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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 22x eTrex 20x eTrex 32x eTrex 30
Physical dimensions 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") 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 size 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) 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 resolution 240 x 320 pixels 240 x 320 pixels 240 x 320 pixels 240 x 320 pixels
Display type 2.2" transflective, 65K color TFT transflective, 65-K colour TFT 2.2" transflective, 65K color TFT transflective, 65-K colour TFT
Weight 5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries 141.7 g (5 oz) with batteries 5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries 141.7 g (5 oz) with batteries
Battery 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended 2 AA batteries (not included), NiMH or Lithium recommended 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended 2 AA batteries (not included), NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life 25 hours 25 hours 25 hours 25 hours
Water rating IPX7 IPX7 IPX7 IPX7
Memory/History 8 GB 3.7GB 8 GB 3.7GB
High Sensitivity Receiver Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interface USB USB USB USB
Preloaded maps TopoActive (routable) No TopoActive (routable) No
Ability to add maps Yes Yes Yes Yes
Basemap Yes Yes Yes Yes
Storage and Power Capacity microSD™ card (not included) microSD™ card (not included) microSD™ card (not included) microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 2000 2000 2000 2000
Routes 200 200 200 200
Track log 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Area calculation Yes Yes Yes Yes
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 Altimeter No No Yes Yes
Compass No No Yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis) Yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)
Geocaching-friendly Yes (Paperless) Yes (Paperless) Yes (Paperless) Yes (Paperless)
Custom maps compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hunt/fish calendar Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sun and moon information Yes Yes Yes Yes
Picture viewer Yes No Yes No
Unit-to-unit Transfer No No Yes Yes
Garmin Connect Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes