Which GPS Should You Take on a Hike?
When going on vacation, my husband and I love nothing more than to go on a hike. It’s a great way to explore the world around us. Often, we’ve found it turns a hotel or a B&B into a home of sorts because we understand the landscape in where it sits. As kids we both learned to read a map and that’s helped us hike and explore, but recently we learned about geocaching.
For those who do not know, it’s using GPS coordinates on a map to find an item or a box. It’s a bit like a treasure hunt though usually with no treasure – it’s the challenge of finding something. When we got into it, our immediate thought was which GPS would be best? We were so used to reading maps we did not know where to start. Naturally, as a writer, I decided to do some research, and my top 10 handheld GPS devices are:
- eTrex (Garmin)
- Montana 680 Touchscreen GPS (Garmin)
- Rhino 750 (Garmin)
- Oregon 650t GPS (Garmin)
- Garmin 64st
- eTrex 10 (Garmin)
- eTrex 20x (Garmin)
- DeLorme InReach SE
- Back Track G2 (Bushnell)
- Foretex 401 (Garmin)
This is just a list, which does not tell you the pros and cons or why you should buy one over the others. However, if you want to know more about each one, check out my article on the best handheld GPS machines for hiking and geocaching.