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Etrek Vista HCx tutorial

I am looking for a tutorial for this unit (etrek Vista HCx)

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Serial number


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It used to be in the battery compartment!
I found my number on the original Garmin Box top in a very small UPC sticker.

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The Vista HCx has an electronic compass. You don't need to be moving for it to work, but you do need to calibrate it. To calibrate the compass:
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  2. Select Setup
  3. Select Calibration
  4. You will be asked "Which Sensor Would You Like To Calibrate", select Compass
  5. You will see a page that says "To Calibrate Compass: Slowly Turn Two Full Circles In The Same Direction While Holding The Unit Level", select Enter and do this.
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