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eTrex Legend HCx GPS

A compact GPS with a crisp colour display that’s easy to read even in sunlight. It comes with built-in recreational basemaps for the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific. Optional pre-loaded microSD data cards let you customize it with detailed topo maps or marine charts.
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Questions & Answers for Garmin eTrex Legend HCx GPS

Question

Where can I buy the marine maps that are not included with the Garmin Handhelds?

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Anonymous
on eTrex Legend HCx GPS
3 answers
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answer 1
I'd also check with GPS retailers who handle a variety of units/accessories.
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
StephenB
answer 2
You can buy the preloaded Micro SD cards from Garmin or from some marine stores that specialize in sellig to the recrereational boater market. I bought a preloaded Micro SD card which cost around $175 at West Marine in Vancouver and it covers all of Canada. I tested it on the West cost of Vancouver Island and was impresswed with the level of detail and ease of use
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
GRAND
 - MEC SERVICE CENTRE
answer 3
I would double check with some of your local outdoor retailers or you may also purchase directly through Garmin.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Anonymous
Question

Weather

How does this divice deal with a snowstorm/ tempatures well bellow 0 degrees C
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
by
jracine
 - Ottaawa, ON
on eTrex Legend HCx GPS
2 answers
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answer 1
If you are heading into colder weather, it is a good idea to use Lithium batteries, as they are much better in the cold then NiMHa or Alkaline cells.

The unit even has a user setting so you can tell it which batteries you are using, and it will adjust the batter charge indicator acordingly.
 
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
Freebeard
 - Victoria, BC
answer 2
The operating temperatures are between -15 C to 70 C.
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answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
Kedel
Question

Will these accessories work with the eTrex Legend HCx?

I have an automotive mounting bracket and cigarette lighter power adapter for my present eTrex Legend GPS which I purchased from MEC in March 2006 and which has just died on me. Will these accessorites work with a new eTrex Legend HCx model?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Wing
 - Thornhill ON
on eTrex Legend HCx GPS
2 answers
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answer 1
It depends on which eTrex Legend was being offered at the time. More then likely your 2006 model used the older four pin serial port, thus the USB style port on the newer HCx model would not be able to use the older power adapter cable.
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
Freebeard
 - Victoria, BC
answer 2
No, the cable will not be compatible with the Legend HCx.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
kdela
Question

is software compatible with Mac?

I've had issues with Garmin vs. Mac in the past and this info is not evident on the Garmin web page.
 
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asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
airport backpacker
 - Gros Morne, NL
on eTrex Legend HCx GPS
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, Basecamp and related software is Mac compatible and works well.
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
khyber.pass
 - Whistler, BC
answer 2
The standard mapping software that comes with the units is PC based but Garmin does offer a suite of software for MAC computers at the following link:
http://www8.garmin.com/macosx/index...
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answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
GRAND
 - MEC SERVICE CENTRE
Question

Is a marine/lake map the best map for canoeing/kayaking in Ontario?

I'm thinking water depth, shoals, etc. aren't as important to a paddler as put-in spots, number/place of portages, portage topography, etc. What, if any, is a essential add-in map for an Ontario paddler with a Garmin eTrex Legend HCx?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
by
StephenB
on eTrex Legend HCx GPS
2 answers
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answer 1
I read the MEC response and I am familiar with BackRoadMapsBooks as I exchanged pleasant/helpful messages with the President in July 2009. It is important to note that (at least in their printed books) the total distance includes portages. Unfortunately I chose a day trip (the Salmon Lakes Loop) which seemingly had upwards of 75% hilly portages and 25% on the water in Frontenac Provincial Park in eastern Ontario. It was a LOT of work for not much paddling.
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answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
StephenB
answer 2
The closest thing that I can think would be the Backroad GPS Maps: Ontario - SD card:
http://www.backroadmapbooks.com/sho...

It has paddling routes including access points and portages for Ontario and is compatible with any Garmin GPS that has an SD/micro SD card slot. If you're unsure about the compatibility between your Garmin eTrex Legend HCx and the Backroad GPS Maps, I would recommend contacting Backroad Mapbooks customer service:
http://www.backroadmapbooks.com/sho...
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Champagne
 - MEC Service Centre
Question

Is there a bicycle handlebar mount available for this device?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
on eTrex Legend HCx GPS
2 answers
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answer 1
To further the previous answer, the bike mount listed will fit the HCx, however the clip to slide into the mount comes with the GPS!
The clip screws into the back of the unit, and then slides into the bike mount. The cover that comes with the bike mount kit will NOT work with the HCx.
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
SeaCat
answer 2
Yes, there is a handlebar mount available for this. It can be ordered through the Service Centre, or is available in most of our stores. The product number is 4013-947.
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
SeaCat
Question

Can you hook it up to a vehicle

I am planing on getting this GPS for mounting it onto my snowmobile. Is there a way to hard wire the unit to my power source, I use my 12V outlet for my heated visor.
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
by
jracine
 - Ottaawa, ON
on eTrex Legend HCx GPS
1 answer
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answer 1
One idea would be to install a second 12v accessory socket and buy the Vehicle power cable
Garmin Part Number: 010-10563-00

To hard-wire, you would use the same cable, wired to an unused fuse.

You may need to select a suitable mount to hold the Garmin unit in place.
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do...
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answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
BC Mountaineering Club
 - Vancouver BC
Question

Garmin Legend HCx downloading multiple caches?

Is it possible to download multiple caches into the Garmin Legend HCx? I can put the chip into my computer and if I do this can I download something like a Pocket Query from Geocaching.com and have the unit read these? Loading them into the unit one at a time is a bit of a pain, especially if I want to go geocaching in the spur of the moment.
asked 4 years ago
by
NetMinder29
on eTrex Legend HCx GPS
1 answer
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answer 1
Garmin states that this unit is Geocaching friendly.
They also offer a feature on their website where you can register your unit and download thousands of Geocahes at a time:

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do...
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answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
mudtomountainmama
 - Vancouver
Question

can i get maps for mexico for the Garmin eTrex Legend HCx GPS

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
by
gotama
 - quesnel
on eTrex Legend HCx GPS
1 answer
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answer 1
Garmin does manufacture maps for Mexico for this particular unit; however, it is not something that MEC stocks. I would recommend taking a look at the Garmin website.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
kdela
Question

Is my GPS compatible with Southern Africa map?

Hi,
Is the Garmin eTrex Vista H compatible with the Garmap Southern Africa Streetmap 2010-3 or Garmap Southern Africa DEM 2010.3?
(I will buy the software in South Africa)

If not,
Do you have a GPS in stock compatible with theses Garmap?

Thanks
 
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asked 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Anonymous
on eTrex Legend HCx GPS
1 answer
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answer 1
The Garmap Africa Series 2010 product set is compatible with all Garmin map-enabled GPS units with a memory capacity of at least 16MB. The functionality is dependant on the GPS device being used and users must note that not all the functions & features described are supported on all models.

I believe that the maps will be compatible with the Vista H; however, with this software auto-routing and Points of Interest (POI) search capability are only available on auto-routing and search-capable Garmin GPS devices. The Vista H does not have automatic routing.

I believe all of the models that MEC sells, except the Vista H and Legend, have the automatic routing.

For more detailed information I would recommend contacting Garmap directly at support@garmap.co.za. You could also try contacting Garmin as well.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Anonymous
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