Never run out of power with the all-new eTrex Solar from Garmin

Garmin’s first solar-charging handheld GPS can provide infinite battery life, wireless connectivity and more to let you explore longer

OLATHE, Kan./November 16, 2023/PR Newswire – Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) today announced the eTrex® Solar, an easy-to-use GPS handheld that utilizes solar power to go the extra mile. The latest iteration in the tried-and-true eTrex series offers solar charging that can provide infinite battery life1 for hikers, geocachers and off-the-grid adventurers. Enjoy the outdoors longer and take the road less traveled with the eTrex Solar in hand; users can view waypoints, track their location and find their way back to favorite spots on the 2.2-inch high-contrast display that’s easy to read, even in bright sunlight.   

“For over two decades, our iconic eTrex series has been known for its revolutionary features and capabilities, making it wildly popular among our customers. Adding infinite battery life through our solar-charging technology is just the latest example of the innovation we strive to provide in each of our outdoor products. From a short hike to living off the grid, the eTrex Solar is the perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure.” –Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales

Infinite battery life

Utilizing Garmin’s solar technology, eTrex Solar can offer unlimited battery life so users can stay on the trail longer without recharging their device. Those adventurers won’t need to plan a stop to refresh their battery on a day-long expedition; the sun can do the work for them. The solar capabilities can not only keep a battery fully charged, it can also help rejuvenate a low-charged battery1.

Even without the embedded solar charging the eTrex Solar can run for up to 1,800 hours in Expedition mode, allowing users to do what they love longer.

Stay up-to-date with the Garmin Explore

When paired with a compatible smartphone, eTrex Solar users can access the Garmin Explore app to stay connected and informed, even when traversing off grid areas.

  • Cloud backup: Use unlimited cloud storage to make all mapping and trip data easy to review, save and share2.
  • Plan ahead: Devise the next day’s travel plan by creating routes on the app and then sync them to the handheld.
  • Smart notifications: Remain connected when exploring remote areas with smart notifications for text messages, phone calls and more when paired with a compatible smartphone.
  • Geocaching Live: Receive automatic cache updates, including descriptions, logs and hints. Each Find will instantly upload to a saved profile when connected to the app.
  • Weather forecasts: Stay aware of impending weather with real-time forecast information when paired with a compatible smartphone.

Find the right path

Thanks to multi-band GPS, the eTrex Solar has superior positional accuracy to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. The multi-band support can provide hikers and other adventurers with location accuracy and positioning in relation to their waypoints. Like previous models in the series, the eTrex Solar also features a digital compass, which can provide an accurate heading even when standing still – another tool to help explorers find their way. And with an IPX7 rating, it’s ruggedly designed and purpose-built to withstand harsh environments.

Available now, the eTrex Solar handheld has a suggested retail price of $249.99. To learn more, visit

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1Unlimited battery life when used in sunny conditions (75,000 lux)

2A Garmin account is required for storing data in the cloud

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Garmin International, Inc.
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