Author Topic: New Etrex - post Vista HCx options?  (Read 4560 times)

frankly frankie

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Re: New Etrex - post Vista HCx options?
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2016, 10:23:04 am »
... so it'll only be obsolete in the sense that newer models might be better.

Though often they're not.  (Applies to any tech, not just GPSs)

Damn - did I start a new page just for that?
It's not dark yet but it's getting there.

Kim

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Re: New Etrex - post Vista HCx options?
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2016, 02:45:09 pm »
It's been a while since a step-change in functionality.  Going from a plain eTrex to a mapping one was such, as was the upgrade from serial to USB with card storage (though I was always a bit lukewarm about the colour screen), along with the modern GPS chipsets of the 'H' models.  The Etrex 30 was a marginal improvement over the Vista HCx: The improvements in the hardware design being offset by some dubious software decisions.  The major gains there were a better bracket and the ability to read multiple map files - neither of which would justify the upgrade on their own.

I'm not sure what's coming next, beyond the usual Moore's Law stuff.  Marginally useful cloudy wireless bollocks, I suspect.

What I'm really looking forward to are e-ink displays.  No sign of those on the horizon yet, though.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...