What an incredibly functional, basic unit. It has no mapping, nor any extras like electronic compass or barometric altimeter (although these are available on the slightly pricier eTrex 30, which also offers optional mapping). But it’s absolutely tiny – smaller than a cigarette packet for example – and weighs in at a mere 145g. No touchscreen – you move around it using a joystick just above the screen. The mono screen is not as easy on the eye as the flashier units, but it works well and the compass page does an excellent job of pointing to the next waypoint or following a route. Battery life is superb and PC compatibility is seamless, meaning routes can be downloaded with ease.
Size: 103mm x 54mm x 33mm
Display: 35mm x 45mm Mono
Routes/waypoint storage: 50/1,000
Battery type/life: 2 x AA/25hrs
Contact: www. garmin.co.uk
Review from Country Walking, August 2012.