Kit Review: The Best Handheld GPS Devices in 2017

23/05/17

Submitted by Sally Phillips, Content Manager at 10Hunt.com



Over the last few years, a couple of family friends began to talk about their new hobby, called geocaching. It seemed interesting, but my husband and I were busy with a new family, new home, work and so on. However, last year we finally gave it a go and it was a lot of fun. It reminded me of orienteering as a child; working over maps to find markers and treasure.

Now we are doing it seriously, it’s a case of getting the right equipment. This means improved knowledge first of all of geocaching and good areas to do it, but also clothes, boots, etc. and perhaps most importantly, a good GPS device for finding the actual caches.

Finding the best GPS seemed to be the most difficult, so after doing some research and testing a range out, I decided to work on reviewing them; especially the newest models, which should be the best and most high-tech on the market. Here’s my top 10:


1. eTrex (Garmin)



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2. Montana 680 Touchscreen GPS (Garmin)



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3. Rhino 750 (Garmin)



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4. Oregon 650t GPS (Garmin)



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5. Garmin 64st



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6. eTrex 10 (Garmin)



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7. eTrex 20x (Garmin)



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8. DeLorme InReach SE



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9. Back Track G2 (Bushnell)



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10. Foretex 401 (Garmin)



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I know this list does not tell you much, but you can find the full reviews in this article of the top GPS devices for geoaching this year.