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 info@thegpsstore.com 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, rugged and waterproof, electronic compass, barometric Altimeter, 1 Year Birds Eye Subscription included.

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

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 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 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.

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

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

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

Quatix 5 Marine GPS Watch- This stylish and rugged marine watch offers autopilot control, wrist based heart rate monitoring, and waypoint marking. Designed for life on the water.

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 inReach Mini- A compact two-way communicator with built-in GPS and SOS functionalities make this device a great addition to your next off the grid outing.

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

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 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 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 Fenix 5s Sapphire-Advanced performance features, WiFi enabled connectivity, and a barometric altimeter are some of the key features that make this a desired unit for life on the go.

Garmin Tactix Charlie- Built with a black diamond-like carbon coated titanium bezel and stainless steel buttons. Monitor your heart rate, daily steps taken, sleeping patterns and more.

Garmin D2 Charlie-Advanced multi-sport watch, perfect for indoor and outdoor use. Fitness tracking, running tools and navigation can all be viewed and recorded through the Garmin Connect App.

Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire- Stylish yet rugged, this watch is built for the avid adventurer and life on the go. Built with detailed TOPO mapping, Garmin Pay, and more, this watch is a must have.

Fenix 5x Plus Sapphire- Rugged and waterproof, this watch comes preloaded with TOPO mapping and allows for easy marking of waypoints and tracks and is perfect for running, walking, or hiking.

Garmin Descent MK1- A full featured dive watch in a sleek design. 1.2” color Display, Topo Mapping, Elevate Wrist Based Heart Rate, GPS/GLONASS Receivers, Dive Log and more.