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“The Garmin eTrext Vista is the best small handheld for...”

Written on: 30/12/2006 by LordBlackadder (2 reviews written)

Bad Points
Small screen
Limited memory in older version
Beeps to indicate when my junctions coming up.

General Comments
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 accept external memory cards though so there is a way around this last problem.

You can keep the Vista in your pocket so it won't get stolen and you can also set waypoints to guide you around town. I use this feature to help me when walking back to my car and have even used the feature to help me locate my car in the NEC car park!

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