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Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
Top 75%63 points
Top 75%
Top 24%190 points
Top 24%
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
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Garmin eTrex 30x vs Magellan SmartGPS: 47 facts in comparison

1. Has route optimizer

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
49% have it

2. Has day and night mode

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
24% have it

3. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.2"
Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT-Digital: 7"
5"

4. Has weather updates

You can access weather forecasts using the device.
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
8% have it

5. Has lifetime maps

Users are able to download the latest maps four times per year with no further fees or subscriptions.
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
64% have it

6. resolution

5x higher resolution.
240 x 320px
TomTom VIA 1605 M: 800 x 600px
800 x 480px

7. has an external memory slot

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
77% have it

8. Has device to device sharing capabilities

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
11% have it

9. Has route avoidance

The device can avoid certain routes depending on the user's preference. For example, if you wish to avoid expensive toll roads then the device can design an alternative route.
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
76% have it

10. weight

70.3g lighter.
141.7g
Garmin Nuvi 3760T: 113.4g
212g

11. Has lifetime traffic updates

The device includes a subscription to a lifetime of free traffic updates.
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
60% have it

12. thickness

21mm thinner.
33mm
Becker Revo.2: 7mm
12mm

13. Has a favorites menu

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
57% have it

14. Tracks elevation

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

15. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
7% have it

16. battery life with GPS on

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
25h
Garmin eTrex 30x: 25h
0.5h

17. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
88% have it

18. Automatically syncs

The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
7% have it

19. Syncs wirelessly

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
6% have it

20. Has dedicated social media applications

You can keep in contact with friends and family through social media with the device.
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
4% have it

21. width

106mm narrower.
54mm
Garmin eTrex 30x: 54mm
160mm

22. Can upload maps

You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
16% have it

23. Has social features

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
4% have it

24. Tracks distance

It tracks how far you travel.
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
10% have it

25. Has dedicated smartphone application

You can have routes prepared on your smartphone and sync it with your device before beginning your journey.
Garmin eTrex 30x
Magellan SmartGPS
11% have it

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