My husband and I would both like to buy new GPS units, in his case to replace one bought around 2002, and in my case to have something with a bigger display and more updated capabilities than my Garmin wristwatch device.
We want to get units that have all USGS topo maps preloaded, if possible, as well as the ability to download some apps. They do not need to have emergency locators or other communications features. We really want the focus to be on the GPS part. They would be used mainly for trail-less hiking in rough terrain. I’ve been able to to use magnetic compass and map in such areas but would like another tool as confirmation or “second opinion.”
Which models have Pnetters liked and why? Durability and long run time per charge or battery set matter more than immersability, though waterproofing against rain/snow is important.