GPS

Get Started With Geo-caching

What is Geocaching? If you are looking for a way to combine treasure hunting with orienteering and bring them both into the 21st century, then geocaching might be just what you are after. Geocaching involves hiding a cache somewhere, usually consisting of a waterproof container, a log book and a pen, and then listing their …

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Suunto Traverse GPS Watch Review

Dave Roberts reviews the Suunto Traverse GPS watch, which is an outdoor GPS watch that’s suitable for any sport you choose to throw at it. The Suunto Traverse GPS watch is a sturdy watch, as even if it was due for return after the review, we didn’t take any prisoners in use! We used it hill walking, …

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The Death of the GPS?

With the cheapest GPS with proper OS mapping still in the region of £200, plus a significant whack on top of that if you want significant mapping coverage, we ponder if there’s an alternative with the glut of cheap 7” (why the imperial i ask!) Android tablets and cheap mapping apps (see here). With Viewranger …

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Garmin Forerunner 110 Review

The Garmin Forerunner 110 is a basic gps watch, with an RRP of £150 alone, or £180 with a heart rate monitor. I was fortunate enough to pick one up on Amazon at just over £100 without the HRM, but seem to be around the £125 mark now with the HRM bundle being cheaper than …

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The King is Dead….

My Garmin 305 Forerunner finally died on me…. Had I either the time or the inclination (and quite possibly the skill and a soldering iron) I might easily have repaired it, instead it’s thrown into one of my many junk drawers – but the one reserved for odd bits of mobile phones and numerous chargers …

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WIMM – Wearable Android Platform

WIMM Labs recently announced a multifunctional, wearable android device.  Will this take over from your GPS watch and mp3 player soon? Following on from our review of android running apps, one of the issues we found was carrying the phone with you. This would be a much more elegant solution. It’s also water resistant, so along …

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SPOT Review

What is it? SPOT is a personal beacon that transmits SOS messages, or “I’m safe” messages so you can notify friends and family that you’re safe at the end of a walk (especially relevant in remote areas without mobile signals). First Impressions. It’s very much like a little orange GPS without a screen. In the same way …

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5 Good reasons to get a GPS…

1 – It tells you where you are. You can switch it on, and simply find out your location. Most modern GPS devices will lock onto the satellites pretty quickly and provide you with a grid reference. Just make sure that your GPS is set to British National Grid and that you can transfer your grid …

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