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I currently have a eTrex HCx and I'm looking to replace with something that supports Birdseye imaging. I'm currently looking at the eTrex 20x and the eTrex Touch 25. I really like the idea of a touch screen, but the Touch has half the resolution of the 20x, and I'm afraid with Birdseye images it would be really limiting. 

I was hoping someone might have some input on this.

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Get an Oregon if Birdseye if important.  The little etrex screens and their slow processors will not make you happy.

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There was literally a recent thread on this very same topic only a few threads down. You might find some good information there. 

 

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16 hours ago, Red90 said:

Get an Oregon if Birdseye if important.  The little etrex screens and their slow processors will not make you happy.

I started with an eTrex 30 and loved it. Later when I added BirdsEye, trail map overlays and tracks, the slower processor got overwhelmed and would take up to 20 seconds to redraw the map when I would pan the map a full 'page' or more or zoom in/out. I prefer the 'track up' display. Even turning 90 degrees would trigger a long redraw. It didn't get really slow until I loaded it up with all those overlays. 

I have a 64st now and the screen redraws are almost instant. The higher models have much faster processors. If you're going to invest in BirdsEye, invest in a higher powered unit to take full advantage of that. 

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Alternately...

Android phone + Locus Map Pro + Locus Map Tweak = satellite imagery + caches + high-res screen.

I use the imagery on occasion; it's handy.  The price is right too.

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