Garmin announced an update to their eTrex line of handheld GPS units by unveiling the 20x and 30x. This update brings an all-new 2.2” sunlight readable high-resolution display and 3.7 GB of internal memory (which is more than twice the amount available in their predecessors).
“We’re extremely excited to add new eTrex units to our handheld lineup,” said Dan Bartel Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “The eTrex units are the more accessible and easy-to-use units that Garmin offers, and we’re looking forward to bringing higher-end features like the vivid color display and expanded memory to this entry-level line of products.”
The eTrex 30x adds a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which gives directional information even when standing still, without holding it level. Also added is a barometric altimeter to get more accurate altitude information, or to track barometric pressure over time to gauge changing weather conditions. Additionally, eTrex 30x can wirelessly share waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches with other compatible devices, including VIRB action cams, and accessory sensors like the Tempe™ temperature sensor, foot pod and heart rate monitor.
Both units will be available in summer 2015. The eTrex 20x will have a suggested retail price of $199.99 U.S., and eTrex 30x will have a suggested retail price of $299.99 U.S..