21points

Garmin eTrex 30x

66points

Magellan SmartGPS

Garmin eTrex 30x
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Garmin eTrex 30x vs Magellan SmartGPS

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
21
points
Garmin eTrex 30x
66
points
Magellan SmartGPS

Why is Garmin eTrex 30x better than Magellan SmartGPS?

  • 24.5h longer battery life - GPS
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    25hvs0.5h
  • Tracks distance
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  • Tracks elevation
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  • Has a dedicated smartphone app
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  • Can upload maps
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  • Measures pace
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  • Has a 3D compass
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  • Has a barometer
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Why is Magellan SmartGPS better than Garmin eTrex 30x?

  • 2.27x bigger screen size
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    5"vs2.2"
  • Has weather updates
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  • Has route optimizer
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  • Has lifetime maps
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  • Has a favorites menu
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  • Has multi route capabilities
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  • Has day and night mode
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  • Has lifetime traffic updates
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General info

1.screen size
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The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT-Digital

7"

2.2"

5"

2.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
3.resolution
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Best

TomTom VIA 1605 M

800 x 600px

240 x 320px

800 x 480px

4.battery life with GPS on
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There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Best

Garmin eTrex 30x

25h

25h

0.5h

5.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
6.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS

Connectivity

1.Automatically syncs
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The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
2.Syncs wirelessly
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The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
3.Has device to device sharing capabilities
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This feature allows you to transfer your favorite routes or waypoints to other devices, and it makes it easier to keep your device up-to-date.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
4.Has Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS

Navigation

1.Has route optimizer
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If the user has many destinations planned, for example a UPS driver, they can enter in all of the destinations and the GPS will calculate the most efficient route to take, saving time and reducing fuel costs.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
2.Has lifetime maps
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Users are able to download the latest maps four times per year with no further fees or subscriptions.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
3.Has GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions
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The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
4.Has multi route capabilities
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This is the ability to have multiple “vias” per route.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
5.Has day and night mode
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The brightness of the display adapts to the level of light, for example at dusk it will dim as the amount of sunlight decreases.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
6.Has lifetime traffic updates
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The device includes a subscription to a lifetime of free traffic updates.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS

Features

1.Has weather updates
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You can access weather forecasts using the device.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
2.Has a favorites menu
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Save all your favorite destinations, such as certain towns or restaurants, so you have directions ready for your next visit.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
3.Tracks elevation
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It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
4.Has social features
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Friends using the same app can be integrated with your account, allowing you to compete with them. This increases your motivation and makes it more enjoyable.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
5.Measures pace
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Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
6.Has a 3D compass
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3D compass is a compass that will show accurate readings also when the compass is tilted. Therefore you don’t need to keep the compass on level ground to get steady readings.

Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS

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