Garmin eTrex 30 Topo GPS Bundle

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The Garmin eTrex 30 Topo GPS bundle combines the user-friendly eTrex 30 with TOPO U.S. 100K mapping, 1-year BirdsEye subscription and a handy carrying case.


Support and Cushioning:

  • Supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocache locations and details straight to the unit using the high-speed USB connection

Weather and Wind:

  • Waterproof design meets IEC 60529 lPX7 standards (can be submerged to 1m for up to 30 min.)


  • Allows wireless unit-to-unit transfer of routes, tracks, waypoints and geocaches; works with Montana-series, Oregon-series, Dakota 20, GPSMAP 62S, 62ST, 78S and 78SC devices
  • Stores and displays geocache location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions—no more manually entering coordinates or toting around paper printouts!
  • 3-axis, tilt-compensated electronic compass shows your heading even when you're standing still and holding the unit upright or at an angle
  • 1.7 gigabytes of memory make it easy to add maps; choose from Garmin TOPO U.S. 24k maps, BlueChart® g2 marine maps and City Navigator® road maps (sold separately)
  • Light, closefitting carrying case with belt clip helps protect the GPS
  • 2 AA batteries (sold separately) provide up to 25 hrs. of use of the Garmin eTrex 30 GPS
  • TOPO U.S. 100K mapping and a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief that helps you navigate with ease
  • Compatibility with Russian Glonass system allows about 20% faster and more reliable satellite acquisition, helpful in challenging spots such as deep canyons or tall buildings
  • Altimeter tracks changes in barometric pressure to pinpoint your altitude while you're on the trail
  • Features a 2.2 in., 65k color display that can be viewed in bright sunlight
  • WAAS-enabled receiver locates your position quickly and maintains reception under heavy cover
  • 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery adds a high-resolution satellite view
  • With a 3-axis compass, full-color display and geocaching, the compact Garmin eTrex 30 offers a fun and easy GPS experience for outdoor enthusiasts
  • Operational buttons are located along the sides of the device for easy 1-hand operation
  • MicroSD™ card slot for storing additional data
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Average battery life:25 hours
Batteries:2 AA
Battery type:Alkaline
Color screen:Yes
Compact antenna:Yes
Dimensions:3.9 x 2.1 x 1.3 inches
Display size:2.2 (diagonal) inches
Expandable memory:Yes
Internal memory:1.7 GB internal/expandable microSD card slot
Number of routes:200
Number of waypoints:2,000
OS compatibility:Windows
Position accuracy:WAAS enabled 3 meters
Preloaded geocaches:No
Preloaded map:Topo
Screen Pixels:176 x 220
Touch screen:No
Visual map display:Yes
Weight:5 ounces
Wireless communication:Yes
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Garmin eTrex 30 Topo GPS Bundle Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Versatile, accurate, and fun

Garmin's eTrex 30 is great for all-day tracking and route-finding, includes a barometric altimeter, and has many uses with the BaseCamp software—including standard GPX data import and export.

After investigating GPS apps for a smartphone, I decided to go with a dedicated GPS device. One problem with phone apps is the battery drain when GPS tracking is on. I'd rather have the phone available for other uses on a day's outing.

The bicycle clamp accessory worked well; the eTrex 30 is large enough to easily use, but not ungainly when mounted on the bicycle handlebars. The eTrex 30 is much more useful than the smaller devices that are usable only on a bicycle.

I tracked a ride along the Centennial bike trail (a former railroad bed). The trail looks flat, but a plot of the track reveals a steady elevation gain out of Snohomish and then a drop down toward Marysville. The vertical scale, of course, is highly exaggerated in the attached image. The plot should be a mirror image (riding up the trail and then back along the same route), but shows some minor discrepancies. The calibrated altimeter should be accurate to about ±10 ft., but the highest point shows a greater difference. That's probably due to the morning being cloudy and cool, with slightly higher air pressure than the afternoon, when the sun had warmed the surface and hence the air. It was fun to see the track and altitude plot.

Make sure that you get the current version of the topi map. Garmin just came out with an update, and does not provide updates to previous versions of the 100K TOPO. A separate micro-SD chip is also useful to download third-party GPS data (for example, search for free GPS maps). Before you use the eTrex 30, make sure that you update the firmware from Garmin. You also have to download the BaseCamp software.
jscorbin at REI on 06/06/2013

Negative Reviews:

Not impressed with this unit.

I ordered this device and paid extra for the topo map package. Upon opening the device I found it to be laggy and the topo maps I paid so much extra for were WAY out of date. There was no free update on the Garmin website. The device was slow and it took a long time to acquire a lock after boot up.

I will just be saving up for a better unit even if it costs me double. This one didn't seem worth it. If your life or outdoor experience depends on this device then save yourself the trouble and take a pass on this unit.
RyanDavidSenia at REI on 11/11/2012

Distance travelled way off

On two different hikes where I knew the distance travelled, this unit was WAY off. I walked about 4.5 miles yesterday and the unit reported I had gone 7.5 miles. On another hike, the actual distance to the turnaround point was 2.44 miles, actual elevation gain 1,722 ft. The unit reported 7 miles and 880 ft gained. Other times, it was dead accurate. Time to take it back to REI.
Gnarlester at REI on 01/01/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Great device - terrible software

The device was great at first. Only a few problems with getting the device registered, but Garmin support helped sort that mess out. My biggest complaint is the basecamp software. Initially, the extra map packs had a minimal impact on the speed of software in setting way points and what not. Recently, I updated to version 3.3.1 and what a horrible difference. First, it takes forever to get the device to load up. Second, once the device is loaded, I cannot use any map but the simple global one that has no detail. If I try to use a different map... slower than a snail. Thinking it was a bad install, I installed it on my other computer and tried again to no avail. Whatever the programmers changed, they changed for the worse.

Regardless of whether this issue is resolved, I have lost hours of my life fiddling with this thing. That is unacceptable for the amount of money I sacrificed.
Timburr at REI on 02/02/2012