Garmin eTrex 10 Overview
Whether you’re actively involved in geocaching or just looking for a portable GPS unit to take with you on a hike into the woods or the urban jungle, the Garmin eTrex 10 GPS Unit is sure to be useful. This easy to use navigation device will indicate your current position and lay digital breadcrumbs showing where you’ve been. The handheld GPS unit’s 2.2″ monochrome screen displays your position in an easy-to-read manner. You can attach this GPS to many different items with a variety of optional mounts.
This unit utilizes both GPS and GLONASS satellites for quicker signal acquisition so you get a fix on your position approximately 20 times faster than GPS alone. The receiver also can interpret Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) signals so you can receive information from terrestrial antennas even when your view of the sky is obstructed. The WAAS system also provides greater position accuracy overall. Adding to the GPS technologies, this device also features HotFix satellite prediction which uses an algorithm to mimic the movement of the Earth. This technology allows the receiver to quickly regain satellite connection after a couple days of non-use, eliminating long initialization times. A worldwide basemap is stored on the unit’s internal memory so you will always have an idea of where you are.