Entry Level Handheld GPS Holiday Gift Guide
Entry Level Runner-up – Garmin eTrex
All the power of a 12 parallel channel GPS receiver in a palm-sized package / Waterproof / Stores up to 500 waypoints All five buttons are placed on the sides, for simple, one-handed operation that doesn’t obstruct your view of the display Bright yellow case makes it easy to locate in the boat or backpack And the Garmin eTrex is waterproof, so a splash or dunk is not a watery grave for the eTrex The high-performance, GPS receiver runs 18 hours on two AA batteries Even under canopy forest conditons, the eTrex maintains a tight satellite lock Stores up to 500 waypoints with graphic icons Exclusive TracBack feature provides a reverse course home.
Entry Level Top Pick – Magellan eXplorist 200
The Magellan Explorist 200 GPS unit offers 8 MB of built-in North American and European maps to help you navigate. It features TrueFix technology which takes advantage of 14 parallel channels, supported by WAAS and EGNOS for fast signal acquisition, minimal signal loss and reliable accuracy to within 3 meters. You can use it to save up to 5 track log files, 500 points of interest and 20 routes.