It is not capable of charging batteries source. Length is limited to 10 data points. In other languages Add links. Garmin Discontinued GPS unit. To retrieve the files, either insert the microSD card in a card reader, or connect the device to a computer via USB cable and set it to the USB mass storage mode. Fix potential lock up when SD card installed. This is by default C:

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Do not use the device “Save” feature for tracklogs.

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This makes the etrex hcx series the best series to be able to read the screen while cycling or mtbiking. Improve sun times for polar regions. Changes made from version ncx. Click on the button labeled ‘Un-zip’. To do so, press menu button from the map view, Setup map, and in the leftmost page set “Lock On Road” to “Off”.

Garmin eTrex Legend HCx FAQ: Cabling

Limit number of custom POI bitmaps to 64 to ensure enough memory resources. Fix potential shutdown when propagating in a cul-de-sac across a map boundary.

When hiking I don’t need it. Increase precision of distance measurement to the cursor on the map page. Fix shutdown issue when garmiin detail map.


You can easily display OSM maps on this device by getting a hold of a gmapsupp. Fix incorrect highlight index at unit field in ‘Area Calculation’ page after legnd reset in menu.

Garmin/eTrex Vista HCx

With mAh Eneloops and backlight off, you can get around 30hours running time. If hiking or not showing maps less CPU power for screen redrawsor having the map orientation to the north, running time will increase. If you wear sunglases on a mtb, have a screen protector applied this reduces the transreflective effect a bitwith the sun low from the front or blocking the sunlight with your body, or cycle through shady places, you need the backlight however.

It has colour display, supports loadable maps and runs on 2 AA elements. As can be seen, even at “Most often” automatic mode is not satisfactory. This is while showing maps and riding a mtb. If recording to the microSD card, traces are written in gpx format, which is suitable for OpenStreetMap usage. Changed odometer calculation to more closely match track log distance. Correct German translation of ‘delete all waypoints’.

Garmin/eTrex Vista HCx – OpenStreetMap Wiki

Fix potential lock up when SD card installed. For the environment and your cash pocket best use rechargeables. Garmin Discontinued GPS unit. Fix screen fading issue in cold temperature. You can change this location if you like.


Vista HCx supports lowercase letters in horizontal text city names etcbut not for rotated symbols rendered street names. For best performance either use lithium primary cells, or rechargable batteries like Eneloops.

If the transfer is interrupted, turn off the GPS and then turn it back on. Fix potential shutdown on track setup for data card when track log files have long file names. Length is limited to 10 data points.

After such an operation it is still suggested to manually clean out “blobs” of points if having stayed in one location especially indoors for some period of time. Correct power-on failure issue.

Changes made from version 2. Support multiple languages in American version.