Camping, Hiking and Hunting
A handheld GPS is an ideal tool for campers, hikers and hunters and others enjoying the great outdoors to use. The most common use for a handheld GPS unit with this type of activity is simply finding your way to the campsite, hunting spot or other location and, of course, getting safely back to civilization. A handheld GPS can be useful in other ways, too.
Hunters can add specific locations to a handheld GPS if they spot tracks, rubs or feeding areas. This type of tracking can also help a hunter determine where deer or other animals.
Campers and hikers with compatible handheld GPS devices and the proper software can use their GPS unit not only to find their way to important spots, such as the designated restroom, and back, but also to track and contact one another. For example, the Garmin Rino 520 features a two-way radio in addition to GPS navigation. Read a review of the Garmin Rino 520 Handheld GPS here.
Hikers and bikers can use a handheld GPS to track favorite routes, record speeds and download special points of interest in national parks and other locations. Read Where to Find Free Maps for GPS to find and download maps of locations near you.
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