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 handheld GPS units.

Are you interested in comparing just a specific series? You may want to check out these other comparison pages:

Garmin ModelMontana 680Montana 700Montana 700iMontana 750i
Waypoints 400010,00010,00010,000
Routes200250250250
Track log10,00020, 000, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities20, 000, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities20, 000, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities
Tracks200250250250
Display size 2″ x 3.5″5.0″ diagonal5.0″ diagonal5.0″ diagonal
Display resolution 272 x 480 pixels480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Built-in memory4 GB16 GB16 GB16 GB
Expandable memory ✅ (micro sd)✅ (micro sd)✅ (micro sd)✅ (micro sd)
Battery typerechargeable Li-Ion/AArechargeable Li-Ion/AAremovable li-ion battery packremovable li-ion battery pack
Battery life 16/2218/33018/30018/300
GPS/GlONASS galileoGPSGPS/GLONASS
Galileo
GPS/GLONASS
Galileo
GPS/GLONASS
Galileo
Touchscreen
Colour
Flashlight
Camera✅ (8mp)
Connect IQ
Garmin explore
Garmin connect
MIL STD 810G ruggedness
Rinex logging
Built-in satellite messenger
inReach remote widget
Electronic compasstilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axis
Barometric altimeter
Auto routing
Eternal antenna compatible
Area calculate
Mapping compatible
Dual orientation
WirelessANT+Bluetooth/ANT+/WiFiBluetooth/ANT+/WiFiBluetooth/ANT+/WiFi
Spoken direction✅ (with mount and maps)✅ (with mount and maps)✅ (with mount and maps)✅ (with mount and maps)
Preloaded mapsWorldwide basemap + 1 year BirdsEye SubscriptionTopoActive, by region; Federal Public Lands maps, North America onlyTopoActive, by region; Federal Public Lands maps, North America onlyTopoActive, by region; Federal Public Lands maps, North America only
Custom maps
Satellite imagery
Geocaching✅ (paperless)✅ (geocaching live)✅ (geocaching live)✅ (geocaching live)
Unit to Unit transfer
Smart notification
Live tracking
Boat data streaming
Active weather
Garmin ModelGPSMAP 276CxGPSMAP 66sGPSMAP 66srGPSMAP 66iGPSMAP 65GPSMAP 65s
Waypoints10,00010,00010,00010,00050005000
Routes250250250250200200
Track log20,00020,00020,00020,00010,00010,000
Tracks250250250250200200
Display size 5.0″ diagonal3.0″ diagonal3.0″ diagonal3.0″ diagonal1.43″ x 2.15″1.43″ x 2.15″
Display resolution800 x 480 pixels240 x 400 pixels240 x 400 pixels240 x 400 pixels160 x 240 pixels160 x 240 pixels
Built-in memory8 GB16 GB16 GB16 GB16 GB16 GB
Expandable memory✅ (MicroSD)✅ (MicroSD)✅ (MicroSD)✅ (MicroSD)✅ (MicroSD)✅ (MicroSD)
Battery typerechargeable Li-Ion/AArechargeable Li-Ion/AArechargeable, internal lithium-ionrechargeable, internal lithium-ionAAAA
Battery life (hours)16/816/1 week36/45035/2001616
GPS/GLONASS GalileoGPS/GLONASSGPS/GLONASS
Galileo
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, IRNSSGPS/GLONASS
Galileo
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, IRNSSGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, IRNSS
Touchscreen
Colour
Flashlight✅ Plus SOS Beacon✅ Plus SOS beacon
Camera
Connect IQ
Garmin Explore
Garmin connect
MIL STD 810G ruggedness
Rinex logging
Built-in satellite messenger
inReach remote widgetbuilt in inReach capabilities
Electronic compasstilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axis
Barometric altimeter
Auto Routing
External Antenna Compatible
Area calculate
Mapping compatible
Dual orientation
WirelessBluetooth/ANT+/WiFiBluetooth/ANT+/WiFiBluetooth/ANT+/WiFiBluetooth/ANT+/WiFiBluetooth/ANT+Bluetooth/ANT+
Spoken directions✅ with mount & maps
Preloaded maps Worldwide basemapWorldwide basemapTopoActive, routableTopoActive, routableTopoActive, routableTopoActive, routable
Custom maps
Satellite imagery
Geocaching✅ Paperless✅ Paperless
Unit to unit transfer
smart notifications
Live tracking
Boat data streaming
Active weather
Garmin ModelGPS 73GPSMAP 78sGPSMAP 79s/79scGPSMAP 86sGPSMAP 86scGPSMAP 86iGPSMAP 86sci
Waypoints1000200010,00010,00010,00010,00010,000
Routes50200250, 250 points per route; 50 points auto routing250250250250
Track log10,00020, 000, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities20,000 points, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities20, 000, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities20, 000, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities20, 000, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities20, 000, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities
Tracks100200250250250250250
Display size 1.43″ x 2.15″1.43″ x 2.15″1.5″W x 2.5″H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3″ diag (7.6 cm)3.0″ diagonal3.0″ diagonal3.0″ diagonal3.0″ diagonal
Display resolution128 x 160 pixels160 x 240 pixels240 x 400 pixels240 x 400 pixels240 x 400 pixels240 x 400 pixels240 x 400 pixels
Built-in memory1.7GB8 GB (user space varies based on included mapping on sc version)16 GB16 GB16 GB16 GB
Expandable memory✅ (MicroSD)✅ (32 GB max microSD™ card, not included)✅ (32 GB max microSD™ card, not included)✅ (32 GB max microSD™ card, not included)✅ (32 GB max microSD™ card, not included)✅ (32 GB max microSD™ card, not included)
Battery typeAAAA2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommendedrechargeable, internal lithium-ionrechargeable, internal lithium-ionrechargeable, internal lithium-ionrechargeable, internal lithium-ion
Battery Life+18 hours20 hoursup to 19 hoursup to 35 hours at 10-minute tracking; up to 200 hours at 30-minute tracking (power save mode)up to 35 hours at 10-minute tracking; up to 200 hours at 30-minute tracking (power save mode)up to 35 hours at 10-minute tracking; up to 200 hours at 30-minute tracking (power save mode)up to 35 hours at 10-minute tracking; up to 200 hours at 30-minute tracking (power save mode)
GPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPSGPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/ GalileoGPS/ Galileo
QZSS
SBAS
Touchscreen
Colour
Flashlight
Connect IQ
Garmin Explore
Garmin connect
MIL STD 810G ruggedness
✅(thermal, shock, water); bare unit only
✅ (thermal, shock, water)
✅ (thermal, shock, water)✅ (thermal, shock, water)✅ (thermal, shock, water)
Rinex logging
Built-in satellite messenger
inReach remote widgetbuilt in inReach capabilitiesbuilt in inReach capabilities
Electronic compasstilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axis
Barometric altimeter
Auto RoutingYes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
External Antenna Compatible
Area calculation
Hunt/fish calendar
Sun and moon information
XERO™ Locations
Mapping compatible
Dual orientation
Wireless ConnectivityANT+Bluetooth/ANT+/WiFiBluetooth/ANT+/WiFiBluetooth/ANT+/WiFiBluetooth/ANT+/WiFi
Preloaded maps Worldwide basemap79s: Worldwide basemap
79sc: U.S. BlueChart® g3
Worldwide TOPO basemapWorldwide TOPO basemap, U.S. BlueChart G3Worldwide TOPO basemapWorldwide TOPO basemap, U.S. BlueChart G3
Includes detailed hydrographic features (coastlines, lake/river shorelines, wetlands and perennial and seasonal streams)✅(downloadable from Garmin Express™)
Includes searchable points of interests (parks, campgrounds, scenic lookouts and picnic sites)✅(downloadable from Garmin Express™)✅(downloadable from Garmin Express™)✅(downloadable from Garmin Express™)✅(downloadable from Garmin Express™)✅(downloadable from Garmin Express™)
Displays national, state and local parks, forests, and wilderness areas✅(downloadable from Garmin Express™)✅(downloadable from Garmin Express™)✅(downloadable from Garmin Express™)✅(downloadable from Garmin Express™)✅(downloadable from Garmin Express™)
Custom maps✅(500 custom map tiles)✅(500 custom map tiles)✅(500 custom map tiles)✅(500 custom map tiles)
Point-to-point navigation
Satellite imagery
Geocaching✅paperless✅paperless✅paperless✅paperless✅paperless✅paperless
Unit to unit transfer
Smart notifications
Live tracking
Boat data streaming
Active weather
Garmin ModeleTrex 10eTrex 22xeTrex 32xRINO 700RINO 750RINO 755t
Waypoints200020002000100010,00010,000
Routes20020020050250250
Track log10,00010,00010,00010,00020,00020,000
Tracks100200200100200200
Display size 1.4″ x 1.7″1.4″ x 1.7″1.4″ x 1.7″1.4″ x 1.7″1.53” x 2.55” 1.53” x 2.55” 
Display resolution128 x 160 pixels240 x 320 pixels240 x 320 pixels128 x 160 pixels240 x 400 pixels240 x 400 pixels
Built-in memory8GB8GB1.7GB4.5GB
Expandable memory✅ (MicroSD)✅ (MicroSD)✅ (MicroSD)✅ (MicroSD)
Battery typeAAAAAAinternal li-ion battery packremovable li-ion battery packremovable li-ion battery pack
Battery life (hours)252525131414
GPS/GLONASS GalileoGPS/GLONASSGPS/GLONASSGPS/GLONASSGPS/GLONASSGPS/GLONASSGPS/GLONASS
Touchscreen
Colour
Flashlight
Camera✅ 8 MP
Connect IQ
Garmin Explore
Garmin connect
MIL STD 810G ruggedness
Rinex logging
Built-in satellite messenger
inReach remote widget
Electronic compasstilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axistilt-compensated, 3-axis
Barometric altimeter
Auto Routing
External Antenna Compatible
Area calculate
Mapping compatible
Dual orientation
WirelessANT+Bluetooth/ANT+Bluetooth/ANT+
Spoken directions
Preloaded maps TopoActive, routableTopoActive, routableTOPO U.S. 100K
Custom maps
Satellite imagery
Geocaching✅ paperless✅ paperless✅ paperless
Unit to unit transfer
smart notifications
Live tracking
Boat data streaming
Active weather