When it comes to hiking in the great outdoors, it is important to ensure accurate geolocation data is recorded especially when venturing into remote, unknown areas. Being able to determine exactly where you are and the direction in which you are heading through the use of a Garmin GPS tracking system will save the need trigger a potential SOS in the event of an emergency.

What is a GPS for hiking?

The beauty of something like a Garmin handheld GPS is that you can monitor your location on-the-go and in real-time. There’s no need to stop and open up a map or triangulate your position; the GPS does all this for you through its built-in map and compass functionality. Hiking GPS devices tend to also be ultra-portable, fitting comfortably in the palm of your hand.

Why use the GPS for hiking?

  • Trail and backcountry navigation
  • Search & rescue
  • Weather prediction
  • Pacing and progress

Where can I use the GPS hiking device?

Some Garmin GPS trackers like the Garmin GPSMAP 66s, Garmin GPSMap 66SR, and the Garmin GPSMap 65 receive multi-band frequencies including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and IRNSS satellite systems which result in increased accuracy no matter the region or the terrain. So whether you are in a deep canyon or dense woodland, you will still be able to accurately track your progress through your device.

Who should consider buying a GPS hiking device?

Anyone thinking of venturing beyond the reach of traditional communication networks should consider a handheld GPS for hiking with. This could apply to leisure enthusiasts looking to complete their next big hiking adventure, or lone workers operating on a job remotely.

Which GPS hiking device is right for me?

The feature-rich Garmin Montana 750i is for someone who wants it all in one easy-to-use satellite GPS device. From two-way messaging to GPS tracking and SOS functionality to inReach weather forecasts, this device allows for social media updates and messages to friends and family so you don’t feel alone out on the trail. If, however, you want a device with an incredible battery life, the GPSMAP 86s has a battery of up to 40 hours in 10-minute tracking mode or up to 200 hours in Expedition mode. The Garmin GPSMAP 65 and 65s models are two solid options if you are looking for exceptional tracking accuracy thanks to their multi-band technology.

So, if you are thinking of taking a satellite GPS tracker hiking with you, look no further than our range of handheld Garmin GPS devices. They’re not only rugged, but perfectly pocket-sized and super-accurate, meaning they won’t let you down in unfamiliar territory, and they will get you to where you need to be under their own steam thanks to their long-lasting battery lives.

To speak to one of our expert advisors, contact us via:

Email:   info@gtc.co.uk

Phone:  0800 112 3919

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