Dr. Alice Christie's GPS Comparison Charts
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Alphabetically Listed: Garmin | Magellan | Other Brands

Garmin

Garmin Model and
Features
eTrex H
Geko 201
GPS 60
eTrex
Legend
eTrex
Vista
eTrex
Vista HCx
GPSMap
60CSx
– Price
$93
$100
$140
$110
$157
$233
$300
– Color | B/W | Grey
4-level grey
B/W
4-level grey
4-level grey
4-level grey
Color
Color
– Waypoints
500
500
500
1000
1000
1000
1000
– Routes/Saved Tracks
20/10
20/10
50/20
20/10
20/10
50/20
50/20
– Electronic Compass
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
– Altimeter
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
– Accuracy
20 feet
10 feet
10 feet
10 feet
10 feet
20 feet
10 feet
– Internal Memory
1 MB
1 MB
1 MB
8 MB
24 MB
None Internal
None Internal
64 MB SD Card
– Product Dimensions*
2 x 4.4 x 1.2
1.9 x 3.9 x 0.96
2.4 x 6.1 x 1.3
4.4 x 2.0 x 1.2
4.4 x 2 x 1.2
2.2 x 1.2 x 4.2
2.4 x 6.1 x 1.3
– Screen Size*
1.1 x 2.1
0.92 x 1.44
1.5 x 2.2
1.1 x 2.1
2.1 x 1.1
1.3 x 1.7
1.5 x 2.2
– Resolution (in pixels)
64 x 128 px
64 x 100 px
160 x 240 px
160 x 288 px
160 x 288 px
160 x 240 px
256 Colors
160 x 240 px
256 Colors
– Interface
Serial
Serial
Serial and USB
Serial
Serial
USB
Serial and USB
– Memory Card Slot
No
No
No
No
No
Yes: Micro SD
Yes: Micro SD
– Batteries
2-AA
2-AAA
2 AA batteries
2-AA
2-AA
2-AA
2-AA
– Battery Life
17 hours
12 hours
28 hours
12 hours
12 hours
25 hours
18 hours
– Weight w/ batteries
5.3 oz
3.1 oz
7.0 oz
5.3 oz
5.3 oz
5.5 oz
7.5 oz
– Dr. Christie's Rating
4.5 stars
3.5 stars
4 stars
3 star
3 star
4.5 stars
– Best Feature
Price
Size/Weight
Price
# Waypoints
E-Compass
Color
Battery Life
Overall Value

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Magellan

Magellan Model
and Features
eXplorist
100
eXplorist
500 LE
eXplorist
210
eXplorist
400
Crossover
3.5-Inch
Triton 1500
TouchScreen
– Price
$70
$120
$140
$140
$240
$400
– Color | B/W | Grey
4-level grayscale
16 Colors
4-level grayscale
16 Colors
Color
Touch Screen
Color
Touch Screen
– Waypoints
500
500
190,000
500
Unlimited
Unlimited
– Routes/Saved Tracks
20/5
20/5
20/150
20/5
Unlimited
Unlimited
– Electronic Compass
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
– Altimeter
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
– Accuracy
15 feet
10-15 feet
15 feet
10 feet
10-15 feet
10-15 feet
– Internal Memory
4 MB
16 MB
32 MB
16 MB
1.5 GB
SD Card
– Product Dimensions*
2.2 x 4.7 x 1.3
2.2" 4.7 x 1.3
2.2 x 4.7 x 1.3
2.2 x 4.7 x 1.3
1.2 x 3.46 x 4.28
5.75 x 2.5 x 1.13
– Screen Size*
2.25" diagonal
2.25" diagonal
2.25" diagonal
2.25" diagonal
3.5" diagonal
2.7" diagonal
– Resolution (in pixels)
122 x 160 px
122 x 160 px
122 x 160 px
122 x 160 px
Hi Resolution
240 x 320 px
– Interface
None
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
– Memory Card Slot
No
SD Card
No
SD Card
SD Card
SD Card
– Batteries
2-AA
3-AAA or optional Lith-ion
2-AA
3-AAA or optional Lith-ion
Li-Ion rechargeable
2-AA
– Battery Life
18 hours
17 hours
17 hours
17 hours
8 hours
10 hours
– Weight w/ batteries
5.8 oz
5.4 oz
5.8 oz
5.4 oz
7.8 oz
8.0 oz
– Other        

Auto and Hiking
MP3 player Picture viewer
Voice activation

Voice Recorder
Flashlight
MP3 Player
– Dr. Christie's Rating
4 stars
3.5 stars
3.5 stars
4 stars
4 stars
4 stars
– Best Feature
Price
Price/Features
Waypoints/Tracks
Color Screen
Car & Hiking
Touch Screen

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Model and Features
   
 
– Price
 
– Color | B/W | Grey
 
– Waypoints
 
– Routes/Saved Tracks
 
– Electronic Compass
 
– Altimeter
 
– Accuracy
 
– Internal Memory
 
– Product Dimensions*
 
– Screen Size*
 
– Resolution (in pixels)
 

– Interface
 
– Memory Card Slot
 
– Batteries
 
– Battery Life
 
– Weight w/ batteries
 
– Dr. Christie's Rating
 
– Best Feature
 

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