Garmin eTrex 30x

Top of the range, more advanced eTrex with redesigned ergonomics, an easier-to-use interface, compass and altimeter, paperless geocaching, expanded mapping capabilities and added support for mounting accessories.


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Garmin eTrex 30x Description

  • Brand : Garmin
  • Season :
  • Code : GAR E30
  • Packaged Weight : 0.04KG
  • Top of the range, more advanced eTrex with redesigned ergonomics, an easier-to-use interface, compass and altimeter, paperless geocaching, expanded mapping capabilities and added support for mounting accessories. Includes some free mapping - scroll down for details.

    The eTrex 30x is identical to the eTrex 20x except that it also has and independent Barometric Altimeter and an independent Compass which does not require you to be moving to work.

    It has an enhanced 2.2 inch 65K colour, sunlight readable display and preloaded Western Europe Garmin TopoActive map with shaded relief.

    Durable and waterproof.

    eTrex 30x adds a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Also added is a barometric altimeter which tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you even can use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.

    With its high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix® satellite prediction and Glonass support, eTrex 30x locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep valleys.

    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% 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 3.7 GB of internal memory, eTrex 30x lets you load mountain maps, marine charts or road and city 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.

    eTrex 30x comes preloaded with the new Garmin TopoActive* map of Western Europe, a perfect starting point for your first recreational activity with GPS. The map provides relevant useful information for activities like hiking and cycling, it's routable and shows elevation changes*. Garmin TopoActive map of Western Europe covers the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the Vatican City. 

    eTrex 30x 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.

    eTrex 30x lets you share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS devices. So now your friends also can enjoy your favourite hike or cache - simply press “send” to transfer your information to similar units, and let the games begin.

    With its high-sensitivity, EGNOS-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 valleys.

    With an array of compatible mounts, eTrex 30 is designed for use on ATV™s, 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.

    *Garmin TopoActive is based on OSM mapping data, map quality depends heavily on local mapping coverage, Garmin cannot guarantee the quality and completeness of mapping data

    WEEE Regulations - Please Note: To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those items marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.

    Buyers Guide

    Physical dimensions 5.4cm x 10.3cm x 3.3cm
    Weight 141.7g with batteries (2 x AA, not included)
    Water rating IPX7
    Battery 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
    Display type 2.2" transflective, 65K colour TFT
    Display size 3.5cm x 4.4cm; 2.2" diag (5.6cm)
    Display resolution 240 x 320 pixels
    Battery life Up to 25 hours
    Memory/History 3.7 GB including preloaded maps
    High-sensitivity receiver Yes
    Interface USB
    Ability to add maps Yes
    Basemap Yes
    Storage and Power Capacity microSD™ card (not included)
    Waypoints/favorites/locations 2000
    Routes 200
    Track log 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
    Preloaded maps Yes - Garmin TopoActive map of Western Europe
    Barometric altimeter Yes
    Compass Yes
    Area calculation Yes
    Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
    Geocaching-friendly Yes (Paperless)
    Custom maps compatible Yes
    Sun and moon information Yes
    Camera No
    Picture viewer Yes


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