I've spent the past couple weeks researching GPS devices and I'm at an utter loss of words. With quite a few to pick from and with countless features, I'm not quite sure which model is best suited for both my needs and budget. So what exactly do I need and what is my budget? Here goes...
I basically need a simple GPS device that can keep track of where I went (hiking, biking, driving, etc.), the average speed, total distance travelled, duration, elevation, etc. I don't need a device that gives me turn-by-turn directions - I have my iPhone and vehicle GPS for that. In the end, I just want to have the device track my outings so that I can then upload them to EveryTrail without any glitches. I'm not really looking into uploading other users' maps or trips to the GPS unit. However, if the device can do it within my budget, I'm ok with that. And as for the maps, I would like the device to be able to show me bodies of water, railroad tracks, etc. However, neither of those things are a deciding factor since it is more of a want.
The budget is where I'm being fairly tight. I really don't want to spend more than US$100 - US$150 (no more than 150 including shipping/tax/etc.). In other words, the cheaper the better.
As I mentioned, the ultimate goal is to input the data into EveryTrail and then see on the map where I went and some basic stats.
With that, what is the best device for me?