Garmin eTrex 20x
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Pros Excellent reception, large buttons, big screen, smart notifications and connectivitySmartphone-like touch screen, solid reception, activity specific profiles, wireless messaging and communication, tons of waypoint storageEasy and affordable two-way messaging, great smartphone app, feature loaded, proven global networkImpeccable reception, large display, 8 MP camera, compatible with several mounts, dual orientation, wireless communication, electronic compassInexpensive, lightweight, easy to use, great screen quality, long battery life, reliable push buttons
Cons Expensive, bulky, complicated connectivity between devicesMore waypoint storage and features than most need, battery hungry, hard to use with glove, can freeze up in coldExpensive initial purchase, largest and heaviest messengerLarge, heavy, expensiveNo electronic compass, basemap is very limited, small screen, owner's manual lacks detail
Bottom Line The Garmin GPSMAP 66st is a top-of-the-line GPS unit for a wide variety of conditionsA smartphone-like touchscreen makes navigating the backcountry straightforward, unless you need to wear glovesAn excellent device with only one weakness -- portabilityA great unit if you like larger text and don't mind carrying a bit moreA good deal for those that just need the basics
Rating Categories Garmin GPSMAP 66st Garmin Oregon 700 inReach Explorer+ Garmin Montana 680 Garmin eTrex 20x
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Speed (15%)
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Weight And Size (15%)
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Specs Garmin GPSMAP 66st Garmin Oregon 700 inReach Explorer+ Garmin Montana 680 Garmin eTrex 20x
Battery Life (hours) 16 16 75 22 25
No. of Waypoints 10,000 500 4,000 2,000
Saved Tracks / Points per Track 250 / 20,000 20 / 500 200 / 10,000 200 / 20,000
Preloaded Maps US and Canada 1:25k U.S. and Canada Simple Basemap Simple Basemap
Dimensions (in.) 2.5 x 6.4 x 1.4 2.7 x 6.5 x 1.5 2.9 x 5.7 x 1.4 2.1 x 4.0 x 1.3
Weight w/ Batteries (oz.) 7.5 6.8 7.5 10.3 4.5
Display Size (in.) 1.5 x 2.5 1.5 x 2.5 1.4 x 1.9 2 x 3.5 1.4 x 1.7
Display Resolution (pixels) 240 x 400 200 x 265 272 x 480 240 x 320
Built-in Memory 16 GB 2 GB 4 GB 3.7 GB
Accepts Data Cards MicroSD No MicroSD MicroSD
Touchsceen or buttons? Buttons Buttons Touchscreen (dual orientation) Buttons
Electronic or Differential Compass? Electronic Electronic Electronic Differential
Barometric Altimeter Yes Yes Yes No
Wireless Communication? Yes Yes Yes No
Satellite Systems Used (GPS, GLONASS) Wide Augmentation System Present (WAAS)? All All All All
Ability to add maps? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Routing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vertical Profiling Yes Yes Yes Yes
Camera/Video No No Camera - 8 MP No
Photo Viewer Yes No Yes Yes
Geocaching (paperless) Yes No Yes Yes
Hunt/Fish Calendar Yes No Yes Yes
Sun and Moon Information Yes Yes Yes Yes
Area Calculator Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Information 2 AA Batteries Rechargeable lithium ion 3 AA Batteries / Rechargeable NiMH pack 2 AA Batteries
Online Connect Communities Garmin Connect Garmin Earthmate Garmin Connect No
Screen Info Transflective color TFT Transflective, color TFT Transflective 65k color TFT Transflective, 65K color TFT
Interface Information high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 USB High-speed USB, NMEA 0183 compatible USB
What Comes in the Box? -USB cable
-Documentation
-Bird's eye sattelite imagery
-Carabiner clip
-Preloaded with TOPO
-USB cable
-Carabiner clip
-Documentation
-1 year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription
-USB cable
-AC charger
-Battery pack
-Multiple socket adaptors
-USB cable
-Documentation
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