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Outdoor GPS Shop – The Experts View on this Unit
The Garmin eTrex 25t is a great compact multi activity touch screen GPS unit.
This GPS comes with a bike mount and is very much a multi activity unit. So, if you walk, Geocache, cycle (both on road and off road) it is an ideal GPS unit for you.
It comes with a built-in electronic compass. This gives you far greater accuracy at small movements, making it a great GPS unit without it costing a fortune.
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.
The best budget touch screen GPS unit currently on the market.
Garmin family navigator that’s easy and fun to use, with touchscreen and preloaded TopoActive Europe maps
eTrex Touch 25 is the new family navigator for outdoor activities, ideal for everyone that likes to dip their toes into the great outdoors – from casual cyclists and hikers to geocaching newbies.
eTrex has been the world’s most popular and successful recreational GPS series for the past 15 years. eTrex Touch 25 is its newest member, that is now easier and more convenient to use than ever. It comes with preinstalled TopoActive Europe maps and optimised Activity Profiles for various recreational activities, not forgetting 250,000 geocaches for endless fun outdoors. To make it even easier to get going, a cycling mount is included in the box. Get out there and have fun with the family! eTrex will guide you every step of the way.
- Optimised for multiple activities – just select and go!
- Preloaded with Garmin TopoActive Europe maps
- Cycling mount included
- Bright 2.6’’ colour capacitive touchscreen
- 3-axis tilt-compensated compass
- Download recreational tracks and routes to follow
- Paperless geocaching with 250k preloaded caches
Find your way the easy way
eTrex Touch works like an in-car sat nav, but with maps and features specifically designed for navigation during recreational activities like cycling and hiking. Whether you have a specific destination in mind, or you just want to record your activities to share later on, eTrex Touch gives you the freedom to explore with confidence. You can even find and download activities others have completed on Garmin Connect and Garmin Adventures, or share your own with the community.
With an easy to use touchscreen, the kids will be able to have a go too. Just touch and go, as the moment takes you! The Activity Profiles give you immediate access to customised profiles like hiking, cycling and geocaching, so you’re all set up for your chosen activity, with everything you need at your fingertips. You can focus on enjoying the great outdoors, and having a great time with your family – knowing you’re in safe hands.
All ready and set to ride
eTrex Touch holds no one back, it’s everything you need to get out there and experience the outdoors at every opportunity. Not only is it designed to enhance whatever activity you fancy that day but it comes fully prepared for you to take it straight out the box and get going.
With a cycling mount included, the eTrex Touch is particularly appealing to recreational cyclists, who can easily fix the device to their handlebars.
The device comes preloaded with Garmin TopoActive Europe maps for 46 countries – just switch the device on, connect to GPS and start navigating. And the maps can be updated at no additional cost. With a large 8 GB internal memory and a microSD slot, there’s plenty of room for additional mapping, whether you’d like to enhance it with advanced topo maps or marine maps.
Dive into geocaching
Experience the great outdoor GPS treasure hunt called geocaching. With the eTrex Touch, geocaching is convenient for everyone, with paperless geocache directions, ratings and recent logs saved directly on the device – no need to print anything.
eTrex 25 comes with an electronic compass that shows you the direction to your destination even while you’re stood still – which helps a lot during short breaks on geocaching adventures.
For beginners, eTrex Touch holds 250,000 great geocaches suitable for those new to geocaching – to help you get used to the whole concept. All geocaches are from geocaching.com, the world’s largest geocaching platform.
Learn more about Geocaching with a Garmin eTrex Touch.
Adventures unearthed and shared
Don’t have a specific destination or route in mind? Search for recommended adventures on Garmin Connect or Garmin Adventures, and see routes and geocaches that others have completed. Then download them to eTrex Touch ready for your next adventure. Or create and customise a completely new route to download to your device.
Want to save and re-live a recent adventure? eTrex Touch records where you’ve been so you can upload your routes to Garmin Connect or Garmin Adventures and relive them whenever you want. Garmin Connect and Garmin Adventures are free and allow you to share your recreational adventures with friends and family.
eTrex quality DNA
eTrex Touch is the latest product from the famous eTrex GPS handheld series. These products have been successfully deployed all over the earth, from the freezing poles to the heat of African deserts and the humid South American jungles. eTrex has mastered all terrains and the eTrex Touch offers that same toughness and endurance.
eTrex Touch supports GPS and GLONASS, giving you the power of two satellite systems, for faster fix and better accuracy in challenging environments. Let eTrex do all the hard work for you – just check your actual position and follow the guidance.
The device is fully ruggedised and IPX7 water-rated and has a scratch-resistant screen. The long 16 hour battery life and field-replaceable standard AA batteries guarantee flexibility when you’re on the go.
eTrex Touch also provides all of the classic eTrex features like hunting and fishing information, sport watch, sun and moon calendar, sunrise and sunset data and much more.
Compact and versatile companion
The handy device fits easily into a pocket or on a handlebar. It’s also designed to be a size that allows kids to easily handle it too. Using the spine mount mounting system, eTrex Touch can be mounted pretty much anywhere with specialised mounts for boats, cars, backpacks etc.
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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||5.8 x 10.2 x 3.3 cm|
|DISPLAY SIZE||3.6 x 5.5 cm|
|DISPLAY RESOLUTION||160 x 240 pixels|
|DISPLAY TYPE||2.6″ 65K colour TFT|
|WEIGHT||159 g with batteries|
|BATTERY||2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended|
|BATTERY LIFE||Up to 16 hours|
Maps & memory
|PRELOADED MAPS||Yes – Garmin TopoActive map of Europe|
|ABILITY TO ADD MAPS|
|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)|
|CUSTOM MAPS COMPATIBLE|
|SUN AND MOON INFORMATION|
1. 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.
2. What is the difference between the eTrex Touch 25t and eTrex Touch 35t?
The Touch 35t has a barometric altimeter. It also has ANT+ sensor support and Smartphone Notifications.
3. 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.
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 Touch 25
- Handlebar mount
- USB cable