Garmin/eTrex 10

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eTrex® 10

GPS unit: Garmin eTrex® 10

  • 119€ / $109.99 / £99.99
  • Website: official link Produktseite
  • outdoor navigator (Navigation: direction)
  • CPU:? (OS: ?), Flash:8MB ? (external: none)
  • GPS: ? channels, ( waas;egnos, DOP no )
  • Display: monochrome display (128 x 160 pixels), Connectivity: usb
  • Internal: USB cable & Quickstart Guide Batteries: 2xAA
Yes check.svg Addresses Yes check.svg POIs
Yes check.svg Mass Storage mode Yes check.svg Waterproof

Notes: No compass or altimeter.

Garmin eTrex 10 is a handheld GPS device. It has monochrome display, supports loadable maps and runs on 2 AA batteries. eTrex 10 supports both GPS and GLONASS. It has 8MB built-in storage and does not accept external storage of any kind.

specification despcription
Display transflective, monochrome (128 x 160 pixels)
Display size 1.4" x 1.7" (3.5 x 4.4 cm); 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)
Interface USB
Slot none
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3" (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)
Weight 5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries
Battery 2 x AA / 25 hours
Ships with eTrex® 10, USB cable & Quickstart Guide


The latest Firmware (3.20, as of September 27, 2013) can be found on Updates & Downloads.

Pros & Cons

Contrary to the vendor's claim, you can (and you should) upload OSM data to eTrex 10. The problem is, the device has no Flash card slot and only 8 Mb internal storage which you have to juggle between the map data and your waypoints. gives this passage in its review:

Just look: CPU calculate displaying a map of a small size rather fast, without "freezes", as often happens with the higher models. Moreover, it should be noted also that monochrome display is much sharper on sunlight than a full-color one. From these (and some else) factors is following a very important feature: battery life of Garmin eTrex 10 is much longer than even the manufacturer declares: as I have tested, this term is more than 33 hours! So, you can be sure: a single battery set will enough for a few days hike.



  1. eTrex® 10 - specifications