Rumor: New Garmin eTrex Legend, Vista HCx
Some nice "Rumors" are coming out on Garmin and their plans for an updated eTrex line. Garmin recently updated their RINO 530 HCx with high sensitivity GPS chips and it makes sense to roll that innovation in to the rest of the line that has not already been upgraded (The 60 CSx already has high sensitivity receivers in them).
No real news on when this upgrade would be announced, but the flier says a Fall 2007 launch.
A lot of discussion is going on about the inclusion of a SiRF star III chipset in these, but Garmin's mode recently is to go with "high sensitivity" chipsets which may be sourced from other vendors. In my usage I have not found a noticeable difference in regular usage when the SiRF star III chipset was swapped out.
More news at GPSPassion and Groundspeak.
eTrex H - monochrome
eTrex Venture HC (24 MB internal non-expandable memory)
eTrex Legend HCx (+micro SD card slot)
etrex Vista HCx (micro SD + Barometer, compass)
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Posted by Scott Martin at May 24, 2007 6:34 AM