Best Hand Held Scanner in 2022 [*Top Picks*]

Looking for the best hand held scanner on the market? We’ve got you covered. Check out our ratings of absolute bestsellers below and make a final decision.

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  • Uniden Bearcat BC125AT Handheld Scanner, 500-Alpha-Tagged Channels, Close Call Technology, PC Programable, Aviation, Marine, Railroad, NASCAR, Racing, and Non-Digital Police/Fire/Public Safety.
    Bestseller #1
    Uniden Bearcat BC125AT Handheld Scanner, 500-Alpha-Tagged Channels, Close Call Technology, PC Programable, Aviation, Marine, Railroad, NASCAR, Racing, and Non-Digital Police/Fire/Public Safety. (386)
      LISTEN IN AND STAY INFORMED, this sophisticated scanner has 500 alpha-tagged channels in a convenient compact design with loads of features. Close Call RF capture technology instantly tunes to signals from nearby transmitters and the Do Not Disturb Mode prevents Close Call checks during a transmission. LISTEN TO OVER 40,000 FREQUENCIES, you can listen to both civilian and military bands, including Non-Digital Police, Ambulance, Fire, Weather, Marine, Aircraft, Railroad, Civil Air, Amateur radio services, and Racing events. SEARCH MORE EFFICIENTLY with 500 Alpha-Tagged Channels finding the channel you want to listen to is easy, with 500 channels divided into 10 storage banks. Organize your channels by department, location, area of interest, or any other way you prefer. Alpha Tagging lets you assign names to your channels, so you can keep track of who you are listening to. LIGHTWIEGHT PORTABLE DESIGN, take this Bearcat handheld radio scanner with you on the road, or on outings. It packs plenty of features, the orange backlight display is easy to read, even in low light conditions. GET STARTED LISTENING RIGHT AWAY with convenient Pre-sets for the most popular searches. Frequencies are preset in ten separate Non -Digital Police/Fire/Emergency, Ham, Marine, Railroad, Civil Air, Military Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS/MURS, and Racing search bands. This makes it easy to find channels that interest you. EXCELLENT HAND-HELD SCANNER (Please note: model BC125AT is NOT suitable for Trunking or Digital Radio system monitoring, (e.g. Project 25, DMR, NXDN). Some Police/Fire/Emergency/Public Safety Agencies in larger cities are switching over to DIGITAL Trunking systems. If you live in an area where Trunking or Digital Radio systems are used, you need to upgrade to a Uniden Digital model (“D” stands for Digital), such as models BCD436HP, BCD536HP, BCD996P2, BCD325P2, or HomePatrol-2.
  • Uniden BCD325P2 Handheld TrunkTracker V Scanner. 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels. Close Call RF Capture Technology. Location-Based Scanning and S.A.M.E. Weather Alert. Compact Size.
    Bestseller #1
    Uniden BCD325P2 Handheld TrunkTracker V Scanner. 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels. Close Call RF Capture Technology. Location-Based Scanning and S.A.M.E. Weather Alert. Compact Size. (386)
      The BCD325P2 comes equipped with Uniden exclusive features like Advanced Dynamic Memory System, Close Call RF Capture Technology, and GPS compatibility. It also includes support for the latest APCO Project 25 Phase II systems. Scan and search 25,000 channels. With Close Call RF capture technology, this scanner will automatically tune to the signals nearest you, so you can keep track of what's going on in your area. Quick-Key System Access (100 Keys), allows you to quickly access the systems you us the most often. Uniden Police Scanners feature simple to set up keys to the systems you want to hear. Press them to enable or disable the system. GPS Location-Based Scanning, connect this scanner to an optional GPS receiver and it will automatically select programmed systems based on your exact location. You'll save time by scanning only the local signals. S.A.M.E. Weather Alert, supports Specific Area Message Encoding weather alerts. During a NOAA Weather or Emergency Alert, a code for your specific location will alert you to severe conditions in your immediate area. DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode - Instantly Detects and Displays the Sub audible Tone So You Can Quickly Determine the System Settings. System / Channel Number Tagging - provides rapid access to a specific system or channel
  • Uniden SDS100 True I/Q Digital Handheld Scanner, Designed for Improved Digital Performance in Weak-Signal and Simulcast Areas, Rugged / Weather Resistant JIS 4 Construction
    Bestseller #1
    Uniden SDS100 True I/Q Digital Handheld Scanner, Designed for Improved Digital Performance in Weak-Signal and Simulcast Areas, Rugged / Weather Resistant JIS 4 Construction (579)
      SDS100: True I/Q receiver design for improved digital performance in weak-signal and simulcast areas SDS100: Rugged/ weather resistant jis 4 construction SDS100: Li-Ion battery SDS100: Improved UI with 3 contextual soft keys that Change function based on the current operation SDS100: Customizable color LCD: user can modify color and what is displayed
  • Tera Barcode Scanner Wireless 1D Laser Cordless Barcode Reader with Battery Level Indicator, Versatile 2 in 1 2.4Ghz Wireless and USB 2.0 Wired
    Bestseller #1
    Tera Barcode Scanner Wireless 1D Laser Cordless Barcode Reader with Battery Level Indicator, Versatile 2 in 1 2.4Ghz Wireless and USB 2.0 Wired (188)
      Larger battery enables longer continuous usage and twice the stand-by time. With the unique battery indicator light showing the remaining battery level, no more Low Battery Anxiety. The curved handle is extended and thickened. Specially designed smooth and flat trigger for better grip. The orange anti-shock silicone protective cover can avoid scratches and friction while falling from the height of 6.56 feet. IP54 technology protects the wireless barcode scanner from dust. Plug and play with the USB receiver or the USB cable, no driver installation needed. Easy and quick to set up. Wireless transmission distance reaches up to 328 ft. in barrier free environment. Support almost all 1D Barcodes: Codabar, Code 11, Code93, MSI, Code 128, EAN-128, Code 39, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, ISBN, Industrial 25, Interleaved 25, Standard 25, Matrix. Read damaged, fuzzy, reflective and smudged barcodes.
  • Android Handheld Data Terminal Mobile Computer with 1D & 2D PDF417 Barcode Scanner 3G 4G WiFi BT GPS, Ergonomic Pistol Grip for Warehouse Inventory
    Bestseller #1
    Android Handheld Data Terminal Mobile Computer with 1D & 2D PDF417 Barcode Scanner 3G 4G WiFi BT GPS, Ergonomic Pistol Grip for Warehouse Inventory (131)
      POWERFUL HARDWARE SOLUTIONS — Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.45GHz CPU allows smooth multiple tasks running. 5.2'' FHD 1920x1080 screen with Corning Gorilla Glass multi-touch panel, gloves and wet hands supported. 13MP camera. PROFESSIONAL 1D 2D & QR BAR CODE READING — Built-in (Zebra) SE4710 2D imager scan engine. Extraordinary performance on blurry/broken barcodes. Support Keyboard Emulator function for excel or web-based warehouse & inventory applications. SDK available for customized development. OUTSTANDING BATTERY DURABILITY — Integrated 8000mAH Li-ion battery for +12 hours working time. Standby time over 500 hours. Support quick recharging. No worries for power in the field. MULTIPLE WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATION CAPABILITY — Support WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n dual bands, bluetooth 4.1, support WCDMA & 4G LTE for anytime anywhere connectivity (AT&T, T-Mobile cellular network & SMS). Support NFC/GPS. RUGGED & ERGONOMIC DESIGN— With rugged construction and IP65 rated sealing, workers can still expect reliable performance if they drop it carelessly, use it in dusty areas, or even get it wet. Suitable for enterprise field use in demanding industrial environment. The ergonomic trigger handle design ease using for intensive scan environment, improves work efficiency.
  • Whistler WS1010 Analog Handheld Scanner (Black)
    Bestseller #1
    Whistler WS1010 Analog Handheld Scanner (Black) (386)
      Lock-out Function - skip over specified channels or frequencies when scanning or searching Tune - find new and unlisted frequencies starting from a specified frequency,200 Channel memory - plenty of memory to store all your favorite frequencies in 10 separate storage banks Scan Delay - delays scanning for two seconds before moving to another channel in order to hear replies Priority Channel - set the scanner to check one channel every two seconds while scanning PC programmable - allows users to backup data, update database and program scanner directly from a PC IN THE BOX : Analog Hand-held Scanner, AC Adapter, Flex Antenna, Black Battery Shell, Yellow Rechargeable Battery Shell, User Guide, Quick Start Guide
  • MUNBYN Android Barcode Scanner Pistol Grip, 2D Android Scanner Handheld with Zebra 4710, with Qualcomm CPU, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, NFC, and 4G Full Netcom for Warehouse, Logistics for Enterprise WMS
    Bestseller #1
    MUNBYN Android Barcode Scanner Pistol Grip, 2D Android Scanner Handheld with Zebra 4710, with Qualcomm CPU, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, NFC, and 4G Full Netcom for Warehouse, Logistics for Enterprise WMS (805)
      [Super stable Wi-Fi performance] Are you afraid of WIFI unstable and disconnect? Come, I'll help you. MUNBYN android scanner is a 2.4G/5G,IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.Core wifi technology, stable and reliable, don’t worry about Wi-Fi disconnection, rest assured to use [Excellent motherboard solution] Octa-Core 1.4GHz CPU with super cost-effective, super high performance, stable quality, can run multiple applications at the same time smoothly and freely. Android 8.1, stability, security, born for work upgrades More complete application permission management. Abundant memory capacity with 4+64GB, No need to worry about the 2d barcode scanner is not smooth [Unbelievable scanning performance] Zebra android scanner, Support 1D, and 2D barcode scanner, Zebra scanner has unique advantages in scanning barcodes. Long reading distance. For dense and reflective barcodes, it can be easily read, so as to solve the trouble of not being able to scan barcodes and save time [Double battery life] Handle 4500mAh+ PDA 4100mAh. The first Android Barcode Scanner Pistol Grip Handheld has a built-in 4500mAh battery, the battery life can work continuously for at least 20 hours, the handle is humanized design, can charge the device, easy to operate. Suitable for long-time high-intensity scanning, you don’t need to worry about running out of equipment power [IP67 Industrial Rugged Material] Covered by rugged material, this android handheld scanner is IP67 proof against water, dust exposure, and 1.5m drop. It adapts to all kinds of fast-paced warehouse and inventory operations. Reasonable weight design and Ergonomic pistol grip will make the device feel comfortable to hold
  • Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner. TrunkTracker V, Simple Programming, S.A.M.E. Emergency/Weather Alert, Covers USA and Canada
    Bestseller #1
    Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner. TrunkTracker V, Simple Programming, S.A.M.E. Emergency/Weather Alert, Covers USA and Canada (386)
      The BCD436HP is the first scanner to incorporate the HomePatrol-1 ease of use in a traditional handheld scanner. Plus, Uniden's exclusive Close Call RF Capture feature, GPS Connectivity, Extra-Large Display, Radio System Analysis and Discover Modes put the most advanced scanner features ever right in the palm of your hand. Simple to operate, no programming needed. Simply turn it on, enter your zip code, and TrunkTracker V does the rest. This user-friendly digital scanner will immediately begin receiving communications used by Public Safety, Police, Fire, EMS, Ambulance, Aircraft, Military, Weather, and more.Scan Speed - 85 channels per second This functionality is made possible by combining the rich radio system database from Radio Reference with Uniden's patented radio system selection methods to correctly identify and monitor only nearby systems in the USA/Canada. Whether it is across town or across the street, the BCD436HP keeps you informed. Now with the largest display on the market and more advanced features, the BCD436HP makes a superior unit for the scanner enthusiast..Instant Replay – Plays back up to 240 seconds (4 minutes) of the most recent transmissions..Custom Alerts – You can program your scanner to alert when you receive, a Channel or Unit ID, a Close Call hit, an ID is transmitted with an Emergency Alert, or a Tone-out hit. For each alert in the scanner, you can select from 9 different tone patterns, 15 volume settings, 7 colors, and 3 flash patterns.
  • Android 9.0 Barcode Scanner MUNBYN Handheld Mobile Computer with Honeywell 1D Laser Scanner, Support Wireless Wi-Fi 4G LTE for Warehouse Delivery Retail Inventory Management System, IP66 Rugged PDA
    Bestseller #1
    Android 9.0 Barcode Scanner MUNBYN Handheld Mobile Computer with Honeywell 1D Laser Scanner, Support Wireless Wi-Fi 4G LTE for Warehouse Delivery Retail Inventory Management System, IP66 Rugged PDA (805)
      [Upgraded High-Speed Processing Performance]: Android Barcode Scanner with Leading technology, based on Android 9.0 deep development, support multi-tasking process smoothly and ensure efficient work. Support Amazon Flex ( If you need the devices in bulk, we can test the software for you before purchasing.) [Strong Recognition Ability]: Built-with Famous 1D Honeywell N4313 Scanner, help your inventory management with exceptional accuracy and efficiency [Diverse transmission functions]: Support 4G/3G/ dual-band Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth, signal stability which does not easily lose connectivity [Rugged Android PDA]: Designed for harsh working environments. Compliant with IP66 enterprise-grade protection, it can be dust-proof, splash-proof, and the body can withstand 1.5m of drop impact. (with a wrist strap for safe operation to prevent the device from accidentally falling) [Lifetime technical support]: Packed with: 1* mobile Android handheld scanner, 1* 4200mAh battery, 1* Type-C cable & Adaptor. You can use the SDK we provide to customize your software
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