eTrex 30 is one of the most popular and reliable handheld GPS devices and make it even better. Improved ergonomic design, improved user interface, paperless geocaching and expanded map features make eTrex more versatile and user friendly, but it retains its toughness and durability.
Watch the road
eTrex 30 has an improved 2.2 “65K color screen that can be read in sunlight. eTrex 30 is rugged and waterproof – built to withstand the elements. It has an upgraded user interface and is tough against the elements – no dust, dirt, moisture or water can keep up with this legendary navigator.
New tools for your hike
eTrex 30 has a built-in 3-axis tilt compensated electronic compass shows your heading even when you stand still, and may not hold the device horizontally. Also added is a barometric altimeter, which analyzes variations in air pressure and find out your precise altitude, and you can even use the device to plot barometric pressure over time, which can be helpful to keep an eye on weather conditions.
With a choice of compatible slots are eTrex 30 designed for use on ATVs, on bicycles, in boats, as a handheld device or in your car. Use the car mount and City Navigator NT ® card to turn-by-turn directions, or the rugged mount for your motorcycle or ATV. Wherever you want to take over the eTrex, it has the right cards and holders for the purpose.
Become a global
The new eTrex series is the first series receivers for consumers ever, which can take both GPS and GLONASS satellites simultaneously. GLONASS is a system developed in Russia and will be fully operational in 2012. In GLONASS satellites shorten the time taken for the receiver to “lock up” in a position, with approx. 20% on average compared to GPS. When using both GPS and GLONASS, the receiver can lock onto 24 satellites more than if using only GPS.
With a microSD ™ card slot and 1.7 GB of internal memory, you can eTrex 30 load TOPO 24K map and then go, connect preloaded BlueChart ® g2 card for a great day on the water or City Navigator NT ® map data for incremental route directions for road (compatible card appears in the tab card). eTrex 30 also supports Birdseye™ satellite images (requires subscription) that allows you to download satellite images to your device and integrate them into your maps.
With eTrex 30 you can share waypoints, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS units. Now your friends in other words also enjoy your favorite hike or geocache – simply press the “send” to transfer your information to similar units, and can immediately begin the fun.
Do not get distracted
With the highly sensitive WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix ™ satellite prediction eTrex locates your position quickly and precisely, and it retains even its GPS location even under close cover and deep canyons.
Find the fun
eTrex 30 supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. VisitOpenCaching.com to start your geocaching adventures. By switching to paperless protects you not only the environment but also improves efficiency. eTrex 30 stores and displays key information incl. location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which completely eliminates manually entering coordinates and paper print-outs.Simply upload the GPX file to your unit, then the treasure hunt can begin.