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Garmin eTrex 10 Review

Garmin eTrex 10
Price:   $110 List | $109.99 at Backcountry
Pros:  Good value, lightweight, 25-hour battery life, reliable push buttons, bright display.
Cons:  Small screen, no color, no electronic compass, buttons are harder to push than 62 series, less accurate than Oregon and 62 series.
Bottom line:  Reliable, easy to use with gloves and inexpensive, the eTrex 10 is a good starter unit.
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Manufacturer:   Garmin

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Review by:
Chris McNamara

Last Updated:
July 31, 2013

The Garmin eTrex 10 handheld GPS device is the less-featured version of the Garmin eTrex 20, about which we did a full review. The main differences are that the eTrex 10 does not have a color display or expandable memory and costs $100 less retail. The dimensions, weight, and battery life are the same.

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The eTrex 20, $200, has a color display and expandable memory. This is one of our favorite GPS for backpacking because it's the lightest GPS we've tested (up to 4.3 oz lighter than others!!) and it has great battery life.
Chris McNamara