OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the eTrex Touch 25, 35 and 35t, adding new touchscreen models to the popular line of outdoor handhelds. The eTrex Touch series has a completely updated user interface, improving the ease-of-use of the device, as well as a 2.6” capacitive touchscreen display, the largest display that’s ever been put on an eTrex device. The eTrex Touch series also features new activity profiles for easy-to-use navigation for multiple activities and an enhanced track manager to easily start and stop recording. Rugged and dependable, the new eTrex Touch series boasts a high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with GLONASS support, as well as a worldwide shaded relief basemap, with preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K on the 35t. Additionally, the eTrex Touch 25, 35 and 35t are compatible with an array of mounts that are extremely easy to use on bicycles, boats, ATVs or in the car. No matter the activity, the eTrex Touch series is ready for an adventure.
“We are thrilled to add a set of touchscreen units to the eTrex lineup,” said Dan Bartel Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “With updates like the pinch-and-zoom touchscreen and new activity profiles, we’re excited to raise the bar of what’s available to consumers in the eTrex line.”
Featuring a 2.6” sunlight-readable, capacitive touchscreen display, the eTrex Touch 25, 35 and 35t offer a long-lasting 16-hour battery life, and a rugged ergonomic design that’s meant to withstand the elements 1. Boasting a built-in high-sensitivity GPS receiver with GLONASS support and HotFix® satellite prediction, the eTrex Touch series is able to locate users’ position quickly and precisely, even in heavy cover and deep canyons. All units in the eTrex Touch series have a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which gives directional information even when standing still. The eTrex 35 and 35t also have a barometric altimeter to get more accurate altitude, elevation and climb information, as well as indications of pending weather changes.
The eTrex Touch series integrates a variety of new activity profiles. The device remembers how each profile is set up to each activity, and will set it up for users the same way every time, making it comfortable, quick and intuitive to use the same device for entirely different purposes. No matter if users are out rock climbing, hiking, hunting, cycling, geocaching or fishing, with an eTrex Touch, switching between activities is easier than ever, even if they’re done all in one afternoon.
The eTrex Touch series comes preloaded with a worldwide shaded relief basemap, 4GB of internal memory on the 25 and 35 models and 8GB of internal memory on the 35t. The eTrex 35t also comes preloaded with TOPO U.S. 100K. With the built-in microSD card slot, users can install even more maps, like HuntView™ to see public and private land data while hunting, BirdsEye Satellite Imagery or TOPO U.S. 24K. Additionally, all models come preloaded with 250,000 geocaches from Geocaching.com, so right out of the box, users can start their geocaching adventure virtually anywhere in the world.
The eTrex 35 and 35t incorporate wireless ANT +™ connectivity to accessory sensors like heart rate monitors, the Tempe™ temperature sensor, Chirp™ geocaching beacon, or the cycling speed sensors and cadence sensors. The eTrex 35 and 35t can also act as a wireless remote control for the VIRB® line of action cameras. The eTrex 35 and 35t can connect via Bluetooth to compatible smartphones 2 to receive smart notifications and stay connected out on the trail, but keep their phone safely packed away from the elements. Additionally, these units are compatible with the the Garmin Connect™ mobile app, for features such as LiveTrack. With LiveTrack, users can pair their device with the app, and invite friends and family to follow their activity in real time. This provides peace of mind, especially if users are alone.
Available in summer 2015, the eTrex Touch 25 will have a suggested retail price of $249.99, the eTrex Touch 35 will have a suggested retail price of $299.99 and the eTrex Touch 35t will have a suggested retail price of $349.99
eTrex Touch 25, 35 and 35t are the latest solutions from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, dog training, or capturing it all on VIRB action cameras, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com/outdoors, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.
For over 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1 IPX7 water rating. For more information on water ratings, click here.
2 Examples of compatible phones include: iPhone® 4S & later, Android™ 4.3, Galaxy S3 or later, Galaxy Note 3 or HTC One, phone must be Bluetooth Smart. For the full list of compatible smartphones, click here.
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