GPS Comparison

 

GPS for walkers - model comparison

DeviceScreenMagnetic CompassAltimeterCameraGeo-cachingMemoryConnectivityBattery LifeOptions
Garmin eTrex 10 5.6 cm n/a 25 hrs Basemap
Garmin eTrex Touch 25 6.6 cm touchscreen 8 GB 16 hrs Basemap / Topo Europe

Basemap / Topo Europe + Birdseye
Garmin eTrex Touch 35 6.6 cm touchscreen 8 GB Bluetooth, ANT+ 16 hrs Basemap
Garmin GPSMAP 64 6.6 cm 4 GB 16 hrs Basemap
Garmin GPSMAP 64s 6.6 cm 4 GB Bluetooth, ANT+ 16 hrs Basemap

Basemap + OS 50k

Basemap, OS 25k, OS 50k
Garmin GPSMAP 64st 6.6 cm 8 GB Bluetooth, ANT+ 16 hrs Basemap
Garmin Montana 610 10.2 cm touchscreen 4 GB Bluetooth 16 hrs Basemap
Garmin Oregon 600 7.6 cm touchscreen 1.5 GB Bluetooth 16 hrs OS 50k
Garmin Oregon 650 7.6 cm touchscreen 3.5 GB Bluetooth 16 hrs OS 50k
Garmin Oregon 700 7.6 cm touchscreen 3.5 GB Bluetooth, WiFi, ANT+ 16 hrs Basemap
Garmin Oregon 750 7.6 cm touchscreen 4 GB Bluetooth, WiFi, ANT+ 16 hrs Basemap
Satmap Active 12 8.9 cm high-res SD Card Bluetooth, ANT+ 12-16 hrs OS 50k

OS 25k + 50k

 

 

GPS for cycling - model comparison

DeviceScreenSensors (may require additional equipment)Bike MountMagnetic CompassAltimeterMemoryConnectivityBattery LifeOptions
Garmin Edge 25 cycle GPS 3.2 cm Heart rate Included 10 rides Bluetooth, ANT+ 14 hrs GPS only
Garmin Edge 520 cycling GPS 5.8 cm touchscreen Heart rate, cadence, power Included up to 180 hours Bluetooth, ANT+, Strava 15 hrs GPS with basemap
Garmin Edge 820 cycling GPS 5.8 cm touchscreen Heart rate, cadence, power Included 16GB: up to 200 hours Bluetooth, ANT+, Strava 15 hrs GPS with basemap
Garmin Edge Explore 820 cycling GPS 5.8 cm touchscreen Heart rate, cadence, power Included 16GB: up to 200 hours Bluetooth, ANT+, Strava 15 hrs GPS with basemap
Garmin eTex Touch 25 6.6 cm touchscreen N/A Included 8 GB 16 hrs GPS, basemap / Topo Europe

GPS, basemap / Topo Europe + Birdseye
Garmin Fenix 3 GPS watch 3.0 cm Heart rate, cadence  32 MB ANT+ 50 hrs (GPS)
6 weeks (GPS off)
GPS only

GPS with HRM
Garmin Fenix 3 Saphire GPS watch 3.0 cm Heart rate, cadence  32 MB ANT+ 16 hrs (GPS)
3 weeks (GPS off)
GPS only
Garmin Montana 610 10.2 cm touchscreen N/A Optional 4 GB Bluetooth 16 hrs GPS with basemap
Garmin Oregon 600 7.6 cm touchscreen N/A Optional 1.5 GB Bluetooth 16 hrs GPS with OS 50k
Garmin Oregon 650 7.6 cm touchscreen N/A Optional 3.5 GB Bluetooth 16 hrs GPS with OS 50k
Garmin Oregon 700 7.6 cm touchscreen Heart rate, cadence, pace Optional 3.5 GB Bluetooth, WiFi, ANT+ 16 hrs GPS with basemap
Garmin Oregon 750 7.6 cm touchscreen Heart rate, cadence, pace Optional 4 GB Bluetooth, WiFi, ANT+ 16 hrs GPS with basemap
Lezyne Mini Cycle GPS 3.2 cm N/A Included 100 hrs 10 hrs GPS only
Lezyne Power Cycle GPS 4.8 cm Heart rate, cadence, power, temperature Included 200 hrs Bluetooth, ANT+ 22 hrs GPS only
Lezyne Super Cycle GPS 4.8 cm Heart rate, cadence, power, temperature Included 400 hrs Bluetooth, ANT+ 22 hrs GPS only
Satmap Active 12 8.9 cm high-res Heart rate, cadence Optional SD Card Bluetooth, ANT+ 12-16 hrs GPS with OS 50k

GPS with OS 25k + 50k

 

 

GPS for running and sports - model comparison

DeviceScreenSensors (may require additional equipmemt)Magnetic CompassAltimeterMemoryConnectivityBattery LifeOptions
Garmin Fenix 3 31 mm diameter GPS, heart rate, cadence, pace, temperature, power 32 MB Bluetooth, ANT+ 50 hrs (GPS)
6 weeks (no GPS)
Solo

With HRM
Garmin Fenix 3 Saphire 31 mm diameter GPS, heart rate, cadence, pace, temperature, power 32 MB Bluetooth, ANT+ 40 hrs (GPS)
3 weeks (no GPS)
Solo
Garmin Forerunner 230 31 mm diameter GPS, heart rate, cadence, pace 200 hours Bluetooth 16 hrs (GPS)
5 weeks (no GPS)
Solo
Garmin Forerunner 235 31 mm diameter GPS, heart rate, cadence, pace 200 hours Bluetooth 11 hrs (GPS)
9 days (no GPS)
Solo
Garmin Forerunner 25 18.5 x 18.5mm GPS, heart rate, pace 200 hours Bluetooth 8 hrs (GPS)
8 days (no GPS)
Solo
Garmin Forerunner 630 31 mm diameter GPS, heart rate, heart variability, pace, sleep 200 hours Bluetooth, WiFi 16 hrs (GPS)
4 weeks (no GPS)
Solo
Garmin Forerunner 735 XT 31 mm diameter GPS, heart rate, pace, swim stroke, power 80 hours Bluetooth, ANT+ 14 hrs (GPS)
11 days (no GPS)
Solo
Garmin Vivoactive 29 x 20 mm Step, heart rate, pace, cadence n/a Bluetooth, ANT+ 10 hrs (GPS)
3 weeks (GPS off)
Solo

With HRM
Garmin Vivofit 3 10 x 10 mm Step, heart rate n/a Bluetooth 1 year Solo
Garmin Vivosmart HR 25 x 11 mm Step, heart rate n/a Bluetooth 5 days Solo
Garmin Vivosmart HR+ 25 x 11 mm GPS, step, heart rate n/a Bluetooth 8 hours (GPS) 5 days (no GPS) Solo
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