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.
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 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.
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 GPS 73- A floating, non-mapping handheld ideal as a backup for any vessel. Its high-sensitivity GPS marks and stores 1,000 waypoints and 100 tracks so you can navigate right back to them.
Garmin Montana 610- Built with a 4” diagonal touch screen and sunlight viewable display, the Montana 610 can easily handle navigation using one of Garmin’s many mapping solutions. Rugged and ready to use right out of the box.

Magellan Explorist 350H Hunt- Featuring a waterproof 2.2” color display for easy viewing in bright light conditions, a camouflage cover, and first-rate hunter specific features, the 350H provides you with the information you need for a successful hunt.

Garmin eTrex 20x- The eTrex 20x with its ergonomic, rugged design will stand up to dust, dirt, humidity and water and not break down. A 65K color 2.2” display provides increased visibility and is easy to use and virtually ready to go out of the box.

Garmin GPSMAP 64- The bright 2.6” display is sunlight readable and shows the preloaded worldwide basemap which can be expanded with Garmin’s extensive line of Mapping Software and offers a Quad-Helix Antenna with both GPS and GLONASS.

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.

Garmin eTrex Touch 35T- Easy to operate and built in topo mapping for the US make this unit a must have. 16 hours of battery life, waterproof design, and capable of storing 4,000 waypoints and 200 routes, this is the perfect compact option for any outdoor adventure.

Garmin Quatix 3- A 3-axis electronic compass, barometer and altimeter are just a few of the features that make this Smartwatch a boater’s must have. This marine based GPS wearable is Wifi and Bluetooth enabled as well.

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.
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 etrex Touch 25- 2.6" Touchcreen eTrex with expandable memory!Electronic Compass, GPS/GLONASS Receivers, Rugged & Waterproof. The eTrex provides Reliability and ease of use in a affordable unit.
Garmin GPSMAP 64S-Designed with the Avid outdoorsman in mind, the 64S is Rugged and Waterproof, Electronic Compass, Barometric Altimeter, 1 Year Birds Eye Satellite Imagery Subscription and Wireless Connectivity for waypoint, track and route sharing.

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.

Garmin eTrex Touch 35-Preloaded Worldwide Basemap, 3 Axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter. Bright 2.6" Color Touchscreen Display, Wireless Unit to Unit Transfer, Custom Maps Compatible

Garmin eTrex 30x- 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.

Garmin GPSMAP 64st- Pre-loaded US TOPO 100K mapping covers the US and makes the GPSMAP 64st ready to navigate with right out of the box. Expandable memory and storage for up to 5,000 waypoints make this a desirable unit for the avid outdoorsman.

Garmin Oregon 600- The Oregon 600 is built with a 3” multi-touch display that’s easy to see in the sunlight. An electronic compass and barometric altimeter are just some of the handy features this unit offers.

Garmin eTrex Touch 35T-Bright Color Touchscreen Display with ease of use the eTrex is known for. 250,000 Preloaded Geocaches, Wireless Unit to Unit Transfers, 8GB of Internal Memory with MicroSD Card Slot.
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 Oregon 650- The Oregon 650 has a high sensitivity GPS and GLONASS antenna built in providing you with the best reception even in heavy tree cover. Built in camera, 3” color touchscreen, and ease of use make this unit a must have.

Garmin Oregon 600T-Preloaded with TOPO U.S. 100K maps and a worldwide basemap with shaded relief, locating parks, trails, rural roads, shorelines, wetlands, and summits is simple. The built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass ensures you know where you are heading at all times.

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 Foretrex 301- GPS for wrist wear, the Foretrex 301 is great for creating waypoints and routes and getting from Point A to Point B easily. A built in high sensitivity receiver makes for great satellite acquisition under heavy tree cover and the monochrome display is easy to view even in direct sunlight.

Garmin Oregon 650T- a vivid, impact resistant 3” color touchscreen display with transflective technology allows for easy viewing in bright light conditions. Preloaded with TOPO U.S. 100K maps and a worldwide basemap with shaded relief making it a cinch to locate parks, trails, rural roads, shorelines, wetlands, and summits.

Garmin Montana 680T - Built in 100K topo mapping for the US will provided you with off road mapping detail. The 680 also offers durable and waterproof design and provides a 4” dual oriented touchscreen display. A 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter make for improved positioning as well..

Garmin fenix 3-Battery lifeup to 16 hours using the GPS and up to 3 months in watch mode.fenix 3 provides track log (bread crumb trail)and is perfect for the Multi-Sport Athlete. Available in Gray or Silver

Garmin Montana 680- The Montana is durable and waterproof and provides a 4” dual oriented touchscreen display. A 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter make for improved positioning. Storage of up to 4000 waypoints and a 16 hour battery life make this a must have.

Garmin fenix 3 Sapphire-The fenix 3 Sapphire includes a stainless steel band and has a 1.2” sapphire lens which is stronger than tempered glass and even more resistant to scratches. Altimeter, barometer, and compass, providing navigation and tracking functionalities to guide you on and off the beaten path.
Garmin Rino 650T- Packed full of features. Preloaded with 100K Topo maps, a 5W FRS/GMRS radio,2.6” color touchscreen, NOAA Weather 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 Alpha 100 With TT15- A must have for hunters that use dogs, this device is built with a rugged water proof design, and boasts a 3” color touch screen display that will show pre-loaded 100k US topo maps so you always know where you are.

Garmin Astro 320 With T5- Pre-loaded with a worldwide basemap that will be displayed on a 2.6” display, the Astro 320 is ready to mark waypoints and start showing your dog’s track. 1.7 gb internal memory or add an SD card that offers detailed mapping for a specific area you will be in for hunting, hiking, or street use.

Garmin Monterra US TOPO 100K- The Garmin Monterra is a robust and waterproof Wi-Fi enabled handheld GPS that comes preloaded with Topo U.S. 100K maps; full coverage of the US, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Garmin Oregon 700- A rugged and waterproof 3” touchscreen display offers a Worldwide Basemap, Electronic Compass, Barometric Altimeter, Active Weather, Wireless Sharing and more make this handheld a top choice among outdoorsman.
Garmin Oregon 750- An 8 MP Camera, Worldwide Basemap, Electronic Compass, Barometric Altimeter, Active Weather and Wireless Sharing are just a few features found in this high end GPS unit. Rugged and waterproof to IPX7 standards.

Garmin Alpha 100- A built in lithium battery can keep you moving up to 20 hours before you recharge it. The Alpha 100 lets you track, train up to 20 dogs simultaneously.

Garmin Montana 610T- Built in 100K topo mapping will assist with your hiking or hunting travels. A 4” dual-oriented, sunlight viewable, touch screen display will provide you with easy menu functions and ease of use when entering and viewing waypoints and routes.