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Handheld GPS Comparison Table

Are you considering which handheld GPS device to buy? The comparison table below compares nine of the very latest Garmin handheld devices including eTrex, Oregon, Montana, GPSMAP and inReach models.

The table highlights the main comparison features e.g. screen size, battery life, number of waypoints, whether the unit has a built-in camera, etc to enable you to identify and see the difference between models and manufacturers.

The first five Garmin devices (left to right) all feature a touchscreen display, while the final four devices (right to left) all offer touch button control. Touchscreen is ideal in dry conditions. Button control is better suited for more demanding environments e.g. out at sea with spray/rain, in snowy conditions, etc.

For further help on deciding the best handheld GPS system to buy for your needs or maybe as a gift for somebody else, please see the product pages or phone 01733 777623 (Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm) outside of these hours please contact us.


Handheld GPS Features Comparison

 

Features

Garmin eTrex Touch 35

Garmin Oregon 700

Garmin Oregon 750t

Garmin Montana 610

Garmin Montana 680t

Garmin GPSMAP 66st

Garmin GPSMAP 78s

Garmin inReach Mini

Garmin inReach Explorer+

Screen size

2.6-inch

3-inch

3-inch

4-inch

4-inch

3-inch

2.6-inch

23 x 23mm

2.31-inch

Touchscreen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Satellite messaging

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Dual orientation

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Camera

No

No

8MP

No

8MP

No

No

No

No

Battery life

16 hours

16 hours

16 hours

22 hours

22 hours

16 hours

20 hours

90 hours

120 hours

Compass

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Altimeter

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Bluetooth

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

ANT+

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Preloaded Mapping

Worldwide Basemap

TopoActive Europe

Worldwide basemap

Worldwide basemap

Worldwide basemap

TopoActive Europe

Worldwide Basemap

No

DeLorme Topo

Paperless Geocaching

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Waypoints

4,000

10,000

10,000

4,000

4,000

5,000

2,000

500

500

Route

200

250

250

200

200

200

200

20

20

Built-in Memory

8GB

1.7GB

4GB

2.7GB

2.9GB

8GB

1.7GB

None

2GB

Optional Garmin maps on SD/microSD Card
 

TOPO

TOPO

TOPO

TOPO

TOPO

TOPO

TOPO

No

No

 

BlueChart

BlueChart

BlueChart

BlueChart

BlueChart

BlueChart

BlueChart

No

No

 

City Navigator

City Navigator

City Navigator

City Navigator

City Navigator

City Navigator

City Navigator

No

No

 

GB Discoverer

GB Discoverer

GB Discoverer

GB Discoverer

GB Discoverer

GB Discoverer

GB Discoverer

No

No

NMEA 0183 compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Floats on water

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

Weight

159g

209.8g

209.8g

289g

289g

230g

218.3g

100g

213g


Want to compare more Garmin handheld GPS models?

The above table only represents a small fraction of the Garmin handheld models you can buy from ActiveGPS. If you would like to compare handheld models from a different Garmin range e.g. GPSMAP handhelds, please click on the relevant link below to compare models:

Garmin eTrex comparison table
Garmin GPSMAP comparison table
Garmin inReach comparison table
Garmin Montana comparison table
Garmin Oregon comparison table


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This page was last updated on: 18th July 2019

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