Garmin 010-02256-00 eTrex 22x, Rugged Handheld GPS Navigator, Black/Navy

(10 customer reviews)


  • Explore confidently with the reliable handheld GPS
  • 2.2″ sunlight-readable color display with 240 x 320 display pixels for improved readability
  • Preloaded with Topo Active 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 micro SD card slot.Battery life: up to 25 hours in GPS mode with 2 AA batteries

Explore with confidence with Terex 22x, a rugged GPS handheld with a 2.2” sunlight-readable color display. It comes preloaded with Topo Active maps featuring routable roads and trails to explore when cycling and hiking. Add even more mapping via the micro card slot and 8 GB of internal memory. With dual-satellite support (GPS and GLONASS), it tracks in more challenging environments than GPS alone.

From the manufacturer

eTrex 22x

eTrex 22x and 32x

See the Way

The eTrex 22x offers enhanced 2.2”, 65K color, and a sunlight-readable display. Durable and water resistant, these handhelds are built to withstand the elements.

Garmin eTrex 22x, Rugged Handheld GPS Navigator

eTrex 22x offers ease-of-use, durability and affordability that the eTrex handheld GPS series is known for — along with preloaded TopoActive maps. These devices are perfect for ATVs, bicycles, boats or hiking.

  • Explore confidently with the reliable handheld GPS
  • 2.2” sunlight-readable color display with 240 x 320 display pixels for improved readability
  • Preloaded with TopoActive 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
  • Battery life: up to 25 hours in GPS mode with 2 AA batteries

Features and Benefits

eTrex 22x and 32x

eTrex 22x

eTrex 22x and 32x

Explore the Terrain

The eTrex 22x handheld device comes preloaded with road-routable TopoActive 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.

Find Fun

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

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.

Go Anywhere

With an array of compatible mounts, eTrex is designed as a handheld — or for use on ATVs 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 ATV. Wherever you think you might take eTrex, it has the mapping and mounts to get you there.

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Weight5 kg
Product Dimensions

4 x 2.1 x 1.3 inches

Item Weight

5 ounces



Item model number



1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.

Connectivity technologies


Special Features

Road-Routable TopoActive Maps; GPS and GLONASS Satellite Service

Display resolution

240 x 320

Other display features


Human Interface Input


Scanner Resolution

240 x 320

Whats in the box

eTrex 22x; USB Cable; Documentation



Country of Origin


Date First Available

June 5, 2019



10 reviews for Garmin 010-02256-00 eTrex 22x, Rugged Handheld GPS Navigator, Black/Navy

  1. New Hampshire Hiker

    4 stars because 5 would be perfect. NO NAVIGATION INSTRUMENT is 100% perfect 100% of the time.I have used this for a couple weeks walking and driving around town and hiking in The White Mountain National Forest. It DOES A GOOD JOB FOR THE MONEY!NEED TO KNOW. My unit would not work until updates were installed. The Open Source map is a GLOBAL (the entire planet) shaded relief map. That is a colossal amount of data. Plan on adding a micro SD card for extra memory, connecting to a computer and allowing LOTS of time for updates before using. After updating you may choose only the map regions you need to save memory. I like having the whole planet! Also, there is NO “lock safety” for the toggle and buttons. Be careful not to have them pressed while carrying the unit in a pouch or case.A little about me. I have been hiking/camping for over 50 years and never been “lost” for more than a short time (99.9% who say they never get disoriented occasionally either never goes out or lies). I could always get back to a known point in a reasonable time with map/compass, with both or only one (paper maps & magnetic compasses can be off too!). I do know how to get around in the woods. I do NOT backpack without paper map & magnetic compass.I have been using a handheld GPS for several years. They are good tools when properly used (always with paper map & magnetic compass). This Etrex 22x replaces my Garmin Oregon that was dropped & lost in a National Forest (Lesson learned, keep it tethered).In some ways I like the Etrex22x better.It has a nonslip side and fits my hand nicely. It is one hand usable (I think light weight gloves will be ok with it). The included Open Source map is more than adequate for basic navigation. This map is updated by users and in some places provides info only a user would be able to contribute. This map has some points paper maps do not have. You can add micro SD cards for specific maps. It’s helpful to compare information on several maps while backpacking.Etrex 22x has all the basic features/functions needed for general navigation.There is, of course, a learning curve. Garmin support is VERY HELPFUL. Be sure to use their expertise and learn the device BEFORE you go out.Some product info is confusing because the manual is for two GPS units (and, of course, some YouTubers are not correct).Etrex22x does NOT have a 3 axis compass or barometric altimeter. The compass only knows direction while moving (remember your magnetic compass!). The altimeter DOES know elevation from the satellite beacons. I have a barometric altimeter and have compared it to the etrex22x. I find the 22x more reliable. In TRACK MANAGER and ROUTE PLANNER you will find an elevation plot.Etrex 22x CAN BE used for automotive navigation. It WILL relocate route on roadways. It can also plan routes for bicycle and pedestrian. You must select mode of travel.Etrex 22x Open Source map DOES have some boundaries for state and federal lands. These boundaries are not as detailed as what is provided with micro SD cards, but do give the general area. Open Source maps are updated as new info becomes available. Check for updates every once-in-awhile.Overall, I am confident that the etrex 22x will track my hike and give me the info I need to navigate The White Mountain National Forest and Wilderness areas (some impressively varied terrain!), on and off trails (again, along with a magnetic compass and paper map). This replaces a much more expensive GPS unit that had a map specific card installed. It was a tough act to follow. It does well. For the money, I am impressed.

  2. Kindle Customer

    This seems like it would be great for hiking. I could not figure it out for walking/ driving in a city environment.

  3. Papi

    Easy to use, set up, and load waypoints and geocaches. The screen is quite visible even in sunlight (without sunglasses) even though you always wish the screen was just a little larger. Installed maps are excellent but turn-by-turn directions are only available if you purchase and download additional map files.I would have given this rating another 1/2 star if they were available because my only complaint is coordinate stability and accuracy. A typical smartphone can easily obtain 10-12ft accuracy, or better, while this unit seems lucky to achieve a STABLE 25ft accuracy, even in open country. We use a smartphone most of the time, which relies on a cell signal for the maps, but this Garmin is perfect when the smartphone is not going to do the job.

  4. Greg

    Used it for the first time yesterday to geocache. Very easy to download caches from the computer. It is very easy to use…picks up the satellites very quickly and stayed connected even in the woods under the canopy. Because it is inexpensive it lacks a few features. You cannot delete used geocaches using the devise. You have to connect it to your computer and using a free Garmin supplied program then delete. Just a bit annoying. The plus side is the Garmin tech support is fantastic. I called them a couple of times…and got called back within minutes…with the answer. Good product…this is the 3rd Garmin GPS we have owned over the years. Will buy nothing but Garmin.

  5. Pablo D.

    Screen too small

  6. Chris Maret

    Works great

  7. Kell

    The map that comes installed is basically useless for hiking. Installing a mini SD card and downloading a good map of your area is a must.Using is not very intuitive for a boomer but once you get used to it it works great for staying on poorly marked trails and waypointing those secret Morel Mushroom and Huckleberry spots.

  8. juan herrera

    The product as described thanks

  9. josephstalin

    Excellent product 👌👌This german device is very helpful for my profession. Because i am a land surveyor so so much easier to survey the land

  10. Whitle

    Difficult to,useDifficult to use still learning now avert a couple of weeks.U have to don load the handbook from the web

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