19 Top Rated Hiking & Navigation – Handheld GPS & Accessories
Spot Trace™ Anti-Theft Tracker
2.69"L x 2.02"W x .95"H.
Wt: 3.1 oz.
Nite Ize® Curvyman Tangle-Free Cord Organizer for Headset
Garmin® Montana 680T
2.9"H x 5.7"W x 1.4"D.
Wt: 10.2 oz.
This is a new Montana 680 T from Gamin. And it's our new top-of-the-line full-featured handheld device got a nice bright four inch touchscreen display the other thing like. Most cell phones is its dual orientation so. You can look at it vertically. Or horizontally 100k topo maps preloaded in of the entire United States those are great to know what's going on around. You in Cline's you see lakes streams trails roads. That information is literally at your fingertips with a touch screen display it's also got bird's-eye satellite imagery subscription for one year basically. What you can do is you can download. These high-resolution satellite images of the location. That you're hunting so. It will give you game trails. It will give you tree lines. And will give you building structures GLONASS satellite capability. That is another constellation of satellites so. You turn this device on its going to acquire a fix. And it's going to keep. That fix much more clearly. If you're in Si a deep canyon. Or a heavy tree cover the six ATT also comes with an 8 megapixel camera built into. It the nice thing about. That the unit is waterproof therefore the camera is waterproof. You can save all your pictures on here. It automatically marks. That location is. It was taken it's the new montana 6 ATT from Gamin for more information on. This product and others go to Gamin calm.
Spot™ Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger Personal Tracker
3.4"L x 2.6"W x 1"H.
Wt.: 4 oz.
Hi it's John here from GPS training what we're going to do in. This short review is look at the spot Gen 3 which is a one-way satellite communicator on personal tracker so the key thing is a one-way tracker. We can send messages. Or people can see where. We are, but we can't receive messages back from the master key thing so overall build quality is very good it's just four hours in weight with the batteries. And I really like a nice compact unit very simple also to use. This strap it is really good. Because you can attach. Either onto your belt strap onto your looks extra so in entry so. You can see by the size of my hand it's not very big at. All really nice and simple just a number of buttons so on/off button on the side press the on/off button on the unit switches itself on. When it's on we just get. This flashing light at the top. That shows is that's on. And when the key things with. This is actually it doesn't actually get a satellite thing until. You send a message and. This how get such good battery performance get really good backup for us they're saying. That if you have 50 percent clear view of the sky the four double A batteries will get a. If it's switched on 24 hours a day we're gonna get 13 days. And continuous battery life. Now we're going to switch. It on/off it's very rarely. We have it on continuously we're 24 hours a day 30 hours by the four double A batteries lithium batteries. That you get with it just normal lithium don't double A batteries so again it's its fantastic performance.
That you get with the unit so overall was. It comes out New York eight coming in recommended retail price about 129 pounds just very good value for money. And then we need to get ourselves a contract until. That he's our service plan so again depending on what service plan. You get it's a power 160 pound a year for a service plan in the UK to. You to use this product is they've quite unfair to compare. It to other units no we've done a lot with the Gamin reach stuff. And really like that to a communicator brush that's four times the cost so. Isee it's very unfair to compare. That with it with this. Because this is more. Than the base end of the market batches were discussed really good performance on the batteries so setting up the unit plug into our computer. And we said they're quite a nice easy simple process to do. One thing about it — Mike. We have three hours wanted set. It up to actually get activated by the sunrise. Because needs get activated again cuz there's no way of telling you.
It just kind of fired into life two hours. Ithought I said no but I'm ready to go. It took me a few hours to do. That it works from the global star 24 low-earth orbit satellites so again it's not the Iridium satellite alarm the Sabbath at. This sat phones went from it's the global star therefore we're not getting a hundred percent worldwide was getting very good coverage America you're open. And a majority, but we're not talking on percent coverage like. We do some other products currently on the market. What I like about is the simplicity really simple unit SOS button don't. Where you can't accidentally press it's hidden under a little flap there got ok getting you set up.
All these messages online. What you would say ok I've just set up so everything's okay. This is where yeah tracking button again you're going to start tracking which then other people can see. Where you are or you can see your track. You just hold down the tracking button for four seconds again. You can say preset message button so can. You set up everyone's. And then we have like an internal help. Is which are is like an internal help button which again of. You when I'll notify your friends. And family that even a problem. You can use that now the nice thing about. All this you set all. These up online so you set up the actual messages. That you do and you can go to up to ten email addresses. And or mobile telephone numbers. Now one of the key things.
Ifound is actually only the emails give your exact location as a link to a map. If you send a text message just gives. You a Latin long which is quite pointless really telling with people. We are supposed it isn't an emergency but. Iquite like where there's Nemo. It gives you a link. Where people can click on. It sees where young. And Google Earth so. How do we just do. Anything we just hold the button down for four seconds we're going to send a message to our beers okay hold down the message bear press wasn't for four seconds okay there. We go it's now in deactivation mode so. What it's doing is looking for a GPS signal as. You see the GPS button is starting to flash red shows not going to start light signal hopefully.
Iget warm and then. When he's getting one will see the message being sent. And this is the key thing. That I mention is actually it's only in the satellite signal. When it's looking to send. That message and therefore. It does take a lot longer. Then some of the other products on the system but again it's 119 129 pound. And recommend retail prices so. Now if I'm a GPS signal it's getting its location. Now it's got a GPS system. And it's gonna wait. When we send the GPS isn't. It will then send the message again it's taking time isn't. It so some statistics they're saying. That once you press. It all messages will be received 97% of messages will be received within a 20-minute window.
Where again when we used to instantaneous text messages it's not instantaneous text message okay it's. Now sending that message so the third light is. Nothing so it tells. Is our powers on a GPS speaks of where. We are and now it's sending. That message so it's quite steady performance that's. All I can say regard to. That isn't it see it's not instantaneously. And it's quite an effects. You see a lot of reviews online. When people reviewing it. You know I've added. This again from the same location. It would do it gets a lot quicker. Because it knows where. We are for what I found. When I'm out walking it took a. While to send that message I'm moving all the time actually my satellite location is moving all the time so. It was taking note many minutes not tens of minutes to send.
That message so you can see. That it's still sending. That message now again. Imust note I've just moved to new locations for this video so it's taking a little. While to do it so it's just about with sending. That message tracking key thing of. This is tracking also so people can see. Where you are again depending what plan your do a trap point every like two minutes ten minutes half an hour again battery life is key whole thing to track is people see. How you just hold down the tracking button. And you see it goes into tracking mode little life. Everything down for four seconds ago in tracking mode get a look of a GPS signal really it's a GPS signal.
It will send a message of my current location. And that will do that every. How are you set up. This unit and every ten minutes every half hour again. It depends on your battery life. And it will do that. Now I like that appears on your computer. And it's a really nice feature. And to stop anything sending a message. Now about current location I'm going to stop. This because again we're under a tracking hold on. Most of the four seconds. And it stops you see a little red light flashes to say it's not tracking okay quick look at the SOS button the SSRC has a lift of little flap. When you press it links into the g oz system which is a worldwide rescue international rescue.
It responds we repress. That again it's equivalent name on. One or 999 in the UK an emergency response again. Ithink it'd be quite useful but. How do you know you got there's no response back from. You always middle of. It I think I would be tempted to use. This a little bit more know. This notifies friends. And family that you've got a hunch problem. Now rather then manage. And speak to a human. And manage my emergency response then a summary over in America which. Idon't even know I've received the message so again. Something just to a bear in mind so raw want to think of. It I really like the build quality. And the size of it I'm a bit. Then sure about just selling off message not getting anything back so. We I would use is if you're walking in the UK. And you have a mobile phone signal for 50 percent 25 percent you're walking and it's a really nice addition.
Because only in those mobile phone dead spot. You can use this spot. And use it to his full potential but actually would a rely on. This if I had an accent on. Iremember my group had an accident. Iwas in the UK I would try. And move to somewhere a mobile phone signal. And wanna communicate direct. It was someone to hear back what's happening when the emergence of is a. Rather than pressing a button sending signal ass only a message that's only got a 96 percent success rate within 20 minutes ascending and. Idecide I know what are. They people gonna come Hyena come no is. It go be helicopters like a flying from the sky. And you read these stories online. That's what yeah but.
You need a lot of the stories online. That's not the response. You get is helicopters don't come flying from the sky so it's nice about tracking its nice. That you can send messages. That keep going back it's a hundred. And twenty quiz just over a hundred quitters no so actually. You get what you pay for a really nice introduction into satellite GPS personal tracking communication of. It but actually it was an explorer. Iwas going into the Alps. It was doing quite serious walking I think. Iwould like to look at spending a little bit. More money and getting something. That really has that two-way communication so actually. It would press the SOS button.
It was a two-way communication device they'll communicate with. Me I'll communicate back with them. This the instant they see. What I have a lot more confident. And just press the button. And sitting there waiting.
Garmin® eTrex 10 GPS Unit
Dimensions: 3.9"H x 2.1"W x 1.3"D.
Weight: 5 oz.
Garmin® GPSMAP® 64sc GPS
6.3"H x 2.4"W x 1.4"D.
Wt: 8.1 oz.
Hi I'm Tom from Cox from outdoor. And here I have the Gamin GPS map 64's handheld navigator. This model maintains the strengths of the previous 62 series whilst adding a number of key new features making it a. More advanced and versatile device the 64's is loaded with innovations such as a high sensitivity GPS GLONASS receiver with quad kale antenna for faster. And better positioning performance a new outdoor optimized dual battery system allowing the use of. Either a Gamin rechargeable battery pack. Or standard AAA batteries. You can connect wirelessly through specific applications on your smartphone. And pay with optional. And burst sensors even use. It to control Gamin's own VirB action camera the new live track feature allows. You to share your experiences live with family. And friends via the Gamin Connect app on your smart phone. Even keep your iPhone safely stored away in your backpack whilst receiving notifications through your connected GPS map 64's. This device has 4 gigabytes of built-in memory. And also has a micro SD card slot for additional storage. You can store up to 5000 waypoints on the 64's which allows. You greater flexibility. When following or choosing your route. You enjoy geocaching there are 250000 pre-loaded worldwide geocaches so. You can go exploring wherever. You are as well as these new features Gamin have also kept. Some old favorites. These include the fantastic outdoor optimized sunlight readable color display a barometric altimeter for precise elevation reading and detailed profiles they've also kept the electronic 3-axis compass which provides accurate direction.
While standing still. And can be held in any position the interface has nice big buttons which makes. It easy to use in demanding environments especially. When wearing gloves. Even connect it to your rucksack via a carabiner overall the GPS map 64's is a lightweight rugged. And water-resistant device suitable for any outdoor enthusiast.
Garmin® GPSMAP® 78
Hi Chuck Holly from West marine. You know the leader in handheld GPS for about two decades has been Gamin. And today we've got Gamin's newest handheld GPS. This is really a wonderful product. This is the GPS map 78 SC. It has a ton of features but there's. One I'd like to share a little story with. You before we talk about the features. One of the things you'll notice about. This model is that the display is on the bottom. And the keys are at the top. This actually was the result of a Thanksgiving miracle. One of the founders of Gamin Gary Burr ell was shaving before Thanksgiving and. He was trying to figure out. How to come up with a great design for the next generation of handheld GPS. This is in 1993 he was holding his shaver in his hand. He realized that his thumb was up at the top of the shaver but.
He could see down here so. He came up with the idea of putting the display at the bottom. And the keys at the top. And that's been a staple of the Gamin design team ever since the model we've got today is the GPS map 78s see. This model in addition to having a high resolution beautiful daylight readable color display also has a wasp receiver with 12 channels so. It gets fixes very quickly. And very accurately in addition. It has a barometer in. That in addition to measuring it's at the atmospheric pressure. And knowing how the altitude using the GPS. It can also measure. It directly use the barometric sensor. It has a three axis compass so. Something most GPS s can't do which is.
When you're stationary. You rotate it will actually point in the right direction. It knows the direction. It has the compass built into. It in addition it has blue chart charts of the entire coastal United States so there's no chart cartridges to buy. If you're a coastal boater. You can take this form. We are in the middle of California Coast. All the way over to Florida up to New England. Any place in between as long as you're on the coast. And you'll get the high-quality Gamin blue chart charts. All the rest of the normal features. That you'd expect tons of routes. And easy to use user interface. And be adapted for your specific needs. It has about 20 different pages of information. You can select between but. Us won't use them for example I'm a sailor. Idon't do any geocaching so. Idon't have to look at the geocaching page but. You are a geocache sure. You can put that in the rotation so.
You can set it up exactly the way. You want I mentioned. It has coastal charts in addition. It has a chart slot so. You can bring in garments microSD charts. And slide them in place. This will allow you to do City navigation. It will allow you to do inland navigation. Even international navigation so you're not stuck with the charts. It comes with although they're fantastic. You can add any number of different chart cartridges to. You want inside the back. It has two double-a batteries which are. Both inexpensive they last for over 24 hours so. You don't have to worry about replacing batteries. All the time it also comes with a USB cable so. You can use it off external power so. This compact unit not only is waterproof as you'd expect but. It also floats so you drop. It overboard accidentally. Though it's small it might be a little hard to find it's not going to sink to the bottom it's going to stay on the surface so.
You can use it the GPS map 78s Sea has a number of different modes. Or profiles you can use so. Though it's very comprehensive. You can set it up exactly the way. You want you can always choose between different profiles for example. Whether you're navigating or you're going geocaching or you're doing land-based. Or water based activities. You have the choice of these various profiles which will get. It very closes to being set up the way. You would want it to be set up for those activities. One of the differences between. This unit and its predecessor the GPS maps 76 is. That it's got some nice new software. Now I've loaded this up with bat basically every screen. You can put into we push the page key. We can walk through. These for example here's the elevation plot screen. And I'm just going to talk through. These as I push there's a geocache scene screen there's a hunting and fishing screen.
That tells when it's appropriate to the best times to go hunting or fish there's a profile change screen. That allows you to change between the profiles. We mentioned proximity alarm. This allows you to set an alarm around a particular dangerous spot. It warns you get close to. This gives you your standard satellite page. You can see that sitting out here we've got about nine. Or ten satellites with great signal strength. We can actually share our information wirelessly with other Gamin units. That use their wireless protocol so. Ican share my waypoints. And my routes and other information without having to connect the two items together with a cable.
This is called sight. This is the ability. You can point at a distant object. It gives you an idea of the right direction. You can follow that direction. This is a stopwatch function which has lots of different things for lap times. And split times and so forth. This is a calculator which tells. You with a moon phase the moon rise. And the Sun rise and set for any day of the year. This allows you to manage your tracks so. You can have stored tracks of favorite routes. That you've taken you want to get a super accurate Waypoint. You can leave the GPS map 78s C in. One place it will average a series of fixes. And come up with the. Most accurate fix possible. And so forth so it goes on.
And on here's a trip computer so. That as you're driving you can measure your maximum speed your average speed. How much time you spend at stoplights. How much time you spend underway here's a route planner. That allows you to create routes which are a series of waypoints. You can navigate this is and there's no active route currently but. This allows me to see. What my active route is. One set up there and so forth the GPS map 78s see the other GPS 78 models. And the whole Gamin line is of course available at west Marine you.
Garmin® eTrex® 20x
4”H x 2.1”W x 1.3”D.
Wt: 5 oz. (with batteries)
Garmin® eTrex® Touch 25
4"H x 2.3"W x 1.3"D.
Wt: 5.6 oz. (with battery).
You want to know how to do guesswork the first have to go to the website. You guys this is the website then. You have to go to login account. We have to create a membership. You are not a member. You have to sign up. Ihave to create an account. Ican connect to Facebook. You have an account. You click on connect with facebook. You are in the account. You can find geocaches near. And then jump oh I want to visit a street art in Tara okay. Ican click to send to TPS. Iclick Submit now my GPS is not connected so. Ineed to need I need to connect the TPS to send the kyoki's information to TPS.
Garmin® Montana® 680 GPS
2.9"H x 5.7"W x 1.4"D.
Wt: 10.2 oz.
Hey doing this to show McVeigh which smells outdoor adventures. This video I want to do a quick review on the garmin montana 680 t. Iwant to tell you the three main reasons why I purchased. This particular GPS. And my feedback on it previously. Ihad the Gamin organ for eight 450 T which led to. One of the reasons why I purchased. Because the screen on. This is so much bigger. Than the other Gamin. You know GPS is that was. One of my big challenges like the screen was just too small sometimes. When you're out it for hunting and so. When you're trying to get a good view of the whole area with the screen being as small as. It just wasn't enough so. Ialso got a little bit spooled with the. You know carrying around my smartphone. And in a lot of situations by Parkman's smartphone was big enough okay so for example here is my smartphone. You know as you can see the size of the screen they're pretty much the same okay so size of the screen. And being what you can see was. One key reason another important reason is. This particular model can take pictures. When I'm out scouting and.
Isee a scrape you know. You could go out scouting and see five different scrapes. When I'm putting in waypoints. Ilike to name you know. This area scrape one scrape to scrape three but to have a visual to be able to take a picture of. That scrape and have. That be the actual Waypoint. It is very nice so that was the second reason why I went. And bought this is over six hundred dollar GPS. And I'll just throw. This in real quick what I did was. Iintentionally waited till around Christmas time Cabala's has lots of sales at. That time Black Friday. Isaved up gift cards. You know when people say hey Shawn. You want for your birthday I'd say. Ijust give me a Cabala's a gift card. Iwould save those up which is. What that's what I did.
Ibasically spent about $200 of my own money on. Because the rest are covered in gift cards plus. It was like a hundred 150 dollars off on the sale. They had at that time. Another key reason I bought. This model is it has pre-loaded topo maps in. Me is really important. Iknow there're different ways. You can download topo maps. And put them on there. You can pay for them after the fact but topo is a huge thing for me. Ijust wanted it on there already so those are the reasons. Ipurchased this particular model. Iwill give you feedback as far. It works in my observation. It doesn't always get a signal as well as my organ 452 did so the smaller model actually sometimes sync better there have been a.
Few instances it would not. Even wink perfectly clear day. You know why out in the open. It wouldn't sink to the satellites. And so sometimes it has just sometimes like the hooks up right away but sometimes. It just struggles and there's been a. Little scouting and hunting situations. Iwas depending on it wouldn't work for me so it's very frustrating another thing. That can be very frustrating with. This is the touch screen. It doesn't work that well so like. Iwant to edit and put in a waypoint sometimes I'll be. You know typing stuff in. It won't register or I'll be hitting like let's say. Iwant to hit M it'll it'll register as a different letter. And right now it's working well but part of the reason is. Iconstantly have to re calibrate the screen let. Me go to this function here calibrate screen so. You probably go to have to redo. If you're not super precise. Where you're hitting on. This calibration which I'm not being super precise right.
Now it's going to throw. This thing off and it's going to be it's going to be ugly so bottom line is I'm constantly re calibrating the screen on. This the touch screen is very frustrating with. This thing so I don't know. If it's just my model is a little bit glitchy. If they're all like. That but that's been a big disappointment to. Me obviously there's lots of other functionality with. This particular unit. You can use it for but. Iprimarily use it for scouting and hunting and so that's the feedback I'm giving here's the big question is. It worth the money is. This handheld GPS worth. What they charge this particular model. That I'm holding you know.
Iwould say no I would be happy. If there's another model a step down. That doesn't have the camera. Ihaven't tested that model but. It works better one then. Iwould say forget the camera. And just use that the camera is nice for having. That visual and helping you remember. What you meant on the Waypoint but it's not an absolute necessity so that's my take on the garmin montana 680 t. You know okay I would not say worth the money. You can get I did shave up gift cards. And stuff okay it is nice having the big screen I'll give it. That other that it's oh. You know I forgot to mention. One other thing its accuracy is not as good as my organ 450 T there're times. Where I'll be standing at where. Though it's telling me the Waypoint is. And I'm like this is not the right spot. And then the way pm might.
Where I'm located we'll just start floating around so. Some accuracy trouble at times which. You know I feel as the other. One did not have that there. You have it I'm done blabbing I'm going to go do. Some scouting and hanging trail cameras.
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Spot® X Two-Way Satellite Messenger Personal Tracker
This is Matt from spot. And today we're gonna be taking a look at the spot X we're gonna take. It on a day hike through Louisiana marshes just to demonstrate. Some features. That are available to start off we're just gonna go ahead. And put the spot X in tracking mode to put the spot X in the tracking mode. You would just select tracking from the home screen. And then select start tracking it's really important. That your spot X has a clear open view of the sky. Where I'm holding my spot X. Now it's not the best ideal location, so I'm just gonna go ahead. And strap this thing onto my backpack for the best results okay. We just made camp time to send a checking message let. Everyone know we found a clearing with a clear open view of the sky let's go ahead. And send a check-in message to send a check-in message highlight check-in. And then press select to send an SMS message highlight messages select messages again. And from here you can scroll down to the compose icon on the bottom right in the to field.
You can select your contacts we'll scroll down. And select message scroll down to select done. And at the bottom of the screen. You have the option to include your elevation. And your GPS location in the message select the bottom right-hand icon to send the message we've made. It we've decided to end our day hike here on the lakefront to talk about. One of our most important features on the spot X. Most important feature is the SOS feature. This special messaging mode. When activated will send a distress signal every five minutes with updated GPS coordinates so. You are in a life-threatening emergency go ahead. That button and within 10 minutes emergency search. And rescue and first res ponders will be on route to your location to activate the SOS feature.
You have two ways to do so. You can flip the SOS tab. And press and hold the SOS button. Another way to initiate an SOS distress signal would be to highlight the SOS feature. And then press the select button on the spot X. You have any questions please visit. Us on the web at WWF in my spot comm as well. You can catch us on social media. We have twittered which is at global start. And we're also on facebook so. You have any questions go ahead. And reach out to, and we'll be happy to give.
Garmin® GPSMAP® 66st Multisatellite Handheld GPS Unit with Sensors and Topo Maps
6.4"H x 2.5"W x 1.4"D.
Wt: 8.1 oz.
Garmin GPSMAP® 66s Multisatellite Handheld GPS Unit with Sensors
6.4"H x 2.5"W x 1.4"D.
Weight: 8.1 oz. (with batteries).
Garmin® Rino 750
7.9”H x 2.6”W x 1.6”H.
Wt: 12.3 oz.
CleanScreen® Spray Pen
Size: 10 ml.