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Garmin eTrex 30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Garmin eTrex 30. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance. The durability also gets good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the size, while many are negative about the screen and price.

usability, durability, performance

price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin eTrex 30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Garmin eTrex 30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Garmin eTrex 30 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin e-Trex 30 Handheld GPS

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GPS for multiple uses


The set up was very easy. I like to Geocache, so no problems with downloading the point information. Good for several uses such as hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. Plus the price less expensive than other retailers.

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Great GPS for geocaching


Overall so far it seems to be a great unit. Great satellite reception even under dense tree cover, and quick startup.


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Great unit but should Include a basic topo map


Garmin Should consider that this is a hand held GPS that will be used primarily (by most) as a Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, Biking, ATV Riding etc. For this reason it should come with at least a basic topo map installed. I can understand that they want to...

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Great GPS on land or water.


I have used this mostly on the water. Although it runs off AA batteries they will work for a while. Most of the time one set of batteries will last the whole day. This GPS has great features as well.

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Very easy to use


This is my very first gps. I run a Mac and have had no problems with programs not working. Oh my Mac is 5 yrs old. I love it got the Birdseye and have been adding Sat. Views to my 24k map.

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Compatible Software


Never had a chance to use the product. Once registered online, received a notice that my computer software was not compatible; have 64-bit Windows 7 and 64-bit Internet Explorer 9, the requirement is 32-bit. Nowhere on the box or in the manuals is...