Finding your Way in the Outdoors with Handheld GPS
Navigating your way in rough and unfamiliar terrain can be done accurately and easily with the right camping gear. Handheld GPS have the ability to keep track of your position when hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, or going on nature walks.
Lifetime Downloads on GPS
There are many good brands of handheld GPS that are great for keeping track of your position. When looking for a handheld GPS lifetime maps are a great option to go with. This will keep the newest software and maps available for download at no additional cost. This adds up to a large savings over a few years of use.
When used for hunting and fishing a handheld GPS can save time and effort in finding your way around. Many handheld GPS can mark starting points on a map and many additional points along the way. This is handy when locating and keeping track of areas that are good for hunting, fishing, or marking a spot where you’re pray was shot. It will also lead you back to your starting point when you are ready.
User Friendly GPS
The most important option to look for in a handheld GPS is the user friendly options. The harder a GPS is to use the less likely you are to take the time to set it up. A good handheld GPS will be easily set up every time and will be easy to follow directions. The less frustration with your GPS the more time you will have enjoying yourself.
GPS Battery Type
Always look at the battery life and type of battery used in your GPS. Some will be rechargeable and some will run on normal disposable batteries. Depending on the time you will spend trekking you can decide if you want replaceable batteries or ones you will have to recharge.
Handheld GPS Options
When choosing a Handheld GPS check the size and weight of the unit. You will be carrying your GPS along with all your other supplies and a larger GPS will be more difficult to carry. Also look into the waterproof handheld GPS. Don’t get caught trying to protect your GPS from rain or water. With a waterproof GPS you will not have to worry about getting it wet.
Your GPS display should also be a comprehensible size and brightness. When walking at dusk or in direct sunlight you want to be able to read directions and make changes on the unit. A color screen is also helpful in determining different obstructions in your path. Color screens also give maps a more understandable appearance of camps, water, and sites that you mark on your GPS.
Handheld GPS can be loaded with many helpful options. Just a few are:
•High sensitivity mapping
GPS Signal Sensitivity
High sensitivity GPS receivers are helpful when in rough terrain. This will keep the GPS linked when cell phones and other satellite devises loose signal and shut down. Obstructions like hills, thick trees and canyons can block standard signals. A high sensitivity receiver on your Handheld GPS will keep receiving signal and giving accurate directions when you need them most.