For those who live to explore new places, the benefits of a GPS are plainly obvious. Whether you're planning a route, or you just want to know where you are, the Garmin eTrex 10 GPS is a reliable unit that redefines our expectations of entry-level GPS systems. It's highly resistant to water, dirt, and impact, so a quick tumble into a stream won't phase it, and it's been updated for faster positioning no matter where you are on the planet. Factor in the easy to read 2.2 inch monochrome screen, and a new paperless geocaching feature, and you've got no more excuses for getting lost. That is, unless you leave it at home.

Tucked into the durable body is the monochrome screen, which is easily visible in both high and low light. While it forgoes the topographic map capabilities of Garmin's top tier offerings, the 10's Basemap runs off of grid coordinates, making it a snap to locate your position. Waypoints can be selected off of the mapping feature, or by importing them from other devices. It's easy to save, modify, and index your routes for future trips. By downloading a geocaching .GPX file, you'll have access to hidden caches, for more options on your next outing. And you're able to select the profile of your trip, which helps you to organize your information between recreation, driving, boating, and training.

By using both GPS and GLONASS satellites, the eTrex 10 is able to determine your location 20% faster than GPS alone, and maintain it with greater precision. To ensure that your information is presented in a way that works for you, the dashboard is customizable with a compass, altimeter, and configurable data fields, among other tools.

The Garmin eTrex 10 GPS is available in the color Yellow, and includes a USB cable and startup guide.

  • GPS
  • Altimeter
  • Digital compass
  • Battery powered
  • Water resistant to 1m for 30 minutes
  • Shock resistant

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very silly question, how to get the map?

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Can this GPS display raw coordinates of your current location that could be used in correspondence with a paper map?

Silly question perhaps, but does this work...

Silly question perhaps, but does this work internationally?

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Sure, GPS works all over the globe, as long as you have a clear view of the sky.

Depending on where you are you will need to load different maps/sets of waypoints, but you probably already knew that.

5 5

Easy, light, durable GPS option

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used eTrex for several years, and have not been disappointed

You'd be hard-pressed to even scratch these things, they are waterproof, have decent battery life (always a good idea to carry extra, through) and you can easily load/view topo maps and enter points

What else do you need in the backcountry?