Category Archives: Buying Guides

Amateur Radio Gift Guide

Gift Guide for the Amateur Radio Enthusiast

Gift shopping for the amateur radio enthusiast in your life doesn’t have to be stressful. We’re here to help. We’ve compiled a thoughtful list that includes a variety of radios, antennas, and accessories that will delight any radio enthusiast. Here’s our 2022 Amateur Radio Gift Guide to get you started! A New Amateur Radio For…

Underwater Drones in Canada’s Lakes & Rivers

Forget aerial drones, underwater drones are some of the coolest new tech we’ve been playing with! We get loads of questions on underwater drones so we’re going to break it down for you here if you’re curious, too. What are underwater drones? Just like their aerial drone counterparts, underwater drones are remote-controlled devices that can…

Kids Metal Detecting Scavenger Hunt: 5 Ideas to Get You Started

With the summer holidays right round the corner, many parents are wondering how to keep their kids entertained and away from their screens. If you’re headed out camping, finding fun activities to keep them busy can be an additional challenge.  Metal detecting is a simple and rewarding way to ignite your child or teen’s curiosity…

RAM Laptop Vehicle Mounts

RAM Vehicle and Marine Mounts/Solutions

1.5″ Ball and Swing Arm Systems for Laptops and Heavier Electronics RAM components of the same ball size family are 100% interchangeable. So if you decide to alter configurations or applications, simply switch out the components. One inch ball components are normally used for mounting GPS receivers, PDA’s and similar lightweight equipment. To mount heavier…

ACR, Spot 4, Spot X, Garmin inReach Explorer+, Mini 2, Messenger, GPSMAP 66i, Montana 700i/750i & ZOLEO Comparison

When you’re off the beaten path, there are more and more options available to get help in an emergency, or keep in touch with loved ones. Which system will be the best for you, though? Have a look at our handy comparison chart to help you with your decision! Product ACR – 406 Link SPOT…

COMPARE GPS: GARMIN MARQ (Gen 2) vs FENIX 7x SOLAR vs D2 MACH 1 vs QUATIX 7x SOLAR

What’s the difference between the Garmin MARQ (Gen 2), Fenix, D2 and Quatix Series? Let’s dive into the difference in detail below. Product MARQ Driver MARQ Aviator (Gen 2) D2 Mach 1 MARQ Captain (Gen 2) quatix 7x Solar MARQ Adventurer (Gen 2) MARQ Athlete (Gen 2) MARQ Golfer (Gen 2) fenix 7x Sapphire Solar…

Garmin Edge Series GPS Comparison

Garmin bicycle GPS comparison Here’s how the popular Garmin bicycle GPS series, Garmin Edge, models are different and what they have to offer so you can find the right one for you. Product Edge 130 Plus Edge 530 Edge 830 Edge 1030 Plus Edge 1040 Edge 1040 Solar Edge Explore 2 Physical dimensions 1.6” x…

COMPARE GARMIN MARQ (Gen 2), FENIX, EPIX (Gen 2), ENDURO 2, INSTINCT, TACTIX and FORETREX WATCHES

Here’s a comparison of the current Garmin watch models Garmin watches are fitness watches, GPS watches, and performance watches that are specialized and customized for a variety of activities. See the overview of each series here and view the overall series comparison below. Garmin MARQ (Gen 2) Watches – Elite Luxury & Performance Garmin’s MARQ…

COMPARE ACTIVITY TRACKERS: GARMIN LILY, VIVO & VENU SERIES

Garmin has a wide selection of activity trackers and fashion smartwatches for any lifestyle. Whether you’re sporty or posh, there’s a watch for you and all the activities you’d like to track. Product Lily Classic & Sport vivosmart 5 vivomove Sport Vivoactive 4 Vivoactive 4S Venu Sq Venu 2 Venu 2S Venu 2 Plus General…

Garmin Handheld GPS Comparison Chart

GARMIN HANDHELD AND OUTDOOR GPS Garmin outdoor GPS units are handheld units that you can take with you while you’re hiking, biking and exploring. From basic handheld GPS units to full-feature GPS with two-way radio, we have the right GPS to get you outdoors. This page includes a full features comparison of our most popular…

Garmin Approach Series GPS Comparison

Improving Your Golf Game with Garmin Not sure which Garmin Approach is the right one for you? This comparison chart can help you identify which features each Approach model has. Garmin Edge Series Comparison Approach S10 Approach S12 Approach S42 Approach S62 Approach G10 Approach G12 Approach G30 Approach G80 Lens Material ❌ ❌ chemically…

Compare GARMIN GPSMAP 64, 65 & 66 Series GPS

Garmin GPSMAP handheld navigators are excellent outdoor GPS for hiking, cycling, geocaching or climbing.You are free to explore more with Garmin handheld navigation in the palm of your hand. Here’s how the Garmin GPSMAP 60 series models are different and how to find the GPSMAP 64, 65 or 66 that’s best for your next outdoor…

Compare Garmin Solar Smart Watches

Here’s a comparison of the current Garmin watch models: fenix, Instinct, tactix, Enduro, Forerunner & quatix. Stay charged up on the go with the power of the sun. Product Forerunner 955 Solar fenix 6x Pro Solar fenix 7x Solar Instinct Solar Instinct 2/2S Solar tactix Delta – Solar Edition tactix 7 Pro Edition quatix 6x…

COMPARE GARMIN TACTICAL SMART WATCHES

Here’s a comparison of the current Garmin watch models: Instinct, tactix & Foretrex Product Instinct – Tactical Edition Instinct Solar – Tactical Instinct 2 Solar – Tactical Edition tactix Delta tactix Delta – Solar Edition tactix 7 – Standard Edition tactix 7 – Pro Editions Foretrex 601 & 701 Lens Material chemically strengthened glass Solar-charging…

COMPARE GPS: GARMIN FORERUNNER

Garmin Forerunners are a popular fitness watch for runners. With many different styles and colours to choose from, it’s easy to see why runners chose Garmin to track their performance. Product Forerunner 45s/45 Forerunner 55 Forerunner 245 Forerunner 245 Music Forerunner 255/255s Forerunner 255/255s Music Forerunner 745 Forerunner 945 Forerunner 945 LTE Forerunner 955 Forerunner…

GARMIN GPSMAP 78, 79 & 86 Series GPS Comparison

Garmin GPSMAP 78, 79 & 86 series handheld GPS units are reliable and portable GPS devices that are suitable for hiking, hunting, ATV-ing or any outdoor adventure. Some of the key differences between the units in the GPSMAP 78 & 86 series include: Internal batteries: the GPSMAP 86 series has an internal rechargeable battery whereas…

Garmin Montana Series GPS Comparison

Here’s How the Montana Models are Different The Montana series are large, dual-orientation touchscreen GPS navigators good for hunting, hiking, boating, ATV and other outdoor adventures. The new Garmin Montana 700 series was released in August 2020 and features rugged military-grade construction, TopoActive maps, direct-to-device downloads of BirdsEye Satellite Imagery and dog tracking. The Montana…

Garmin Drive, dezl & RV Series GPS Comparison Chart

Which automotive GPS is the best for you? Ultimate Road Navigator. And a personal Travel Assistant. All Garmin Drives, dezls & RVs are touchscreen and accept a microSD memory card which is not included – have voice prompts, fast off-route/ detour recalculation, choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road), route avoidance (avoid highways,…

GARMIN Rino Series GPS Comparison

Garmin Rino 700 Basic GPS & Two-Way Radio The Garmin Rino 700 is a basic outdoors GPS & two-way radio combo with a long battery life. The Rino 700 comes with a basemap but has no built-in memory and cannot accept additional maps. Garmin Rino 750 & 755t Additional Features Garmin Rino 750 & 755t…

Compare Garmin zumo Series – Motorcycle GPS Units

You love the open road but your choice of ride is a motorcycle? Then the Garmin zumo series is for you. These motorcycle navigators are tough enough for the road and full of features that make it easy for you to get on your bike, pick a winding route and just ride. Product Zumo 396…

Minelab Metal Detectors Comparison

Find your treasure! Minelab is an excellent brand of metal detectors. Not sure which product is right for you? Check out the differences between these popular Minelab metal detectors below. X-Terra 705 X- Terra 705 Gold Pack CTX 3030 Technology VFLEX VFLEX FBS 2, Smartfind 2, GPSi, Wi-Stream Frequency/Transmission 3, 7.5 & 18.75kHz – change…

Canada’s Best Handheld GPS Navigation Systems

Our reputation is built on providing the highest quality handheld GPS receivers and customer service in Canada and worldwide. (Here’s feedback from our customers.) You can find models by Garmin, Spot, ACR and more at competitive prices. Compare all current GPS handheld receivers and get an idea what maybe best for your activities and budget. When you call or visit us,…

Garmin Pre-Programmed Marine Charts

What kind of BlueChart card does your Garmin unit take? Garmin offers detailed marine maps and charts on Garmin Navionics+, Garmin Navionics Vision+, BlueChart g3 mircoSD cards, and BlueChart g3 Vision microSD cards, formats that make it easy and convenient to load detailed charts to your compatible Garmin. These data cards do not include any…