Garmin/eTrex Legend Cx
|Garmin eTrex Legend Cx|
|GNSS||12 channels (waas;egnos, no)|
|Memory||Flash: . External: sdmicro.|
|Host system||(OS: )|
|Website||Produktseite official link|
Comes with only a USB port for communications, and works well with Windows. Mac OS X support was added by Garmin only recently. The latest version of GPSBabel+ steps in to provide support for Mac/Linux users. Also, the unit can be put into USB mass storage mode, so you can just grab the GPX files off the data card without installing any software, which is actually easy and efficient.
Extracting GPX logs
First, you need a relatively recent firmware (since August 2006) If your software version is older than 2.50 then you need to upgrade - see the Garmin website for instructions. Then ensure you're saving tracklogs to the onboard data card. Setup -> Tracklogs -> Setup -> Save to data card
To extract GPX tracklogs without bothering with GPSBAbel, Setup->Interface->USB mass storage while connected via USB to your PC or Mac - the data card will appear as a new drive or volume. Tracklogs can then be drag 'n dropped to your computer.
Approximately 180 GBP including VAT in May 2007 (ebuyer.com) ; around 155 Eur in april 2010 (eTrex legend HCx at amazon.de, Cx not available any more). Potential purchasers could consider alternatives of Venture Cx and Vista Cx.
Venture Cx appears to be identical technical specification to Legend Cx (March 2007, Garmin Website), but cheaper shop price (150 GBP from ebuyer.com) Packaged "extras" included in price differ between Legend Cx and Venture Cx, being USB data lead (essential for computer connectivity, but appears to be very standard computer lead), copy of MapSource (useful though not essential, is included with Garmin's commercial mapping software), small MicroSD card (but given how cheap these are now, arguably not worth much).
Vista Cx adds electronic compass and barometric altimeter to Legend. Barometer has its uses, particularly navigating in mountain areas if GPS signal lost (tree cover, deep valleys, etc), and as a pressure trend monitor (weather forecasting). Probably not a useful upgrade for a road and lowland footpath navigation device.
|Display||256 level color TFT ( 176 x 220 pixels )|
|Display size||3.3 x 4.3 cm (1.3" x 1.7")|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||10.7 x 5.6 x 3.0 cm (4.2" x 2.2" x 1.2")|
|Weight||5.5 oz (156 g) with batteries|
|Battery||2 x AA / 32 hours|
|Ships with||eTrex Legend Cx, 64 MB microSD card, Database: Marine Point Database, Basemap, MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager, USB cable, Wrist strap, Owner's manual & Quick reference guide|
|Misc||IPX7, WAAS, EGNOS|
- eTrex® Legend Cx - specifications