Garmin eTrex 30 vs eTrex Summit HC

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A Comparison chart on the difference features between Garmin eTrex 30 and eTrex Summit HC

Garmin Handhelds GPS
eTrex 30eTrex Summit HC
ModelseTrex 30?
Garmin eTrex 30
etrex Summit HC
eTrex Summit HC
View the latest priceGarmin eTrex 30 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin eTrex Summit HC Handheld GPS Receiver
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3" (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)2.2" x 4.2" x 1.2" (5.6 x 10.7 x 3.0 cm)
Display size, WxH:1.4" x 1.7" (3.5 x 4.4 cm); 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)1.3" x 1.7" (3.3 x 4.3 cm)
Display type:transflective, 65-K color TFT256 level color TFT
Weight:5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries5.5 oz (156 g) with batteries
Battery:2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended2 AA batteries (not included)
Battery life:25 hours14 hours
Built-in memory:1.7 GB24 MB
Accepts data cards:microSD™ card (not included)no
Track log:10,000 points, 200 saved tracks10,000 points, 20 saved tracks
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)no
Electronic compass:yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)yes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):yesno
Custom maps compatible:yesno
Geocaching-friendly:yes (paperless)yes
Outdoor GPS games:noyes
Tide tables:Yes (with optional Bluechart)no
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):yesno
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):yesno
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):yesno
What's Common
Display resolution, WxH:176 x 220 pixels176 x 220 pixels
Waterproof:yes (IPX7)yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver:yesyes
Ability to add maps:yesyes
Barometric altimeter:yesyes
Hunt/fish calendar:yesyes
Sun and moon information:yesyes
Area calculation:yesyes
What's Unavailable
Preloaded maps:nono
Picture viewer:nono
Amazon’s Customer Reviews
inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical review (if applicable)

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 30Click here to read the reviews on eTrex Summit HC
Demo Video
Relevant video found at Click here to watch eTrex 30 from YouTube.comNA
Price Check
View the latest priceClick on this link Garmin eTrex 30 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorClick on this link Garmin eTrex Summit HC Handheld GPS Receiver

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