Garmin GPSMAP 67 Series + eTrex SE
TL;DR – Garmin’s new GPSMAP 67 Series and eTrex SE handhelds get longer battery life, improved multi-GNSS accuracy, and global communication via inReach satellite technology.
Garmin GPSMAP 67 Series
The Garmin GPSMAP 67 is a rugged handheld device designed for outdoor enthusiasts. It features multi-band GNSS support, ABC sensors, preloaded TopoActive maps, and satellite imagery for enhanced accuracy and terrain visualization. The device also offers up to 180 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up to 840 hours in expedition mode. Other features include a 3” sunlight-readable colour TFT display, active weather updates, Geocaching support, and compatibility with the Garmin Explore app. The device is built to military standards for thermal, shock, and water performance and features an LED flashlight that can be used as a beacon to signal for help. Additionally, with an Outdoor Maps+ subscription, users can access public land information, landowner names, state plat maps, hunting management unit boundaries, BLM boundaries and more.
The Garmin eTrex is a GPS handheld device designed for easy adventure and exploration. It has a high-resolution 2.2” screen that works well in bright sunlight and can last up to 168 hours with its long battery life. The device supports multi-GNSS for accurate tracking, even in challenging environments, and has a digital compass to keep you on course. The eTrex also offers automatic updates for geocaching and can be paired with the Garmin Explore app for wireless software updates, cloud storage, trip planning, smart notifications, additional mapping, and real-time weather information.
The GPSMAP67 is $150 more than the older GPSMAP 65/65s, mainly the 67 series is just a better piece of hardware most notably with a longer battery life, bigger screen and more accurate location services. The 67 Series also bags routing capabilities and satellite imagery.
So you might upgrade for better battery and accuracy…or you might not. But if you are looking for your first handheld, today’s new models are the ones to go for.
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