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Garmin eTrex 20x

Product Code: GARE20XN

Garmin eTrex 20x is a handheld GPS system device that offers a 2.2-inch screen. It has been designed for all weather conditions and all terrains with a battery life of 25 hours. Western Europe Garmin TopoActive maps are preinstalled on the eTrex GPS system.

For use on the road or on the water simply buy a City Navigator or BlueChart microSD card for the eTrex 20x.

Share and plan routes wirelessly for paperless geocaching.


Garmin eTrex 20x has been discontinued.

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Garmin eTrex 20x is a handheld GPS device for use in various situations including walking, hiking, geocaching, cycling, mountaineering, in-car, boating and fishing. The Garmin 20x is designed for use in all weather conditions and is waterproof to IPX7 standards. It is also built for harsh terrains with a tough design to withstand dust, dirt, humidity and water. Furthermore the battery life is 25 hours. All this makes this Garmin a great device whilst also being affordable.

The screen size is 2.2-inch, colour and is also sunlight-readable. The eTrex 20x is preloaded with maps of Western Europe. The maps are TopoActive maps with shaded relief. You also get a worldwide basemap with shaded relief. You can add further maps to the eTrex including BlueChart maps for use on a boat and fishing, Topo maps for exploring off-road and country walks and bike trails and City Navigator road maps for use when navigating whilst driving. The internal memory of the eTrex is 4GB which can be expanded using optional memory cards with the built-in SD Card slot.

The mapping provided covers the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the Vatican City

The screen on the Garmin eTrex 20x is clear and bright. You can mount the eTrex 20x in many situations using the optional car mount, rugged mount (for a bike or quad bike) and a optional mount for use on a boat whilst on a sailing boat or fishing.

Not only does this device use GPS technology but the Garmin eTrex also uses GLONASS, is EGNOS-enabled, uses HotFix satellite prediction. This GPS technology means this Garmin eTrex will utilise 24 more satellites than GPS alone, lock on to GPS position 20% faster than GPS alone and it will also locate GPS position quickly and precisely.

Share routes and plan routes wirelessly. This Garmin eTrex is designed for paperless geocaching and it is compatible with the VIRB, accessory sensors and accessories such as tempe, foot pod and heart rate monitor. When geocaching, the eTrex 20x stores information such as location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions - Go paperless today - with no need to manually enter coordinates.

If you load BlueChart maps with this Garmin eTrex device it will provide sun and moon information. There is also a picture viewer (no camera is available with this Garmin handheld device) which you can also view satellite images on (when paired with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription).

Garmin eTrex 20x Features

‣2.2-inch customisable colour screen
‣Easy-to-read, sunlight readable display
‣Preloaded Western Europe Garmin TopoActive map with shaded relief
‣Built for all terrains
‣Distance, speed, ascent/descent and GPS position
‣4GB internal memory
‣Waterproof standard: IPX7 (one metre of water for 30 minutes)
‣Up to 25 hours of battery life via rechargeable lithium-ion battery or 2 AA batteries
‣Paperless geocaching
‣Weighs 141.7 grams with batteries
‣microSD card slot available for storage of workout data and additional map detail
‣Share routes and plan routes wirelessly
‣2 year manufacturers guarantee

TOPO Active Western Europe Map Coverage

Garmin eTrex 20x is preloaded with TopoActive Western Europe maps. Garmin TopoActive maps includes routable road, trail and path networks, waterway detail, place names, military areas, natural features, land use areas, historical sites and many points of interest (POI).

Additional maps can be loaded to the Garmin eTrex 20x such as City Navigator maps to provide navigation from A to B either in a car or cycling. The eTrex 20x features an SD/microSD Card slot, an easy way to add new maps and mapping updates.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin eTrex 20x
‣USB cable

Garmin eTrex 20x Accessories

Looking for accessories to use with the Garmin eTrex 20x handheld device? We sell a vast selection of genuine parts and spares including eTrex 20x carry case, retractable lanyard, carabiner clip, bike mount and car mount and car charger.

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Garmin eTrex 20x Maps

Optional Garmin maps for Garmin eTrex 20x are supplied on SD/microSD Card, these include; street-level road maps - perfect for cycling of using your eTrex 20x in a car, 1:50k and 1:25k Ordnance Survey maps - ideal for hiking and walking the countryside of Great Britain and marine BlueCharts - ideal if you want to navigate the waters around the UK, Europe or further afield.

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Garmin eTrex 20x Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display size: 2.2-inch diagonal (3.5 x 4.4 cm)
‣Display resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
‣Display type: Colour TFT
‣Waterproof: IPX7
‣Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion or AA batteries
‣Battery life: up to 25 hours
‣Dimensions: Width - 54mm, Height - 103mm, Depth - 33mm
‣Weight: 141.7g with batteries
‣Guarantee: 2-year
Garmin eTrex 20x manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

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