Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best outdoor GPS must have good reception and be adaptable to any kind of environment.

The perfect outdoor GPS has atleast 6-12 channels, to enable precision and an external antenna to enhance signal reception around skyscrapers and tree cover. Also critical is water resistance and the best outdoor GPS units feature an IPX7 waterproofing standard which can brook dousing up to a depth of one meter for half an hour.

GPS models built with transflective screen displays are readable in all light conditions and are ideal for all outdoor activities. A transflective display accommodates both backlit and reflective display technologies, by switching between these two modes depending on the environment, which results in great readability regardless of the lighting.

The best outdoor GPS also come with an external memory/storage card for extended map storage.


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Release Date
Apr 2012
May 2012
Mar 2012
Aug 2012
Map capabilities
Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal
Designation
Outdoor, Watch, Golf
Golf, Outdoor
Outdoor, Watch
Outdoor, Watch
Form Factor
Watch
Handheld
Watch
Watch
Input Method
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Buttons
Touch Screen, Keypad
Buttons
Screen Size
1.0 inch
3.0 inch
1.6 inch
1.7 inch
User interface
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Buttons
Touch Screen, Keypad
Buttons
Average Rating
 4.4 stars
 4.2 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.8 stars