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GPS Units

Canoeing.com Definition: A GPS unit allows canoeists to identify the coordinates of their current location, navigate from point-to-point with bearings, and plot waypoints or keep track of a route as they go. A portable and waterproof unit with a long battery life is best for paddling, however a wide range of styles and options are available. Select a unit with specific navigational needs, desired battery life and budget in mind. Large, illuminated and/or color screens can be great navigational aids but increase price and drain battery life. Antennas also impact performance and budget. A quad helix is most common and works best in areas of dense tree cover, but a flat patch antenna works well in an open setting and tends to be less expensive. In general, built-in antennas will be less likely to break or damage but an exterior antenna can be repositioned for better coverage. And when accuracy is critical, look for WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) compatible units for up to 3 meters of accuracy.

 
Product Weight Mfr. Price*
Garmin Foretrex 301 GPS 2.3 oz $139.95
Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS 2.3 oz $179.95
Garmin eTrex 20X GPS TOPO Bundle 5 oz $250.00
Garmin eTrex 20X GPS 5 oz $199.99
Magellan eXplorist 110 5.2 oz $129.99
Magellan eXplorist 310 5.2 oz $179.99
Garmin eTrex Touch 35T GPS 5.6 oz $349.99
DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-60 w/ Maps Included 6.7 oz $299.95
Garmin Oregon 600 GPS 7.4 oz $400.00
Garmin Oregon 600t GPS 7.4 oz $480.00
Garmin Oregon 650 GPS 7.4 oz $480.00
Garmin Oregon 650t GPS 7.4 oz $550.00
Garmin GPSMAP 64s GPS 7.7 oz $399.99
Garmin GPSMAP 64 GPS 9.2 oz $250.00
Garmin GPSMAP 64st GPS 9.2 oz $350.00
Garmin Monterra GPS 11.5 oz $650.00
Garmin Monterra GPS with US TOPO 11.5 oz $700.00
Magellan eXplorist 510 6.9 oz $279.99
Magellan eXplorist 610 6.9 oz $399.99
Magellan eXplorist 710 6.9 oz $499.99



* Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, subject to change, see manufacturer web site for details. Prices listed in U.S. Dollars.



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