If you're a big buttons kind of person, the Garmin GPS MAP 64s may your next handheld GPS. This Top Pick for Reliability blows all other buttoned units out of the water. The quad-helix antenna not only provides accuracy up to 10 feet but keeps your position on lock-down while trudging through deep forest canopies. The 16 hours of battery life allow you take longer trips while the 4 GB of built-in memory allows you to store up to 5,000 waypoints and 200 routes. We were also impressed by some of its unique features. Wirelessly share waypoints, tracks, and trips with compatible devices. If you are out for days and need a weather report, track pressure changes over time to guesstimate if a storm is about to roll in. We also loved how this device has "smart notifications" that syncs with your smartphone. To put the cherry on the cake, it comes with 250,000 pre-loaded geocaches. Take it out for a treasure hunt anywhere you go.
Even though this unit is reliable, it's not perfect. The base map that comes with the unit is quite limited, so don't go on any big adventures without uploading a topo map. Also, unlike our Editors' Choice winner Oregon 600t, this is not a touchscreen. It's more reliable in extreme conditions, but it does not perform as smoothly as touchscreens. In all, we thought this unit was incredibly reliable, earning a Top Pick award.
Garmin has come out with its Cadillac of a model, the Garmin GPSMAP 64sc. The 64sc comes with an 8-megapixel camera, GPS and GLONASS quad antenna, a 3D compass, and an altimeter. If money is not an issue, or you just want the best Garmin you can buy, check out the 64sc.