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eTrex 22x and eTrex 32x VS eTrex 20x and eTrex 30x

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Posted: 05/08/2019 at 4:12 PM   /   by   /   comments (0)

Garmin has released the new iteration of eTrex models the eTrex 22x and the 32x which supercede the etrex 20x and 30x respectively. Both these models are available to purchase in Australia now.

The devices come with the following:

eTrex 22x | $329 AUD | USB Charging Cable | Documentation/Manual

eTrex 32x | $459 AUD | USB Charging Cable | Documentation/Manual

What’s Changed with the latest iteration

The new eTrex models now come preloaded with Garmin Topo Active mapping data for Australia and New Zealand. These maps are routable for street and trail guidance (turn-by-turn). In addition, Garmin has made an expansion to the onboard memory storage going from 3.7GB on the previous iteration to 8GB.

The only other major difference is the price on the new models. The eTrex 22x has a RRP of $329 while the eTrex 20x has a RRP of $299. The eTrex 32x has a RRP of $459 while the eTrex 30x $399. This cost difference is easily identifiable as being the addition of Topographic maps preloaded onto the device.

What’s the difference between the eTrex 22x and the eTrex 32x

The eTrex 32x has three additional features compared to the eTrex 22x. The 32x model comes with a barometric altimeter, compass and ANT+ connectivity.

Which eTrex device is the best for me?

Unlike the GPSMAP 64x range determining the best option for you is a little simpler. If you need or would find preloaded topograhpical maps helpful then the eTrex 22x or 32x would be for you. If you don't need topo maps then the previous eTrex iterations will suffice.

Full Specification List Breakdown

eTrex 32x

eTrex 32x

eTrex 22x

eTrex 22x

Which eTrex device is the best for me?

Unlike the GPSMAP 64x range determining the best option for you is a little simpler. If you need or would find preloaded topograhpical maps helpful then the eTrex 22x or 32x would be for you. If you don't need topo maps then the previous eTrex iterations will suffice.

Full Specification List Breakdown

eTrex 22xeTrex 20xeTrex 32xeTrex 30
Physical dimensions2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3" (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm (2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3")2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3" (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm (2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3")
Display size1.4" x 1.7" (3.5 x 4.4 cm); 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)3.5 x 4.4 cm (1.4" x 1.7") 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)1.4" x 1.7" (3.5 x 4.4 cm); 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)3.5 x 4.4 cm (1.4" x 1.7") 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)
Display resolution240 x 320 pixels240 x 320 pixels240 x 320 pixels240 x 320 pixels
Display type2.2" transflective, 65K color TFTtransflective, 65-K colour TFT2.2" transflective, 65K color TFTtransflective, 65-K colour TFT
Weight5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries141.7 g (5 oz) with batteries5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries141.7 g (5 oz) with batteries
Battery2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended2 AA batteries (not included), NiMH or Lithium recommended2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended2 AA batteries (not included), NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life25 hours25 hours25 hours25 hours
Water ratingIPX7IPX7IPX7IPX7
Memory/History8 GB3.7GB8 GB3.7GB
High Sensitivity ReceiverYesYesYesYes
InterfaceUSBUSBUSBUSB
Preloaded mapsTopoActive (routable)NoTopoActive (routable)No
Ability to add mapsYesYesYesYes
BasemapYesYesYesYes
Storage and Power CapacitymicroSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations2000200020002000
Routes200200200200
Track log10,000 points, 200 saved tracks10,000 points, 200 saved tracks10,000 points, 200 saved tracks10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Area calculationYesYesYesYes
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads)Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Barometric AltimeterNoNoYesYes
CompassNoNoYes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)Yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)
Geocaching-friendlyYes (Paperless)Yes (Paperless)Yes (Paperless)Yes (Paperless)
Custom maps compatibleYesYesYesYes
Hunt/fish calendarYesYesYesYes
Sun and moon informationYesYesYesYes
Picture viewerYesNoYesNo
Unit-to-unit TransferNoNoYesYes
Garmin Connect CompatibleYesYesYesYes