first off I’d like to thank for the very informative review, based on the information I’ve decided to give GPS route finding another try, I’ve had a GPS for a while now but I just use it as a back up and in reality only take it out of the pack each time I break camp, I mark the car location, put it away, then after a long day of hiking, bring out the GPS for a minute, mark the camp site then put it away again till the next night,
when I first got the unit I found it very distracting and was paying more attention to it than the land marks so I decided to use it this way as not to distract from my hiking experience,
I read the review and thought I could upgrade my GPS and get more use of it by making waypoins on my planned route using my topo! software before hand and habing the assurance of the route could actually do more exploring,
so that was the plan, so I buy the Vista HCx spend all day making the route on the software and now I cant download the waypoints to the unit, am I missing something?
how can I export the waypoints from topo! software to the Vista HCx unit? I hope its just “user error” otherwise I’ll return the unit and keep with my old ways
thanks for any advice