Garmin updates its eTrex line of handheld GPS devices by introducing three new models, the eTrex 10, eTrex 20 and eTrex 30. Garmin’s new pocket-sized GPS devices offers enhanced geocaching and supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocache locations and details straight to the unit using its high-speed USB connection.
The budget-friendly eTrex 10, priced at $119.99, comes with a sunlight-readable monochrome display and a worldwide basemap. The eTrex 20 and 30, on the other hand, get a 2.2-inch 65k color display that is also readable under sunlight. They support topographic, roadway and marine maps. The eTrex 30 adds a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. The eTrex 20 and eTrex 30 are priced at $199.99 and $299.99, respectively.
Garmin’s new eTrex device can store and display key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates. Users can download caches from OpenCaching.com and upload GPX files to the eTrex files.