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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Best Buy Award 
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Pros Lightest touchscreen, Responsive, Preloaded with Geocaches, Bluetooth connectivity, Intuitive touchscreen controlsExcellent reception, large buttons, big screen, smart notifications and connectivitySmartphone-like touch screen, solid reception, activity specific profiles, wireless messaging and communication, tons of waypoint storageEasy and affordable two-way messaging, great smartphone app, feature loaded, proven global networkInexpensive, lightweight, easy to use, great screen quality, long battery life, reliable push buttons
Cons Minimal base maps, Battery life shorter than some, No preloaded topos,Expensive, bulky, complicated connectivity between devicesMore waypoint storage and features than most need, battery hungry, hard to use with glove, can freeze up in coldExpensive initial purchase, largest and heaviest messengerNo electronic compass, basemap is very limited, small screen, owner's manual lacks detail
Bottom Line The Garmin eTrex Touch 35 is a nice balance between features and minimal weightThe Garmin GPSMAP 66st is a top-of-the-line GPS unit for a wide variety of conditionsA smartphone-like touchscreen makes navigating the backcountry straightforward, unless you need to wear glovesAn excellent device with only one weakness -- portabilityA good deal for those that just need the basics
Rating Categories Garmin eTrex Touch 35 Garmin GPSMAP 66st Garmin Oregon 700 Garmin inReach Explorer+ Garmin eTrex 20x
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Specs Garmin eTrex Touch... Garmin GPSMAP 66st Garmin Oregon 700 Garmin inReach... Garmin eTrex 20x
Battery Life (hours) 16 16 16 75 25
No. of Waypoints 10,000 10,000 500 2,000
Saved Tracks / Points per Track 200 / 10,000 250 / 20,000 20 / 500 200 / 20,000
Preloaded Maps Basemap US and Canada 1:25k U.S. and Canada Simple Basemap
Dimensions (in.) 2.3 x 4.0 x 1.3 2.5 x 6.4 x 1.4 2.7 x 6.5 x 1.5 2.1 x 4.0 x 1.3
Weight w/ Batteries (oz.) 5.7 7.5 6.8 7.5 4.5
Display Size (in.) 1.43 x 2.15 1.5 x 2.5 1.5 x 2.5 1.4 x 1.9 1.4 x 1.7
Display Resolution (pixels) 160 x 240 240 x 400 200 x 265 240 x 320
Built-in Memory 4 GB 16 GB 2 GB 3.7 GB
Accepts Data Cards MicroSD MicroSD No MicroSD
Touchsceen or buttons? Touchscreen Buttons Buttons Buttons
Electronic or Differential Compass? Electronic Electronic Electronic Differential
Barometric Altimeter Yes Yes Yes No
Wireless Communication? Yes Yes Yes No
Satellite Systems Used (GPS, GLONASS) Wide Augmentation System Present (WAAS)? All All All All
Ability to add maps? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Routing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vertical Profiling Yes Yes Yes Yes
Camera/Video No No No No
Photo Viewer Yes Yes No Yes
Geocaching (paperless) Yes Yes No Yes
Hunt/Fish Calendar No Yes No Yes
Sun and Moon Information Yes Yes Yes Yes
Area Calculator No Yes Yes Yes
Battery Information 2 AA Batteries 2 AA Batteries Rechargeable lithium ion 2 AA Batteries
Online Connect Communities Garmin Connect Garmin Connect Garmin Earthmate No
Screen Info Transflective, 65K color TFT Transflective color TFT Transflective, color TFT Transflective, 65K color TFT
Interface Information USB high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 USB USB
What Comes in the Box? -USB cable
-Documentation
-USB cable
-Documentation
-Bird's eye sattelite imagery
-Carabiner clip
-Preloaded with TOPO
-USB cable
-Carabiner clip
-Documentation
-USB cable
-Documentation
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