If you were a fan of the Garmin eTrex 20’s straightforward and effective GPS capability, check out the model’s latest version with the Garmin eTrex 20x GPS. With the full capabilities and technical features as its previous iteration, the 20x has been upgraded with a larger, 65K color screen that makes using and reading the GPS much easier.
The upgraded interface lets you navigate your custom maps and track your position with increased detail and precision, yet the unit retains an excellent level of durability with a tough construction and waterproofing that keeps moisture, dust, and humidity out. Combined, these features make the eTrex 20x one of the best inexpensive GPS units that lets anyone plan their route from home and follow the trail on their own adventure.
Designed as a handheld or for use on ATVs, UTVs, and motorcycles
Basemap—software that lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks
Ability to add maps
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads); (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Custom maps compatible
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos)
Sun and moon information
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)
Unit dimensions: 2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3" (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)
Display size: 1.4" x 1.7" (3.5 x 4.4 cm); 2.2" diag. (5.6 cm)
Display resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Display type: 2.2" transflective, 65-K color TFT
Weight: 5 oz. (141.7 g) with batteries
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
My original eTrex 20 turned into a brick when I applied the latest Garmin update to it. Garmin charges a flat rate of $80 to fix it - even though their update bricked it. GRRR. I chose to buy a new eTrex 20X instead. These units work well. The screen size is small, but accuracy is good. Many features are not intuitive at all. It can take a long time to familiarize yourself with Garmin software.