The Garmin eTrex 20x GPS features a higher resolution display and expanded internal memory, all without sacrificing its tough design, intuitive navigation interface, or multi-use functionality. Upgraded over the original eTrex 20, the eTrex 20x features a 2.2-inch,
65K color, sunlight-readable display and worldwide shaded relief basemap
for navigating with easy-reading precision. Paperless geocaching stores
compatible GPX files with all the pertinent information, such as
terrain, hints, difficulty level, and descriptions.
Tracking both traditional GPS and Russian-based GLONASS satellites, the Garmin eTrex 20x GPS finds your position approximately 20-percent faster than traditional GPS receivers. Suddenly, finding your precise location is incredibly quick, as GLONASS adds 24 additional satellites for speedy signal transmission. Plus, HotFix satellite prediction gives regular users even faster satellite acquisition by predicting the positioning of GPS satellites up to three-days after its last use.
Another major upgrade, 1.7GB of built-in memory stores up to 200 routes to follow, 200 completed tracks, and 2000 waypoints. MicroSD expandable memory (card not included) provides greater capacity to store routes, tracks, and waypoints, as well as accommodating Garmin's various map offerings. In fact, the eTrex 20x works with a plethora of aftermarket maps, including high-definition BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, TOPO 24k, BlueChart nautical, and City Navigator NT for turn-by-turn driving directions (maps sold separately).
Optimized for use in the wilderness, the eTrex 20x GPS easily survives small drops with its rubberized design. IPX-7 standard construction means it's dust, dirt, humidity, and water-resistant, withstanding one-meter submersion up to 30-minutes. 25-hour battery life ensures plenty of juice for extensive outings, with the ability to swap 2AA batteries at a moment's notice. Plus, it effortlessly updates with Garmin Express software, which is available for free on both Mac and PC. This GPS comes with quick start-up instructions and a USB cable for updating your device.