Best Garmin’s to Geocache With
So what is the best Garmin unit for geocaching? We’re glad you asked because in The Best GPS for Hiking and Geocaching, we chose the Garmin 550t for all the stellar features and functions it has to offer. With this unit, you'll get a built-in compass, altimeter, Topo maps, a bright touch screen, and Micro SD memory storage (in addition to what is already preloaded) all wrapped up in a slim, light, and rugged housing. It's got an intuitive interface that's easy to master and it supports Geocaching.com (the premier geocaching website covering caches all over the globe) GPX files. But many of the lesser expensive eTrex models (the lower end models are inexpensive yet quite capable), along with the GPSMAP 60 CSx, will work very well for you too.
The Garmin Nuvi series is designed more for vehicular navigation, but people do use it for geocaching too, especially for caches that aren’t far from roads. Since it’s not as rugged and durable, you’ll just have to be more careful not to drop it or get it wet. But what’s nice is that newer Nuvi models enable paperless geocaching, which means that you can upload many geocaches that you might want to find from your computer to your device without hassling with a lot of paper and printing. Since your Nuvi is always in your car, you can be prepared to geocache anywhere. Here's a great tutorial explaining everything you'll need to do, to get your Nuvi geocache-ready at Geocaching.totaltechworld.com. Good luck cachers, and be advised that we have tons of articles on our site about geocaching in specific areas, countries, and U.S. states. Just use our search feature to find what’s available near you by typing in “geocaching Michigan", as an example, and click on the article about that. Good luck caching!