Garmin has announced the GPSMAP 67 series and eTrex SE handheld GPS units. The three new rugged gadgets support multi-GNSS to provide better coverage. The GPSMAP 67 and GPSMAP 67i also have multi-band support, which improves positioning accuracy when using multiple frequencies. These devices have a 3-inch color screen, can be read in bright conditions and are powered by a lithium-ion battery. The power pack allows them to last up to 180 hours in standard mode or 840 hours in expedition mode.
You can use the GPSMAP 67 series to view preloaded TopoActive maps and satellite imagery, and an Outdoor Maps+ subscription provides premium maps. Also included is a 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter that shows you the altitude and air pressure. The main difference between the 67 and 67i is two-way inReach technology, available on the latter, so you can contact family and friends without cellular service. The tool can also connect you to the Garmin Response Center in an emergency.
The entry-level eTrex SE has a smaller 2.2-inch screen and is powered by two AA batteries that provide 168 hours in standard mode or 1,800 hours in expedition mode. All gadgets can be paired with various compatible smartphones with the Garmin Explore app for active weather, Geocaching Live and smart notifications. You can now purchase the Garmin GPSMAP 67 and GPSMAP 67i for $499.99 and $599.99 respectively. The Garmin eTrex SE retails for $149.99.