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Garmin eTrex 20

Garmin eTrex 20
alaScore 84

825 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 825 reviews of Garmin eTrex 20. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and maps are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 540 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 People really like the screen and maps. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the route planning and reliability get mixed opinions.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin eTrex 20 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorGARMIN eTrex 20 Topo Bundle

Aug, 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: Rebecca Martin (

Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


So far what I have used it for it has been a good little gadget. When I can finally afford a map (Starts at $75 dollars on Amazon, from Garmin they start at $100) and I learn all the features I am sure I will be much happier. I just wish I would have...

Great size I love the looks and lots of features that I did not expect

For a first time GPS user it is proving difficult to figure out on my own. Maps are ridiculously expensive

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Jim (

Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


I am a boat captain and I wanted this unit for my hobbies, sailing, fishing, hunting, geo cashing, bicycle riding and travel. I have used it a work and matched it to GPS units costing much more and it is just as accurate and actually easier to...

size, screen quality, ergonomics are excellent, easy to personalize

chart and map software is twice the price of the unit. Base map is very, very basic. Garmin site is not easy to use and doesn't give you much information about support products like maps and charts

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Diane (

Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


I like it. I would recomend it.

Great for geocaching. Lots of application. On target

For people of aging statues screen is small but use readers and it is fine

Mar, 2012

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

Consumer review by: toon (

Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


A lot of unit in one small package

operating manual poor.a bit of a learning curf.maps are expensive

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: John Warren (

Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


see above


In all fairness my particular unit may be defective but regardless what I get on my screen is junk

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: MJM (

Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


I like the ease of portability.

Small. Easy to operate.All the functions you would expect from Garmin


Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Loren (

Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Navigator


I have only had this GPS for a week and have been out only once. So far I like it. It seems easy to use compared to what I had before.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: A_Nother-Consumer (

Handy little unit


I upgraded to the Garmin eTrex 20 after owning both the eTrex H and eTrex Summit HC series GPS handheld units, and I have to say I am very impressed and happy with the unit. It has everything I need for camping, hiking and 4WDing, and with the purchase...

small, lightweight, compact, much easier to use than the old eTrex units. Multiple user profiles for different applications. Good technical support

No Barometic Altimeter. Sucks battery life when backlight is on. Can't be used in car with USB adapter.

Mar, 2013