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Garmin eTreX 30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 682 reviews of Garmin eTreX 30. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the durability. The price is also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the maps and screen. The reliability and performance get mixed opinions.

usability, price, durability

screen, maps

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin eTreX 30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Garmin eTreX 30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability.

usability

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

This summary is based on the products: GARMIN Etrex 30GARMIN Etrex 30

May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin eTreX 30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Garmin eTreX 30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People really like the usability. The price also gets good comments.

price, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Trolling motor transducer adapterGarmin Trolling motor transducer adapter

May, 2018

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

Garmin eTrex 30 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

This was my first PCNation purchase but will not be the last. Shipping was free & product arrived in just over 1 day. Usually can't pay for shipping like that where I live!

Have not had the chances to use it much yet but it is much faster & more accurate than my previous GPS. It is a definite upgrade over my Garmin Legend

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

Garmin eTrex 30 Handheld GPS Navigator

 
Oct, 2011

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

great product for someone who majored "techno-nerd

 

i'm 62---wilma flintstone at best---pages and pages of geeky instructions for a simple task, "finding a gps location"-----what i'm i suppose to do? get up in the booneys, try and use this thing, get more lost and hopefully get eaten by a mountain lion...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

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.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

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.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

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...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

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.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

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.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

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...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Generally good unit except ...

 

Typical quality Garmin unit except ... If you're into geocahing - great. If not, it's very difficult to hide the geocahing points from the map. Also, the startup screen is so dim it can't be read. Registered my unit with Garmin and accessed their...

Generally typical Garmin quality.

Incomprehensible shortcomings.

Aug, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed
Water-resistant:Y

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:2.2
Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:176 x 220 / 220 x 176
Display size (HxV):1.7 x 1.4
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.7 x 1.4
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Widescreen: No

Energy Management

Battery life (max):25
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA / AA; NiMH; Lithium
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal

GPS Type

Auto:No / Yes
Aviation: No
Bike/Scooter: Yes
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt):No / Yes
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking):No / Yes
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck:No / Yes

GPS type

Bicycle:N / Y
Motorcycle:Y

Map

Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:Benelux / Czech Republic / Germany / Italy / No
Maps included:No / Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:1.7
Storage media type:Flash

Navigation

Auto re-route: Yes
Automatic routing: Yes
Barometric altimeter: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Photo navigation: Yes
Points of interest:10000
Routes quantity:200
Tracks quantity:200
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Internal memory:1740
Wireless Technology:ANT

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connectivity:Y

Power

Battery life (max):25
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA / AA; NiMH; Lithium
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

Area calculation: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer:No / Yes
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Number of Waypoints:200 / 2000
Protection features:Water Resistant
Sun & moon information: Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes
Tide tables: Yes
Tracklog: Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer: Yes
USB port: Yes
Waterproof: Yes
Waypoints: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.3 / 4.06
Height:1.3 / 4.06
Weight:5
Width:2.13