Outdoor Navigation: Buying Guides to hiking Navis and Outdoor GPS Devices

Leads in the car navigation on roads to the target. At the outdoor navigation, your activity determines whether you be cyclo-cross, guided paths, climbing stairs or developed trails or rivers to the target. Hikers can choose other ways as climbers, cyclists and canoeists. Already it is clear: an outdoor Navi is indeed universal, you need to invest but more work, so that’s really good.
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Outdoor apps for your Smartphone

S are hiking apps en masse with terrain maps, route recording and tour suggestions. But: The GPS function and display a Smartphone at the latest after three hours the battery juice to suck. In addition, most smartphones like rain or falls. Therefore, the app in your Smartphone with protective case for walks is okay. Longer trips will require at least an external battery to power top is up on the road can be.

Advantages of hiking Navis

This equipment put away also falls, almost all models Digest also half-hour soaking baths in one meter of water without damage. Her battery juice enough for a day hike. In difficult reception situations in a ravine, the location works better than with Smartphones because the antennae of such devices are better and some hiking Navis can use also the Russian GLONASS satellites to calculate the position. The price for the robustness and the greater endurance is the less detailed compared to smartphones display and a higher weight (120 to about 400 grams).

the most popular hiking Navis according to Preissuchmaschine idealo

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Only a few manufacturers

The US manufacturer Garmin has a wide variety of devices on offer and is top dog in the market. In Germany Falk plays also easy with its to-use devices. Other providers are Lowrance, CompeGPS, Medion and a rival. Which devices are the best that is available in the photo gallery above.

Advisor: Outdoor Navigation: Hiking Trail on Gps transfer on eVivam.de

The key ingredients

Translated Navi gibberish

2D/3DEinige devices can use the map as an Autonavi tilted view (3D A normal map to the next is the ungekippte mode (2D).
GeocacheEin Geocache is a hidden object in an outdoor game, similar to a scavenger hunt.) In the game is about this item, usually a small Tupperdose to find and to sign up progress log. Most devices offer a store for several thousand such geocaches. The corresponding data (coordinates and descriptions) comes about from the vendor of Groundspeak (www.geocaching.com). In Germany, there are currently approximately 330,000 geocaches (stand: April 2014).
degrees, minutes, seconds or degrees, minutes, decimal minute? Coordinates consist of an indication for the length and the width. There are unfortunately numerous methods to specify longitude and latitude, in degrees, minutes and seconds, or in the UTM grid or as degrees, minutes, decimal minute or, or, or. Hamburg lies in the system, for example, degree, minute, and second on N 53° 33′ 0 “E 9° 59′ 10” or in the system degree, minutes, decimal minute n 53 ° 32,000 E 9° 59.162.
GPXGPX is an open data format for the interchange of GPS data. Tracks can be walking, but also routes and descriptions to save and pass on to other devices. This is, for example, at many outdoor portals the case.
NordNavis with compass leave the choice between the compass North and the map North. For this reason in some areas large discrepancies between the compass and maps North geographical North Pole corresponding to are namely not the magnetic pole. Both lie approximately 1,000 kilometres away from each other. In addition, there are irregularities in the Earth’s magnetic field around the globe. The resulting from these two factors deviation between compass and maps North is called declination (declination). TN is in this country or true North recommended.
RouteRouten calculates the walking navigation system itself in contrast to the so-called track navigation, in which users themselves must pay attention, that they remain on the track. Hiking-Navis can mostly not optimal calculate routes for walkers and cyclists due to deficiencies in the map so that navigation route for hiking GPS device is not common. But the turn by turn and the automatic recalculation when the deviation from the route take tours of well-maintained paths convenience advantage.
Routable Wander Navis can view some cards, but to calculate a route. This applies particularly to older cards in the so-called grid format, for example scanned topographic maps. They are stored only as a kind of picture in the device. A Navi can distinguish is not a road, for example, a label. At the mostly used maps in vector format that not so is suitable for the calculation of routes by the Navi, why today many modern maps are.
TrackEin Track is a kind Krümel lane of a recorded route. The navigation system displays the track mostly colored highlighted. The most navigation systems automatically record tracks and can store up to 200 tracks. Thus you can about hiking several days track.
TrackpunkteEin track is composed of a more or less dense crumb trail. Virtually, every crumb corresponds to a track point. The GPS will track points usually automatically after certain times or after certain distances, or if the GPS unit determines that the user moves in a different direction. Most devices save 20,000 points per track and then either create a new track or overwrite the oldest track points.
WegpunktEin waypoint is an important point on the map, which is highlighted by special symbols, as a PIN or a flag. He marked as important reference points, breaks courses or the bending points on a path.
KartenausrichtungDie can display the map itself so to fix in the hiking-Navis, North is always on top of either, or that she turns, so that the direction in which you move is up. Then the Navi hides in addition a North arrow on the map a.

What is different than when the car Navi?

Unlike the car GPS the best route depends on how you want to move: A climber chooses other ways as a hikers or cyclists. Because it is not done so with the simple homing, outdoor Navis offer detailed settings that require training time. But even with the right settings, hiking-Navis calculate occasionally strange routes. Time missing paths in the Navi cards, time s no longer is the marked paths. I’m glad that each Navi on all cases by air has the direction of the target. But, it is better to plan a trip on the PC. Best tours (several), visit outdoor sites like gpsies.com and outdooractive.com. Download tours as a track directly on the device or on the computer better first. With programs like Basecamp or tyre, check the tour, adapt to your needs, and then transfer as a track on the GPS.

The most important Wandernavi functions