Garmin eTrex Solar Charging Handheld GPS – Never Lose Power

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When it comes to navigation, Garmin is an industry leader with its stand-alone products like the eTrex Solar charging GPS. Boasting a battery life of up to 1,800 hours in Expedition mode, the solar charging interface ensures you never run out of power. In addition, the multi-ban GPS delivers superior positional accuracy, even in challenging environments.

The Garmin eTrex Solar Charging Handheld GPS

Featuring a rugged construction and IPX7 waterproof rating, the eTrex Solar is built to withstand harsh environments. Measuring a small 2.5” x 4.1”x 1.2”, the handheld GPS takes up little room in your pack or pocket. Likewise, weighing only five ounces, the unit adds little weight to your overall loadout.

Utilizing a multi-band GPS, the eTrex offers superior positional accuracy, even in challenging environments, according to the company. Likewise, the GPS technology filters out inaccurate signals reflecting off trees, mountains, or buildings. Similarly, the digital compass provides an accurate heading, even when standing still.

With Bluetooth connectivity, the eTrex can pair with your smartphone and take advantage of the Garmin Explore app. After connecting to your phone, the eTrex provides cloud backup, smart notifications, weather forecasts, geocaching live, and more. Likewise, using the app you can plan the next day’s travel plan by creating your routes on the app and then sync them to the handheld.

(Photo by Garmin)

The 2.2-inch high-contrast, transflective, monochrome display provides excellent visibility, even in bright sunlight, and doubles as a solar charger. Correspondingly, operating on a rechargeable internal lithium-ion battery, the eTrex provides up to 1,800 hours in Expedition Mode. When using GPS-only tracking, the unit delivers 200 hours, while GNSS and multi-band tracking operate for 100 hours.

“For over two decades, our iconic eTrex series has been known for its revolutionary features and capabilities, making it wildly popular among our customers. Adding infinite battery life through our solar-charging technology is just the latest example of the innovation we strive to provide in each of our outdoor products. From a short hike to living off the grid, the eTrex Solar is the perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure.” –Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales


The Garmin eTrex Solar charging handheld GPS is available now with an MSRP of $249.99. For more info, please visit

Garmin eTrex Solar Specs

The Garmin eTrex Solar Charging Handheld GPS.
(Photo by Garmin)
Lens Material chemically strengthened glass
Dimension 2.5” x 4.1”x 1.2” (6.4 cm x 10.5 cm x 3.1 cm)
Weight 5.0 oz (141 g)
Solar Charging Yes
Waterproof IPX7
Display Type 2.2″ transflective, monochrome
Display Size 1.3″ x 1.7″ (3.3 cm x 4.4 cm); 2.16″ diag (5.5 cm)
Display Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Battery Type rechargeable, internal lithium-ion
Battery Life GPS only tracking: up to 200 hours
GNSS and Multi Band Tracking: up to 100 hours
Expedition mode: up to 1,800 hours
Unlimited when used in 75,000 Lux conditions
Memory/History 28 MB
Interface USB-C
MSRP $249.99

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