Media Release: Thursday, August 13, 2015
Introducing the Garmin® eTrex® Touch 25, 35 and 35t Handhelds — the first-ever eTrex units equipped with touchscreen displays.
Sydney, Australia (August 13, 2015) — Garmin, 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 Australia and New Zealand Lite 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 Matt DeMoss, General Manager, Garmin Australasia. “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 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 elements1. 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 Australia and New Zealand Lite. With the built-in microSD card slot, users can install even more maps or BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. 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 now, the eTrex Touch 25, 35 and 35t have Recommended Retail Prices of AUD $349, $429 and $489 respectively. They 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 about features, pricing and availability, as well as information about other Garmin products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com.auor http://facebook.com/garminau.