Garmin eTrex 30 vs GPSMAP 64st

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A product comparison between Garmin eTrex 30 vs GPSMAP 64st handheld GPS. Comparing differences and similarities between the two Garmin.

Note: This comparison by GPSCompared is a basic guide based on published specifications and features at Garmin official website. And by no means that this comparison is definitive. There might be other similarities and differences which are not covered here.

Garmin Handhelds GPS
Garmin eTrex 30Garmin GPSMAP 64st
ModelsGarmin eTrex 30
Garmin eTrex 30
Garmin GPSMAP 64st
Garmin GPSMAP 64st
Introduction DateGarmin eTrex 30 model was announced by Garmin on May 31, 2011Garmin GPSMAP 64st model was announced by Garmin on January 13, 2014
View the product availability and current price from AmazonGarmin eTrex 30 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin GPSMAP 64st, TOPO U.S. 100K with High-Sensitivity GPS and GLONASS Receiver
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3" (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)2.4" x 6.3" x 1.4" (6.1 x 16.0 x 3.6 cm)
Display size, WxH:1.4" x 1.7" (3.5 x 4.4 cm); 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:176 x 220 pixels160 x 240 pixels
Weight:5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries9.2 oz (260.1 g) with batteries
Battery life:25 hours16 hours
Interface:USBhigh-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Preloaded maps:Noyes (topographic)
Built-in memory:1.7 GB8GB
Waypoints/ favorites/ locations:20005000
Additional:Smart Notifications: yes

Live Tracking: yes (with Garmin Connect™ Mobile)
Remark:With dual GPS and GLONASS receiver
What's Common
Display type:transflective, 65-K color TFTtransflective, 65-K color TFT
Battery:2 AA batteries (Not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Waterproof:IPX7Yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver:YesYes
Ability to add maps:YesYes
Accepts data cards:microSD™ card (Not included)microSD™ card (not included)
Track log:10,000 points, 200 saved tracks10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Electronic compass:Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Barometric altimeter:YesYes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):YesYes
Picture viewer:YesYes
Custom maps compatible:YesYes
Geocaching-friendly:Yes (Paperless)Yes (Paperless)
Hunt/fish calendar:YesYes
Sun and moon information:YesYes
Tide tables:Yes (with optional Bluechart)Yes (with optional Bluechart)
Area calculation:YesYes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):YesYes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):YesYes
Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):YesYes
What's Unavailable
Official Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site.Read more about Garmin eTrex 30 at garmin.comRead more about Garmin GPSMAP 64st at
Amazon Customer Reviews
inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical review (if available)
Click here to read the reviews on eTrex 30Click here to read the reviews on Garmin GPSMAP 64st
Note: Amazon tend to group a few models into one section of customer reviews (i.e models that belong to same series). So when you read a review, do look at which model the review refers to.
Demo Video
Relevant video found at Click here to watch eTrex 30 from YouTube.comNA
Check Price
View the product availability and current price from AmazonClick on this link Garmin eTrex 30 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorClick on this link Garmin GPSMAP 64st, TOPO U.S. 100K with High-Sensitivity GPS and GLONASS Receiver

Disclaimer: Information provided is believed correct and true to the best of our ability, however, GPS Compared is not responsible for typographical errors or incorrect data. To report any errors, please use the comment below or visit the official Garmin product page for details specifications.

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