2007/05/25

New eTrex H from Garmin with Galileo support

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Garmin will be coming out with a new eTrex model (eTrex H) this fall that will support both GPS and Europe’s upcoming Galileo. Other new models that will support Galileo will be the eTrex Legend HCx, and the eTrex Vista HCx. However the devices are not Galileo ready out of the box but will accommodate a drop-in chip when available.

eTrex H

  • All buttons located on either side of the unit, for simple, one handed operation
  • Waterproof
  • 500 waypoints/icons with name and graphicsymbol
  • Automatic track log; 10 saved tracks let you retrace your path in both directions
  • 1 reversible route with up to 50 waypoints
  • TracBack® technology to find your way back to your starting point
  • Trip computer: current speed, average speed, time of sunrise/ sunset, resetable maximum speed, trip timer and trip distance
  • Update rate: 1 second, continous
  • Size: 4.4H x 2.0W x 1.2D
  • Weight: 5.3 oz with batteries
  • Display: 2.1H x 1.1W high contrast
  • LCD with bright backlighting
  • Uses 2 AA batteries (not included)
  • Includes: wrist strap, user’s guide and quick reference guide
  • eTrex H will sell for about $110.

eTrex Legend HCx

  • Garmin’s smallest GPS to combine a colour TFT display
  • Waterproof design
  • Expandable Memory (accepts micro SD cards)
  • Automatic route generation, off route recalculation
  • Turn by turn directions with alert tones and icon driven menus
  • Display: 1.7H x 1.3W, 256K colour, reflective TFT
  • 500 waypoints/icons with name and graphic symbol; 50 reversible routes
  • Track log; 10,000 trackpoints,
  • TracBack technology and 20 saved tracks
  • Size: 4.2H x 2.2W x 1.2D
  • Weight: 5.6 oz with batteries
  • Uses 2 AA batteries (not included)
  • Micro SD card not included
  • Includes: PC/USB cable, wrist strap, quick reference guide, MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager CD and manual
  • Expected retail price for eTrex Legend HCx will be $260.

eTrex Venture HC

  • Built in memory of 24mb
  • USB interface
  • No autorouting capabilities
  • 12 channel parallel GPS receiver
  • Display: 2.1H x 1.3W, 256Kcolour, high resolution, transreflective TFT (176 x 220 pixels) with backlighting
  • MapSource detail can be downloaded to the internal memory
  • 500 user waypoints with name and graphic symbol; 20 reversible routes, 50 points per route
  • Audible alarms
  • Large numbers option
  • Trip computer
  • Automatic track log; 10,000 trackpoints, 20 saved tracks (500 points each)
  • Built in celestial tables, plus sun and moon calculations
  • Waterproof
  • Size: 4.2H x 2.2W x 1.2D
  • Weight: 5.6 oz with batteries
  • Uses 2 AA batteries
  • Should retail for about $192.

eTrex Vista HCx

  • colour screen
  • automatic routing
  • longer battery life
  • expandable memory
  • barometric altimeter
  • electronic compass
  • Download maps onto a microSD card, insert it into the Vista HCx and the unit
    offers auto route generation
  • off route calculation
  • turn by turn directions with alert tones and icon driven menus
  • Display: 1.7H x 1.3W, 256colour, reflective TFT
  • Size: 4.2H x 2.2W x 1.2D
  • Weight: 5.6 oz with batteries
  • Uses 2 AA batteries
  • eTrex Vista HCx will sell for about $295.