GARMIN Vista and LEGEND COLOR GPS Product Review Garmin's e. Trex Legend C and Vista (H)C(x). With Horizontal Compass and Antenna"H" is for High Sensitivity ° "C" is for Color. Autorouting ° "x" is for micro. SD card. For specific questions about this product, log onto the GPSInformation.
FORUMNew Car Navigator models are SMALL! April 2. 00. 6 - Add Vista Cx) (1. Oct. 2. 00. 7 - Add Vista HCx)Return. GPS Information Home Page. LEGEND C. VISTA C. VISTA (H)Cx (micro. SD slot)GENERAL: The Garmin e.
Feature / Model eTrex H Venture HC Summit HC Legend HCx Vista HCx; Interface to PC: serial: USB: USB: USB: USB: Shows map-YES: YES: YES: YES: Electronic compass. ETrex Legend H and eTrex Vista H Owner’s Manual Introduction Table of Contents Introduction..1 Tips and Shortcuts..1. Neither deep foliage nor steep canyons will faze the rugged Garmin eTrex Legend HCx navigator. Equipped with a high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, the unit. Those who are looking for an entry level GPS, and those who have just about every GPS unit Garmin makes. I'm in that last group. So why would I want an Etrex 10 when.
Garmin's eTrex VISTA, LEGEND and VENTURE- New eTrex Models with WAAS Reviewed by Joe Mehaffey and Jack Yeazel (16 July 2002 - Revise some opinions).
Trex LEGEND Cx, (street price. VISTA Cx (street price ~$2.
VISTA HCx (street price - $2. HERE). are upgraded e. Trex Vista/Legend packages. One major difference between. Vista (H)C(x) with its electronic compass and the other color "Sensor". Garmin, is that the unit is held HORIZONTALLY for best reception. This is most important. The Legends don't have an electronic compass.
The brightly-colored eTrex Legend H combines all of the intuitive, user-friendly features of the eTrex series with a full basemap of the Americas, the Atlantic or the. Rated 4.5/5. Low prices, reviews, videos and more for the Garmin eTrex 20, a Garmin Outdoor GPS item.
Firmware Version: Is found under, Setup, System, Menu, Software Version. Also. This. also gives the diagnostics page. Pressing PAGE multiple times brings. Controls. and Memory: The units have Garmin e.
How to Enter Coordinates Into a Garmin eTrex Legend GPS. The Garmin eTrex Legend is a handheld electronic navigation device that uses global positioning system (GPS.
Trex's familiar. "click stick" switch to the upper left of the screen along a power switch. We don't like the click stick.
BUT, on the e. Trex. The non- x units have 2.
MB of internal map. Vista. In the "x" models, one must have. SD card to store maps. The Vista Cx came with a 6. MB micro. SD. card, but the HCx does not come with a memory card. Display: The new color display is 1. W x 1. 7"H. This compares. W x 2. 1"H for the Vista/Legend. Thus.
The Vista/Legend C(x). Vista/Legend, see unit resolutions. We have criticized the text size on previous e.
Trex models as being difficult. Legend and Vista. Color units are considerably improved with the map and text easier to read.
VISTA. Cx: So what's different about this unit? "x" stands for a micro. SD. card for map memory storage and not for the new SIRF- III processor as in. GPSmap 7. 6Cx. The "x" units have been tested with up to 2. GB. The. card is easier to extract than the one in the 7. Cx. It's just under.
See picture. above). In a battery rundown test with the compass ON, the unit lasted. VISTA HCx: This new Garmin (H)igh sensitivity receiver (C)olor unit contains. SD card slot. A card doesn't come with the unit, but. GB card costs only about $2. In a battery rundown test with the. ON, the unit lasted an astounding 3. The Vista HCx's. backlighted screen is somewhat brighter than the Vista C and will hold.
Vista C's 5. 00."H" Receiver Inside a House (is Obviously More Sensitive)..... Vista C. Vista HCx. GPSmap 7. Cx. Here we have compared the older Vista C receiver to the new Vista.
HCx receiver and the GPSmap 7. Cx SIRF receiver. At present, there. Garmin. tells us that they purchase from many different receiver chip vendors. Garmin Integrates New GPS Chipset from STMicroelectronics".
However, an early HCx Splash Screen shows Media. Tek (HERE). NOTE: The old Vista C receiver will lock onto two WAAS Sats at the. SIRF and the new "H" receivers will lock onto. WAAS Sats all transmit the same corrections, so using only one. GPS Sat. Accuracy (Not too shabby. The Vista units have no NMEA output, so SA.
Watch can't be used to measure a definitive accuracy. In its place, we visited a first- order survey marker in the clear. There we placed a Vista HCx, Vista C, and GPSmap 7. Cx over the marker and. The overall averages were: Vista HCx=6.
Vista C=5. 3 feet, and a. GPSmap 7. 6Cx=7. 4 feet (no significant difference in accuracy) - all well. WAAS- corrected error of 1. LIMITATIONS: However, (as reported on the Forums) the HCx receiver has difficulty. The Vista C. detected movement less than 2.
Normal mode than the HCx. (The GPSmap 7. Cx was able to detect.
Also, the alarm clock available. Vista/Legend C(x) has been removed from the HCx. Barometric Pressure Plot. Vista HCx): Here the Vista HCx didn't fair so well. The below HCx pressure. Vista C, which records the pressure. The HCx only records pressure. Barometric Pressure Plots over About 4.
Hours... Vista HCx. Vista CBarometric Pressure Plot. Vista C): Barometer Self Calibration. Barometer Recording of a Passing Hurricane..... Running Elevation Plot ** Read Data. Crosshairs ** Hurricane Francis Pressure Plot ** Click above thumbnail. In the first two screen shots, the barometer was calibrated to 1.
Fixed Elevation mode), where the actual altitude was about. In approximately an hour and a half, this large error was basically. Under normal conditions, it only takes about 3. Auto- calibrate the barometer to within 0. In- Hg of the correct barometer. The above plot also can be displayed as a function of distance.
Moving the Click Stick activates movable crosshairs to. Elevation and Time along the plot. The above plot is similar.
GPSmap 7. 6S barometric and GPS altitudes with only 1. The second two pics are a screen shot of an actual pressure plot. Hurricane Francis (and Ivan) as it passed. Atlanta and a screen capture of the hurricane. This hurricane.
The center of the storm passed. Atlanta at about 5: 0. Sept. 7, 2. 00. 4, and the GPS recorded a low. In order to get this plot. USB. cable, which provided uninterrupted power. However, I discovered. OFF) and still record the pressure. GPS Altitude: Unlike the GPSmap 7.
S, the GPSmap 7. 6CS(x) and Vista (H)C(x) don't. GPS altitude. All the data fields show. GPS altitude must be accessed from the Satellite. Page by pressing Menu Key, then select GPS Elevation. This. A similar procedure is required in the original Vista. However. Vista does not have a "barometer" function, only Barometric Altitude. In the Auto- Calibrate mode, the Vista (H)Cx GPS altitude does appear to.
And contrary to. the Vista's original Normalized Pressure, the Vista C's Barometer doesn't. In the Altimeter Setup, there is a selection of Variable Elevation. Fixed Elevation. The reason someone would want to used a Fixed. Elevation, is that any fluctuations in air pressure would be seen as air. This allows the. Altimeter to function as a standard barometer. (See above for an. Pressure Trend mode set to Always - then it records even.
Elevation trip data isn't recorded. Fixed Elevation mode. MAPS: Garmin recommends City Navigator maps for the (H)Cx rather than. City Select maps, recommended for the other units. It appears. City Navigator maps. These models require City.
Select or City Navigator, for automatic car navigation, but can also. Metro. Guide maps, blue charts, and World Map and other Garmin.
Trex models come pre- loaded. Descriptions of the USA (Americas) basemap can be found (HERE). European (Atlantic) basemap can be found (HERE). Included in the kit is a copy of Garmin's Trip and Waypoint Manager CD.
IBM compatible. PC. COMPASS: Tests. of compass accuracy will be published when we can get repeatable results. Legend C model does not have the electronic compass and barometer, included. Vista C and HCx, which are otherwise similar. Functional GPS receiver. Hiking and Automobile use? We do agree that e.
Trex LEGEND and VISTA are easy to learn. A to B. It is accurate and provides all necessary functionality for hiking use. The extremely small package is coupled with good battery life. Battery. Vista C with the backlight and compass.
OFF and 1. 8 hours with the compass ON. What's New and Different. Trex Vista and Legend Color? The e. Trex Legend and Vista have been around for several years now. Garmin's larger sellers. Now comes Garmin with.
Trex Legend and the Vista Color units. These are Garmin's latest. Trex line but enhanced with automatic CAR NAVIGATION. These models are the SMALLEST, and among. August 2. 00. 7. WAAS: The Legend/Vista were the first Garmin.
GPS receivers to offer (WAAS). These new models continue this tradition. WAAS give best case accuracy. Selected screen shots are shown (HERE). Note: The screen shots file contains about 5.
Note. The e. Trex Color units do NOT have a standard serial port. Thus they. NMEA capability. They use a USB interconnection to a computer. The Garmin. Map. Source systems can use this USB data to allow position tracking on Garmin.
Map. Source maps on a PC. Also, the units are powered by the PC when. USB cable. The Vista (H)C(x) models have two options for. They can either be set to act as an aneroid. OR it can be set to be used to stabilize the (normally fluctuating).
GPS altitude. The older e. Trex eliminated the "Remarks" feature.
However, the Legend and Vista Color allow 2. Also, all waypoints created in the units include. ROUTES and MAPS. Vista and Legend can upload ALL of Garmin's digital mapping products.
A major new feature is the ability of both Legend Color and Vista Color. WHEN either City Select or City Navigator digital. GPS. The destination can be (among other.
POI, hospital, police station, and etc. The map area. GPS depends on the road system in a state. The non- "x" models have 2. MB memory. If no map is installed, the units will auto- route on the base map. Hard Reset: With the unit turned off, press and hold the follow buttons: PAGE. Enter on the click stick. Then press and release the POWER.
The unit. will power up asking if you want to release all user data. Select yes. and the unit will be reset. After the master reset, place your unit. What about regular. GPS features? The e. Trex model series are designed with a new "non technical" GPS. However, the Vista and Legend have a.
Standard. features of Legend and Vista include: Sun and Moon predictor, Calculator. Best time to hunt and fish". A list of major features. Garmin's Fishing Hot Spots maps. Trex. Other. Features of Interest Are: Satellite page - Shows usual map. GPS is pointing, or above a. GPS is moving. Trip Computer - Accuracy of GPS.
Bearing, Course, Distance to Destination, Distance to Next, ETA at. Dest., ETA at Next, Elevation, Glide Ratio, Glide Ratio to Next. Odometer, Off course, Pointer, Speed, Speed- Maximum, Speed- Moving. Avg., Speed Overall Avg., Sunrise, Sunset, Time to Dest., Time. Next, Time of Day, To Course (steering), Trip Odometer. Trip Time- Moving, Trip time- Stopped, Trip time- Total.