- GPS Training review on the Garmin eTrex SE - the expert's view -
The Garmin eTrex SE is a budget GPS unit which fights well above its weight (and price).
The functionality of the Garmin eTrex SE is that which you will find on a top-end unit, with things like the ability to transfer routes from a mobile phone/ tablet.
Please watch the 'walk and talk' video on this unit (in the video tab below) as it will show you what a great little unit it is.
READY. SET. HIKE.
Adventure easily with this simple-to-use GPS handheld for hikers with extra battery life, wireless connectivity and multi-GNSS support — so you can enjoy exploring more.
- Bright sunlight is no problem with the high-resolution 2.2″ screen.
- Head out more often with up to 168 hours of battery life (With quality set of 2 x AA Batteries not included)
- Into geocaching? Get automatic updates from Geocaching Live to find your next cache.
- Plan trips and more when you pair with the Garmin Explore™ smart-device app.
- Need accurate tracking? You got it, even in challenging environments with multi-GNSS support.
- Keep your bearings with the digital compass so you’re always on course.
N.B. The eTrex SE does not come with a USB A - USB C data transfer cable, we have them available to order from this link - USB A - USB C Cable
Please call - 01669 621044 - and speak with one of our friendly GPS experts.
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PLUS - We don't just sell you a box with a GPS unit in. In with the price we teach you how to use it via our online training course (online resource), give you free factsheets and training manuals (in with your unit) and are only ever an email or telephone call away if you ever need any help.
PLUS - All GPS units are kept in stock and are sent out Royal Mail Special Delivery, so it will be with you the next working day.
PLUS - We also will take your old GPS as a trade-in, to get a value for your GPS unit please click here.
Buy and Learn from the experts - GPS Training.
With this GPS purchase, you get our 'gold' support package for 1 year at no extra cost (see below) - worth £145.00
Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.
Get automatic cache updates from Geocaching Live, including descriptions, logs and hints. When connected to the Garmin Explore app, each find will upload to your Geocaching.com profile.
Follow your bearing on the digital compass, which provides an accurate heading even when stationary.
When connected to the Garmin Explore app, you can get real-time forecast information, so you’re aware of the changing conditions.
Get long battery life of up to 168 hours in standard mode and up to 1,800 hours in expedition mode with 2 field-replaceable AA batteries (not included).
GARMIN EXPLORE APP
Connect with the Garmin Explore app for wireless software updates, cloud storage, trip planning, smart notifications and additional mapping.
|DIMENSION||6.1 x 10.0 x 3.3 cm (2.4″ x 4.0″ x 1.3″)|
|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|
|DISPLAY TYPE||2.2″ transflective, monochrome|
|WEIGHT||156.5 g with batteries|
|BATTERY TYPE||2 AA batteries (not included)|
|BATTERY LIFE||168 hours in standard mode; 1,800 hours in expedition mode|
Maps & memory
|BASEMAP||Yes (cities only)|
|GPS COMPASS (WHILE MOVING)|
Daily smart features
|SMART NOTIFICATIONS ON HANDHELD|
|SUN AND MOON INFORMATION|
|GEOCACHING-FRIENDLY||Yes (Geocache Live)|
|CONNECTIONS WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY||Yes (Bluetooth®)|
In the box
In the Box
- eTrex SE
- Garmin Documentation
- GPS Training's own Starter Guide to get you going
Only from GPS Training you also get in the box:
- Our 'gold' support package at no extra cost for 1 year - worth £145.00
1. Can I put OS Maps on a Garmin eTrex SE GPS unit?
No, you can not as it does not have a colour screen, put you can import routes from the Garmin Explore App to navigate with as a black course line to follow on the screen.
2. Is the Garmin eTrex SE a good GPS for geocaching?
If you are on a budget and you just want to go geocaching this would be a great GPS for you, plus you can now access and download live Geoacaches to the device without the need for a computer when paired with a phone with Internet / Mobile Data.
4. What batteries does the Garmin eTrex SE use?
The Garmin etrex SE uses 2 x AA batteries.
Please do take a look at the best batteries for a Garmin eTrex