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Garmin eTrex 20

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An improved interface and worldwide basemap, the Garmin eTrex is an entirely new device poised for new adventures.


The Garmin eTrex 20 GPS features an full-color display, expandable memory and geochaching to offer a fun and easy GPS experience for outdoor enthusiasts. Comes with a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief that helps you navigate with ease. Features a 2.2 in., 65k color display can be viewed in bright sunlight;. WAAS-enabled receiver locates your position quickly and maintains reception under heavy cover. Compatibility with Russian Glonass system allows about 20% faster and more reliable satellite acquisition, helpful in challenging spots such as deep canyons or tall buildings. 1.7 gigabytes of memory make it easy to add maps; choose from Garmin TOPO U.S. 24k maps, BlueChart(R) g2 marine maps and City Navigator(R) road maps (sold separately). Supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocache locations and details straight to the unit using the high-speed USB connection. Stores and displays geocache location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions-no more manually entering coordinates or toting around paper printouts! MicroSD(TM) card slot for storing additional data. Operational buttons are located along the sides of the device for easy 1-hand operation. 2 AA batteries (sold separately) provide up to 25 hrs. of use of the Garmin eTrex 20 GPS. Waterproof design meets IEC 60529 lPX7 standards (can be submerged to 1m for up to 30 min.).


Improving on one of the most reliable and popular handheld GPS devices, Garmin's eTrex 20 GPS is equipped for a wide range of navigational needs from hiking to geocaching. This device is equipped with a high-sensitivity GPS with HotFix satellite technology and a preloaded worldwide basemap - all of which can be read on a bright 65K color screen with the capacity to store additional map data with 1.7 GB of memory space.

- Mountain Gear

Garmin's most popular handheld GPS, the eTrex 20 GPS, has been significantly upgraded for easier viewing, faster reception, longer battery life, customizable profiles, and extensive map support. Enjoy the off-the-grid locations and backyard wilderness areas like never before with enhanced precision and faster tracking, courtesy of this receiver's ability to lock onto both GPS and GLONASS satellites. Utilizing a staggering 24 extra satellites from the Russian-based GLONASS, this GPS receiver locks onto a signal approximately 20% faster than units relying on standard GPS satellites alone. Enhanced ergonomics make this GPS receiver a pleasure to grip, yet this unit retains its legendary toughness and waterproof protection. A 25-hour battery life ensures that you don't get left in the woods while hiking, biking, or camping, and the battery compatibility makes packing extra juice for extended journeys easier than ever. A wide variety of compatible Garmin mounts (sold separately) attach to ATVs, boats, bicycles, and cars alike. This GPS receiver supports paperless geocaching via GPX files from OpenCaching. com. Detailed geocache information including location, terrain, difficulty, hints, and descriptions are included with GPX files for simplified geocaching. Customizable profiles and dashboards aid in switching tasks and accommodate a wide variety of activities with vital navigation stats. Advanced tracking capability measures elevation points along with start and finish waypoints for estimating time and distance between locations. Included with the eTrex 20 GPS, a worldwide basemap is sufficient for a wide array of outdoor activities such as hiking, hunting, geocaching, camping, and boating. Extensive map support with compatible TOPO 24K, BlueChart g2 (marine), City Navigator NT (turn-by-turn), and BirdsEye Satellite Imagery allows you to upgrade to higher-quality maps when necessary. Compatible Garmin Express and BaseCamp software are available online free of char...

- Backcountry.com

Garmin eTrex 20

currently retails for:
$179.95 - $199.99
MSRP: $199.99

where to buy:


Weight 5 oz / 141.7 g with batteries
Dimensions 2.1 in x 4.0 in x 1.3 in / 5.4 cm x 10.3 cm x 3.3 cm
Display Size 1.4 in x 1.7 in / 3.5 cm x 4.4 cm, 2.2 in diag / 5.6 cm