Garmin eTrex 32x Review (video)

What makes the best GPS unit for bikepacking? In this video, Neil walks through the critical features, functions, and settings to consider. He also shares his thoughts on the Garmin eTrex series and explains why he continues to use the eTrex 32x over cycling-specific computers for multi-day rides…

We’ve tested a lot of GPS units on this site. And on almost every review we publish, there’s usually at least one reader who leaves a comment mentioning a Garmin eTrex model. This may come as a surprise to some, since the eTrex isn’t a cycling-specific computer. However, as Neil covers in this video, this “outdoor recreation handheld” can be configured and setup to be one of the most powerful and robust bikepacking GPS units on the market. Watch the full review and see how he sets it up for bikepacking here:

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The Garmin eTrex 32x has a claimed weight of 142 grams and features a 3.5 x 4.4cm (1.4 x 1.75″) color screen. The unit runs off of two AA batteries, and has a claimed battery life up to 25 hours. As mentioned, the internal memory in the latest model has been increased to 8GB, doubling the storage of its predescessor. And if you need more, there’s a microSD card slot for expandability. The 32x differs from the rest of the lineup by offering a barometric altimeter, compass, ANT+ compatibility, and the ability to add custom maps.

  • Garmin eTrex 32x Review
  • Garmin eTrex 32x Review
  • Model Tested: Garmin eTrex 32x
  • Weight: 142 grams
  • Place of Manufacture: China
  • Price: $300
  • Manufacturer’s Details: Garmin.com

The eTrex 22x is priced at $199.99 USD and the 32x is $299.99. Both are now available to purchase from REI (eTrex 22x / eTrex 32x).

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