Valuable for obtaining to the trailhead as nicely as obtaining that hidden lake in the mountains, hand held GPS units are inexpensive, have lengthy lasting batteries and are loaded with capabilities to get you to and from your selected destinations. We place 3 well-known devices from Garmin, 1 of the largest names in the market, via their paces.
The Garmin eTrex 22x is the least costly unit we reviewed. For its cost, the eTrex 22x comes with all the capabilities you have to have to stick to any trail and lead you safely back household. It is the lightest and most compact device we tested. The three.7 GB of internal memory and microSD card slot offers space for all your maps. Two AA batteries present about 25 hours of use. Quick to carry and retailer, it match nicely in the hip pocket of my favourite back pack. The modest screen was nicely lit and effortless to study in even vibrant sunlight.
If you are seeking for 1, do it all device, the Montana 680t would be an exceptional option. The huge, friendly touch screen operates really nicely for automobiles and motorcycles even though nevertheless a size that can accompany you on your adventures on foot. The 680t capabilities an eight MP camera and is compatible with various mounts. This is the biggest device we looked at, so for a pure hiking or bicycling application, the petite eTrax 30x could score a couple of additional points. But if your adventures call for wheels and hiking boots, the Montana is a terrific option. The Montana comes with a rechargeable battery or can run on AAs, so it is under no circumstances challenging to extend the currently lengthy battery life.
If the deep back nation is your target, then you could take into account the Garmin 66i. With an outstanding battery life of 200 hours (in Expedition mode) and InReach communications, it has the juice to preserve operating on extended treks. InReach offers connection to GEOS 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center two-way messaging through the 100% international Iridium satellite network (satellite subscription needed). With the most offered capabilities of the units we tested, strategy on spending a small further time studying different apps to get the most out of 66i.