As December 2010 quickly approaches GPS City has been reminiscing about how amazing this past year has been. From the announcement of the Garmin GPSMAP 62 and 78 series, to the integration of the SPOT tracking system to the Delorme PN60W handheld, 2010 has been a fantastic year for GPS technology.
Here are GPS City's Top 5 picks for handhelds in 2010.
5. Garmin Oregon 550
Keep it simple and combine your GPS and camera in one sleek device. The Oregon 550 is the creme de la creme of handhelds, geocachers love it for the electronic compass and paperless caching modes. Recreational hikers, with an affinity for photography, will enjoy being able to share the exact location of that amazing photo op.
4. Garmin GPSMAP 62S
One of the new releases of 2010 is a new take on the popular GPSMAP 60 series. Boasting all the well-loved features from previous models like the high sensitivity antenna and receiver combo. Those users who were waiting for the new and improved 62S won't be disappointed. Garmin has incorporated new technology such as wireless transmission between capable units. Map coverage is never a concern since the 62S has 1.7 GB of internal memory and microSD expansion.
3. Delorme PN60W with SPOT
With their all new Canadian topographic map coverage Delorme is a worthy opponent for Garmin in the North American handheld GPS market. The PN60W bundle is perfect for long-haul travelers, with North American topo maps preloaded and the SPOT device sending progress updates to loved ones.
2. Garmin Oregon 450
This compact touchscreen handheld is prefect to take along on every trip. While the 450 doesn't have the camera, it is feature-rich just like big brother Oregon 550. Garmin released a game-changein geocaching item, the chirp this year. Only units like the Oregon 450, with wireless capabilities, can actually find these chirps!
1. Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx
Cost-savvy adventurers will flip for the Holiday Deal GPS City has on this ultimate outdoor companion. The 60CSx is one of the most versatile units, hikers can measure their vertical ascent and descent. ATV and quad riders can drop a track to find their way back to camp. Lake and ocean charts will keep fisherman safe, and waypoints will mean that great fishing spot can always be found again.
The Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner, January 6-9 2011! GPS City will be there to find out what next years greatest GPS units will be!