Garmin eTrex 32X GPS 6005-205

Garmin eTrex 32X GPS

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Instead of reinventing the wheel, Garmin decided to improve it. The latest generation of the venerable eTrex line adds routable TopoActive maps, loaded with streets and trails. Now, you can use your eTrex to get turn-by-turn directions, no add-ons or downloads required. Not sure where to stop for lunch, or looking for something to do, the TopoActive maps can help. Loaded with points of interest, you can scroll through nearby restaurants, attractions and more. The eTrex 32x represents the top of the eTrex line, featuring a barometric altimeter and 3-axis digital compass. Equipped with a high-sensitivity receiver the 32x accesses both GPS and GLONASS satellites, giving you a fast and accurate signal nearly anywhere. Staying true to the eTrex name, this new line stays compact, rugged, easy to use and ready for adventure.

  • Preloaded with road-routable TopoActive maps (Canada and US 100K resolution), featuring streets and trails, making front-country or backcountry navigation a lot easier.
  • Point of interest navigation lets you search for places you may want to go, e.g restaurants, attractions, accommodation, etc.
  • Barometric altimeter helps you track your ascents, descents and total elevation changes.
  • Tilt compensated 3-axis electronic compass shows your heading even when you are stationary, ensuring that you are always facing the right direction.
  • Compatible with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery allowing you to download detailed satellite images right onto your device (subscription not included).
  • Paperless geocaching compatible, download GPX files from your favourite geocaching site right to your device.
  • Integrated antenna for outstanding signal reception from GPS and GLONASS satellites.
  • ANT+ compatibile opens up the ability to use many fitness sensors, like heart rate belts.
  • 2.2 in. colour screen is bright and clear, making it easy to read in all conditions, even direct sun.
  • 8GB of internal memory can be increased via MicroSD cards (not included), giving you lots of room to add maps.
  • IPX7 waterproofing protects your GPS from even the heaviest downpours.
  • Intuitive button interface doesn’t get confused by weather or gloves, unlike some touchscreens.
  • Runs off 2 AAs that provide up to 25 hours of battery life. The AA is the world’s most common battery, which makes it easy to find.
  • In the box: eTrex 32x, USB cable and documentation.

Tech specs

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Weight 142g
Ideal for
  • Camping and hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Day hiking
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 8GB
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.

Metric/imperial units format Yes
Interface USB
Power meter

Displays output in watts as you ride.

Not compatible
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.

Battery power indicator Yes
Area calculation Yes
Track log 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Tide tables Yes
Data card microSD card (not included)
Low battery warning Yes
Calorie consumption

Calculated based on data from a heart rate monitor.

Foot pod

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

Not compatible
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.

Programmable workouts

Want an easy jog? A fast-paced ride? A workout with lots of variety to keep you on your toes? With programmable workouts you can tailor your training to match whatever you are looking for on a particular day.

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
WiFi No
Button lock Yes
Bluetooth No
Batteries 2 AA (not included)
Routes 200
Haptic feedback No
Auto pause

Automatically pauses timer when you stop or go below a specified pace.

Heart rate in real time

Displays beats per minute during activity.

Calories in real time

Displays calorie expenditure during activity, based on heart rate monitor data.

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.

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