Choosing a Hiking GPS

 

Hiking has become a very popular outdoor activity across the globe these days because of the exercise it provides to individuals, the sounds and sights of nature, and the adventure of drifting through the forests. More and more hikers are using GPS systems when they go hiking so they do not get lost in the woods, and get stranded for days, with no way of knowing how to get back home. Many sporting gears stores are currently selling GPS for hiking systems because of the prevalence of the hobby and also the need of hikers for all these systems.

A hiking GPS that has a map screen, is the most beneficial for you on your hike. The map display will make it much easier for you to learn where you are in location to landmarks around you. The map screen will even allow you to know distances to roadways in and around your location, which can help you find your way from these forests in case you get lost. Be certain that the GPS system has sufficient space because with this it will function slowly or not work at all.

Two other features of a good GPS for hiking include waypoints and route capability. Your GPS must have room for 500 waypoints and a capacity for at least 20 routes. Another attribute your GPS should have is the capacity to use multiple information sources in the event you would like to log on the net or send an email out of your GPS. One of the most important features of a hiking GPS system is the screen’s size and readability. If you find it difficult to read the info on the display, you will have trouble navigating your hike. Your display should be in white and black, making the display easier to see than color print when in sunlight. Check this GPS!

Other attributes in a hiking GPS system comprise bearing to the next waypoint, long life batteries, a 12 channel parallel receiver program, light and easy to carry, waterproof, external amplified antenna and the ability for the GPS to upload topo maps. Of all of these features, battery life is extremely important, particularly if you will be planning on extended hikes and not one that lasts an hour or so. Look for more facts about hiking at https://www.britannica.com/topic/walking-recreation.

Buying a weather-resistant GPS system at hikinggpszone.com will make sure that the system will operate even when you are hiking in bad weather, like rain or snow. This is especially helpful if you are hiking across land that has rivers or streams onto it and you happen to fall in, together with the GPS getting submerged. You will not have any issues with the GPS for hiking becoming wet as it is waterproof, so it will not short circuit.

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