If recording to the microSD card, traces are written in gpx format, which is suitable for OpenStreetMap usage. Latest units Aug are shipping with v3. Accuracy reported to be 11ft when mounted on my bike handlebars. I use this GPS a few years. Then you can just go to the map on the GPS and tell it to “Go to Nearest” and it will point you to the nearest coordinates saved. Note that this only downloads current log, not the saved ones.

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It is very reliable, easy to mount and works well in all condition, including rain. This is quite unsatisfactory for OpenStreetMap traces.

The eTrex Vista is perfect for hiking. Taxi there expensive for me. For the environment and your cash pocket best use rechargeables. Got out and in 5 min utes where in our hotel.

There is a OpenSeaMap-vector chart, covering whole Europe.

Garimn retrieve the files, either insert the microSD card in a card reader, or connect the device to a computer via USB cable etrec set it to the USB mass storage mode. That was a big disappointment to us as the description was misleading on that. Now I have two and I’m happy. All current gpsbabel versions seem to suffer from a data loss bug in position filter http: It is thus suggested to choose between “0.


In other languages Add links. This makes the etrex hcx series the best series to be able to read the screen while cycling or mtbiking.

Garmin eTrex Vista HCX Handheld

Garmin makes a great product and stands behind it. Connect the device with a USB cable and issue:.

But we shouldn’t have to calibrate the compass every time we use it, right? Still “iffy” about this one Supply all essential information. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously.

Garmin/eTrex Vista HCx – OpenStreetMap Wiki

In reality this is not so short – 10 data points is about km of cycling with “most often” sampling, but see above for trace recording options.

With 1 second sampling built-in memory fills up fairly quickly. By default, sampling rate is set to “Auto” and “Normal”. If you wear sunglases on a mtb, have a screen protector applied this hcxx the transreflective effect a bitwith the sun low from the front or blocking the sunlight with your body, or cycle through shady places, you gsrmin the backlight however.


Retrieved from ” http: It is quite different than the Nuvi we have in the car. The built-in electronic compass is a great feature, if it gpx correctly.

I can confirm that one can log an excess of trackpoints to the microSD card Stok Saved tracklogs cannot be uploaded to openstreetmap. This has happened almost every single time, until we stop and calibrate the compass, then it seems to ettex ok.

Gzrmin my house in Canada, I marked all my Italian points. Maps can be created with mkgmap and uploaded to the SD card. For example, I used it for preparation in Italia. This page was last edited on 11 Aprilat Far better and more accurate than any other brand.

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