This is the age of mobile phones, remarkable electronic gadgets with many integrated features.
One such feature is a connection to the GPS system. Especially with cellular information, smart devices are excellent for navigating in the woods…
…Until you drop the phone and the screen gets busted.
Or, you lack battery life. If you’re lost, you want to save your phone’s batteries for attempting to send out as well as obtain messages, not drain pipes the battery while utilizing various other applications.
I commonly advise not depending on your phone in the timbers because it resembles holding every one of your eggs in one basket– a basket not indicated for holding eggs.
A far better option is to bring along a handheld GPS device.
Not just are dedicated hunting GPS devices more resilient, but they don’t rely on cell towers. Actually, you can use some anywhere in the world!
Currently, Garmin makes the most effective searching GPS systems. Which one will work best for you?
Garmin eTrex 20x
The Garmin eTrex 20x is an update of the older eTrex 20, a popular budget plan GPS system. The display was upgraded to have a resolution of 240 × 320 pixels, and the interior memory was boosted to hold up to 3.7 gigs of maps.
If you desire space for even more maps, you can connect in a microSD card.
A global map is consisted of, Garmin’s Basemap, so you have access to a certain quantity of details at once. You can add your very own maps from solutions such as TOPO 24k, HuntView, City Navigator NT, BirdsEye Satellite Images, and also a lot more.
If you enjoy Geocaching, the eTrex supports. GPX documents too.
The eTrex 20x can link to both GPS as well as GLONASS satellite systems all at once. It likewise uses HotFix and also WAAS modern technologies for fast, as well as accurate location solution.
If you don’t wish to hold onto this GPS, you can purchase extra mounts to utilize it with your ATV, watercraft, or other lorries. It also supports turn-by-turn roadway navigating.
Garmin Foretrex 401
Unlike the rest of the devices on this list, the Garmin Fortrex 401 is worn on your wrist.
It lacks the big screen of other GPS receivers, however all the best shedding what’s effectively a navigation wristwatch!
There’s no room for a map on this wrist-mounted GPS. Nonetheless, it tracks your positional data with multiple techniques. It can display 4 sorts of information simultaneously, your option.
A built-in compass, as well as a barometric altimeter, helps you to maintain your bearings.
The Foretrex 401 is also compatible with cadence and also heart price sensors.
You can mark numerous waypoints, such as your camping tent and path beginning. Additionally, if you need to stray the route (as well as who hasn’t when finding a wounded deer!), the TracBack system exists to assist you in backtracking your actions.
The Foretrex 401 is additionally an excellent navigational aid for people with armed forces experience due to the fact that it can utilize the MGRS and can display units in MILs.
If you’re hunting with buddies, you can sync your hunting information with them wirelessly.
Garmin GPSMAP 64st
The Garmin GPSMAP 64st is a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that can be used throughout the world, from the city jungle to the actual forest. Wherever you are, the quad helix antennas can review the satellites.
It comes pre-loaded with 100k United States TOPO maps. You likewise get a free 1-year membership to BirdsEye Satellite Images, so you can download high-resolution satellite maps.
There are also 250,000 geocaches preloaded onto the gadget for when you wish to hunt for fun, not simply game.
The BaseCamp software application enables you to arrange your maps, waypoints, and also expected routes prior to going to the wilderness. You can also connect the GPSMAP 64th to your smart device via the Garmin Attach Mobile app. You can also share your routes with your searching partner!
Integrated navigational devices aid you also without satellite link GPSMAP 64.
There’s likewise the GPSMAP 64s, which does not have the included TOPO maps, and the 64, which additionally quits the compass and also other tools.