000/3000
Waypoints per route:50