Garmin eTrex 30 vs GPSMAP 62s

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A Comparison of the differences feature between Garmin eTrex 30 and GPSMAP 62s

Garmin Handhelds GPS
Garmin eTrex 30GPSMAP 62s
ModelsGarmin eTrex 30
Garmin eTrex 30
Garmin GPSMAP 62S Handheld GPS Navigator
Garmin GPSMAP 62s
Introduction DateGarmin eTrex 30 model was announced by Garmin’s on May 31, 2011Garmin GPSMAP 62s model was announced by Garmin’s on June 2, 2010
View the product availability and current price from Amazon.comGarmin eTrex 30 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin GPSMAP 62S Handheld GPS Navigator
What's Difference
Physical dimensions: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 hours20 hours
Interface:USBhigh-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Official Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site.Read more about Garmin eTrex 30 at garmin.comRead more about Garmin GPSMAP 62s 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 62s
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 Click here to watch Garmin GPSMAP 62s demo from
Check Price
View the product availability and current price from Amazon.comClick on this link Garmin eTrex 30 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorClick on this link Garmin GPSMAP 62S Handheld GPS Navigator

Common Features for both Garmin:

  • Display type: transflective, 65-K color TFT
  • Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
  • Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
  • High-sensitivity receiver: yes
  • Basemap: yes
  • Ability to add maps: yes
  • Built-in memory: 1.7GB
  • Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included)
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations: 2000
  • Routes: 200
  • Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
  • Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
  • Electronic compass: yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)
  • Barometric altimeter: yes
  • Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos)
  • Custom maps compatible: yes
  • Geocaching-friendly: yes (paperless)
  • Hunt/fish calendar: yes
  • Sun and moon information: yes
  • Tide tables: yes
  • Area calculation: yes
  • Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
  • Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): yes
  • Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes

Unavailable Features:

Both eTrex 30 and GPSMAP 62s do not have the following features:

  • Floats
  • Preloaded maps
  • Touchscreen
  • Camera
  • Picture viewer
  • Outdoor GPS games

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

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