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Purchased for Christmas present for my husband,
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This review is from: Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld GPS (Sports)
He thinks it's fantastic.
He uses it in conjunction with Tracklogs Digital Mapping V3, so he can easily plan walking/cycling routes and drop these onto the eTrex. Track logging is very accurate and can easily be downloaded from the eTrex onto Tracklogs - so he can see and record on his PC exactly where he's been.
We also used it to locate some geocaches and so far it has proved to be extremely accurate, beeping when you are within just a couple of feet of the target.
The mapping provided is very very limited, but if you use the device in conjunction with something like Tracklogs, and also carry an OS print of the area, it's good enough. That said, I think he's interested in the TOPO mapping for Great Britain, but appreciates that this is only vector based and will not provide the detail of current OS 50k maps.
The eTrex also works with RoboGEO software (about £25), which automatically geotags the photos he's taken when out walking - again this has proved to be extremely accurate and saves all the hassle of trying to remember exactly where he took the photos. RoboGEO can also upload photos to Flick and automatically place them on the Flickr map.
All in all, a fantastic device and well worth the money.