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The Garmin eTrex that survived a bomb blast


July 30, 2008

The Garmin eTrex that survived a bomb blast

The Garmin eTrex that survived a bomb blast

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July 30, 2008 Ever wondered just how rugged Garmin's eTrex GPS actually is? Take a look at these photos of fully functioning eTrex that's been through a bomb blast of sufficient magnitude to completely write off a Humvee.

The amazing pictures come courtesy of Gizmodo - who originally posted a photo of the wrecked Humvee alongside them, before it was removed at the request of an Army Major who cited a violation of "Operational Security restrictions."

If you're in the unfortunate position of needing a GPS this hardy, you'll have to look elsewhere - the eTrex is a discontinued product.

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Tim Hanlon Tim originally came to Gizmag as a developer, much to the dismay of anyone who had to maintain, build on, or rewrite his code. After wearing every other hat that didn't have a head for it, he became CEO in 2010. He's a racing sim tragic, an amateur martial artist, a nacho enthusiast, and a (mostly) reformed electronic musician.   All articles by Tim Hanlon
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