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This listing of the best GPS under $800 comprises the top rated GPS units available between the $500 and $800 bracket. With a host of features at your command, from internal maps and map cartridges, data cards and display screens, you get to opt for the more portable handhelds best for hiking and trekking, or the larger fixed/mountable units suited to cars and marine activity.

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Garmin Astro 320

Garmin Astro 320 GPS Receiver


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Garmin Astro 320
Garmin Montana 650
Lowrance Elite-5 DSI
Sony XNV-770BT
Garmin aera 500 Car
Garmin Astro 320 GPS Receiver
Garmin Montana 650 4 in. Handheld GPS Receiver
Lowrance Elite-5 DSI GPS Receiver
Sony XNV-770BT GPS Receiver
Garmin aera 500 Car GPS Receiver
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Release Date
Nov 2011
May 2011
Dec 2010
Oct 2010
Dec 2009
Map capabilities
Internal, Map cartridges / Data cards
Internal, Map cartridges / Data cards, Download maps
Map cartridges / Data cards
Internal
Internal
Designation
Hiking, Outdoor
Outdoor, Hiking, Motorcycle / Bikes
Marine
Automobile
Automobile
Enhanced accuracy
WAAS enabled
WAAS enabled
WAAS enabled, EGNOS enabled, MSAS enabled
WAAS enabled
Form Factor
Handheld
Handheld
Portable
In-dash
Fixed
Input Method
Keypad
Touch Screen
Keypad
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Screen Size
2.6 inch
4.0 inch
5.0 inch
7.0 inch
4.3 inch
User interface
Keypad
Touch Screen
Keypad
Touch Screen
Touch Screen

Easier to grip

Works well in an automobile and on the trails

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Dual frequency split-screen allows for both wide and detailed coverage

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Extra-sharp 7-inch touch-screen display

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The aera 500 features a 4.3" widescreen display, and is preloaded with road and topographical maps and databases of private airports and points of interest.