Garmin eTrex 30x GPS 5044-583

Garmin eTrex 30x GPS

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The next iteration in Garmin's tried-and-true eTrex series. The 30x uses the same lightweight, durable, and water-resistant housing, but now features a larger display and over twice the memory. High-sensitivity GPS receiver with GLONASS support gives access to a huge range of satellites, resulting in faster, more accurate performance in heavy cover areas like canyons or dense forests. Added features like a barometric altimeter, ANT+ compatibility, and a 3-axis electronic compass situate this handy unit at the top of the eTrex line and make it a simple, intuitive, and reliable device for geo-caching or replacing your aging map and compass duo.

  • Large high-resolution colour display is readable in high-glare situations.
  • GLONASS supported GPS receiver is fast, accurate, and consistent.
  • Barometric altimeter for hyper-accurate analysis.
  • 3-axis electronic compass is tilt-activated.
  • Wireless sharing feature for sharing waypoints, tracks, routes, or geocaches across other compatible devices.
  • Download images to your device with the compatible BirdsEye Satellite imagery interface (subscription required).
  • 3.7 GBs of internal memory.
  • MicroSD slot for even expanded memory.
  • 25 hours of battery life takes you pretty much anywhere.
  • Takes 2 AA batteries.

Tech specs

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Weight 142g
Ideal for
  • Camping and hiking
  • Backpacking
Display dimensions 4.4 x 3.5cm
IPX rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m ≤ 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.

Built-in memory 3.7GB
Dimensions 10.3 x 5.4 x 3.3cm
Electronic compass

An electronic compass allows the user to view their heading in situations where they are either standing still or moving too slowly for the GPS to detect.


Waypoints consist of a standard set of coordinates (two for land, three for air or space) that identify a specific physical location. A route is navigated between two or more waypoints.

Interface USB
Unit to unit transfer

Shares data wirelessly between compatible units.


A basic set of map data that is included with the GPS. Basemap detail may vary from unit to unit.

Area calculation Yes
Track log 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Tide tables Yes
Data card microSD card (not included)
Low battery warning Yes
Foot pod

Attaches to your shoe, captures your running data (i.e., pace, distance), and transmits it to your heart rate monitor or GPS.

Sold separately
App compatibility

An online community where members upload, analyze and share activity data.

Add maps capability

These units allow you to add maps, so you can mark and name waypoints and create routes on your PC, and then upload the map of your choice to your GPS.

Heart rate monitor Sold separately
Touch screen No
Barometric altimeter

Barometer function helps forecast weather trends. An altimeter can provide one line of position for location on a topo map, useful if the GPS isn't working.

Coded signal

A coded instrument ensures no interference between your chest strap and your watch, necessary if you are training in busy gyms or trails where other signals may be encountered.

Floats No
Wireless sync No
Bluetooth No
Batteries 2 AA (not included)
Routes 200
Haptic feedback No
Speed/cadence sensor

Monitors pedalling cadence and measures pedalling strokes per minute.

Not compatible
ANT+ compatible

Ensures seamless digital wireless communication between ANT+ devices. For example, data from an ultra-low power wireless sensor can be displayed on a bike computer or smartphone, then downloaded to a PC, etc.

Battery life 25 h
Chest strap Sold separately
Custom POI

A POI (point of interest) is a specific location that someone may find interesting (i.e., favourite viewpoint, best coffee stop before the trailhead). The custom POI feature allows the user to load only the POI's that interest them onto their GPS unit.

Made in Taiwan