Garmin eTrex 10 vs Foretrex 301

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A Comparison on the difference features between Garmin eTrex 10 and Foretrex 301

Garmin On the Trail GPS
ETrex 10Foretrex 301
ModelseTrex 10?
Garmin eTrex 10
Foretrex 301
Garmin Foretrex 301
View the latest priceGarmin eTrex 10 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin Foretrex 301 Waterproof Hiking GPS
Product TypeHandheldWrist-worn
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3" (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)2.9" x 1.7" x 0.9" (7.5 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.4" x 1.7" (3.6 x 4.3 cm); 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)1.4" x 0.9" (3.6 x 2.3 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 128 x 160 pixels100 x 64 pixels
Display type: transflective, monochromeBlack and white LCD
Weight: 5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries3.1 oz (87.3 g) with batteries
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended2 AAA batteries (not included)
Battery life: 25 hours18 hours
Basemap: yesno
Track log: 10,000 points, 100 saved tracks10,000 points, 10 saved tracks
Geocaching-friendly: yes (paperless)no
Hunt/fish calendar: yesyes
Sun and moon information: yesyes
Area calculation: yesno
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yesno
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yesyes
What's Common
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver: yesyes
Interface: USBUSB
What's Unavailable
Floats: nono
Preloaded maps: nono
Ability to add maps: nono
Built-in memory: nono
Accepts data cards: nono
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): nono
Touchscreen: nono
Electronic compass: nono
Barometric altimeter: nono
Camera: nono
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): nono
Picture viewer: nono
Custom maps compatible: nono
Outdoor GPS games: nono
Tide tables: nono
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): nono
Amazon’s Customer Reviews
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Note: Amazon will lump together the customer reviews for all models that belong to one particular Garmin series into one section. For example, models eTrex 10, eTrex 20 and eTrex 30 (new eTrex Series) will be lumped under one customer reviews section. So when you read a review, do look at which model the review refers to.
Click here to read the reviews on eTrex 10Click here to read the reviews on Foretrex 301
Demo Video
Relevant video found at Click here to watch Garmin Etrex 10 Review/Guide from Click here to watch Foretrex 310 demo from
Price Check
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Details Specifications and Features 

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