Do you have a GPS, or Global Positioning System, that you use for outdoor activities? Outdoor GPS units are extremely useful devices for hikers, backpackers, geocachers, and outdoor adventurers. You may have a GPS for your car, but anyone who is an avid outdoors person should consider getting one for their outdoor adventures.
Outdoor GPS Units – What they Can Do For You:
GPS units are devices that can help find your location, plot a route, track your route, and provide statistics on direction and distance traveled. There are now hundreds of GPS’ on the market, many with very useful features like altimeters, and many fun features like cameras and MP3 players.
Hiking Lady’s Favorite Outdoor GPS Units:
|Garmin GPS 60CSx: The Garmin GPS 60CSx is a good, all around GPS for hikers and geocachers. It has a very large display for its size, and it waterproof and easy to read. Is has more functionality than a very basic GPS device, but isn’t it nice to have an alarm clock and sunrise and sunset information? This one has 28 hours of battery life, which is great for those of us who like to go on multi-day outdoor adventures.
|Garmin eTrex: This is a good unit for beginners, who want to get the most functionality for the price. This is a great device for basic navigation. Unlike the fully loaded GPS’, this one has a black and white display, but that makes it very easy to read outdoors. Plus it has a 17 hour battery life!
Learn more about GPS Units and Geocaching
Want to learn more about Geocaching? Read more about the exciting and fun sport of Geocaching: Outdoor Navigation with GPS.
Are you looking for a GPS unit that will be used primarily for Geocaching? I’ve compiled my list of recommendations on the Best GPS for Geocaching here.
Remember, an outdoor GPS unit is only as good as the user, so be sure to get a device that is appropriate for you, practice using it before you hit the trail, and remember that nothing can replace a good old map and compass.