Hiking gps – convenient Garmin eTrex 10

If you’re a casual weekend hiker, or you’re just starting out and don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a GPS that you seldom use, take a look at the new Garmin $110 Etrex 10. This sturdy little device is convenient, but still offers a lot of features for occasional outdoor enthusiasts. For example, this device comes with a monochrome 2.2-inch display that is battery light (25 hours in two AA cells) and can easily be read in almost any type of light. It is compatible with GPS and glonabs satellites and is preloaded with a basic global map. It is also waterproof, geocache compatible, and has enough onboard memory to store 50 routes, 10,000 waypoints and 200 saved tracks.

The Garmin Etrex 10 is designed to be versatile enough to be used in a variety of activities: Garmin also offers support for all-terrain vehicles, bicycles, boats and automobiles, although you will have to switch to Etrex 20 to get the navigation Turn-by-turn. Although Garmin Etrex 10 lacks some more sophisticated features provided by high-end models, it still manages to offer all essential elements in a very affordable package. photo:Garmin

General Specs
eTrex 10 :
Physical dimensions2.1″ x 4.0″ x 1.3″ (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)
Display size1.4″ x 1.7″ (3.6 x 4.3 cm); 2.2″ diag (5.6 cm)
Display resolution128 x 160 pixels
Display typetransflective, monochrome
Weight5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries
Battery2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life25 hours
Water ratingIPX7
High-sensitivity receiver
Maps & Memory
Track log10,000 points, 100 saved tracks
Outdoor Recreation Features
Area calculation
Geocaching-friendlyYes (Paperless)
Hunt/fish calendar
Sun and moon information
Garmin Connect™
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)