Everybody love GPS systems right? We have to have them one way or another when we are in our cars. They could be built in by the car manufacturer, or attached to our cars with units such as a TomTom, or we more recently we can have a non-GPS car still display Google Maps on our view screen through a link to our smartphone, running Android Auto.
However, there are those of us who like to trek into the great outdoors, hiking, mountains, state forests, campgrounds, and overall general wilderness trails ! We need GPS too when we are not in our cars. Well Garmin is here to help us out also with the Garmin eTrex 20x, a sport unit for under $200.
Produced with the sharp looking Halloween colors of Black & Orange and in the very manageable size of 5.50 x 3.60 x 2.70 inches, this is a great companion for your next journey outdoors. It has a newly UPGRADED DISPLAY which features a 2.2″ 65K color sunglight readable display, great for when the sun is high, which offers increased resolution (240 x 320 pixels).
You can load more maps with this unit due to the large 3.7 GB of internal memory and microSD card slot which lets you load a variety of maps, including TOPO 24K, HuntView, BlueChart g2, City Navigator NT and BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required on that one). It does come with a pre-loaded BASE map which does include a worldwide basemap with shaded relief.
With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, HotFix satellite prediction and GLONASS support, eTrex locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its location even in heavy cover and deep canyons, which explorers know can be so valuable !
The display size is 2 inches and this unit is Bluetooth enabled, and has a battery life of roughly 25 hours. The system is engineered with newly upgraded features, enhanced screen resolution and an expanded internal memory, so the eTrexAr 20x GPS combines functionality with user-friendliness which allows outdoor adventurers to safely navigate the paths less traveled with ease.
If you need additional maps you can purchase them directly from garmin.com. You can download them directly with their free software (Basecamp) which makes it quite easy. The Garmin eTrex 20x requires 2 AA batteries, and there is a setting to choose whether you are using alkaline or rechargeable.
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