GPSr - Garmin Cx vs. HCx
Posted 01 December 2008 - 06:50 PM
It grabs the satellite signals faster anywhere. They often are able to "see" more satellites. They lose their lock less quickly.
The sensitive receiver chips will often collect signals indoors. I frequently keep my 60 CSx on while I go into restaurants to eat. (I think all gps units work better the longer they are on through the day and notice my reception improved even with my old plain Legend over the course of the day. I never like to use a gps "cold").
You might also consider the garmin 60 CSx or 60 Cx or the Garmin 76 CSx or 76Cx. Each of those units also has a high sensitivity chipset, the SiRFSTAR III. Units that use the SiRFSTAR III chipset have not had all the problems the HCx and similar units have had recently with drift, etc. that require so many updates to the software.
I use a 60 CSx and I'm completely satisfied with it. The 76 style has the same features in a much different body, for a lower price.
This post has been edited by Neos2: 01 December 2008 - 06:55 PM
Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:06 PM
I just bought the HCx at a Black Friday sale for $180. I think they are around $190 on Amazon.