Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Best Selling GPS Receivers

Frequently I am asked what is the best GPS receiver to buy? To answer that question  I went to Rich Owings' website to find what are the best selling receivers in the "sport/hiking" category..

Garmin eTrex 30 
Garmin Oregon 450 
Garmin Dakota 20 
Garmin Monterra

I would add to this roster the GarminGPSMap 64s or 62s.

All of the above models are fine models to buy but I like the size and push button reliable characteristics of 60 series.  I feel that the buttons are more resilient to the rigors of the outdoors.

To read more about buying a GPS:

    Buying a GPS Receiver

    Buying a Used GPS Receiver


  1. I find it hard to believe that the Monterra outsells the latest in the GPSmap series. It costs more than twice as much and is very buggy. I own both and vastly prefer my GPSmap64. I will say, though, that my "60 series" units seem to have a 4 year lifespan as I either lose or drown them after that time!

  2. Jeff, Great feedback, thank you.

    I know what you mean about a 4 year life span. Before getting the 64 I lost my 62 to exceptionally cold temperatures when I left my receiver in my car then the temps went way below zero.

    Not a big fan of the touch screen either on the Montera.