Garmin Etrex 30x Handheld GPS Unit

  • Product #: 180943
  • Garmin #: 010-01508-10
  • UPC #: 753759142018
Garmin Etrex 30x Handheld GPS Unit
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Product Overview


  • High resolution screen for improved readability
  • Internal memory expanded to hold more maps
  • High-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix and GLONASS support
  • 65K color, sunlight-readable display
  • Worldwide basemap with shaded relief


The Etrex 30x is Garmin's upgraded version of the popular Etrex 30, with enhanced screen resolution for a more readable display and internal memory expanded to hold more maps. It retains the ease-of-use, durability and affordability that Etrex is legendary for and can also be used on ATVs, bicycles, boats, cars or hot air balloons. It has an enhanced 2.2-inch, 65K color, sunlight-readable display, durability, waterproof construction and is built to withstand the elements. It has an upgraded interface yet retains its legendary toughness to withstand dust, dirt, humidity or water. The Etrex 30x adds a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Also added is a barometric altimeter which tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you even can use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions. With an array of compatible mounts, Etrex 30x is designed as a handheld or for use on ATVs, bicycles, in boats, cars even hot air balloons. Use the auto mount capability and City Navigator NT maps for turn-by-turn driving directions, or the rugged mount for your motorcycle or ATV. Wherever you think you might take Etrex, it has the mapping and mounts to get you there.


The Etrex series is the first-ever consumer-grade receivers that can track both GPS and GLONASS satellites simultaneously. When using GLONASS satellites, a system developed by the Russian Federation, 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. With its microSD card slot and expanded 3.7 GB of internal memory, Etrex 30x lets you load TOPO 24K and Garmin HuntView and hit the trail, plug in BlueChart g2 preloaded cards for a great day on the water or City Navigator NT map data for turn-by-turn routing on roads. Etrex 30x also supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required), that lets you download satellite images to your device and integrate them with your maps. Wirelessly connecting to a variety of compatible Garmin devices, including VIRB action cameras and ANT+ sensors (including heart rate monitor and bike cadence), the eTrex 30x can also read from and write to the chirp wireless beacon — or link with your trail buddy’s Oregon, Montana, GPSMAP 64 or other ANT+-enabled outdoor navigation devices.


With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix satellite prediction, Etrex locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The GPS unit also supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. By going paperless, you're not only helping the environment but also improving efficiency. Etrex 30x stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper printouts. Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches. Take charge of your next adventure with BaseCamp, software that lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks. This free trip-planning software even allows you to create Garmin Adventures that you can share with friends, family or fellow explorers. BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles. It also can transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your device when paired with a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.

Included in the box:

  • Etrex 30x
  • USB Cable
  • Documentation


Technical Information

Display Width: 1.4"

Display Height: 1.7"

Height: 4.0"

Length: 2.1"

Width: 1.3"

Display Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels

Weight: 5.0 oz with batteries

Battery: (2) AA batteries; NiMH or Lithium recommended

Batteries Included: No

Battery Life: 25 hours

Water Rating: IPX7

High-Sensitivity Receiver: Yes

Interface: USB

Barometric Altimeter: Yes

Electronic Compass: Yes

Unit-to-Unit Data Transfer: Yes

Basemap: Yes

Ability to Add Maps: Yes

Built-in Memory: 3.7 GB

Accepts Data Cards: microSD card (not included)

Max Waypoints: 2,000

Max Routes: 200

Track Log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks

Automatic Routing (turn by turn routing on roads): Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)

Picture Viewer: Yes

Geocaching-Friendly: Yes (Paperless)

Custom Maps Compatible: Yes

Sun and Moon Information: Yes

Tide Tables: Yes (with optional Bluechart)

Area Calculation: Yes 

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