Introducing the Garmin® eTrex® 20x and 30x Outdoor Handhelds

eTrex line gets an update with an upgraded high-resolution display and more memory

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced an upgrade to the
popular eTrex handheld line, eTrex 20x and 30x. These next-generation
GPS handhelds retain the ease-of-use, durability and affordability of
the original eTrex line, but add an all-new 2.2” sunlight readable
high-resolution display and 3.7 GB of internal memory, which is more
than twice the amount available in their predecessors. Rugged and
water-resistant1, eTrex 20x and 30x boast a high-sensitivity
GPS receiver with GLONASS support, a preloaded basemap and a variety of
mounting options. Whether used on ATVs, bicycles, boats or as a
handheld, eTrex 20x and 30x will keep users on the right path, or easily
guide them back if they lose their way.

“We’re extremely excited to add new eTrex units to our handheld lineup,”
said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “The eTrex
units are the more accessible and easy-to-use units that Garmin offers,
and we’re looking forward to bringing higher-end features like the vivid
color display and expanded memory to this entry-level line of products.”

Boasting a 2.2”, 65K color, sunlight-readable, high-res display, eTrex
20x and 30x are built to endure rugged environments. The ergonomic
design fits easily in users’ hands, and with an IPX7 water rating2,
eTrex 20x and 30x can withstand the elements. With the built-in
high-sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receivers with GLONASS support and
HotFix satellite prediction, eTrex 20x and 30x can acquire a satellite
fix quickly, and maintain it, even in heavy cover and deep canyons.
These new units also maintain the intuitive user interface of the
previous eTrex models, making them extremely easy-to-use.

Preloaded with a worldwide basemap, and equipped with 3.7 GB of internal
memory, users can upload even more mapping or data to their eTrex
through the microSD card slot. Both units will also support a variety of
maps, including TOPO 24K, HuntView, BlueChart® g2, even City Navigator®
with turn-by-turn navigation. In addition, eTrex 20x and 30x will also
be compatible with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required),
so users will be able to download images to the device and integrate
them into their maps.

The eTrex 30x adds a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic
compass, which gives directional information even when standing still,
without holding it level. Also added is a barometric altimeter to get
more accurate altitude information, or to track barometric pressure over
time to gauge changing weather conditions. Additionally, eTrex 30x can
wirelessly share waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches with other
compatible devices, including VIRB action cams, and accessory sensors
like the Tempe™ temperature sensor, foot pod and heart rate monitor.

With a variety of profiles, eTrex 20x and 30x can be customized for each
occasion or activity. Switching between configurations is a breeze, so
when users get back to the car to drive home after a long day on the
trail, they won’t miss a beat. Both eTrex 20x and 30x will also have a
dedicated geocaching profile, which supports GPX files, so users can
download cache information directly to the unit, without needing to
manually enter coordinates or deal with paper printouts.

With a variety of mounting options, eTrex 20x and 30x are designed to be
used on anything from ATVs, bicycles, boats and cars, or simply in the
palm of a user’s hand. Boasting extended battery life, eTrex 20x and 30x
run on two AA batteries, and can get up to 25 hours of use.

Available in summer 2015, eTrex 20x will have a suggested retail price
of $199.99, and eTrex 30x will have a suggested retail price of $299.99.

eTrex 20x and 30x 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 training, 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, and

For over 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
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1 IPX7 water rating. Withstands incidental exposure to water
of up to one meter for up to 30 minutes.
2 For more
information on water ratings, click

About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin, eTrex, BlueChart and City Navigator are registered
trademarks and Tempe is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International, Inc.Maddie Estrada, [email protected]