Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin eTrex 10 review

Garmin eTrex 10 review

Hands on review of the Garmin eTrex 10

The Garmin eTrex 10 is Garmin’s new entry-level unit in the recently updated eTrex series. It offers paperless geocaching, GPS+GLONASS and advanced track navigation, but has a monochrome screen, limited memory and cannot accept detailed maps (although you can see your track and waypoints, as pictured above).

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A first look at the new Garmin eTrex series


UPDATE: Read my hands on review of the Garmin eTrex 10 and Garmin eTrex 20.

I’ve been playing with the new Garmin eTrex 20 for several days now and wanted to share a few screenshots, etc. You may already know that the newest eTrex line offers GPS + GLONASS integration, but let’s look at what else it brings. read more

GLONASS in my hand

GLONASS on eTrex

UPDATE: Here’s my hands on review of the eTrex 20, including an evaluation of it’s performance.

Well this is the coolest thing I’ve seen on a GPS receiver in a long time. I picked up the new eTrex 20 yesterday and was happy to see that, as advertised, it promptly locked on to not only GPS satellites, but Russian GLONASS birds as well.

As far as I know, this is the first consumer receiver to feature GLONASS in the US. I know there is at least one smartphone available in Russia with it, but I’m not sure what else is out there.

We’ve seen recent reports suggesting GLONASS will improve reception in northerly latitudes and urban canyons. If you’ve got an eTrex to test in those environments, we’d love to hear from you. Chime in below!

Garmin eTrex 10, 20 and 30 announced


UPDATE: Garmin UK has confirmed that the eTrex 20 and 30 will support BirdsEye imagery.

UPDATE 2: Read my hands on reviews of the eTrex 10 and eTrex 20.

Garmin has announced three new models this morning, the Garmin eTrex 10, 20 and 30, updating the popular eTrex line with paperless geocaching and other new features. The new eTrex models sport up to an estimated 25 hour battery life and are expected to hit store shelves in the third quarter of 2011.

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