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Garmin eTrex 22x


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Outdoor GPS Shop – The Experts View on this Unit

The Garmin eTrex 22x is a great entry-level four-season GPS from Garmin.

The TopoActive mapping this GPS comes with as standard makes it ideal for those visiting Europe as well as walking/ cycling/ geocaching in the UK.

If you can afford the addition of some Ordnance Survey maps, it makes for a great GPS for walking in the UK as this will show you the rights of way.

As it is a button GPS unit it makes for a great four-season Outdoor GPS unit.

Explore confidently with the reliable handheld GPS 

2.2” sunlight-readable colour display with 240 x 320 display pixels for improved readability 

Preloaded with TopoActive Europe maps with routable roads and trails for cycling and hiking 

Support for GPS and GLONASS satellite systems allows for tracking in more challenging environments than GPS alone 

8 GB of internal memory for map downloads plus a microSD™ card slot 

eTrex 32x adds a 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter 

Battery life: up to 25 hours in GPS mode with 2 AA batteries 

eTrex 22x and eTrex 32x offer the same ease-of-use, durability and affordability that the eTrex handheld GPS series is known for — along with preloaded TopoActive Europe maps. These devices are perfect for quad bikes, bicycles, boats or hiking.See the way 

eTrex 22x and 32x offer enhanced 2.2”, 65K colour, sunlight-readable displays. Durable and water resistant, these handhelds are built to withstand the elements. 

Explore the terrain

The eTrex 22x and 32x handheld devices come preloaded with road-routable TopoActive Europe maps that feature streets and trails so you can take the journey off the grid. Now you can know your surroundings — such as waterways, natural features as well as buildings, international boundaries and more. You can also find thousands of points of interests, including shops, restaurants, universities, car parks and accommodations. 

Keep your fix

The eTrex series uses both GPS and GLONASS satellite systems so the receiver has the ability to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. eTrex 32x adds a 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter, making it easy for you to keep your bearings.  

Add maps

With a microSD card slot and expanded 8 GB of internal memory, you can easily download additional maps for wherever the adventure takes you. 

Satellite imagery

Both devices support BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required), so you can download and integrate satellite imagery with your maps. 

Find fun

eTrex 22x and eTrex 32x support paperless geocaching. Upload GPX files straight to your device, and view key information such as location, terrain and hints from 

Go anywhere

With an array of compatible mounts, eTrex is designed as an outdoor handheld GPS ideal for use on quad bikes or bicycles, in boats or on foot. Use the auto mount capability and City Navigator® NT maps for turn-by-turn driving directions, or use the rugged mount for your motorcycle or quad bike. Wherever you think you might take eTrex, it has the mapping and mounts to get you there.


Additional information


Blue / Grey




with Western Europe Garmin TopoActive maps, with Birdseye Voucher (25,000 sq km of 1:25k maps), with TOPO Great Britain PRO 1:50k


PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS 5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm
DISPLAY SIZE 3.5 x 4.4 cm; 2.2″ diag (5.6 cm)
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 240 x 320 pixels
DISPLAY TYPE 2.2″ transflective, 65K colour TFT
WEIGHT 141.7 g (with batteries)
BATTERY 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended

Maps & memory

PRELOADED MAPS Yes (TopoActive Europe; routable)
BASEMAP green tick
STORAGE AND POWER CAPACITY microSD card (not included)
TRACK LOG 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks

Outdoor recreation features

AUTOMATIC ROUTING (TURN BY TURN ROUTING ON ROADS) Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)


  1. What are each of the map options available with this unit?

 –              Garmin TOPO ACTIVE Maps

Garmin TOPO ACTIVE mapping is a proper digital map, as you zoom in you get more information and as you zoom out you get less. BUT, it is not an Ordnance Survey map, therefore it does not differentiate between Bridleways and Footpaths, it just marks them as paths.

It covers 47 European countries, compiled using the community-generated OpenStreetMap (OSM) database.

–              With Birdseye PLUS Voucher (25,000 sq km of 1:25k maps)

You activate the map credit against your Garmin account and then once you have this map credit in place you have one year to download your 25,000 sq km of 1:25k maps.

25,000 sq km is larger than the size of Wales and the area you choose can be split (i.e. you can choose areas from all over the country).

Don’t worry, if you buy the unit from Outdoor GPS Shop you will get a step by step guide of how to download this mapping.

–              With TOPO Great Britain Pro 1:50k

This is full GB at 1:50k mapping on a map card, which sits in the back of the GPS unit.

The TOPO PRO means that it is the latest map card from Garmin, giving you off road turn by turn routing within the National Parks, this means you can select a location many miles ahead and the GPS will route you via the footpaths to get to that location (like a car sat nav does).

Outside National Parks the GPS will navigate you in a straight line from waypoint to waypoint.

Don’t worry, here at the Outdoor GPS Shop we set the unit up for you so you can easily use these features and we even include a quick start guide so you can quickly get up and running with your GPS unit.

2. Does this unit come with batteries?

No, but it just requires x2 AA batteries. We would recommend some good quality rechargeable batteries, as it will use a set every day.

3. What is the difference between the eTrex 22x and 32x?

eTrex 32x adds a 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter

Only From Us

  • Unit set up by one of the Outdoor GPS Shop team.
  • Receive the Outdoor GPS Shop quick start guide, unit specific. Written in-house for you by one of the Outdoor GPS Shop team. 



This product is posted out using Royal Mail Special delivery which is guaranteed next working day delivery (before 13.00). 

Any order placed online before 11.30 am will be despatched the same working day.

In the box

  • eTrex 22x 
  • USB cable 
  • Documentation 

10 reviews for Garmin eTrex 22x

  1. 5 out of 5

    Katherine McDonald

    We walk every week with our local rambling group and bought this GPS a couple of months ago to record our walks and so we could see how far we had walked etc.

    Cracking little unit, I did not want anything to complicated and this is exactly that, the maps are not Ordnance Survey but they are adequate for what we are using it for.

    Battery life is great, we are getting a couple of walks out of each set and it just lives in our pocket whist out walking.

    A great easy to use GPS unit which thankfully did not cost a furtune.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kieth Freeman

    This is an excellent little GPS receiver.

    It isn’t flashy. It isn’t a touch screen. It’s small, so it doesn’t show a huge amount of mapping.

    It works well in the rain. It works well in bright sunlight. It works well when you have to wear thick gloves.

    In fact, it works well in all conditions and continues to work well when your average smart phone ran out of battery power hours ago.

    Pleased with the performance to date.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Walton (verified owner)

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    Very pleased with this Garmin GPS.

  4. 4 out of 5

    john (verified owner)

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    Still to use but expect good things.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Good device, as described

  6. 5 out of 5

    Graham Guffie (verified owner)

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    Very pleased with GPS unit and installed maps

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mark W. (verified owner)

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    Great GPS. I’m using for geocaching with family.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Joy (verified owner)

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    Haven’t used it yet

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bill Broadhurst (verified owner)

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    Highly recommended.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Phil W. (verified owner)

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    Class leading unit with huge battery life.

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