I have never used GPSBabel. Having said that they are somewhat similar. Babels strong suit is the number and type of data formats it supports and converts. GPS Utility does not support as many formats but has better data editing tools and map tools. Utility can load any georeferenced map or if you know the location of 3 points on a map (IE a map you have scanned) it will geo reference it for you. Utility can only transfer data (waypoints, Routes & Tracks) to or from the GPS, not maps.
Used to be a bigger deal before Garmin beefed up MapSource and the available map products.
mcnut screwed with this post 08-02-2009 at 10:56 AM