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Garmin with Birdseye: Garmin eTrex 30x with 3,000 sq km mapping

RRP: £229.99
Our Price: £219.99

item overview

Includes Free Gold Support Package

Please call - 01669 621044 - and speak with one of our friendly GPS experts.

Includes Free Gold Support Package

Superb bundle offer - e-Trex 30x with BirdsEye Select Voucher offering 3,000 sq km of OS Explorer 25k mapping worth £19.99.

Handheld GPS with 3-axis Compass, Enhanced Display and Preloaded Mapping

2.2 inch crystal clear colour display

Preloaded Western Europe Garmin TopoActive map with shaded relief

High-sensitivity, GPS receiver with HotFix® and GLONASS support

4GB internal memory. Expand further with a microSD™ card (not included).

3-axis compass and barometric altimeter

Worldwide basemap with shaded relief

eTrex 30x is our upgraded version of the popular eTrex 30, with enhanced screen resolution and extended internal memory to hold more maps. The preloaded Garmin TopoActive supports and enhances a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, geocaching, cycling, mountaineering and fishing. eTrex 30x has superior features compared to eTrex 30, while maintaining its ease-of-use, affordability and legendary durability.


PLUS - We don't just sell you a box with a GPS unit in. In with the price we teach you how to use it via our online training course (online resource), give you free factsheets and training manuals (in with your unit) and are only ever a telephone call away if you ever need any help.

PLUS - All GPS units are kept in stock and is sent out Royal Mail Special Delivery, so it will be with you the next working day (if ordered before 15.30).

PLUS - We also will take your old GPS as a trade in, please give us a call - 01669 621044 - or email us - - with details of your old unit and the unit you are wanting to upgrade to.

Buy and Learn from the experts - GPS Training.

With this GPS purchase you get our 'gold' support package for 1 year (see below) - worth £145.00

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item features

See the Way

eTrex 30x has an enhanced 2.2 inch, 65K colour, sunlight-readable display. Durable and water-resistant, eTrex 30x is built to withstand the elements. It has an upgraded interface yet retains its toughness to withstand dust, dirt, humidity or water.

New Tools for Your Trek

The new in-built 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass keeps your bearings even when you’re standing still or not holding it level. Also added is a barometric altimeter that tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your altitude. Use it to plot barometric pressure over time to help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.

Go Anywhere

Fit your eTrex 30x just about anywhere, using an array of compatible mounts. Use the auto mount capability and City Navigator NT® maps for turn-by-turn driving directions, or the rugged mount for your bike or quad. You can even mount to a boat for fishing or sailing trips.

Go Global

The eTrex series can track both GPS and GLONASS satellites simultaneously – it has the ability to lock on to 24 more satellites than using just GPS. What’s more, the time it takes to “lock on” to a position is (on average) 20% faster than using GPS alone. With its high-sensitivity EGNOS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix satellite prediction, eTrex locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep valleys.

Preloaded Garmin TopoActive Map

eTrex 30x comes preloaded with the new Garmin TopoActive map of Western Europe, a perfect starting point for your first recreational activity with GPS. The map provides relevant useful information for activities like hiking and cycling, it's routable and shows elevation changes. Garmin TopoActive map of Western Europe 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.

Use the microSD™ card slot to load additional advanced maps – like Topo maps, BlueChart® g2 marine maps or City Navigator® NT maps. eTrex 30x also supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required) to download and integrate with your maps.

Share Wirelessly

eTrex 30x lets you share your routes, geocaches and other user data wirelessly with other compatible devices. Simply press “send” to transfer your information and share your adventure with friends.

eTrex also connects to compatible Garmin devices, including VIRB™ and accessory sensors, including tempe™, foot pod and heart rate monitor.

Keep Your Fix

With its high-sensitivity, EGNOS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix satellite prediction, eTrex locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep valleys.

Find Fun

eTrex 30x supports paperless geocaching GPX files for endless geocaching adventures. Just visit Take control of your next adventure with BaseCamp™. The free, trip-planning software allows you to view and organise maps, routes and more, and even create Garmin Adventures to share with friends, family or fellow explorers. BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2D or 3D on your computer screen, as well as a vast array of satellite images when paired with a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.

Garmin TopoActive is based on OSM mapping data, map quality depends heavily on local mapping coverage, Garmin cannot guarantee the quality and completeness of mapping data


item specifications

Physical dimensions - 5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm

Display size, WxH - 3.5 x 4.4 cm; 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)

Display resolution, WxH - 240 x 320 pixels

Display type - 2.2" transflective, 65K colour TFT

Weight - 141.7 g with batteries

Battery - 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended

Battery life  - Up to 25 hours

Water rating - IPX7

High-sensitivity receiver

Interface - USB

Camera - No 

Barometric altimeter

Electronic compass

Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units) Maps & Memory

Maps & Memory


Preloaded maps - Yes - Garmin TopoActive map of Western Europe

Ability to add maps

Built-in memory - 3.7 GB including preloaded maps

Accepts data cards - microSD™ card (not included)

Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)

Waypoints/favorites/locations - 2000

Routes - 200

Track log - 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks 

Outdoor Features

Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) - Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)

Geocaching-friendly - Yes (Paperless)

Custom maps compatible

Sun and moon information

Tide tables - Yes (with optional Bluechart)

Area calculation

Picture viewer

Garmin Connect™

Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)

THE MAIN difference between this unit (eTrex 30x) and the eTrex 20x is that this unit DOES HAVE -

1. 3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter

2. Unit-to-unit wireless data transfer capabilities for routes, tracks, waypoints and geocaches whilst the eTrex 20x does not.

in the box

eTrex 30x with Birdseye voucher

•    eTrex 30x pre loaded with Garmin TopoActive map of Western Europe

•    Birdseye Voucher enabling you to download 3,000 sq km of  GB OS 1:25k mapping

•    USB cable

Only from GPS Training you also get in the box -

•    Our 'gold' support package at no extra cost for 1 year - worth £145.00

•    Getting started with Garmin BaseCamp factsheet

•    Step by step guide to downloading mapping using Birdseye Voucher?

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Posted By: Phil | Tue 28th April 2015

Thank you.You have been most helpful; I have placed an order this morning.

Posted By: Sandy Lerski | Tue 13th December 2016

Extremely impressed with the technical support I just received from Andy. He is certainly a credit to your company. I will certainly recommend your company to my associates.

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item faqs


•    How do I download the mapping? We put a step by step guide in with your GPS to help you through this process

•    How much mapping is 3,000 sq km? A good guide is - Lake District National Park is 2,200 sq km

•    What scale can I downlaod with the Birdseye Voucher? 1:25 k mapping

•    Can I put a pre loaded mapping card in this unit? Yes you can

What other mapping as available?

•    Purchase additional Birdseye vouchers (You will need to purchase a micro sd card with sufficient memory  to download your Birdseye maps to NB micro sd card not included)

•    Purchase a Full GB OS 1:50k Map Card - £149.99

What batteries does the unit use? - 2 x AA batteries

•    You can purchase the Garmin rechargable battery pac

•    Purchase some good quality rechargable batteries. You can read a factsheet here.