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Handheld GPS Devices For Hiking
GPS devices are built with the ability to communicate with satellites to give you your position to a remarkably high degree of accuracy.
Dedicated Hiking GPS units have a variety of benefits over using a smartphone on a hike. For instance, the GPS is built for the rough environment and won't break as easily if dropped on a rock or you slip over.
They also provide a longer battery life, while also giving the option to replace the depleted batteries en route.
What to expect from a Hiking GPS unit?
- It is built with a solid housing that is strong and waterproof
- It has long-life batteries and spares are available
- It has an easy-to-read screen that is viewable in bright and low-light conditions
- A graphic map and latitude/longitude data (some only display the numerical data)
- A route can be planned by entering waypoints
- It has the ability to connect to several satellites (up to 15 or more on some models)
- It should be lightweight and easy to carry
- It has the option to accept multiple maps
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