Garmin eTrex 30 vs eTrex Legend HCx

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A Comparison on the difference features between Garmin eTrex 30 and eTrex Legend HCx

Garmin Handhelds GPS
eTrex® 30eTrex Legend® HCx
ModelseTrex 30?
Garmin eTrex 30
eTrex Legend HCx
Garmin eTrex Legend HCx
View the latest priceGarmin eTrex 30 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin Legend HCX GPS
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3" (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)2.2" x 4.2" x 1.2" (5.6 x 10.7 x 3.0 cm)
Display size, WxH:1.4" x 1.7" (3.5 x 4.4 cm); 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)1.3" x 1.7" (3.3 x 4.3 cm)
Display type:transflective, 65-K color TFT256 level color TFT
Weight:5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries5.5 oz (156 g) with batteries
Battery:2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended2 AA batteries (not included)
Built-in memory:1.7 GBno
Track log:10,000 points, 200 saved tracks10,000 points, 20 saved tracks
Electronic compass:yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)no
Barometric altimeter:yesno
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):yesno
Custom maps compatible:yesno
Geocaching-friendly:yes (paperless)yes
Outdoor GPS games:noyes
Tide tables:Yes (with optional Bluechart)no
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):yesno
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):yesno
What's Common
Display resolution, WxH:176 x 220 pixels176 x 220 pixels
Battery life:25 hours25 hours
Waterproof:yes (IPX7)yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver:yesyes
Ability to add maps:yesyes
Accepts data cards:microSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Hunt/fish calendar:yesyes
Sun and moon information:yesyes
Area calculation:yesyes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):yesyes
What's Unavailable
Preloaded maps:nono
Picture viewer:nono
Amazon’s Customer Reviews
inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical review (if applicable)

Note: Amazon will lump together the customer reviews for all models that belong to one particular Garmin series into one section. For example, models eTrex 10, eTrex 20 and eTrex 30 (new eTrex Series) will be lumped under one customer reviews section. So when you read a review, do look at which model the review refers to.
Click here to read the reviews on eTrex 30Click here to read the reviews on eTrex Legend Hcx
Demo Video
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Price Check
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