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I was also happy to see advanced track navigation on the new model.
I’ll go into details on all of those features shortly.
There are six buttons on the e Trex, three on the left, two on the right and one on the front (see image at top of page): The e Trex 10 has a monochrome and lower resolution display than its color cousins.
Generally speaking, I find monochrome displays harder to read in certain conditions, although it definitely isn’t a deal breaker.
The device is still quite usable in a wide range of situations and I never really struggled with making out anything on the screen. The image below of the rear of the unit shows the mounting spine for a bike mount or carabiner clip (not included with the purchase of the e Trex 10, sad to say).
Unlike the Oregon and 62 series, the spine is plastic, which could lead to some wear, and definitely makes it harder to slide in and out of those accessories. Here’s the battery compartment showing the mini-USB connector under the top rear flap…
One of the biggest changes is the USB connection instead of the old serial port, which caused a lot of people a great deal of pain.
The e Trex 10 also adds paperless geocaching capabilities, so you can have cache descriptions, logs, hints, etc., in the field as you cache.
It offers paperless geocaching, GPS+GLONASS and advanced track navigation, but has a monochrome screen, limited memory and cannot accept detailed maps (although you can see your track and waypoints, as pictured above).
As noted above, the e Trex 10 represents a huge improvement over the older e Trex H.