Garmin announces redesigned eTrek handheld GPS device

By Posted 31 May 2011, 21:26

If you’re thinking about upgrading your current handheld GPS device, then we have some news that could be of interest to you. Garmin – the global leader in satellite navigation – has just announced its redesigned and upgraded eTrek handheld GPS series.

As noted over on the businessiwre.com website, the eTrek handheld GPS device has been given an improved interface, enhanced ergonomics and paperless geocaching. Some models even have a 65k color screen and expanded mapping capabilities.

The eTrek GPS devices store and display key information, including difficulty, terrain and location. If you are looking for a basic GPS device, then the Garmin eTrek 10 may be the model for you. The eTrek 10 comes with a worldwide basemap and a sunlight-readable monochrome display.

Meanwhile, the eTrek 20 and 30 models enable users to view a wide range of detailed topographic, road and marine maps, thanks to their 2.2-inch 65k color, sunlight-readable screens. The eTrek 30 also includes a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass and a barometric altimeter.

The redesigned and upgraded eTrek devices are expected to become available sometime in the third quarter of 2011. The eTrek 10 will cost you $119.99, while the eTrek 20 and 30 models will set you back $199.99 and $299.99 respectively. You can read more via the businesswire.com website.

Would you buy any of the Garmin eTrek handheld GPS devices?