Also includes Worldwide basemap with shaded relief
Pressure based Altimeter and Barometer
3 axis electronic compass
Add mapping for marine, outdoor or road use
"Best on Test" - OutdoorFitness magazine
"This is a powerful easy-to-operate GPS that will meet the demands of most users" - Outdoor Enthusiast magazine, Best Buy
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.
See The Way
eTrex 30 has an enhanced 2.2 in 65K colour, brilliant, sunlight-readable display. Durable and waterproof, eTrex 30 is built to withstand the elements. It has an upgraded interface and stands strong against the elements – be it dust, dirt, humidity or water, none of which are a match for this versatile navigator.
The Right Tools for your Adventure
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.
Get the Mapping You Want
With its microSD™ card slot and 1 GB of internal memory, eTrex 30 lets you load our range of Ordnance Survey maps such as
Garmin GB Discoverer™ 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™ Select map download service that lets you download premium raster maps to your device.
Now available preloaded with the TOPO UK & Ireland Light map to the devices internal memory. In addition choose the "BirdsEye Select GB" bundle via the "Version" drop-down box at the top of the page for a 1,500km.sq download voucher for Ordnance Survey 1:25K map
You can even display and enter coordinates in British Grid format, the grid used on Ordnance Survey maps.
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 print outs. Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches.
eTrex 30 lets you share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS devices. So now your friends also can enjoy your favorite hike or cache – simply press “send” to transfer your information to similar units, and let the games begin.
Keep Your Fix
With its high-sensitivity, EGNOS-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.
With an array of compatible mounts, eTrex 20 can be used on your bicycle, boat, in your car or motorbike and off-road vehicle. You even get turn-by-turn directions with the auto mount and City Navigator® NT maps. Wherever you think you might take eTrex, it has the mapping and mounts to get you there.
The new eTrex series is the first-ever consumer-grade receivers 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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 TOPO UK & Ireland Light map and 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 quadbikes, 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.
Physical & Performance
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
transflective, 65-K colour TFT
5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries
2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended