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 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.
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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 Oregon 650T- The Garmin Oregon 650T comes with a 3” touchscreen display and pre-loaded 100K TOPO mapping for the US. An 8MP autofocus camera, Bluetooth technology, and rugged design are just some of the user friendly features you will get with the Oregon 650T

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 Marine Bundle- The Garmin Montana 600 Marine Bundle is a handheld GPS with a brilliant 4” touchscreen dual orientation display. Rugged and waterproof, this bundle includes the Garmin Bluechart G2 charts for the coastal United States, Bahamas and Great Lakes

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.

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 Montana 600t Camo- A brilliant 4” touchscreen display, waterproof housing, and 100k Topo maps are just a few of the features loaded to every 600t camo unit. This handheld is the perfect outdoor companion.

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 Monterra Worldwide-The Monterra is highly customizable to meet the individual needs of the user and boasts a large, crystal-clear 4” multi touch reflective display for an exceptional viewing experience. Built-In Wi-Fi allows user’s access to all their favorite apps available with Google Play and more.

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 Tactix- Built in Sensors provide all the information you will need while out in the field. The 3-axis electronic compass and with ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity wirelessly share tracks, routes, waypoints and more..

Garmin Fenix 2- With the built in GPS and ABC Sensors - Altimeter, Barometer and Compass, this all in one wrist watch can provide important real time information and was designed to withstand the elements .The Fenix 2 GPS can take your training to the next level.

Garmin Astro 320 With DC50- 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 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 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.