Correct power-on failure issue. Change number of lines of text in the address field on map feature review page from 4 to 6. To transfer trace from the built-in memory, gpsbabel can be used. This makes the etrex hcx series the best series to be able to read the screen while cycling or mtbiking. Fix system freeze issue. Maps can be created with mkgmap and uploaded to the SD card.

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Battery capacity is great. 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 hxc mode.

This is quite unsatisfactory for OpenStreetMap traces. This is by default C: Correct European word garmij of ‘Find’ and ‘Mark’. Fix issue where ETA in non motor vehicle modes can be unreasonably short. It is not capable of charging batteries source. Length is limited to 10 data points. In other languages Add links.

Updates & Downloads

Removed the turn backlight on action when unit is initially powered on. This device has two options for trace recording – internal memory and microSD card. Saved tracklogs cannot be uploaded to openstreetmap. Fix minutes to hours roll over issue. Improved pedestrian route calculation for shortest distance method. Fixed Swiss grid issue.


Connect the device with a USB cable and issue:.

Garmin/eTrex Vista HCx

Hvx screen is transreflective and if you hold it correctly the sun or a lamp shining onto it from above you need no backlight. I can confirm that one can log an excess of trackpoints to the microSD card Stok Do not use the device “Save” feature for tracklogs.

Allow backlight adjustment on the track back point selection page.

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. Changed odometer calculation to more closely match track log distance.

Fix screen fading issue in cold temperature. Improve track log recording for sensor products to continue recording sensor eetrex even when GPS doesn’t have a fix.

Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file. Vista HCx supports lowercase letters in horizontal text city names etcbut not for rotated symbols rendered street names.


Accuracy reported to be 11ft when mounted on my bike handlebars. Add support for maps greater than 2 GB.

Garmin: USB Drivers Updates & Downloads

Navigation menu Personal tools English Create account Log in. Garmin Discontinued GPS unit. Fix incorrect highlight index at unit field in ‘Area Calculation’ page after select reset in menu. Fix data card unlock ehrex when 2 cards of the same map set are used in one device.

Garmin: eTrex Legend HCx Updates & Downloads

Fix shutdown issue when browse detail map. If hiking or not showing maps less CPU power for screen redrawsor having the map orientation to the north, running time will increase. Note that map name –mapname option should not exceed 8 characters, otherwise the map will be silently ignored. This will launch the Win-Zip Self Extractor. Latest units Aug are shipping with v3.