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Garmin eTrex 20

Garmin eTrex 20
alaScore 82

689 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 689 reviews of Garmin eTrex 20. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and maps are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the route planning.

usability, performance, price, maps, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin eTrex 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 547 user reviews of Garmin eTrex 20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers really like the reliability and maps. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the route planning.

usability, performance, price, maps, reliability

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin eTrex 20 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin eTrex 20 review


The Garmin eTrex 20 is the mid-range model of three new units that bring a long-awaited update to the popular eTrex series, which now offers paperless geocaching, new customization options and BirdsEye aerial imagery capability.

Bright display ; Small size ; GLONASS for improved accuracy ; Paperless geocaching capability ; BirdsEye aerial imagery and US/Canada topo compatibility ; Advanced track navigation ; Garmin custom maps capability ; Customization options (dashboards,...

Small display ; Mapsets combined even though renamed from gmapsupp.img ; Distance to destination cycling and tracklog separation (and possibly the mapset issue) point to immature firmware ; No electronic compass or barometric altimeter ; No wireless...

Despite some early bugs, I like the eTrex 20, and think it will be a good first unit for all sorts of outdoors lovers. My quibbles with it are pretty minor, and Garmin has a good track record of fixing significant issues (although it can often take...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Pastor Jim (

This is the best out there...


Just buy it. You will not be sorry. It is a hikers dream.

Easy To Setup","Lightweight","Rugged","Stable

Feb, 2012