Garmin/eTrex Legend HCx

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eTrex Legend HCx

GPS unit: Garmin eTrex Legend HCx

  • $249.99
  • Website: official link
  • outdoor navigator (Navigation: yes)
  • CPU:unknown (OS: Version 3.20[1] / 2009.12.03), Flash:none (external: microSD™ card)
  • GPS: 51 channels, ( waas / egnos, no )
  • Display: Color TFT (176 x 220 pixels / 256 colours), Connectivity: usb
  • Internal: USB cable, Wrist strap, Manuals and Software for Windows Batteries: 2xAA
Yes check.svg Addresses Yes check.svg POIs
Yes check.svg Mass Storage mode Yes check.svg Waterproof

General description

Garmin eTrex Legend is a handheld GPS device. It has colour display, supports loadable maps and runs on 2 AA batteries.

specification despcription
Display Color TFT (176 x 220 pixels / 256 colours)
Display size 3.3 x 4.3 cm / 1.3" x 1.7"
Interface USB 1.1
Slot microSD™ card
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5,6 x 10,7 x 3,0 cm
Weight 156g / 5.5 oz
Battery 2 x AA / 25 hours
microSD™ card

Directory structure

directory structure microSD™ / microSDHC card (FAT16/32)[3]
path file(s) description
/ YYYYMMDD.gpx Tracks


The latest Firmware (3.20, as of December 3, 2009) can be found on Updates & Downloads.


basic settings[4]
Menu despcription
Menu -> Setup -> Interface -> USB Mass Storage Use your Garmin as Mass Storage.
Menu -> Setup -> System Setup -> WAAS/EGNOS To get accurate results while mapping enable WAAS/EGNOS.
Menu -> Setup -> Units -> Position Format Set Position Format to `hddd.ddddd°` and Map Datum to `WGS 84`.
Menu -> Tracks -> Setup -> Data Card Setup If you're using a microSD card with your Garmin enable Log Track To Data Card.
Press/hold the rocker and turn on the unit Opens hidden page diagnostic mode.


Hidden feature: You can measure the temperature when you start the device in diagnostic mode: press and hold the little joystick and switch the Etrex on.