Hiking Navigation Devices

The navigation category includes reviews of the five best products when it comes to GPS devices, compasses and hiking watches respectively. While a compass should accompany you on every hiking trip in unfamiliar areas, electronic navigation devices are a great addition to a compass as they are very easy to use.

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Reviews of Hiking Navigation Devices


The Best Hiking GPS of 2017

A handheld GPS device comes in handy on hiking and mountaineering trips as it allows you to easily navigate your way even when the visibility is poor or the landscape has little or none distinct features. Handheld GPS devices have several advantages in comparison to Smartphones which are often used for navigation by more recreational… Read More »

Garmin GPS Map 64 Hiking GPS

The Best Compasses for Hiking

Navigation on hiking and mountaineering trips can be tricky due to poor visibility and/or indistinct landscape characteristics, and although handheld GPS devices, watches with built-in GPS or Smartphones can come in handy, there is nothing more reliable than an “old-school” compass. Compasses have many advantages over electronic navigation devices; they are lighter, not dependant on batteries and more… Read More »

Suunto MC-2G Compass

The Best Watches for Hiking in 2017

A good hiking watch does not only show time and date, but also provides you with crucial information (such as altitude, location, air pressure, sunrise/sunset times etc.) which can help you with navigation, planning and weather prediction. Watches with hiking-specific features are very popular these days and the companies behind them are making great progress… Read More »

Garmin Fenix 3 Hiking Watch

The Best GPS Devices of 2014

Here we have reviewed the best GPS devices of 2014. As navigation can be tricky, a GPS device is a valuable and recommended piece of equipment when hiking in unknown terrain. However, don’t forget that GPS devices cannot replace your navigation skills. It can happen that the GPS device has no signal or runs out… Read More »

Satmap Active 10 Plus GPS Device