|GPS Unit Type||Cycle GPS|
|GPS Unit Type||Handheld GPS|
|GPS Unit Type||Marine GPS|
Written on: 21/03/2008 by MartinF (1 review written)
I had 2 Garmin eTrex Vista GPS units from new, returning the first for the second. Both of them exhibited the same fault - namely they hang / freeze during use. They hang at random points, any time from switch-on to several hours later, so very unpredictable and very unreliable. They hung/froze regardless of battery type, or whether the Micro SD card was plugged or not. I updated the software in each of them to the latest - v2.6. No difference. I can only conclude that there's a bad batch or... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2006 by LordBlackadder (2 reviews written)
The Garmin eTrext Vista is the best small handheld for world traveling.
You can get around 20 hours on a set of AA batteries and it can be used in a car but the screen is small and it beeps for changes of direction rather than using speech.
One limitations on the system is that the old vista c only has 24mb memory which isn't enough for all the UK (about 1/2) - this means you have to upload relevant maps for the area you wish to travel to onto the unit from your laptop - The Vista does... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2004 by uaeforever (1 review written)
This is a great unit to own if you are starting to learn about GPS. I would strongly recommend that you buy a Garmin MapSource CD-ROM to manage your waypoints, routes and tracks. With little more effort and money you can start creating your own maps using tracks and routes! Personally I had a great experience using it and I'm sure you won't be sorry for owning it! (read more)
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