If you've been in the market for an inexpensive handheld GPS with fantastic value, the eTrex 20x may be a perfect fit. Featured as our Best Buy award winner, this unit weighs only 5.1 oz and is affordable at $200. Enjoy 25 hours of battery life, a large internal memory (3.7 GB) and all the basic functions of a handheld GPS unit. This unit can hold up to 2,000 waypoints and 200 routes. It comes with a basic base map with the option to upload topo maps. We are also very impressed with the accuracy of this device. It utilizes both GPS and GLONASS satellite networks (with WAAS compatibility) for accuracy up to nine feet in open areas.
This simple handheld GPS is perfect for navigating through the backcountry. It does lack some features that the higher performing models do, such as wireless share technology, electronic compass, and barometric altimeter. The Garmin Montana 680 provides a larger, easier to see screen.
If you love the eTrex 20x but want a little more out of your Garmin, consider the Garmin eTrex 30x. This version of the eTrex comes with enhanced screen resolution and more internal memory storage for increased map holding capabilities.