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Geomate Jr Geocaching Handheld GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Geomate Jr Geocaching Handheld GPS. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and durability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the size and performance are mixed. Many are negative about the maps and screen.

usability, price, durability, design

reliability, screen, maps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Geomate Jr Geocaching Handheld GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Craig Ellison (

Apisphere Geomate.jr


Families scratching their heads looking for cost-effective summer activities might want to consider the high-tech treasure hunt that is geocaching GPS devices targeted at geocachers can be expensive (take the $600 Garmin Oregon 400T, for example), but...

Very affordable. Preloaded database of geocaches for all 50 states. Easy operation

Small LCD makes icons difficult to see. No power-save mode. Geocaches newer than six months not included

If you don't want to spend several hundred bucks on a GPS that supports geocaching, the Geomate.jr is a fun, affordable workaround.

Jun, 2009

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Apisphere Geomate.jr


Geocaching is sort of a game of hide-and-seek, in which participants hide containers (caches) or tiny logbooks (microcaches) around the world and make the GPS coordinates of the caches known so that others may find them, usually on the Internet at...

The Geomate.jr is extremely easy for youth (and adults) to use thanks to its no-setup design and huge database of preloaded cache coordinates. Water-resistant and shockproof design should handle the occasional drop and splash with ease. The capability...

The lack of an internal compass means you have to be moving to get accurate direction information. Having to purchase a proprietary connection to update the cache database is slightly annoying. USB would be better, we think.

The Geomate.jr sits in a class of its own as a child-friendly and easy-to-use handheld, geocaching device.

May, 2009

Product Specifications

The Geomate.jr breaks several technology barriers, and provides an affordable out-of-box offering for the Geocaching market. The product will make the existing sport of Geocaching - a nation-wide outdoor treasure hunting game - accessible to everyone allowing kids and families to "get in on the geocaching fun".