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Garmin eTrex 30

Garmin eTrex 30
alaScore 92

70 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the durability. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the screen. The size and price get mixed comments.

usability, durability


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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Garmin eTrex 30


alaTest has collected and analysed 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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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...

Easy to use and is very accurate, the compass is useful and works nicely

Sometimes the menu system is hard to navigate through. The included map is darn near useless

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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.This product has... Simple controlsAbout me... Use...

Great GPS for the money

Nothing so far


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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.

Newbe friendly

Have to buy sat. View

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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...