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Garmin eTrex Legend HCx

Product Code: GARLHCX

Garmin eTrex Legend HCx handheld GPS system is ideal for use on the road, on the trial, or anywhere off the beaten path. Garmin's enhanced Garmin eTrex Legend HCx is your personal guide to adventure.

The Garmin eTrex Legend HCx compact high-resolution TFT colour display handheld GPS device accepts preprogrammed microSD cards for adding optional maps on the go. The Garmin eTrex Legend HCx is powered via two AA batteries.



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Garmin eTrex Legend HCx is your personal guide to adventure and provides exgceptional handheld GPS navigation in a lightweight, waterproof and compact designed GPS handheld navigator that runs on two AA batteries (not included). The Garmin eTrex Legend HCx stores up to 1000 waypoints and 50 routes, and has three main pages, including:

Satellite Page - appears only at start-up and shows the GPS receiver status, satellite locations, satellite signal strength, and the receiver's current location.

Map Page - shows a detailed map of the area around your current location.

Main Menu - contains advanced features and settings.

With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, the Garmin eTrex Legend HCx locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep valleys. The advantage is clear - whether you're in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on eTrex Legend HCx to help you find your way when you need it the most.

Adding maps is easier than ever with Garmin eTrex Legend HCx's microSD card slot. Conveniently plug in optional preloaded microSD cards with MapSource data for your land and sea excursions. Just insert a MapSource card with detailed street maps, and Garmin eTrex Legend HCx provides turn-by-turn directions to your destination. The card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet.

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Garmin eTrex Legend HCx Features

‣High resolution TFT colour display
‣Stores 1000 waypoints and 50 routes
‣Provides automatic turn-by-turn directions with optional City Navigator maps
‣High-sensitivity GPS receiver for peak performance in any environment
‣Built-in Atlantic Recreational basemap with automatic routing capability
‣Audible beeper alarm with configurable tone
‣USB compatible for various downloads
‣Waterproof, so it can withstand the elements or an accidental dunk in water
‣Includes MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager CD
‣microSD card slot for additional map data
‣2 AA batteries (not included) provides 25 hours of use
‣Weighs 156 grams with batteries
‣Fast USB computer connection so you can transfer waypoints and other data to your computer
‣1 year guarantee

Map Coverage

The Garmin eTrex Legend HCx is pre-loaded with the Atlantic Recreational Routable Basemap v2 which includes Europe, extreme western Russia, Africa, and the Middle East, and covers an area from N75 to S60 Latitude, W30 to E60 Longitude. Also included is a high-level worldwide map with political boundaries and major cities.

Standard map coverage includes:

‣Oceans, rivers and lakes (greater than 30 square miles)
‣Principal cities and some small cities and towns
‣Major motorways and principal main routes
‣Political boundaries (state and international borders)
‣Major motorways and principal main routes
‣Major Airports.

A. Iceland, Great Britain, Baltic States, Denmark, Germany, Benelux, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Southern Africa (up to S20 Latitude) - In addition to the standard map coverage, these areas also include:

‣Lakes greater than 5 square miles, major streams and rivers
‣Exit data for major motorways and/or interstates (Europe Only)
‣Small cities and towns.

B. Northern Africa (above S20 Latitude), Extreme Western Russia, Middle East Standard Map Coverage.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin eTrex Legend HCx
‣Atlantic Recreational Routable Basemap v2
‣Wrist strap
‣USB cable
‣MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager
‣Owner's manual on CD-Rom
‣Quick start guide

Garmin eTrex Legend HCx Accessories

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Garmin eTrex Legend HCx Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: 176 x 220 pixels, 256 level color TFT
‣Waypoints: 1000
‣Routes: 50
‣Track log: 10,000 points, 20 saved tracks
‣Built-in memory: No
‣Electronic compass: No
‣Barometric altimeter: No
‣Data cards: microSD card
‣Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included) up to 25 hours operation
‣Waterproof: (IPX7)
‣Dimensions: Width - 107mm, Height - 56mm, Depth - 30mm
‣Weight: 156g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Garmin eTrex Legend HCx manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

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