Garmin eTrex Vista HCx vs Magellan eXplorist GC

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A Comparison chart on Garmin eTrex Vista HCx and Magellan eXplorist GC

Handhelds GPS
eTrex Vista® HCx Magellan Explorist GC
Modelsetrex Vista HCx
eTrex Vista HCx
Explorist GC
Magellan Explorist GC
View the latest priceGarmin eTrex Vista HCx Color High-Sensitivity Mapping Handheld GPS Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocaching GPS
Key Features and Specifications
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.2" x 4.2" x 1.2" (5.6 x 10.7 x 3.0 cm) 2.2" x 4.4" x 1.4"
Display size, WxH: 1.3" x 1.7" (3.3 x 4.3 cm) 2.2"
Display resolution, WxH: 176 x 220 pixels QVGA, 240 x 320
Display type: 256 level color TFT Color, Transflective
Weight: 5.5 oz (156 g) with batteries 147g
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included) 2xAA
Battery life: 25 hours 18 Hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7) IPX-7
High-sensitivity receiver: yes Yes. SiRFstarIII
Preloaded maps: no Worldwide Map
Ability to add maps: yes No
Built-in / Internal memory: no 2GB ( Available User Storage: 500 MB)
Accepts data cards: microSD card (not included) No
Routes: 50No
Turn-by-Turn Routing (for detailed road mapping navigation)yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads) No
Touchscreen: no No
Electronic compass: yes No
Barometric altimeter: yes No
Camera: no No
Geocaching-friendly: yes Yes(paperless)
Details Features & Specification
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Amazon Customer Reviews
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Demo Video
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Price Check
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