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Garmin eTrex 30 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Barometric Altometer, 3-axis compass
  • Rugged handheld navigator with preloaded worldwide relief basemap and 2.2-inch color display
  • WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix and GLONASS support for fast positioning and a reliable signal
  • Built-in 3-axis electronic compass always shows your heading; barometric altimeter pinpoints your precise altitude
  • Compatible with topographic, marine, and road maps--TOPO U.S. 24K, BlueChart g2, City Navigator, etc.
  • Powered with two AA batteries; waterproof to IPX7 standards for protection against splashes, rain, etc.
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Edition: Barometric Altometer, 3-axis compass

Garmin eTrex is a recognizable name when it comes to outdoor explorations and adventures. These handheld GPS line has been selling millions of units over the past 10 years. With new refinements, including better menus and simpler operation, the new, head-of-class Garmin eTrex 30 is a hiker's dreams come true. Offering international shaded-relief (pseudo-topographic) mappings, a 2.2" color screen, built-in altimeter and compass, this handheld GPS device lets you explore the world's roads and forests with more assurance than ever. The eTrex 30 offers 2.2" 65k color sunlight readable display, a shaded relief worldwide basemap, and internal memory plus a microSD card slot. It also exclusively features a 3-axis electronic compass that shows your heading even when the unit is not held flat, as well as a barometric altimeter that provides precise elevation readings. Wireless unit-to-unit connectivity is available for sharing waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches. Use the internal memory with the microSD card slot on the eTrex 30 to add TOPO, road and marine mapping options from Garmin. Geocaching friendly? The eTrex 30 is compatible with paperless geocaching, meaning that you can download all the hints, descriptions, and other information you need about a cache right to the GPS unit from OpenCaching or Geocaching. It's veritable features and open options demonstrate how eTrex 30 is more than a hikers dream. It is compatible with Garmin's detailed Topo 24K and inland lakes maps, and includes a hunt/fish calendar, an electronic compass, and barometric altimeter-all features that hunters will appreciate. The eTrex 30 GPS is waterproof to IPX-7 standards, meaning it can be submerged for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 3 feet. It's also compatible with Garmin's marine maps on microSD cards. Use the optional eTrex 30 bicycle mount to take your GPS on the road or mountain bike trips to help keep

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Technical Details
Item Weight5 ounces
Product Dimensions1.3 x 4 x 2.1 inches
Item model number010-00970-20
National Stock Number5825-01-602-8527
Batteries:2 AA batteries required.
Display Size2.2 inches
Display Resolution176 x 220
Warranty1-year limited parts and labor
Battery Life25 hours
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Date First AvailableJune 3, 2011
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290 of 320 people found the following review helpful By LaredoHeat on October 22, 2011
Edition: Color Display & Expandable Memory
The Etrex 20 is a nice step up from the Legend H. Satellite reception is very sensitive. I compared the Etrex 20 head to head with the Magellan GC...The Etrex 20 locked on to 18 satellites under a sky with no obstacles vs. the 5 locked on by the Magellan GC. The Etrex was showing an accuracy of 7 feet (Glonass satellite constellation added to U.S. + WAAS and European satellites allows for this type of accuracy) while the Magellan GC was showing 56 feet. Inside a building next to a window, the Etrex 20 found 14 satellites. The Magellan GC was unable to find any satellites.

The aquisition of satellites is quite fast. From a cold start out of the box, the Etrex 20 found my location in about 30 seconds. Once the unit has found it's location, subsequent aquisition times (given that one hasn't traveled several hundred miles since last turning it on) is almost immediate.

Garmin tech on the phone helped me put my identification on the start up screen.

The unit allows for one to choose the order that screens come up... I liked the Legend H's progression of boot up screen into satellite screen into map screen...I have set my unit to power up on the satellite screen, and then when I am satisfied with the satellites that have been found, pressing the back button puts me into the map screen. Pushing back again gets me into the menu screen.

The basemap is worldwide in scope for major highways (the Legend covered North and South America as far as major highways are concerned. The rest of the world consisted of primitive outlines of countries, no highways, only capital cities), and the coverage of towns and cities around the world is impressive. I looked for the little city of Turfan in the Gobi Desert of northwest China on the old silk route and found it!
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235 of 271 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Grace on October 7, 2011
Edition: Color Display & Expandable Memory
Presumably atypically I use eTrex units nearly exclusively for road navigation and often calculate long routes.

I've used a Legend Cx extensively and it's showing its age so I was glad to see the introduction of the 20. I toyed with buying a Nuvi but don't care for the design as it lacks configurability and water resistance, uses a touchscreen, doesn't lend itself well to a motorcycle or kayak or walking when you want to walk.

The Legend Cx routinely takes several minutes to calculate in addition to slow map `drawing' times and I'm pleased to note Garmin improved calculating speed significantly. I used the two side by side for quite a while and the 20 calculates in roughly 1/3 the time (still noticeably slower than the Nuvis I've used). Additionally the map drawing time is much reduced.

Satellite acquisition and retention is quite a bit better: if you turn on both simultaneously the 20 will acquire enough signal to navigate in a fraction of the time; if you compare the 'Satellite' pages there are usually at least half again as many 'bars' on the 20 (and that's all before the GLONASS thingy is turned on).

The former mushiness of the perimeter buttons has been replaced by buttons which 'click' and the notorious rubber gasket (prone to eventual loosening) is gone.

The various menu screens are changed: previously you had 12 options to select on the `Find' page - now there are 6. They are more legible and you can arrange them in the order you prefer.

I'm still disappointed Garmin makes you cough up $80ish for a functional (read: turn by turn directions) road map but they're making progress on that front - you can now buy `lifetime' maps instead of having to purchase `updates'.
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212 of 245 people found the following review helpful By rockwallrick on October 5, 2011
Edition: Color Display & Expandable Memory Verified Purchase
I ordered this unit just as it became available on Amazon after conducting assessments of several units. Works just as expected. It takes a little getting used to the menu system, but after playing with it on two different occasions for about an hour total, I've figured out the more advanced items. Worked great right out of the box, quickly acquiring a full complement of satellites while I sat inside the house (accuracy within 10-14 feet inside). Screen has good color and is clear to read. I like the paperless feature and easily loaded a gpx file from I find the the ability to read all of the logs very helpful. UPDATE: Used it to search and find severla nearby caches, and it worked great! It was very accurate and brought me to within a few feet of each cache. The receiver allows me to mark a cache found and to include comments. When I returned home, I easily uploadedd my finds and comments to I am very pleased with my purchase.
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125 of 143 people found the following review helpful By R. Quesada on October 22, 2011
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I have just received my eTrex 30 unit, and so far it is perfect and a great improvement over the still amazing eTrex Vista HCx.

The eTrex 30 is for all purposes, the new Vista HCx, both have barometric altimeters and both have compasses, however, the 30 has a tri-axis compass that allow to look at the unit perpendicularly to the ground and it will still mark to the north.

Among the improvements are of course the new hi-color screen (Allows BirdsEye maps, like having a Google Earth in your pocket on the trail!). Wireless transmission of data via ANT+ that also works with heart rate and cadence monitors. And the most important geek factor, the reception of GLONASS signals!

One of the new things that I like a lot is that everything now is a file, on the Vista HCx to download the files it was necessary to use the Garmin serial protocol, now with the 30, only with connecting the unit to a USB port in the computer it is possible to get all the captured data in standard-compliant GPX files. This also means that there is a 2GB (1.7GB usable) flash storage device in the unit.

Placing GPX files in the correct folders in the unit also displays the information within those in the unit, like waypoints or tracks. It is much easier now. In Linux I use gpsbabel to convert back and forth from many formats, in particular I enjoy exploring my trips again with Google Earth and it requires KML files, gpsbabel helps to do that precisely.

Also, there is an Alarm Clock on the unit, I just tested it a 4:30am and it woke me at about 2 meters from my bed. This is something I really wanted to have in my Vista HCx, as my traveling wristwatch isn't that loud, and I had to use a Casio traveling clock just for that. One less device to carry!
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