This is a video experiment comparing 3 GPS devices and their accuracy in trying t get as close to a waypoint as possible. I was using an iPhone 3GS, Garmin forerunner 405 & Garmin Legend C. I entered the same coordinates to a geocache, once I found the geocache, I placed all 3 GPS next to each other to compare what was the difference in GPS between each of them.
Wiggle stocks a wide variety of Garmin GPS units. We invited Garmin to Wiggle HQ, to give us the low down on the Garmin Forerunner range. What’s right for you?
Airport Pilot Shop sells Garmin Aviation GPSs like the Aera 500 series of GPS. This review will explain common features. It will also compare models to explain the differences. The end of the video has tips to help you choose the right Garmin Aera for your needs.
Quick compare review between the garmin gpsmap 62, oregon 450t & montana 600. I looked at a few item: form factor, user interface & paperless geocaching. The unit I had the most experience with was the gpsmap 62. So moving to a touch screen interface was not as difficult as I expected. I liked the form factor of the oregon, I thought it was easy to slip in &out of your pocket, while the map 62 was more useful clipped onto your shoulder strap. That being said, the oregon also sported the same carabiner clip. The added real estate of the montana made this an interesting unit. I don’t think it’s a very good handheld for hikers, but for anybody who spends more time in or on a vehicle and need to carry a GPS for a few hundred meters then this would work out. The larger screen made easy viewing of certain screens based on your dashboard decision. Paperless geocaching was easy on all unit. The Montana does store the most waypoints, and the additional storage for maps & other makes intriguing for geocachers. But the oregon & gpsmap 62 are just as capable in my opinion. If you are a hiker and want something rugged, the gpsmap62 is for you. If you are more an urban GPS user, and like to buy cases to protect your GPS, then this will do the trick. Very portable device, and the touch screen may not stand up to the sae abuse as the gpsmap 62 can. Finally, the Montana 600 is good for people in trucks or ATV, that need to step out and take a reading, or park & grab geocachers.
Colorado™ 300, 400c Handheld GPS Navigator Featuring an innovative Rock n Roller™ input wheel for intuitive screen selection and easy one-hand operation, Garmins new Colorado series handhelds are the ultimate outdoor exploration tools. Not only do each of these units come adventure-ready with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, barometric altimeter, electronic compass and color TFT screen, but now you’ll have the ability to wirelessly exchange user routes, tracks, waypoints and geolocations with other buddy units. And there’s even a built-in JPEG picture viewer for sharing pictures of your excursions. All models feature worldwide basemap and rugged, slim cases that are waterproof to IPX 7 standards. Each have preloaded cartography for different areas—BlueChart® g2 marine charts, inland lakes data or TOPO contour maps with unique 3D Walk the Trail elevation perspective, so you can choose the maps you want for the type of outdoor activities you participate in most. Plug an optional SD cards (sold separately) via the SD card expansion slot to add mapping detail and broaden your map coverage.
Oregon™ 200, 300 Handheld GPS Navigator The first handheld outdoor navigator with convenient touchscreen operation!