Heading back to grades 1 thru 12, or heading across the country to University? Know where your going with a GPS!
Geocaching is the newest and fastest growing outdoor game in the world! Get out as a family or with friends, as a team-building exercise or as a hiking destination. Great for everyone from pre-schoolers to grandparents, anytime of the year.
The Best geocaching and outdoor GPS units are:
Garmin's Etrex Venture HC - A great value! An excellent entry-level unit, with 24MB of memory for some detailed mapping. A perfect size for kids, and easily fits into a pocket or purse.
Garmin's Etrex Vista HCX - A compact, portable and user-friendly GPS. Add a data card with Topographic map detail, in the bush, or take it on the road to find the nearest gas station with City Navigation software.
Garmin's GPSMAP 60CSx - The high grade antenna and receiver combo makes this a high-end handheld GPS. Color screen, digital compass and expandable memory are only a fraction of the features the 60CSx offers.
Garmin's Dakota 20 - One of the most recent additions to the Garmin handheld lineup. It offers touch screen, a tri-axis compass and paperless geocaching. Great for on-the-go types who love being outdoors.
Garmin's Oregon 300 - An excellent high-end entry level unit, it has all the bells and whistles of an expensive unit, but is very user-friendly. Some of the features include touch screen, vehicle navigation, and wireless-transfer between all of the Garmin Oregons.
The Hottest vehicle units right now are:
Garmin Nuvi 255W - If all you're after is a GPS unit to tell you when to turn to get to the local coffee shop, then this is the GPS for you. The Nuvi 255W has a wide 4.3" screen, and preloaded Canada and US coverage maps, to get you where you need to go.
Garmin Nuvi 550 - A fantastic new crossover GPS from Garmin, great for motorcycle use, walking, biking and much, much more. Add topo maps on an SD card for all your outdoor needs, and use the city maps preloaded to find you way around town.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T - The only 5" screen to currently reside on Garmin's vehicle list, gives you a phenomenal view. It has an FM Transmitter to listen to any directions and your own MP3's loaded on an SD card. Traffic updates in available areas, so you can bypass that accident and get home in time to watch Oprah.
Garmin Nuvi 855 - While the text-to-speech option on all GPS units is the greatest thing since sliced bread, the only thing to make it even better is on the Garmin Nuvi 8x5 series. Speech Recognition. This allows the user to speak any of the text commands seen on the screen, using the handy remote control.
Garmin Nuvi 765T - Bluetooth, FM Transmitter, US and Canada maps preloaded, goregous 4.3" wide screen; it's hard to think of much more that you would need on a vehicle navigation aid.
What will they think of next?! We'll let you know in our next Top 10 List!