Garmin eTrex 30 Handheld Outdoor GPS
eTrex 30 takes one of the most popular and reliable GPS handhelds and makes it better.
Redesigned ergonomics, an easier-to-use interface, paperless geocaching and expanded mapping capabilities add up to serious improvements for an already legendary GPS handheld.
eTrex 30 is versatile. It's tough. And its built to handle whatever Mother Nature can dish out and more.
See The Way
eTrex 30 has an enhanced 2.2 in 65K color, sunlight readable display.
Durable and waterproof, eTrex 30 is built to withstand the elements.
It has an upgraded interface yet retains its legendary toughness to withstand the elements be it dust, dirt, humidity or water, none of which are a match for this storied navigator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.