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Garmin eTrex 20

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Garmin eTrex 20 handheld gps receiver

The Garmin eTrex 20 is a great handheld GPS unit. This is great for hiking, biking, or just having a spare lying around for when you need to get off grid.


  • Small
  • Relatively light
  • Always has reception


  • Screen is easily scratched

The Garmin eTrex 20 is a great handheld GPS unit. I use this unit every day for work as a forestry technician.

This unit, in my experience, has usually 3-7 meters of accuracy in Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. It always seems to have reception, others I have had do not. This GPS gets dragged around in the forest with no mercy. It has a decent battery life, but the screen is easy to scratch.

I have used this GPS in the rain and in temperatures over 90 degrees and in the 20s. For a lightweight handheld, I do not need anything else. Most of the time the eTrex is paired with a topo map and never fails. A great little GPS for a just in case moment, biking, camping, and for hiking.

Source: This is part of my gear for work.

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Price MSRP: $199.99
Historic Range: $134.93-$239.99
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
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