Garmin Etrex Legend Hcx User Manual

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(eTrex Vista HCx shown) NOTE: For the Find Menu to display all of the categories shown above, MapSource® detailed map data must be downloaded to the eTrex (Summit HC and Venture HC) or a microSD™ or TransFlash™ card (Vista HCx or Legend HCx). Manufacturer Description: One of the most versatile navigators around, the Legend H features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that holds a signal in the toughest environments.The brightly-coloured eTrex Legend H combines all of the intuitive, user-friendly features of the eTrex series with a detailed basemap and 24 megabytes (MB) of internal memory for storing optional maps. ETrex Legend HCx Updates & Downloads. Change History Changes made from version 3.10 to 3.20: Fix shutdown issue when press menu key at first power on with 100% backlight setting. The brightly-colored eTrex Legend combines all of the intuitive, user-friendly features of the eTrex series with a full basemap of the Americas, the Atlantic or the Pacific and 8 megabyges (MB) of internal memory for storing optional maps.

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Hand held GPS receiver with high-sensitive MediaTech antenna, slot for µSD memory card, large, easy to read color display, integrated world and Europe/Africa map, automatic route calculation plus USB interface.

Garmin Etrex Vista Hcx User Manual Download

The GARMIN eTrex Legend HCx is very easy to use thanks to its click stick and user friendly, graphical interface. It supports multiple languages, has an integrated world map (overview) plus a base map of Europe, Africa and the near East. In addition, the Legend HCx has a slot for a standard micro SD memory card next to the battery compartment to store even more detailed information, such as local roads, restaurants and points of interest. The GARMIN eTrex Legend HCx provides automatic route calculation and visual guidance. The high-sensitive MediaTech antenna provides navigation information outdoors, in a car, in a train or even in an airplane (see MapSource examples). The built-in USB interface supports data exchange with a PC.

Comparison of the models of the eTrex H series:

All models provide similar functions; these are the main differences:

Feature / ModeleTrex HVenture HCSummit HCLegend HCxVista HCx
Interface to PCserialUSBUSBUSBUSB
Electronic compass, barometrical altimeter--YES-YES
Slot for µSD memory card---YESYES
Automatic route calculation---YESYES

Contents: Features - Overview - Main Pages - Price - Options - Downloads - Order


  • Portable, robust, to be operated with one hand (buttons are located ergonomically on each side of the unit)
  • Large, easy to read color display with background illumination (176x220 pixels)
  • Easy to use thanks to its click stick and user friendly, graphical interface
  • Multilingual user interface in Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish
  • Integrated 12 channel GPS receiver with built-in high-sensitive MediaTech antenna
  • Integrated world map (overview) with countries of all continents including major cities
  • Integrated base map of Europe, Africa and the near East with countries, waters, towns, highways, major roads and city maps. Navigational information are available for the following countries: country list
  • Slot for standard micro SD memory card ('TransFlash') to store additional, even more detailed maps with roads, crossings and addresses of restaurants, public buildings, points of interest etc. from a PC.
    Memory cards are available as an option. See also our attractive bundels.
  • Powered by batteries (2x AA, last about 25 h), by USB cable from a computer (connection cable included in package) or by an external 12 V power source, e.g. from a car's cigarette lighter (power cord available as an option)
  • Short time to first fix (TTFF¹: approx. 15 seconds after a warm start, meaning there are valid coordinates of the satellites available, or approx. 45 seconds after a cold start, meaning there are no valid coordinates of the satellites available)
  • Supports more than 100 different datum (coordinate systems)
  • Supports various display formats include the Swiss Grid (CH-1903)
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user
  • Operating temperatures -15 . 70°C (5° . 158°F)
  • USB interface (connection cable included)
  • Dimensions: 105x55x31 mm (4.14x2.15x1.21 inches)
  • Weight: 120 g (4.23 ounces, without batteries)
  • Water resistant up to approx. 3 feet (1 meter) for about 30 minutes


  • ¹)TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the current position is acquired.

Information for navigation:

  • Stores up to 1000 waypoints with name (up to 14 characters), icon (choice of 180 symbols) and coordinates
  • Stores up to 50 reversible routes with up to 250 waypoints per route
  • World map with zoom function in the range of 800 km to 5 m (500 mi to 20 ft)
  • Information on the map displayed in 5 levels of details
  • Find waypoints, favorites, cities and exits
  • Automatic route calculation and extended search function for points of interest, addresses and intersections, if there is a MapSource map available in memory. These maps require a Windows PC plus a connection cable and are available as options, see GARMIN MapSource.
  • Current position (longitude, latitude, altitude)
  • Current accuracy of the position information
  • Current time
  • Current bearing
  • Current, average and maximum speed
  • Trip duration and distance (Odometer)
  • Records the travelled path (track), capacity 10'000 track points
  • Stores 20 travelled routes (tracks) with up to 500 track points for each track
  • Proximity alarms
  • Supports metric and U.S. units

Additional features:

  • Calendar
  • Stop watch
  • Calculator
  • Time of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, current phase of the moon, constellation sun-earth-moon
  • Various games

GARMIN eTrex Legend HCx overview:

Garmin Etrex Vista Hcx Owner's Manual

Main pages of the GARMIN eTrex Legend HCx:

Note: You may configure the main pages through options. The screenshots below are just examples, the actual appearance may vary from the pages shown below depending on the current settings. Especially the content of the data fields is user configurable. You can choose from 34 different values1).

Main MenuSatellitesMapNavigation
  • Satellites status information
  • Trip computer settings
  • Save current location as waypoint
  • Find waypoints, favorites, cities and exits (extended search functions with MapSource)
  • Manage travelled pathes (tracks)
  • Manage routes
  • Graphical representation 'highway'
  • System setup
  • Proximity alarms
  • Calendar
  • Calculator
  • Stop watch
  • Constellation Earth/Sun/Moon
  • Time information for hunting and fishing
  • Games
  • Accuracy of current position information
  • Current position (coordinates)
  • Constellation of the satellites
  • Strength of satellites' signals
  • Current elevation
  • Current time of day
  • Map with current position

For each data field, you can choose from 34 different values.1)

You can chose to show no, 1, 2, 3 or 4 data fields. You can also chose to show navigational directions when a route is active.

  • Current speed
  • Distance to next turn
  • Current time of day
  • Distance from route
  • Compass ring with bearing to next turn

For each data field, you can choose from 34 different values.1)

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Trip Computer
(small numbers)
Trip Computer
(big numbers)
RouteSun & Moon
  • Travelled trip distance
  • Maximum speed
  • Moving time
  • Average speed (moving time only)
  • Stopped time
  • Average speed (total time)
  • Current elevation
  • Accumulated travelled distance (Odometer)

For each data field, you can choose from 34 different values.1)

  • Travelled trip distance
  • Current speed
  • Moving time

For each data field, you can choose from 34 different values.1)

  • Navigation direction
  • Map with current position (black triangle) and planned route
  • Date and time of the constellation shown
  • Position of the constellation shown
  • Time of sunrise
  • Time of sunset
  • Time of moonrise
  • Time of moonset
  • Phase of the moon
  • Constellation of sun/earth/moon
  • Controls for constellation animation (time step 1 hour, 1 day, stop)

Data fields:

Selection 1: For each data field, you can choose one from the following 34 values.

1Accuracy GPSThe current accuracy of your GPS determined position.
2BearingThe compass direction from a position to a destination measured to the nearest degree; also called an azimuth. In a GPS receiver, bearing usually refers to the direction to a waypoint.
3Course The direction from the beginning landmark of a course to its destination (measured in degrees, radians, or mils) or the direction from a route waypoint to the next waypoint in the route segment.
4Distance to destinationCurrent distance to the final destination.
5Distance to nextCurrent distance to the next waypoint or turn.
6ETA at destinationEstimated arrival time at the final destination.
7ETA at nextEstimated arrival time at the next turn.
8ElevationCurrent altitude above sea level.
9Glide ratioThe ratio of horizontal distance travelled to vertical distance.
10Glide ratio to destinationThe glide ratio required to descend from your current position and elevation to the destination's elevation.
11HeadingThe direction in which you are currently moving.
12OdometerTotal distance travelled since last reset*).
13Off CourseThe distance you are off the desired course.
14PointerArrow that indicates the direction to travel to the next point on a route.
15SpeedCurrent speed.
16Speed - MaximumMaximum speed since last reset*).
17Speed - Moving Avg.Average speed without the time with no motion since the last reset*).
18Speed - Overall Avg.Average speed including the time with no motion since the last reset*).
19SunriseTime of sunrise at the current position.
20SunsetTime of sunset at the current position.
21Time To DestinationEstimated travel time to the final destination.
22Time To NextEstimated travel time to the next waypoint (turn, crossing etc.).
23Time of DayCurrent time.
24To CourseDirection to the planned course.
25Trip OdometerTravelled distance since last reset*).
26Trip Time - MovingTime with motion since last reset*).
27Trip Time - StoppedTime without motion since last reset*).
28Trip Time - TotalTotal time since last reset*).
29TurnThe direction of and the distance to the next turn on a route.
30Velocity Made GoodThe rate of closure to the destination, based upon your current speed and course.
31Vertical SpeedCurrent ascending or descending speed.
32Vertical Speed To DestRequired rate of ascent or descent to reach the final destination.
33Waypoint At DestName of the waypoint at the final destination.
34Waypoint At NextName of the next waypoint.

*) You may reset the trip-counters, the Odometer and the Maximum Speed independently of each other.


  • GARMIN eTrex Legend HCx:
    This model has been discontinued; however, you can still order options for the eTrex Legend HCx.


4.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapterCHF 9/EUR 8[Picture and details]
Power supply without USB cableCHF 22/EUR 19[Picture and details]
USB cable for data exchange and power supply
(One such cable is included)
CHF 15/EUR 13[Picture and details]
Power cord for car cigarette lighterCHF 39/EUR 34[Picture and details]
Belt clipCHF 22/EUR 19[Picture and details]
Retractable lanyardCHF 37/EUR 32[Picture and details]
Mounting adapter for larger handlebars (25.32 mm)CHF 15/EUR 13[Picture and details]
Mounting kit for dashboard
(One such mounting kit is included in the Auto-Pack)
CHF 22/EUR 19[Picture and details]
Adhesive base for dashboard mounting kit to use it in a second vehicleCHF 15/EUR 13[Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN eTrex Legend HCx in detail.

Garmin Etrex Legend Hcx Manual Pdf

MapSource, various CDroms with world or country map (requires a Windows PC and a cable for data exchange)


Here we provide additional documentation and software updates related to the eTrex Legend HCx.

Garmin Etrex Vista Hcx Instruction Manual

  • Owners manual: (as PDF document)
    • English (1.1 MB)
    • German (1.2 MB)
    • French (1.2 MB)
    • Italian (1.2 MB)

  • Quick reference guide: (as PDF document)
    • English (475 kB)
    • German (460 kB)
    • French (514 kB)
    • Italian (440 kB)

  • Firmware Upgrade V3.20 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 2.0 MB)
  • List of changes made with Firmware Upgrades

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