Introducing the Garmin® eTrex® Touch 25 and 35 Handhelds – the first-ever eTrex units equipped with touchscreen displays
Schaffhausen, Switzerland/ July 2, 2015/Business Wire—Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the eTrex Touch 25 and 35 the new line of intuitive touchscreen GPS devices designed for active families and recreational users. The eTrex Touch series has a completely updated user interface for improved ease-of-use. Activity profiles provide an optimised user experience for multiple activities and the 2.6” capacitive touchscreen display makes it even easier – just touch and go. The device features the new preloaded Garmin TopoActive Europe mapping, 250k preinstalled geocaches and also comes with a cycling mount in the pack. Rugged and dependable, the new eTrex Touch series boasts a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with GLONASS support and an electronic compass for safe navigation in any conditions.
“With the new eTrex Touch, we’re thrilled to bring the fun and excitement of outdoor navigation to families and recreational users of all levels,” said Martin Resch Outdoor Product Manager EMEA. “With preloaded recreational mapping and new activity profiles, we’re excited to raise the bar of what’s available to consumers in the new Garmin entry line of outdoor handhelds.”
New eTrex Touch 25 and 35
The eTrex Touch series is designed for people who want to easily experience a variety of outdoor activities with only one device. New ‘Activity Profiles’ have been developed to provide an improved navigation experience for each and every activity. Whether hill walking, hiking, cycling or geocaching, with an eTrex Touch, switching between activities is easier than ever, even if they’re done all in one afternoon. This makes it comfortable, quick and intuitive to use the same device for entirely different purposes – so intuitive that even kids can use the device with ease.
The eTrex Touch series is ready to use, right out of the box.
It comes preloaded with the new recreational map TopoActive Europe that covers 46 countries and provides helpful information for all kinds of recreational activities on an 8GB internal memory. Additionally, all models come preloaded with 250,000 geocaches from Geocaching.com, so the minute they open the box, users can start their geocaching adventure virtually anywhere in the world. Users can also utilise Garmin Connect and Garmin Adventures to explore other activities and share their own adventures with family and friends. For those who want to use more specialised content, the built-in microSD card slot allows to load additional maps like Garmin’s high quality TOPO maps, CityNavigator for street navigation or BlueChart marine maps.
NEW eTrex Touchscreen
Featuring a 2.6” brilliant outdoor readable, capacitive touchscreen display, the eTrex Touch 25 and 35 offer a long-lasting 16-hour battery life, and a rugged ergonomic design that’s meant to withstand the elements 1. Boasting a built-in high-sensitivity GPS receiver with GLONASS support and HotFix® satellite prediction, the eTrex Touch series is able to locate users’ position quickly and precisely, even in heavy cover and deep canyons. All units in the eTrex Touch series have a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which gives directional information even when standing still. The eTrex 35 also have a barometric altimeter to get more accurate altitude, elevation and climb information, as well as indications of pending weather changes that makes it a perfect navigator for people engaged in alpine activities like hill walking and mountain biking.
The eTrex 35 incorporate wireless ANT +™ connectivity to accessory sensors like heart rate monitors, the Tempe™ temperature sensor, Chirp™ geocaching beacon, or the cycling speed and cadence sensor. The eTrex 35 can connect via Bluetooth to compatible smartphones 2 to receive smart notifications and stay connected out on the trail, but keep their phone safely packed away from the elements. Additionally, these units are compatible with the Garmin Connect™ mobile app, for data transfer on the go and features such as LiveTrack. With LiveTrack, users can pair their device with the app, and invite friends and family to follow their activity in real time. This provides peace of mind, especially if users are alone. The eTrex 35 can also act as a wireless remote control for the VIRB® line of action cameras.
Available in summer 2015, the eTrex Touch 25 will have a suggested retail price of 199 GBP and the eTrex Touch 35 will have a suggested retail price of 229 GBP.
eTrex Touch 25, 35 and 35t are the latest solutions from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, dog tracking, or capturing it all on VIRB action cameras, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com/outdoors, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.
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1. IPX7 water rating. For more information on water ratings, click here.
2. Examples of compatible phones include: iPhone® 4S & later, Android™ 4.3, Galaxy S3 or later, Galaxy Note 3 or HTC One, phone must be Bluetooth Smart. For the full list of compatible smartphones, click here.
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