August 25, 2010 | GPS Systems
Finding your way back to basecamp doesn’t have to be hard. GPS just got a lot easier, thanks to the Bushnell BackTrack Point-3 and Point-5. Simple, cheap and easy to use, the Point-3 and Point-5 can remember up to 3 or 5 locations. These Bushnell GPS units are small and come with backlit LCD displays, and the Point-5 model comes equipped with a digital compass and can display your latitude and longitude, the current time, your altitude and the temperature. The Point-5 retails for $89.99 and the Point-3 sells for $69.99. Bushnell.
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June 18, 2010 | GPS Systems
Set to hit stores next month, the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator is the first handheld GPS in the world that enables Type and Send text messaging via satellite. Here’s how it works: the Earthmate connects wirelessly with the SPOT Satellite Communicator, where all messages composed on the PN-60w's internal keyboard can be relayed via satellite for delivery thanks to established SPOT technology. No cell signal is required, as it uses satellite technology – you can call for help, or just keep in touch with friends and family. Not only does it let you stay in touch, but it’s also durable, so it will stand up to the toughest climates out there. And with its established SPOT technology, you can track your travels via online topographic maps. Other features include Topo North America 9.0. Stay in touch anywhere for $699.95. DeLorme.
March 26, 2010 | GPS Systems
A cycling trainer and navagtor all rolled into on, the Garmin Edge 705 GPS is always pushing you to new limits. Available in black, blue and orange, this cycle computer offers you the works all on a color display - heart rate, cadence, turn-by-turn directions, power data – and then lets you share it with friends after the ride. Equipped with a built-in basemap, this Garmin GPS has a microSD card slot that allows you to store map detail and sort workouts, courses and saved rides. To keep you on top of your ride, it also measures your speed, distance, time, calories burned, altitude, climb and descent, and records this data for your review, and it features a barometric altimeter to pinpoint changes in elevation. Put one on your bike for $499.99. Garmin.
March 11, 2010 | GPS Systems
Bring high performance and color along on your next fishing trip with the Lowrance Elite-5 Fishfinder GPS. Boasting fantastic precision and functionality, the Elite-5 Fishfinder gives you a whole new view on fishing, thanks to its brilliant 5 inch, 480x480 pixel SolarMAX 256-color TFT display. Equipped with a 500W RMS sounder, this Lowrance GPS is able to reach depths of 1,000' with its dual-frequency 83/200 kHz Skimmer transom-mount transducer complete with internal temp sensor and up to 120˚ of wider sonar coverage. For precise WAAS+EGNOS+MSAS navigation, the Elite-5 features an internal 16-channel GPS antenna, while its waterproof microSD memory card slot is fully compatible with Navionics Gold chartcards, Fishing Hot Spots and LakeMaster mapcards. Cast off for $449. Lowrance.
February 16, 2010 | GPS Systems
The perfect golf partner, the Sonocaddie XV2 Personal Golf GPS goes everywhere you do on the course. A lightweight handheld device, the XV2 clips right to your waist or your golf bag, allowing you to keep track of your game. Able to measure the distance from any point on the course to pretty much any reference point including front, center and back of each green, this Sonocaddie golf GPS can download and store up to 20 golf courses at one time. It also gets bonus points free unlimited downloads and ability to share course info amongst other Sonocaddie users. Other features include digital scorecard, driving distance calculator, data cable and intuitive interface. Pick one up for $349.99. Sonocaddie.
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February 11, 2010 | GPS Systems
Let Garmin’s Colorado 400t GPS lead the way of the trails. A rugged handheld, the Colorado 400t comes with all the stuff you need for your next outdoor adventure - topographic maps, 3-D map view, a high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, SD card slot, picture viewer and color display. And since it’s always nice to share, this Garmin GPS can exchange tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches wirelessly if your buds have similar devices. It even comes with the Rock ‘n Roller input wheel, which lets you operate it with one hand, and it supports Geocaching.com GPX files. Rough it for $599.99. Garmin.
January 14, 2010 | GPS Systems
Golf just got better, thanks to the SkyGolf SkyCaddie SG5 GPS. Able to automatically calculate the distance to up to 40 targets per hole in less than a second, the SkyCaddie SG5 is a smart little number. Boasting a vibrant color display, this SkyGolf GPS unit comes equipped with IntelliGreen technology, which will help you lower your score. It also comes with exclusive ground-mapping technology that knows the distances to parts of the green you should avoid to maximize scoring opportunities. Other features include QuickVue, which provides a virtual preview of the safest path from the tee to the green and HoleVue, a handy tool that displays a graphical image of a hole using its TrueGround mapping process. Buy it for $449.95. GolfSky.
December 18, 2009 | GPS Systems
Right out of the box, the Lowrance Endura Safari GPS is ready to go! Packed with features, the Endura Safari is an all-purpose handheld that comes equipped with a large color transflective touch-screen for your viewing pleasure. Incorporating a high-performance processor and high-speed memory, this Lowrance GPS device offers quick map redraw and panning, while a trip computer records all the important stuff you need, like trails, trip times and distance. The Endura Safari also offers multimedia resources including MP3/voice notes as well as a picture and video player. Pick one up for around $289.99. Lowrance.
December 2, 2009 | GPS Systems
A few rugged trails won’t stop the Magellan Triton 400 GPS. Offering full-color navigation, the Triton 400 is waterproof and tough so it’ll stand up to any adventure. Easy to use, this Magellan GPS unit’s SD-card compatibility allows you to download an unlimited amount of marine cartography, topographic maps and other content so you can navigate all your outdoor journeys, and it’s also compatible with National Geographic TOPO! State series and Weekend Explorer 3D maps. And with its intelligent interface, its simple menus and intuitive button and scroll pad control make navigation a breeze. Other features include Exclusive VantagePoint software. Find your way around for $169.99. Magellan.
November 10, 2009 | GPS Systems
When you need to know just where you are in the backcountry right now, go with the Earthmate PN-40 GPS. Boasting a high-sensitivity 32-channel STMicroelectronics Cartesio chipset, the PN-30’s dual core processors gets you map and satellite imagery when you want it – it even provides you with large aerial imagery files and multiple maps layers with just a touch of a button. Equipped with 360° raster rotation, this Earthmate GPS unit shows you roads, buildings and images just as they are as you look at the map while walking, driving and biking. It even comes with a 3-axis electronic compass with accelerometer that works when you’re moving or standing still. Other features include sensitive barometric altimeter, WAAS-enabled and SDHC high-capacity SD cards supported. The PN-40 starts in price from $399.95. Earthmate GPS.
October 26, 2009 | GPS Systems
Do you have a golfing buddy? Well, you do now – the Golf Buddy Pro GPS! This little fella is super smart – it can determine the course you’re at without you having to select from a long list of available courses, which helps cut down on confusion when playing at a location that features multiple courses. And it doesn’t stop there – the Golf Buddy Pro also tracks the hole you’re at, thanks to its handy Auto Recognition feature. And you’ll never wonder how far you are from the green – your Buddy takes care of that too by showing you the Distance Remaining information from your location, no matter where you are on the course. Other features include high-res screen, score-tracking module and multilingual capability. Pick one up for around $349. Golf Buddy.
October 15, 2009 | GPS Systems
An all-in-one adventure guide, the Garmin Colorado 400c GPS takes you from the water to the trails in one fell swoop. Equipped with BlueChart g2 coastal charts and a worldwide basemap with imagery, the Colorado 400c’s Rock ‘n Roller input wheel lets you operate it easily with just one hand. While you’re on the go, this Garmin GPS device lets you share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other users. And you’ll never get lost again – the Colorado 400c has a high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver that locates your position quickly and precisely. Other features include a barometric altimeter, electronic compass, SD card slot, color display and picture viewer. Find your way for $599.99. Garmin.
September 29, 2009 | GPS Systems
Jam-packed with nifty features, the Lowrance Sierra GPS take the concept of “fully loaded” to a whole new level. Equipped with detailed topographic outdoor maps and content, the Sierra is easy to use, thanks to its simplified touch screen interface and hot key physical buttons that take you straight to the main features. Offering 4GB of internal memory, this Lowrance GPS unit also comes with a micro SD expansion slot, so you’ve got plenty of room for your maps, pictures and MP3 audio files. Other features include Intermap’s Accuterra high-resolution topographic maps, extensive outdoor trail networks and Points of Interest, Fishing Hot Spots and the NAVTEQ road network. Find your way around for about $550. Lowrance.
September 9, 2009 | GPS Systems
The next best thing to having your own golf pro, the Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC GPS takes your game to the next level of excellence. Equipped with a 2.2" high resolution screen, the Yardage Pro XGC lets you check out your last shot in full color, no matter how bright it is, along with the distance to any point on your next hole. With the ability to store up to 100 courses, this Bushnell GPS device allows you to download color maps, while its cool “hole up” tracking feature offers a “down the fairway” perspective so you can better navigate the course you’re playing. Other features include scorekeeping and statistic capabilities, rechargeable Li-lon battery, belt clip and storage pouch. Pick one up for $349.99. Bushnell.
August 26, 2009 | GPS Systems
The Magellan Triton 500 GPS is so easy to use and so affordable to own, you’ll wonder why you ever waited so long to get one! Offering advanced full-color navigation and a 2.2-inch screen, the hand-held Triton 500 is equipped with a 3-axis electronic compass and built-in barometer, giving you superior navigation capabilities. And thanks to its SiRFstarIII chipset and integrated multidirectional antennae, it can give you 3-meter accuracy. Rugged enough to take the abuse of the outdoors, this Magellan GPS has SD-card compatibility, which allows you to download detailed maps. Other features include instant access buttons and intuitive keypad. Pick one up for $199.99. Magellan.