In deciding which Geiger counter model to purchase, we recommend that you first decide between these two basic types of construction:
Why choose a Pocket or Handheld model over a model with an External Probe?
The advantage of a Pocket or Handheld model is that it is generally easier to use, and more compact and lightweight. By definition, a Pocket model can be held in and operated by one hand, leaving the other hand free, without any distracting cables . Pocket or handheld models are also less expensive. For general area monitoring and in most instances where specific objects are checked for radioactivity, a Pocket or Handheld Geiger counter is usually sufficient.
Geiger counters with external probes offer these four advantages, which may or may not be necessary for your application:
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