NOTE: The Garmin eTrex Vista C has been discontinued. It is replaced by the eTrex Vista Cx (click here), with expandable memory. You can also check out our Handheld GPS Units page for more options.
NOTE: This listing is for the Garmin eTrex Vista C (Color Sensor with internal-only memory). For other color models, click here.
The eTrex Vista C is Garmin's exciting, new, pocket-sized handheld that brings color, automatic routing, longer battery life, plus more to our popular-selling eTrex Vista. You won’t miss a thing when you take this colorful, lightweight, easy-to-use handheld out hiking, biking, boating or even geocaching. The eTrex Vista C along with the eTrex Legend C are Garmin's smallest, least expensive products to combine a color TFT display and advanced GPS routing capabilities in a waterproof design.
In addition to its distinguishing features barometric altimeter and electronic compass outdoor enthusiasts will love the latest improvements made to the eTrex Vista C:
256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details and see where you’re going
Automatic route generation, off-route recalculation, turn-by-turn directions with alert tones, and icon-driven menus for finding points of interest (when combined with Garmin’s optional MapSource CDs) navigate you safely to your destination
Longer battery life for more hours of outdoor enjoyment
Mini-USB port for fast, convenient download of map data from Garmin’s entire library of optional MapSource CDs using a PC
Of course the eTrex Vista C still includes those popular features that users have come to love and expect in the eTrex product line, such as a compact, lightweight, waterproof design and user-friendly interface. It is WAAS-enabled, and like all eTrex units, the primary controls are oriented on the side of the unit, so the user can conveniently operate it with one hand. Also, an innovative rocker switch is located on the face of the unit that enables the user to input data easily, scroll through menus, or pan the map page.
eTrex Vista C Features:
Sensors: Electronic compass for accurate bearing information while standing still; barometric altimeter with local pressure and 48-hour automatic pressure-trend recorder; elevation computer
Elevation computer provides current elevation, ascent/descent rate, minimum/maximum elevation, total ascent and descent, average and maximum ascent and descent rate
GPS accuracy: 15 meters or less in normal GPS mode, 3 meters or less when WAAS-enabled
Internal memory: 24 megabyte internal memory for loading MapSource detail including BlueChart marine and topographic cartography
Unit dimensions: 2.2"W x 4.2"H x 1.2"D
Display: 1.3"W x 1.7"H (2.0" diagonally), 256-color, high-resolution, reflective TFT (176 x 220 pixels) with backlighting
Weight: 5.6 ounces with batteries (not included)
Battery life: up to 20 hours using two AA alkaline batteries (typical use)
Basemap: built-in basemap with automatic routing capabilities
MapSource compatibility: Compatible with most MapSource products.
Waterproof: IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 mins.)
Waypoints and routes: 500 user waypoints with name and graphic symbol; 50 reversible routes
Track log: 10,000 trackpoints, TracBack® technology and 20 saved tracks
Audible alarms: Proximity waypoint, anchor drag, and off-course alarms; built-in alarm clock
Built-in GPS patch antenna
Other features: Selectable audio tones and color schemes; stopwatch; hunting/fishing calendar; sun/moon calculations; trip computer
eTrex Vista C
Americas Recreational Basemap
MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager CD
PC/USB interface cable
Quick reference guide