The GPS Store's Guide to Handheld GPS units

At The GPS Store we try to make your shopping experience as easy as possible. Our guide to handheld GPS was made in an effort to cut down the time one would spend trying to find the unit that is right for their application. This guide gives you important information regarding our Handheld GPS units and what special features a unit may have, or what makes a particular model stand out. Helping you narrow down the selection of units without spending hours looking at different models. If you still have questions you can always send an email to and one of our product specialists will respond. 

Garmin eTrex 10- Basic easy to operate unit with track plotter display. Waterproof to IPX 7 standards. 20 hour battery life and can store up to 2,000 waypoints and view routes without all the bells and whistles. Garmin Foretrex 301- GPS for your wrist keeps hands free. Retrace path to starting point with the trackback feature. 18 hour battery life, can store 500 waypoints, even has a trip computer. Rugged and waterproof trackplotter display.

Garmin GPS 72H- This low cost, yet rugged GPS is great for any outdoor enthusiast. Waterproof with a high contrast display includes built in Navaids for North and South America, and built in tide stations- even worldwide cities.
Garmin Foretrex 401- Handheld GPS for wrist wear, has electronic compass, barometric altimeter sensor and dual position readout. View position in multiple readouts. Easy to use trackplotter GPS.

Magellan eXplorist GC- Designed solely for geocaching in mind, this waterproof unit is loaded with worldwide geocaches. Compass overlay, paperless geocaching, SiRFstarIII WAAS GPS receiver for topnotch tracking.

Magellan eXplorist 310- Compact unit with 2.2" QVGA color display, with High sensitivity SiRFstarIII GPS with 3-5 meter accuracy. 18 hour battery life and stores 1,000 waypoints, and area calculation features add to the ease of use.

Garmin eTrex 20- Go anywhere with this lightweight unit. With 1.7MB of internal memory and a microSD card slot this unit has plenty of room for all you want to add to it. With a 2.2” 65K color display and updated user interface this rugged unit is set to withstand the elements.
Delorme PN60- 32 Channel WAAS receiver, is rugged with an impact resistant rubber housing. Add mapping software on the internal 3.5 GB memory, or go up to 32 gb with an SD Card. High resolution 2.2" color display. Unit ships with TOPO North America 9.0.

Garmin Dakota 10- Easy to use entry level GPS. Touch screen with a Worldwide basemap makes this a popular choice for anyone. Perfect for Geo-caching and boasts a bright color display.
Garmin Dakota 20- Electronic compass allows the user to get heading while standing still. Rugged and waterproof, and a sunlight readable display. 20 hour battery life, and USB connection for easy map downloads.

Garmin eTrex 30- Lightweight, compact and a 25 hour battery life won't leave you stranded. Rugged enough for mounting on an ATV and practical enough for any outdoor adventure. Tracks both GPS and GLONASS satellites simultaneously.

  Delorme PN60W- Small, lightweight, easy 1 hand operation. Electronic compass, WAAS receiver with a 2.2" color TFT display. Compatible with optional in-Reach communicator allowing you to send and receive messages wirelessly.

Garmin GPSMap 62- Locate and maintain your position quickly with this WAAS enabled receiver. Supports Birds eye Satellite imagery and with 1.7 mb available memory, easily download Topo Maps, City Navigator and go!

Garmin GPSMap 78- This floating handheld is waterproof and rugged. Excellent in deep canyons, or near tall buildings. Expansion slot for sd Cards and 24MB of built in memory housed in a 65-K color TFT display.

Garmin Rino 610- 2.6" Glove friendly color touch screen unit not only has a 1 Watt FRS/GMRS radio, but also provides you with a high sensitivity WAAS receiver. Rino to Rino text messaging is great feature.
Garmin Rino 655T- Packed full of features. Preloaded with 100K Topo maps, a 5W FRS/GMRS radio,2.6” color touchscreen, NOAA Weather, a 5MP camera and more. Position reporting will send your exact location to other Rino users as well as allowing you to unit to unit text messages.

Garmin GPSMap 62s- Built in electronic compass, high speed USB connection; perfect for Hiking, Hunting or any outdoor activity. Garmin Connect allows the user to share data on Facebook and Twitter, and even lets you view activities on a map using Google Earth.

Garmin GPSMap 78s- Great unit for water sport enthusiasts- it floats! 3 axis tilt compensated electronic compass and barometric altimeter. Supports GPX files for downloading geocaches.

Magellan eXplorist 610- Highly detailed 1:24,000 scale Summit Series TOPO maps for U.S. is pre-loaded for serious outdoor recreation. Touch screen, 3 Axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter, and 3.2 megapixel camera and ability to store 2,000 waypoints.
Magellan eXplorist 710- Preloaded with City and Summit Series USA. Sensors provide a precise heading and the ability to track changing weather conditions. "One touch" menu provides access to bookmarks of favorite places. 15 hour battery life on 2 AA's.

Garmin Rino 650- This unit has electronic sensors, position reporting and NOAA Weather alerts. Store and view up to 2,000 waypoints on the 2.6” color touchscreen display. 1.7 GB internal memory and a microSD card slot round out this rugged GPS.

Garmin GPSMap 62st- Comes pre-loaded with Topo 100K maps. Also supports Birds eye satellite imagery. Quad helix antenna for superior reception, and has a built in electronic compass sensor and barometric altimeter.

Garmin GPSMap 62st Canada- Wirelessly share data with other Garmin connect users. Boasts 50K TOPO Maps for Canada, and a worldwide base map! Waterproof and rugged, also has an SD expansion slot for adding even more mapping.

Garmin GPSMAP 78SC- Perfect for the mariner with a base map and Bluechart G2 info for the coastal US and Great lakes, all displayed on a 2.6" color display. A 3 Axis electronic compass, barometric altimeter and expandable memory round out this great unit.

Garmin Montana 600- With a brilliant 4" touch screen display, this rugged unit is designed to go anywhere. Choose from an array of Mapsource software to enhance the basemap. Built in sensors, and a dual battery system make this a great choice for anyone.

Garmin Montana 650- 4" Color touch screen, autofocus digital camera, electronic compass and SD card slot are housed in this rugged handheld. Durable and waterproof, with the ability to store 4,000 waypoints, this unit can go anywhere you choose to take it.

Garmin Montana 650t- View the pre-loaded TOPO 100K US anytime! Built in 5 megapixel camera means one less thing you need to carry on your next hike. Use the rechargeable lithium ion battery or switch to AA's. The perfect companion for any adventure.

Spot 2-GPS Messenger allows you to let your loved ones know you are safe via check in/OK Mode as well as summons SOS/911 for assistance in critical situations. Great for areas outside of cell phone range as it works on 100% off Satellite signal. Service Plan required.

Garmin Fenix- Altimeter, Barometer, 3 Axis Electronic compass and a temperature sensor all packed into a wrist watch. Mark waypoints, create a breadcrumb trail, Keep time, track distance, pace, calories and more. Rugged and waterproof to 50 Meters.

Garmin Astro 320 w/ DC40- Providing precise location of your hunting dog. With the DC40 Collar you can locate your dog up to 9 mi. away on flat open land. Know if he’s running, sitting, on point or treeing quarry - all information is displayed right on the Astro's color screen.

Garmin GPSMAP 62STC- Preloaded Topo maps, sensors and a 5MP Camera. Rugged and Waterproof this handheld offers a quad helix antenna for precise satellite reception. Wirelessly share waypoints, routes and tracks with other compatible handheld units.

Garmin GPSMAP 62SC- Rugged and Waterproof to IPX7 Standards with a 5MP camera. Quick acquisition and unparalleled satellite tracking.3.5MB of internal memory and an SD Card slot provides the ability to add Topo, bluechart or City navigator for enhanced mdetail.