Garmin eTrex 20x Handheld GPS Navigator Review

If you’re looking for a better handheld gps than other options available on the market, you’re going to love the Garmin eTrex 20x handheld GPS!

Garmin eTrex 20x


Garmin eTrex 20x is more expensive than the one that was reviewed above but the features included make it well worth the price. You’re going to love the 2.2” color display that makes it easy to see where you are and not only will you have a map included, but the large internal memory makes it easy for you to add as many maps as you need.

2.2” 65k Color Display

When it comes to this particular GPS, you’re going to love knowing that you have a 2.2” display in color that will make it easy for you to see exactly where you are and where you are heading on the map.

The display is easily readable in sunlight and compared to some of the other models that you are going to see, this particular display has an increased resolution of 240 x 320 pixels so you can see with advanced clarity.

Large Internal Memory

If you don’t want to only use the maps that are included with your purchase, you’re going to be able to add in any maps that you might need thanks to the large internal memory of 3.7 GB. Additionally, the storage is going to allow you to add maps such as TOPO 24K,  HuntView, BlueChart g2, BirdsEye and plenty of other maps so that you can always pick the right one for you.

Works In Heavy Coverage

If you’re like the majority of people that are going to use this handheld GPS, you’re going to find that you are using this type of  particular kayak GPS in a lot of dense areas where traditional GPS receivers are not going to be able to record your location.

However, this one is able to locate your position precisely and quickly and will maintain your location no matter how heavy your cover is above you or how far away you might be from the signal.

Preloaded Basemap

When you take this particular GPS out of the box, you will be able to use it right away because it comes with a basemap already included on it. This means that from the moment you have it, you’ll be able to use it. If the map is not good enough for you, it will be easy for you to add on the map that you want to use.


  • 2.2” display with increases resolution
  • Large storage allows for more maps
  • Preloaded basemap comes included
  • Able to work in heavy cover or deep canyons
  • Display can be read easily in sunlight


  • Bad user interface
  • Maps are expensive
  • Battery life is not as good as it should be


Q: How easy is it to load more maps onto this handheld GPS?

A: Very simple! Simple go to and you can purchase and download the maps from there and then install them onto your GPS.

Q: Can I put an address in here and get directions to that?

A: No you cannot. The only way to do that is to put in longitude or latitude coordinates and go from there. 

Final Verdict

Now that you have had the time to go through and read about all of the different features that this particular GPS has, you probably already know exactly why it is such a good value for the price.

When it comes to the display, you’re going to enjoy the 2.2” color display that makes it simple to see exactly where you are. Additionally, the ability to load maps with ease is great and you’ll be able to load as many maps as you want. Lastly, the GPS can maintain its location even if you are under heavy cover or in a deep canyon.

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