Where is this resistor in the device? Accuracy reported to be 11ft when mounted on my bike handlebars. The Vista HCx has the best readable screen alongside with other color etrex h series of all Garmin units, when viewed under direct sunlight. Vista HCx supports lowercase letters in horizontal text city names etc , but not for rotated symbols rendered street names. 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. Maps can be created with mkgmap and uploaded to the SD card.

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Note that the files are saved to the root card directory and there appears to be a limit of files and directories. There’s no issue with the compass on the Etrex 20 I have one.

[SOLVED] Garmin etrex Vista HCx in Ubuntu

Once files are written the device will silently stop logging to the card. With that kind of investment and the chance for additional costs shipping and parts and other laborit may be best to break down and upgrade to an eTrex You could call Garmin support to confirm this and get the exact cost. While Vista is turned off, hold the joystick up.


If hiking or not showing maps less CPU power for screen redrawsor having the isb orientation to the north, running time will increase. This is the way forums should work. Maps can be created with mkgmap and uploaded to the SD card. It is thus suggested to choose between “0.

Garmin/eTrex Vista HCx – OpenStreetMap Wiki

Find out more about how to manage cookies, or dismiss this message and continue to use cookies. There is a OpenSeaMap-vector chart, covering whole Europe. It has colour display, supports loadable maps and runs on 2 AA elements.

I can confirm that one can log an excess of trackpoints to the microSD card Stok Vista HCx supports lowercase letters in horizontal text city names etcbut not for rotated symbols rendered street names. vists

Have you tried to update reinstall the vista software via WebUpdater? For best performance either use lithium primary cells, or rechargable batteries like Eneloops. Views Read View source View history. Anything I can do to fix it without sending it to Garmin? Latest units Aug are shipping with v3. Download the vista software from here: All current gpsbabel versions seem to suffer from a data loss bug in position filter http: Another friend will lend he a pair of Ts Note that this only downloads current log, not the saved ones.

New unit is looking better by the hour I bought one for a friend and put it through the paces for a week but I prefer the user interface to the Vista better although this is slightly overcome with the additional features offered in the eTrex If connected with a mini-b USB cable to a power source, can run on that power and does not draw power from batteries.


I read on some other forums that hsb have had similar issues but it is unclear if it must be fixed by Garmin.

Today I managed to “bring it back to life”. This device has two options for trace recording – internal memory and microSD card. Worst case, if I don’t hear back, I’ll put a potentiometer in line with this pin in a cable, and tweak it until success hopefully!

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Then press ok and wait till the software is again preprogrammed. Hope only for you.

This page was last edited on 11 Aprilat The newer device would give you compatibility with BirdsEye satellite imagery and scanned USGS 24k topo maps, custom maps.

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