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Garmin GPS II Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Garmin GPS II Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and performance. The maps and usability also get good opinions, but comments are divided on the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin GPS II Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Garmin GPS II Plus from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the price and performance. The maps and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the durability.

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This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPS II Plus Waterproof Hiking GPSGarmin GPS II Plus Waterproof Hiking GPS

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Hot on the heels of the revolutionary GPS II comes Garmin's high-powered switchable handheld: the GPS II Plus. Featuring an impressive 12 parallel channel receiver for quick satellite acquisition and enhanced reception, the GPS II Plus is designed to track any over-the-road journey and offroad adventure you have in mind. Garmin's newest compact GPS features a state-of-the-art two-way screen display for vertical or horizontal orientation - which makes it easy to go from your vehicle to the hiking trail. With an external antenna for impressive reception, the GPS II Plus also boasts dedicated zoom keys, waypoint symbols, diagonal panning, auto start/stop trip timer, and average and maximum speed recordings. Just four AA batteries will provide up to 24 hours of accurate tracking and precise navigation. Now the same pinpoint guidance used by pilots the world over is conveniently available to adventurers, regardless of their transportation means: 4x4, ATV, bicycle, motorcycle, snowmobile, boat, or on foot. The Garmin GPS II Plus: a dominating force in GPS - any way you look at it. The GPS II Plus comes with the North America City Point Database. The database includes the United States, Alaska, Canada, northern most portion of Mexico, and the majority of the Caribbean, and covers the majority of W180 to W20 Longitude, 0 to N75 Latitude.


Run Time (Up To):24hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:100 x 64


Form Factor:Handheld

Dimensions & Weight



Display Resolution:100 x 64
Display size (HxV):2.2 x 1.5
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.2 x 1.5
Gray scale levels:3

Energy Management

Battery life (max):24

GPS Performance

Acquisition times - autolocate:300
Acquisition times - cold:45
Acquisition times - warm:15
GPS accuracy - position:15m RMS
GPS accuracy - velocity:0.1
WAAS capability: No

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Bearing / CTS (Course to Steer) / Distance / Elevation / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / ETE (Estimated Time Enroute) / MOB (Man Overboard) / VMG (Velocity Made Good) / XTE (Cross Track Error)
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

Auto: No
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): Yes
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): Yes
Sport (fitness, running): No


Country Kits:North America
Model:II Plus
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPS


Audible alarm(s):N
Audible Alarms: No


Barometric altimeter: No
Electronic compass: No
Position format:Lat/Lon, UTM/UPS
Routes quantity:20
Tracklog Points:1024
Waypoints per route:30

Other Features

Additional map options:N/A
Antenna Type:Detachable, BNC connector
Basemap: No
GPS receiver:12 parallel channel receiver
Interface:NMEA 180, 182, 183, and RTCM 104 DGPS corrections
Number of tracklog Points:1536
Waypoints per Route:50


Battery life (max):24

Technical Details

Form Factor:Handheld
Number of Waypoints:500

Weight & Dimensions