Garmin heeft 31 mei 2011 een nieuwe etrex serie onthuld.

De serie bestaat uit een Etrex 10, 20 en 30.

Daarmee is er na veel jaren een opvolger de oude “etrex” modellen.
De toestellen worden augustus 2011 op de markt verwacht, Garmin heeft de toestellen nu al aangekondigd in verband met een show in Amerika.

De modellen onderscheiden zich door de volgende functies: Etrex 10 (120 €); Basis model. Etrex 20 (199 €); kleuren display, instelbaar dashboard. Etrex 30 (249 €); 3 assig kompas, barometer, ANT+ voor chirp en fitness ondersteuning.

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persbericht Garmin:

OLATHE, Kan./May 31, 2011/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today
announced the redesigned and upgraded eTrex® handheld GPS device – evolving from one of the
world’s most reliable and popular handhelds, with millions sold. This entry level option has been given enhanced ergonomics, an improved interface, paperless
geocaching and in -certain models, a 65k color screen with expanded mapping capabilities. These new additions – along with up to 25 hours of battery life –
make the new eTrex more versatile and user-friendly, while maintaining its storied toughness and durability. The eTrex was announced in preparation
for the Teva Mountain Games in Vail, CO, where it will be prominently displayed at the Garmin booth June 3-5.

“The eTrex has been a staple within our handheld GPS lineup for over 10 years and has been a favorite among hikers, hunters and geocachers who want the basics; simple,
compact, lightweight and accurate,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Using our industry leading experience and innovative technology,
we designed the new eTrex to stand up against whatever Mother Nature throws at it.”

Go Green, Go Paperless: Take this powerful pocket-size GPS device with you on your next geocaching adventure and leave the paper print-outs at
home. The new eTrex series supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocache locations and details straight to the unit using its high-speed USB connection.
The eTrex stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and
those paper print outs! To start paperless geocaching, simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches. Caches can be downloaded
from, a completely free online community for creating, sharing and finding geocaches around the world.

Save Green: For the budget savvy consumer looking for a basic GPS device, Garmin offers eTrex 10. This basic handheld GPS is armed with a
sunlight-readable monochrome display and a worldwide basemap making it easier than ever to know where you are and where you are headed next. eTrex 10 is the perfect
device for families looking to get into the growing community of geocaching, yet is robust enough for an avid hunter to mark his or her favorite spots with. To see
eTrex in action visit,

See The Way: View a wide array of detailed topographic, marine, and road maps on eTrex 20 and 30, thanks to the enhanced 2.2 inch 65k color,
sunlight readable display. Sold separately, those maps include TOPO U.S. 24K to hit the trail, BlueChart® g2 preloaded cards for a great day on the water or City
Navigator® maps for turn-by-turn routing on roads. Download BaseCamp™ (, a free utility that
allows users to plan and manage trips, routes, tracks, and waypoints and transfer them between the computer and eTrex. BaseCamp lets users view both 24K and 100K
topo maps in 2D or 3D renderings. Another convenient window depicts the elevation profile currently displayed. And with Track Draw, users can trace a fluid track
and get an immediate elevation profile to determine the difficulty of their hike or geocaching adventure.

Stay on Course: eTrex 30 takes all the features mentioned and adds a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even
when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Also added is a barometric altimeter which tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude and wireless
unit-to-unit data transfer with compatible devices. This top of the line offering within the new eTrex series was designed for the outdoor enthusiasts who want easy access
to the most amount of information in small compact product.

The new eTrex devices are expected to be available in the third quarter of 2011. The eTrex 10 and 20 have a suggested retail price of 119 € and 199 €, respectively.
The eTrex 30 has a suggested retail price of 249 €. Additional information about the eTrex series is available at or Garmin has spent more than 20 years developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ lives, making
it a household name in the automotive, aviation, marine, wireless, outdoor and fitness industries.



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Garmin heeft met deze nieuwe etrex serie een mooie vervanger gemaakt voor de “oude” etrex modellen.

Zeker nu de etrex 10 is voorzien van usb, dat werkt een stuk makkelijker dan de etrex H met een seriëlle aansluiting.