Top 5 – Handheld GPS

This was a tricky list to come up with because several of the reviews couldn’t agree.  They all came up with their own standards for comparing, resulting in different top 10 lists.  However, there was only one that they all seemed to agree upon, #1 – Garmin GPSMAP 64s.  I do know this particular model quite well, its the one I used for my Kayaking Adventure.

As for the other handheld GPS’s that made my Top 5 list, I based it on customers reviews.  If you’re in the market for a handheld GPS, I would go with selecting one that has a lot of satisfied customers.

Also, here’s an interesting find: Garmin blew away the competition.  The other products didn’t seem to do so well in customer reviews.


#1 – Garmin GPSMAP 64s

Sunlight-readable 2.6″ color display
Expanded internal memory 4gb
Dual battery system use with 2 traditional aa batteries, or the optional rechargeable nimh battery pack that can be charged while inside the device
Receive smart notifications* and pair with optional ant+ sensors, such as heart rate monitor, tempe temperature sensor, speed/cadence, or use to control your virb action camera (64s/64st only)
Wirelessly upload data to garmin connect and view on smartphone, plus share activities as they happen with live track (64s/64st only)
Sunlight-Readable 2.6-Inch color display
Expanded Internal Memory 4GB

Reviews / Pricing (approx $260/CDN) : Click here! 


#2 – Garmin eTrex 20x

UPGRADED DISPLAY – Features a 2.2″ 65K color sunglight readable display offering increased resolution (240 x 320 pixels)
LOAD MORE MAPS – Large 3.7 GB of internal memory and microSD card slot lets you load a variety of maps, including TOPO 24K, HuntView, BlueChart g2, City Navigator NT and BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required)
PRELOADED BASEMAP – Includes a worldwide basemap with shaded relief
KEEP YOUR FIX – With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, HotFix satellite prediction and GLONASS support, eTrex locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its location even in heavy cover and deep canyons

Reviews / Pricing (approx $240 / CDN):  Click here! 


#3 – Garmin eTrex 10

Enhanced 2.2-Inch Monochrome display
Worldwide Basemap
Paperless geocaching
High-Sensitivity, Waas-enabled Gps receiver with hotfix with Gnss support
Usb interface for pc connectivity and mass storage mode

Reviews / Pricing (approx #130 / CDN): Click here!  


#4 – Garmin eTrex 30x

Upgraded display – features a 2.2” 65k color sunglight readable display offering increased resolution (240 x 320 pixels)
Load more maps – large 3.7 gb of internal memory and microsd card slot lets you load a variety of maps, including topo 24k, huntview, bluechart g2, city navigator nt and birdseye satellite imagery (subscription required)
Preloaded basemap – includes a worldwide basemap with shaded relief
Built-in sensors – etrex 30x adds a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass and a barometric altimeter which tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you even can use it to plot barometric pressure over time
Wireless – wirelessly share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches with other compatible devices -simply press “send” to transfer your information -also wirelessly connects to compatible garmin devices, including virb and accessory sensors.

Reviews / Pricing (approx $295 / CDN): Click here!  


#5 – Garmin 010-01325-00 Etrex Touch 25

Touchscreen, 2.6-inch Color, capacitive touchscreen display
Activity profiles, easy-to-use navigation for multiple activities, including climb, hike, hunt, bike, geocache, fish and more
Electronic compass, all models offer a 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when standing still, without holding it level
Built-In mapping, all models feature worldwide base map with shaded relief, while the 35t comes preloaded with either topo u.s. 100K or topo Canada maps
Ruggedized for the outdoors, ergonomic, rugged design that stands strong against dust, dirt, humidity and water2 and offers a long-lasting, 16-hour battery life (aa battery)

Reviews / Pricing (approx. $307 / CDN): click here!   


 

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