Garmin eTrex 30x GPS Unit

From: £2.89

The District own a number of handheld GPS Units that can be loaned to groups for use in their programme or while participating in Adventurous Activities. We have eight units in total (two of the eTrex 10 model and six of the eTrex 30x model). They can be used for wide games, hill walking, mountain biking, geocaching etc..

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Description

Handheld GPS with 3-axis Compass, Enhanced Display and Preloaded Mapping

  • 2.2 inch crystal clear colour display
  • Preloaded Western Europe Garmin TopoActive map with shaded relief
  • High-sensitivity, GPS receiver with HotFix® and GLONASS support
  • 4GB internal memory. Expand further with a microSD™ card (not included).
  • 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter
  • Worldwide basemap with shaded relief

eTrex 30x is our upgraded version of the popular eTrex 30, with enhanced screen resolution and extended internal memory to hold more maps. The preloaded Garmin TopoActive supports and enhances a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, geocaching, cycling, mountaineering and fishing. eTrex 30x has superior features compared to eTrex 30, while maintaining its ease-of-use, affordability and legendary durability.

See the Way

eTrex 30x has an enhanced 2.2 inch, 65K colour, sunlight-readable display. Durable and water-resistant, eTrex 30x is built to withstand the elements. It has an upgraded interface yet retains its toughness to withstand dust, dirt, humidity or water.

New Tools for Your Trek

The new in-built 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass keeps your bearings even when you’re standing still or not holding it level. Also added is a barometric altimeter that tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your altitude. Use it to plot barometric pressure over time to help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.

Go Anywhere

Fit your eTrex 30x just about anywhere, using an array of compatible mounts. Use the auto mount capability and City Navigator NT® maps for turn-by-turn driving directions, or the rugged mount for your bike or quad. You can even mount to a boat for fishing or sailing trips.

Go Global

The eTrex series can track both GPS and GLONASS satellites simultaneously – it has the ability to lock on to 24 more satellites than using just GPS. What’s more, the time it takes to “lock on” to a position is (on average) 20% faster than using GPS alone. 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.

Preloaded Garmin TopoActive Map

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.

Use the microSD™ card slot to load additional advanced maps – like Topo maps, BlueChart® g2 marine maps or City Navigator® NT maps. eTrex 30x also supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required) to download and integrate with your maps.

Share Wirelessly

eTrex 30x lets you share your routes, geocaches and other user data wirelessly with other compatible devices. Simply press “send” to transfer your information and share your adventure with friends.

eTrex also connects to compatible Garmin devices, including VIRB™ and accessory sensors, including tempe™, foot pod and heart rate monitor.

Keep Your Fix

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.

Find Fun

eTrex 30x supports paperless geocaching GPX files for endless geocaching adventures. Just visit Take control of your next adventure with BaseCamp™. The free, trip-planning software allows you to view and organise maps, routes and more, and even create Garmin Adventures to share with friends, family or fellow explorers. BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2D or 3D on your computer screen, as well as a vast array of satellite images when paired with a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.

Additional information

Dimensions

5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm

Display Size

3.5 x 4.4 cm; 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)

Display Resolution

240 x 320 pixels

Display Type

2.2" transflective, 65K colour TFT

Weight

141.7 g with batteries

Battery

2 x AA batteries (High Capacity Rechargeable Eneloop Pro's Included)

Battery Life

Up to 25 hours

Waterproof

Yes (IPX7)

High-sensitivity receiver

Yes

Interface

USB

Barometric Altimeter

Yes

Electronic Compass

Yes

Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)

Yes

Basemap

Yes

Preloaded Maps

Yes – Garmin TopoActive map of Western Europe

Ability to add maps

Yes

Built-in memory

3.7 GB including preloaded maps

Expanded Memory

microSD™ card (not included)

Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)

Yes

Waypoints/favorites/locations

2000

Routes

200

Track Log

10,000 points, 200 saved tracks

Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads)

Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)

Geocaching-friendly

Yes (Paperless)

Sun and moon information

Yes

Tide tables

Yes

Area Calculation

Yes

GPS/GLONASS

Both