What the Best Garmin GPS and Other Brands Have to Offer 2011 ?

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When it comes to handhelds, the Garmin GPS is one of the best. There are several different models offering different features and price ranges. There are also other brands to consider when you are doing your comparative shopping. The descriptions below could help you make a decision.

Bushnell 3 Point

If you are looking for something inexpensive to help you find your way back to camp after a day hike, you might want to consider the Bushnell 3 point. Not a true mapping device, the 3 point simply marks the location of your car or tent and keeps track of it as you walk away. The system can also be used to keep track of how far you have hiked and has the ability to mark up to three locations. It serves as a digital compass, as well.


TomTom is a true mapping system designed to serve as a car navigation system that can be moved from one vehicle to another. It works like any onboard system. Some models can be activated by voice. Others require touch screen input. All models are a good choice for cars with no onboard navigation system.

Nike Sport Watch

The Nike Sport Watch is a fun choice for people who don't need all of the features of a more advanced handheld GPS. Runners are particularly fond of it because it tracks speed, heart rate and calories burned, as well as distance. It is also a functional watch.

Magellan Models

Magellan has a number of different models designed for different outdoor enthusiasts. The Explorist model is small and lightweight, but powerful. It comes preloaded with maps of the US, Canada, Western Europe and Australia so you can see where you are and find the route you want to take quickly. This is one of the systems that can also be used in a vehicle or mounted on a handlebar, which gives you the versatility you may need.

Garmin Oregon

If you want the top of the line handheld GPS, you want the Oregon. It may be more expensive, but no other handheld has so many features. It even functions as a digital camera. Online retailers offer the best pricing for all Garmin models and shipping is often included in the price. If the Oregon is too much for you, there is the Dakota, which is ideal for hikers and the Venture for people on a budget.

Whether you choose a Garmin GPS or another brand, you are sure to enjoy some added peace of mind, because you will know your location in relation to where you want to be at all times.

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