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10 Best GPS Units

Garmin Edge 25

Garmin Edge 25

Garmin Edge 25 on Amazon

At less than one ounce, the Garmin Edge 25 is one of the smallest GPS-enabled cycling computers. Its reliable satellite connection allows it to track how far, how fast, and where you ride, even when you are under a heavy canopy of trees.

  • Pairs with heart rate monitors
  • Can download other riders' routes
  • Battery life is short

TomTom Go 520

TomTom Go 520

TomTom Go 520 on Amazon

If you will be traveling internationally, the TomTom Go 520 is a smart choice because it comes with lifetime access to world maps, so you can download and update them as needed. Also included in the purchase is a magnetic dash mount.

  • Compatible with siri and google now
  • Starts up quickly
  • Fewer alerts than garmin models

Suunto 9

Suunto 9

Suunto 9 on Amazon

The Suunto 9 has a scratch- and crack-resistant sapphire crystal and comes in several styles. It offers three battery modes — performance, endurance, and ultra — to give you between 25 and 120 hours of operation with location tracking enabled.

  • Charging reminders
  • Provides storm alerts
  • It feels a tad bulky

Garmin eTrex 30x

Garmin eTrex 30x

Garmin eTrex 30x on Amazon

A very compact model that weighs just a few ounces, the Garmin eTrex 30x can be stashed in a pocket or backpack and you’ll hardly notice it’s there. It is equipped with a water-resistant display, so it won’t be an issue if you need to pull it out in the rain.

  • Can store ten thousand waypoints
  • Turn by turn road navigation
  • Map scrolling is slow

SkyCaddie SX500

SkyCaddie SX500

SkyCaddie SX500 on Amazon

For the dedicated golf enthusiast, the SkyCaddie SX500 comes preloaded with maps for over 35,000 courses, and saves scores for future reference. Its rechargeable battery lasts between 12 and 14 hours, which should be enough to get 36 holes in.

  • Five-inch touchscreen
  • Water-resistant housing
  • Includes a one-year subscription

Polar M430

Polar M430

Polar M430 on Amazon

The Polar M430 is completely waterproof and comes with a built-in heart rate monitor, so you can take it virtually anywhere and always keep track of your fitness level. It integrates with the Polar Flow app, which allows you to share your training data with friends.

  • Records steps and calories burned
  • Includes access to training routines
  • Two independent interval timers

Garmin DriveSmart 55

Garmin DriveSmart 55

Garmin DriveSmart 55 on Amazon

The 5-1/2-inch display on the Garmin DriveSmart 55 offers an impressively crisp picture, thanks to its 1280 x 720 resolution. And if that still isn’t enough screen for you, the company also offers a bigger, seven-inch model.

  • Updates itself via wi-fi
  • Can be synced with a smartphone
  • Voice-activated navigation

Garmin Oregon 750T

Garmin Oregon 750T

Garmin Oregon 750T on Amazon

The Garmin Oregon 750T separates itself from the company’s 750 model with the helpful addition of topographical maps of the United States. Another version is available for Canadian residents, although it costs considerably more.

  • Ipx7 water resistance rating
  • Eight-megapixel autofocusing camera
  • Touchscreen is readable in sunlight

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire on Amazon

Whether you’re a runner, skier or mountain climber, the Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire has you covered. It features a barometric altimeter, a compass and more, so you can plan for altitude, weather and direction. And it will track all of your vitals, too.

  • In-depth running diagnostics
  • Water resistant to 300 feet
  • Customizable face and data fields

Garmin DriveSmart 61

Garmin DriveSmart 61

Garmin DriveSmart 61 on Amazon

With a seven-inch, capacitive touchscreen and edge-to-edge display, the Garmin DriveSmart 61 is a sleek and easy-to-use device. It comes preloaded with North American maps and includes lifetime updates, so you’ll never have to worry about the information being outdated.

  • Can provide real-time traffic data
  • Allows phone calls via bluetooth
  • Can be paired with smartwatch