Gives New Meaning to the Term "Handheld GPS" with eTrex®
innovator redefines portable design with introduction of its smallest
handheld ever the eTrex
Kan. Garmin International, the industry leader in GPS design,
announces yet another first in the manufacturing of electronic
navigation equipment for the marine and outdoor recreation market.
Garmin has unveiled the eTrex -- the most compact handheld
GPS receiver on the market.
is truly a small wonder," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing,
Garmin International. "We've taken the best features of a 12 parallel
channel GPS receiver and put it into a six ounce package that
is only four inches high and two inches wide. This unit will literally
fit in the palm of your hand."
small size, mariners and outdoorsmen will likely notice the sleek
design of the eTrex. All buttons are located on either side of
the unit, allowing for simple, one-handed operation that won't
obstruct your view of the display. In fact, the eTrex features
only five operator buttons for the ultimate in user-friendly design.
Thanks to its bright yellow case, the eTrex will be hard to misplace
and easy to find in any boat or backpack. The eTrex is completely
waterproof so it can take an accidental splash or dunk in the
water and still continue to perform well.
eTrex, you will find the proven performance of a 12 parallel channel
GPS receiver that will run for 22 hours on just two AA batteries.
No need to worry about dense tree canopy with this unit, the eTrex
will continue to maintain a tight satellite lock even while operating
in forest-like conditions. The eTrex will store up to 500 user
waypoints with graphic icons and boasts Garmin's exclusive TracBack®
feature that will reverse your track log and help you navigate
your way back home. In addition, the eTrex uses animated graphics
that will help you identify your marked waypoints quickly and
features of the eTrex include:
- Small compact
design; unit weighs a mere 5.3 ounces and measures 4.4"Hx2.0"Wx1.2"D
- Runs for
22 hours on two AA batteries
located on both sides of the unit for simple one-handed operation
- 12 parallel
channel receiver; differential ready
up to 500 waypoints
function navigates your way home
construction, to IPX7 immersion standards
display for use in poor lighting conditions
to its impressive list of features, the eTrex will carry a low
price that will fit into any mariner's or outdoor adventurer's
budget. The eTrex will be available at a manufacturer's suggested
retail price of $145 and will be sold standard with a lanyard
and owner's manual. The eTrex will be available in December 1999.