5 Best Handheld Portable Marine GPS Devices

The advent of technology has resulted in a vast improvement in navigation tools used at the sea. In the marine industry, one technological development that has pioneered navigation is the Global Positioning System (GPS). Although conventional GPS systems are connected to computers, furtherance in the technology has led to the innovation of handheld marine GPS.

There are many GPS manufacturing companies that create and market such portable marine GPS. But then there are those few elite ones that not only market a portable GPS navigator, but ensure that these navigators are the best amongst their technological peers.

Mentioned in here are five best portable handheld marine GPS in the market today:

1. Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS Receiver: A product of the engineering conglomerate Garmin, the eTrex Venture HC is the first handheld marine GPS to be featured in this list. The most noteworthy feature about this GPS is its 24 Mega Bytes (MB) internal memory. Priced at a reasonable US$ 169.99, the eTrex Venture HC is a GPS worth pocketing.

2.Garmin eTrex 20 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator: Another Garmin product, the eTrex 20 comes with a water-resistant torso. The eTrex 20 makes the cut here because of his solidness to be utilised in any kind of conditions. With an easily perceivable displaying – especially in bright sunshine – the eTrex 20 has a memory of 1.7 Giga Bytes (GB).

3. Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx: The third Garmin portable marine GPS, the GPSMAP 76CSX is built with features like a Thin Film Transistor (TFT), an altimeter that fluctuates depending on the atmospheric pressure and a compass powered electronically. But more than this, the most singular feature of the compass is the expandable memory feature.

4. Magellan Explorist GC: With a screen that can be personalized according to the user, the Magellan Explorist GC comes with the unique connectivity of Geocoaching.com.

Simplistic manoeuvrings and controlling further add to Magellan Explorist GC’s appeal.

5. Garmin GPSMAP 76Cx: The fourth Garmin handheld GPS navigator, the GPSMAP 76Cx is yet another variety in the 76Cx series. The portable navigator comes with a solid, water-resistant torso and a TFT display that makes it a favorite amongst potential users as does its expandable internal memory.


Each of these best portable marine GPS systems provides satisfaction to users unlike any other portable marine GPS. It is this factor that makes these GPS systems more worthy and ultimately helps potential users make their final selection.

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