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Garmin eTrex 10 Outdoor Handheld GPS Unit

by Garmin
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)


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  • 2.2-inch, monochrome display that’s easy to read in any lighting situation
  • Durable and waterproof, eTrex® 10 is built to withstand the elements
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit
  • High-sensitivity, EGNOS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction to locate your position quickly
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 10.2 x 5.3 cm ; 141 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
  • Item model number: 010-00970-00
  • ASIN: B00542NV32
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 Aug 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 707 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Garmin eTrex 10 Outdoor Handheld GPS Unit

eTrex 10 takes one of the most popular and reliable GPS handhelds and makes it better. Redesigned ergonomics, an easier-to-use interface, paperless geocaching, the addition of a worldwide basemap and long battery life add up to serious improvements for an already legendary GPS handheld. eTrex 10 is versatile. It's tough. And it's built to handle whatever Mother Nature can dish out – and more.

Garmin eTrex 10: Comes with a basemap for Europe
Garmin eTrex 10: Comes with a basemap for Europe

See The Way

The eTrex 10 provides information on where you are as a grid reference, and points you in the right direction to reach your destination.

It has an enhanced 2.2 in monochrome display that's easy to read in any lighting situation. The easy-to-use interface means you'll spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information. Both durable and waterproof, eTrex 10 features the legendary toughness that's built to withstand the elements – be it dust, dirt, humidity or water, none of which are a match for this legendary navigator.

The clear screen points you towards your chosen destination waypoint. There is a joystick that helps guide you around menu functions, and when pressed this selects the function. There is a 'back' button for retracing progress through menus and screens.

Garmin eTrex 10: eTrex shows you the way
Garmin eTrex 10: eTrex shows you the way

Find Fun

eTrex 10 features paperless geocaching by supporting GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. Visit Opencaching.com to start your geocaching adventure. By going paperless, you're not only helping the environment but also making your geocaching more fun. eTrex 10 stores and displays all the information you need, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper print outs. Simply upload the geocache to your unit and start hunting for caches.

Garmin eTrex 10: Great for geocaching
Garmin eTrex 10: Great for geocaching

Keep Your Fix

With its high-sensitivity, EGNOS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction, eTrex 10 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep valleys. The advantage is clear — whether you're in the woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on eTrex 10 to help you find your way when you need it the most.

Go Global

The new eTrex series is the first-ever consumer-grade receivers that can track both GPS and GLONASS satellites simultaneously. GLONASS is a system developed by the Russian Federation that will be fully operational in 2012. When using GLONASS satellites, the time it takes for the receiver to "lock on" to a position is (on average) approximately 20 percent faster than using GPS. And when using both GPS and GLONASS, the receiver has the ability to lock on to 24 more satellites than using GPS alone.

Box Contains

eTrex10; USB cable; Owner's manual


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Customer Reviews

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140 of 142 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth upgrading to 31 May 2012
By Rob
Style Name:Standard|Verified Purchase
My first GPS was the original eTrex and has been very good over the years. I upgraded to the eTrex 10 because I needed a second GPS and thought the extra sensitivity and memory would prove usueful. The first thing I liked was the easy to use toggle switch on the front of the eTrex 10 which makes the inputting of coordinates so much easier; the use of very stiff "enter" button with the old eTrex would often result in a tender thumb after a long session of inputting data. To judge the claims of improved sensitivity I went for a walk in a heavily wooded area with both my GPS units. Before entering the woods both GPS units were claiming to know my location within 3mt. As I entered the woods my eTrex's accuracy changed to 5 and then 8mt, the eTrex 10 stayed at 3mt. By the time I was well under cover the eTrex 10 was reading 5mt and 8mt when standing next to large tree trunks. By comparison the eTrex was reading 10 to 20mt. Generally the eTrex 10 appears to be 2 to 3 times more accurate than my old eTrex. Having the extra memory with the eTrex 10 means that no longer do I have to delete routes to make room for new ones. Finally another bonus is when inputting a linear route only one direction needs to be stored as the eTrex 10 can reverse routes with a simple press of a button. Overall an excellent and simple to use GPS and if as reliable as my old unit well worth the money.
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110 of 113 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars eTrex 10 - the basic unit 8 Mar 2012
Style Name:Standard
This little device fulfils most of the things I would want from a GPS handheld. Good battery life, clear and easy to read screen, reasonably intuitive menus and fairly inexpensive to purchase.

One small fly in the ointment however. The odometer which holds the sum of all the trip distances can only be reset to zero by performing a complete reset of the entire unit. This action will result in loss of all your personal settings and any data you forgot to back up. Not the end of the world but a bit inconvenient.

Also you may find spurious way-points being entered while the unit is in your pocket or your backpack every time the joystick presses against something hard-ish. Again a minor niggle but something to be aware of.

The internal memory cannot be supplemented but is sufficient for logging a day or so's outdoor activities. Don't expect too much from the built-in "map". The device specification scarcely mentions it, but even this simple map 'of the world' has its uses.

Overall this unit is a pleasure to use and, minor niggles aside, I really have little hesitation in awarding it five stars for build quality and functionality.

Enjoy.
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92 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A steep learning curve from the classic e-trex 12 Aug 2012
By hw
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I originally bought the classic yellow e-trex for geocaching , and after just over a year it broke , and I replaced it with the 10 just over two months ago.

At first I was bemused by all the screens , the scant instructions , and the leap in complexity from the older model . I did not find the etrex10 at all intuitive , or the garmin basecamp software (a free download)a useful interface between it and my computer .
A bit of persistence , a download of the relevant owners manual from garmins website , and a lot of button pressing later the screens started to make sense and I realised that I could configure them to exactly what I wanted . I had some initial difficulty with caches , but once I grasped that waypoints and geocaches are treated as two entirely different animals I was away !

Accuracy is improved over the older model , as is battery life (3 days on a pair of NiCads vs 1)and the GPS is a much neater shape . GPX cache files loaded onto the etrex10 by simply setting the GPS as a mass storage device , connecting via the usb cable and dragging & dropping into the correct folder (GPX) gives you paperless caching with description , hint and last 3 logs available to view.

A previous reviewer thought the memory inadequate : at the moment I have just over 400 caches in my device , which occupy roughly half of the 8.97mb memory. And resetting the odometer ? Go to "trip computer" , press the menu button , select "reset trip data?" click yes ...

Once I'd got to grips with the unit I still had two concerns . The first was the pointer on the compass screen , which was a very slim needle extending right to the edge of the outer ring , making it quite hard to distinguish which end had the pointer !
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Geocachers! 9 April 2013
By Anna
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I bought this because my children and I have recently got into geocaching. We had been using a smartphone app, but found that it wasn't that accurate and in some locations was useless. This GPS has changed all that! The price was very reasonable - one of the cheapest I could find. But it does everything we need it to do and more! For example there is no need to manually enter the coordinates of the caches - we can download them straight from the Geocaching site along with other information about the cache. It has other fun features that my children enjoy, like telling us how fast we are going and how long it will take us to get to our destination. As a complete technophobe I have been very impressed with how easy it is to use. I can definitly recomend this GPS.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Ok for the first month or so then had a problem with picking up the satalites.
Published 2 hours ago by waterfj
5.0 out of 5 stars GPS
Great GPS its a pity the instructions aren't better
Published 1 day ago by F. Walshaw
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, basic GPS unit.
Good piece of kit. Instructions could be greatly improved though.
Published 2 days ago by D. Black
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful and easy to use GPS which has basic operations ...
Useful and easy to use GPS which has basic operations (hence the price!). The addition of the geocaching bundle however added nothing for me as it is for a much smaller geocaching... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Nigel Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars its accuracy is great. Under tree cover it can go a bit ...
Been using this for a while now. Specifically for geocaching and almost found a hundred using it now.
its accuracy is great. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Alex Kudla
4.0 out of 5 stars No usable maps but very good for downloading route taken to Google...
No usable maps but very good for downloading route taken to Google Earth. Will store track for downloading well after battery low warning given. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Tony Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars geocaching delight
brilliant addition to geocaching, its basic and you can t put maps on it but it does the job and is more accurate than my phone,
Published 17 days ago by Miss R Bennell
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed
I have found it very hard to get started. The problem I have is with the instruction leaflet, which asks you to follow instructions on the unit which never actually appear. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Mrs Pamela J Gidney
5.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of kit
I've had a GPS for many years but this little basic and inexpensive one cost about a fifth of my last one and is so much better. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Brian Largo
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
The first few times I went geocaching I used my phone but it wasn't anywhere near as accurate. I bought this and it took a few tries. Read more
Published 1 month ago by dkcrooby
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