Garmin Etrex 10X Review

EDITORS RATING: 8/10

The eTrex comes with a worldwide basemap which makes it an all-round the world friendly to use, you will be able to hunt at any part of the world with ease. This gives it an edge, making it one of the best Hunting GPS you can have. Along with that is the 2.2 inch monochrome display screen which is fairly small and easy to use. It is also easy to read the information on the tracker during daytime with bright surroundings. It has an overall great look and rugged construction which makes it really durable and long lasting!

The eTrex comes with a more improved interface with an added support for spine-mounting accessories which are really useful especially when out hunting in the woods.

KEY FEATURES 

 

The eTrex 10 comes with a display size of 1.4 inches x 1.7 inches and a display resolution of 128 x 160 pixels, that is relatively clear compared to many other GPS trackers out there in the industry. Along with that is the trackers water resistant design, you would be able to go through tough weather conditions with this tracker. It has a water rating of IPX7 which is really good for those of you going for hunting activities in the woods, the tracker will survive the conditions.

Not to mention the trackers sun and moon information which may come in handy for those of you out there seeking details. The 5 ounce weight of the tracker further adds on to usability and efficiency it provides.

BATTERY LIFE

Its small size only requires 2 AA batteries to operate and function, the number of batteries don’t translate to the battery life it possesses as Garmin has an incredible design to be efficient and effective at all times, with a new pair of batteries, the tracker will be able to function for up to 25 hours, you may be gone for the entire day for your hunting activities while still having battery remaining within. It is advised that you use lithium batteries instead of alkaline ones as they naturally last longer and has a resistance against harsh conditions. The backlight of the tracker can be reduced of its brightness to retain a longer battery life and therefore a worry-less hunting trip into the woods.

SYSTEM

This device is the first-ever GPS tracker for civilian use that can track both GPS and GLONASS satellite systems simultaneously! Small but powerful is the eTrex 10, its powerful because instead of using the GLONASS or GPS exclusively alone combining both of it to be used at the same time allows the  device to lock onto 24 more satellites than using the GPS alone, due to GLONASS having the ability to lock onto a position 20% more faster than the GPS can.

It’s a dynamic duo system that only benefits the user at every cause. Getting yourself lost in the woods is very unlikely with the eTrex 10 being so powerful and effective in its software. The system being very similar to that of the eTrex 20.

CONNECTIVITY 

The eTrex 10 also comes with a highly-sensitive WAAS-enabled GPS receiver along with the HotFix satellite prediction, you would be able to locate precisely and quickly the position in which you are and also maintains the GPS in every place possible, as dense at it is. Along with that is the BaseCamp software which allows you to organize and view the waypoints, routes, tracks and even maps before you head out for hunting. The software also displays a topographic map data in both 3D and 2D on the computer screen when you connect, that also includes the contour lines and elevation profiles too! The BirdsEye software also comes with the device allowing you to upload as many satellite pictures to your device with the subscription.

Final verdict

 

Upon purchase of one of these trackers you will also receive a USB cable and a quickstart guide, the guide will be enough to get you started on all the things you would need to know on the practical side of the GPS tracker. Its user-friendly layout, advanced tracking and its ability to track more satellites truly makes the eTrex 10 a tracker that is a great buy.

The most important thing to know about this tracker is probably the price that it offers, it is worth the money and some would even say cheap, the eTrex 10 would be perfect for beginner hunters getting into the wild to explore the boundaries.

Suitable for:

  • Hunters looking for a clear and bright screen GPS
  • Hunters/people looking for an all-round GPS tracker