eTrex Vista® HCx

Part Number: 010-00630-01


Neither deep foliage, nor canyons faze the rugged eTrex Vista HCx. Its high-sensitivity receiver holds a GPS signal in the toughest environments. Similar to the Vista Cx, this handheld navigator also has a bright color screen, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD™ card slot and automatic routing for wherever adventure takes you.

Enjoy Clear Reception

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

Get Your Bearings

The Vista HCx has a built-in electronic compass that provides bearing information even while you're standing still, and its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude. You even can use the altimeter to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.

Expand Your Memory

Adding maps is easier than ever with Vista 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 Vista 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.

Take It Anywhere

Like the rest of the eTrex series, Vista HCx is lightweight and compact — the perfect size for all your travels.

Other Vista HCx features:

  • Waterproof, so it can withstand the elements or an accidental dunk in water.
  • Crisp 256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details — plus, it looks fantastic
  • Fast USB computer connection so you can transfer waypoints and other data to your computer

eTrex Vista HCx: Lock onto the great outdoors.

WAAS enabled BlueChart compatible Geocaching ready


Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 2.2" x 4.2" x 1.2" (5.6 x 10.7 x 3.0 cm)
Display size, WxH 1.3" x 1.7" (3.3 x 4.3 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 176 x 220 pixels
Display type 256 level color TFT
Weight 5.5 oz (156 g) with batteries
Battery 2 AA batteries (not included)
Battery life 25 hours
Water rating IPX7
High-sensitivity receiver
Interface USB
Barometric altimeter
Electronic compass

Maps & Memory

Ability to add maps
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000
Routes 50
Track log 10,000 points, 20 saved tracks

Outdoor Features

Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads)
Hunt/fish calendar
Sun and moon information
Area calculation

In the Box

What's in the box:

  • eTrex Vista HCx
  • Basemap
  • MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager
  • USB cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Manuals


Maps for New Regions

Need maps for other regions? See all maps that are compatible with this device.

Need a map update?

Update the maps that came with your device for the best navigation experience.

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