News: Garmin Announces New eTrex GPS Units


The Garmin eTrex is pretty much the grandaddy of every portable recreational GPS device on the trail and today Garmin announces two updated models, the 30x and 20x. Each supports both GPS and GLONASS satellites for improved accuracy and coverage plus color screens and 3.7Gb of internal memory (double the memory of previous eTrex 20 …

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Review: Garmin VIRB Elite Helmet Camera


I know what you’re wondering: What the heck does Garmin know about producing helmet cameras? I had the same question so I was excited to get my hands on the VIRB Elite for testing. In the end, I came away loving all that the VIRB Elite has to offer. Specs First things first: the VIRB …

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Review: Garmin Fenix 2 GPS Watch


Garmin has been producing smart wearables for years (I actually owned this watch in 2005–yowza!) and over that time the company has found new ways to pack a ton of features into a usable form factor. The company’s latest watch–the Fenix 2–is well-suited to mountain biking and all the other outdoor activities you’ll get into throughout the …

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GPS Elevation Accuracy Test: Smartphone Apps vs. Dedicated GPS


We tested 10 GPS devices and smartphone apps to determine whether some devices were more or less accurate than others. In our first report we looked at the distance each device recorded over a 2.5-mile test ride. Today I’ll dissect the elevation data recorded during the same test. Here’s the raw data: Device Elevation Max …

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