TRY IT: Garmin Handheld GPS Update |

TRY IT: Garmin Handheld GPS Update

by Stephen Regenold

Garmin has long led in the handheld GPS category. This month, the brand announced two new units with improved imagery and connectivity in the wilds.

They start at $400 and include a standard feature set with altimeter, barometer and compass plus upgrades for 2018.

Called the GPSMAP 66s and GPSMAP 66st, the units have color displays that are readable in direct sunlight. Preloaded topographic maps are standard on the 66st model, letting you hit trails or mountain terrain out of the box.

An interesting feature is the weather forecasting tool. Users pair a phone with the device to get up-to-date forecasts that provide maps to reveal temperature, wind speed, and a live weather radar.

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