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.

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.

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.

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" touchscreen, 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.

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.

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 350H- Waterproof 2.2” color display, camouflage cover and first-rate hunter specific features.

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

Garmin GPSMAP 78SC- Perfect for the mariner, Bluechart G2 info for the coastal US and Great lakes on a 2.6" color display. 3 Axis electronic compass and expandable memory as well.

Fenix Chronos- Designed for the Adventurer and Athlete. Wrist based Heart Rate Monitoring, a 1.2” display, EXO Antenna, Activity Tracking and Multiple Sport and Activity Profiles.

Garmin etrex Touch 25- 2.6" Touchcreen eTrex with expandable memory!Electronic Compass, GPS/GLONASS Receivers, Rugged & Waterproof and designed for one hand operation.

Garmin GPSMAP 64S-Designed with the avid outdoorsman in mind, rugged and waterproof, electronic compass, barometric Altimeter, 1 Year Birds Eye Subscription included.

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

Garmin GPSMAP 64SC- Top choice handheld GPS. 8MP Camera, 3 Axis Electronic Compass, Barometric Altimeter, Wireless Connectivity,expandable memory, and a 2.6” Color Display.

Garmin eTrex 30x- Lightweight, compact and a 25 hour battery life. Rugged enough for an ATV and practical enough for any outdoor adventure. Tracks GPS and GLONASS satellites.

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

Garmin eTrex Touch 35T -Bright Color Touchscreen Display. 250,000 Preloaded Geocaches, Wireless Unit to Unit Transfers, 8GB of Internal Memory with MicroSD Card Slot.

Garmin Fenix 3 HR Sapphire- Sunlight readable display with sapphire lens. Navigation features like barometric altimeter, 3-Axis compass and trackback capability. Compatible with Garmin’s Connect IQ.

Garmin Montana 680T- Built in 100K topo mapping for the US, durable and waterproof design and has a 4" dual orientation touchscreen display. 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter built-in as well.

Garmin fenix 3- Battery life up to 16 hours using the GPS and up to 3 months in watch mode. Fenix 3 provides track log and is perfect for the Multi-Sport Athlete. Available in Gray or Silver

Garmin Montana 680- Durable and waterproof, has a 4” dual orientation touchscreen display. 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter, Stores up to 4000 waypoints and has up to a 16 hour battery life.

Garmin fenix 3 Sapphire- Stainless steel band and a 1.2” sapphire lens. Altimeter, barometer, and compass, providing navigation and tracking functionalities to guide you on and off road.

Garmin Fenix 5 Multisport- This MultiSport GPS watch is perfect for the outdoorsman. Sleek and stylish looks, it includes elevated wrist based heart rate, smart notifications, GPS receiver and more.

Garmin Fenix 5X- Built with a full color display and preloaded Topo mapping, cycling maps and over 40,000 worldwide golf courses, this rugged wrist watch includes wrist based heart rate and more.

Garmin Alpha 100 With TT15- A must have for hunters that use dogs, rugged waterproof design, and 3” color touch screen display that will show pre-loaded 100k US topo maps.

Garmin Astro 430- GPS/GLONASS receiver, preloaded 100K Topo Mapping, 3 Axis Electronic Compass and Barometric Altimeter. Pinpoint tracking accuracy.

Garmin Foretrex 601- Durable navigator utilizes GLONASS, GPS and Galileo satellite systems. Includes a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter.

Garmin Foretrex 701 Ballistic- Extended battery life, easily mark waypoints, routes, and tracks and navigate back to them with confidence. A Rugged Wrist-Mounted GPS designed to military standards.

Garmin Astro 320 With T5- 2.6" color display to see 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.

Garmin Rino 750- 5W FRS/GMRS 2 Way Radio with a High Sensitivity GPS Receiver, Worldwide basemap and 3” Touchscreen display. Features position reporting and NOAA Weather Radio.

Garmin Oregon 700- Rugged and waterproof 3” touchscreen display with a Worldwide Basemap, Electronic Compass, Barometric Altimeter, Active Weather, Wireless Sharing and more...

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.

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, camo exterior, ” dual-orientation, sunlight viewable and a 4" touch screen display will provides ease of use when operating device.

Garmin inReach Explorer+- Garmin’s inReach Explorer+ with built-in Topo Mapping provides peace of mind when off the Grid. 2 Way Messaging anywhere in the world.

Garmin Rino 700- Rugged and Waterproof, 2.2” monochromatic display with thumbstick control, built for the outdoors. A Worldwide Basemap, Unit to Unit Text Messaging.

Garmin Quatix 5 Sapphire- The Quatix 5 is designed for the water and is compatible with Chartplotters and for Autopilot Control, waypoint marking, data streaming and more.

Garmin Oregon 750T- With a 3” Touchscreen display and Preloaded 100K Topo maps, electronic compass, barometric altimeter and an 8MP camera this is a top seller.

Garmin D2 Bravo- Aviation Watch that provides customizable displays and timers based on user preferences, like GPS ground speed, GPS track, and distance from waypoints/airports and more...

Garmin Fenix 5s- Multi-sport watch with navigation sensors. Preloaded activity profiles and long battery performance operates 9 Days in Smartwatch mode and up to 40HRS in UltraTrac Saver Mode.

Garmin Tactix Bravo- Rugged and Water-Rated to 100 meters. Altimeter, barometer, Compass, EXO Antenna, Waypoint Storage and Dual Position Format are just the beginning.

Garmin Rino 755T- 3” Touchscreen Display, Active Weather, 8MP Camera, Wireless Communication, FRS/GMRS Radio and Position Reporting are just the beginning of this rugged handheld!

Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire Titanium- Mark waypoints, navigate with ABC Technology (Altimeter, Barometer & Compass). 1.2" display with Sapphire lens. Stylish multi-sport GPS watch.

Garmin GPSMAP 276CX- Bright 5” Sunlight Viewable, Keypad controlled screen. Top choice for off road vehicle or marine use. Saves up to 10,000 waypoints.