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The best handheld GPS devices are easy to carry and typically weigh less than 0.30 lb, have screens sizes of around 1 - 2 inches and support highly readable transreflective displays.

Most good handhelds are water-resistant units with good internal mapping abilities comprising base maps of North America and also come with external data cards. The handheld GPS market is dominated by Garmin devices and are typically best suited for hiking, geocaching and other outdoor activities.


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SkyCaddie SGX (2012 Version)
Golf Buddy Voice GPS Rangefinder
Garmin Approach G6
Garmin Rino 610
Garmin Astro 320
SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS (2012 Version)
GolfBuddy Voice GPS Rangefinder
Garmin Approach G6 GPS Receiver
Garmin Rino 610 GPS Receiver
Garmin Astro 320 GPS Receiver
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Release Date
May 2012
May 2012
Feb 2012
Aug 2011
Nov 2011
Form Factor
Handheld
Handheld
Handheld
Handheld
Handheld
Map capabilities
Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal, Map cartridges / Data cards
Designation
Golf, Outdoor
Outdoor, Golf
Golf, Handheld
Hiking, Outdoor
Hiking, Outdoor
Input Method
Touch Screen, Buttons
Buttons
Touch Screen
Keypad
Keypad
Screen Size
3.0 inch
2.6 inch
2.6 inch
2.6 inch
User interface
Touch Screen, Buttons
Buttons
Touch Screen
Keypad
Keypad
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.7 stars

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