Garmin eTrex GPS Comparison

There’s a whole line of eTrex handheld GPS units, but no really good side-by-side comparison of all of them. So here’s my attempt.

In text:

Garmin eTrex GPS with Waterproof Exterior (Yellow) No Yes No 87.85
Garmin eTrex Camouflage GPS with Hunting / Fishing Calculator No Yes No 117.1
Garmin eTrex Legend 8 MB GPS with PC Cable Yes Yes No 125.41
Garmin eTrex Venture Handheld GPS Navigator (1 MB) Yes Yes (10ft) No 139.05
Garmin eTrex Summit Handheld GPS Navigator No Yes No 172.37
Garmin eTrex Vista 24 MB GPS with Compass, Altimeter, and PC Cable Yes Yes (3ft) No 192.85
Garmin eTrex Legend Cx Handheld GPS Navigator Yes No Yes 234.99 – 50 MIR

Based on this, I’m going to get the cheapest one with WAAS: The Garmin eTrex Legend 8 MB GPS with PC Cable.

One Response to “Garmin eTrex GPS Comparison”

  1. Ray Booysen says:


    Just wanted to let you know, I have the yellow waterproof model and the aerial is terrible. It drops satellites even if you’re just holding it in your hand.. I wouldn’t recommend it. :)

    Hope this helps.

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