eTrex® 30

Part Number: 010-00970-20
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Overview

Our Most Popular Handheld GPS with 3-axis Compass

  • Worldwide basemap
  • 2.2" 65K color, sunlight-readable display
  • 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter
  • Wireless capability to share waypoints, routes and geocaches with other similar devices
  • GPS and GLONASS satellites for faster positioning


eTrex 30 takes one of the most popular and reliable GPS handhelds and makes it better. Enhanced ergonomics, an improved interface, paperless geocaching and expanded mapping capabilities makes eTrex more versatile and user-friendly, while maintaining its toughness and durability.

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See the Way

eTrex 30 has an enhanced 2.2", 65K color, sunlight-readable display. Durable and waterproof, eTrex 30 is built to withstand the elements. It has an upgraded interface and stands strong against dust, dirt, humidity or water.

New Tools for Your Trek

eTrex 30 adds a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Also added is a barometric altimeter which tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you even can use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.

Go Anywhere

With an array of compatible mounts, eTrex 30 is designed for use on ATVs, bicycles, in boats, as a handheld or in your car. Use the auto mount capability and City Navigator NT® maps for turn-by-turn driving directions, or the rugged mount for your motorcycle or ATV. Wherever you think you might take eTrex, it has the mapping and mounts to get you there.

Go Global

eTrex is the first-ever consumer-grade receiver that can track both GPS and GLONASS satellites simultaneously. GLONASS is a system developed by the Russian Federation that will be fully operational in 2012. When using GLONASS satellites, the time it takes for the receiver to “lock on” to a position is (on average) approximately 20 percent faster than using GPS. And when using both GPS and GLONASS, the receiver has the ability to lock on to 24 more satellites than using GPS alone.

Add Maps

With its microSD™ card slot and 1.7 GB of internal memory, eTrex 30 lets you load TOPO 24K maps and hit the trail, plug in BlueChart® g2 preloaded cards for a great day on the water or City Navigator NT map data for turn-by-turn routing on roads (see maps tab for compatible maps). eTrex 30 also supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required), that lets you download satellite images to your device and integrate them with your maps.

Share Wirelessly

eTrex 30 lets you share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible devices. So now your friends also can enjoy your favorite hike or cache – simply press “send” to transfer your information.

Keep Your Fix

With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction, eTrex locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons.

Find Fun

eTrex 30 supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. Visit OpenCaching.com to start your geocaching adventure. By going paperless, you're not only helping the environment but also improving efficiency. eTrex 30 stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper printouts. Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches.

Plan Your Next Trip

Take charge of your next adventure with BaseCamp™, software that lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks. This free trip-planning software even allows you to create Garmin Adventures that you can share with friends, family or fellow explorers. BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles. It also can transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your device when paired with a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.

Features

Paperless Geocaching

Paperless Geocaching

Spend more time in the field and less time fumbling with paper! The eTrex stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper print outs. Simply upload the geocaching GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches.

Track More Satellites

Track More Satellites

Find your way with the first consumer-grade GPS receiver that tracks both GPS and Russian Federation GLONASS satellites simultaneously. When using them together, the receiver has the ability to lock onto 24 more satellites than using GPS alone, ensuring you can “lock on” to a position more quickly.

Pick Your Profile

Pick Your Profile

Customize eTrex for every occasion. Profiles allow eTrex to quickly switch into different configurations that you create, so when you’re done geocaching and you need to drive home, your eTrex won’t miss a beat.

More Dashboards in More Places

More Dashboards in More Places

Bring more functionality into your frequently used applications with dashboards. Avoid switching between applications and display more information by customizing them with an altimeter, compass, configurable data fields and more.

Advanced Tracking

Advanced Tracking

Whether following a saved route or planning a new one, eTrex has the tracking features you need. Users can see high and low elevation points or store waypoints along a track (start, finish and high/low altitude) to estimate time and distance between points.

Extensive Map Support

Extensive Map Support

With its microSD™ card slot and large internal memory, eTrex lets you load a variety of maps, including TOPO 24K, BlueChart® g2, City Navigator NT® and BirdsEye™ Satellite Imagery (subscription required).

New Device – Same Name and Quality

  • Stores data in universally accepted GPX file format so its compatible with a variety of PC applications; best when used with Garmin's free trip planning software, BaseCamp™.
  • Includes a worldwide basemap, improved interface and added support for spine mounting.
  • Withstands the elements – be it dust, dirt, humidity or water.
  • Locates your GPS position quickly and precisely and maintains it even in heavy cover and deep canyons.
  • Mounts easily in ATVs, boats, bicycles or cars (compatible mounts sold separately).
  • Includes a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows where you’re heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level, and a barometric altimeter to track changes in altitude.
  • Shares waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible devices.

Specs

Physical & Performance:

Physical dimensions 2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3" (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)
Display size, WxH 1.4" x 1.7" (3.5 x 4.4 cm); 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 176 x 220 pixels
Display type transflective, 65-K color TFT
Weight 5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries
Battery 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life 25 hours
Water rating IPX7
Floats No
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Interface USB

Maps & Memory:

Basemap Yes
Preloaded maps no
Ability to add maps Yes
Built-in memory 1.7 GB
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 2000
Routes 200
Track log 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks

Features & Benefits:

Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Electronic compass Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Touchscreen No
Barometric altimeter Yes
Camera no
Geocaching-friendly Yes (Paperless)
Custom maps compatible Yes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos) Yes
Hunt/fish calendar Yes
Sun and moon information Yes
Tide tables Yes (with optional Bluechart)
Area calculation Yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units) Yes
Picture viewer Yes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) Yes

In the Box

eTrex 30 - TOPO UK & Ireland

  • eTrex 30
  • Preloaded "TOPO UK & Ireland Light" map
  • USB cable
  • Quickstart Guide

eTrex 30 - BirdsEye Select Eire

  • eTrex 30
  • BirdsEye Select Eire download voucher
  • USB cable
  • Quickstart Guide

Maps

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