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Outdoor Watches – Thoughts on Features and Trends

Outdoor watches are becoming increasingly popular as they do not only show time but also provide valuable information (altitude, weather etc.) which makes activities in nature such as hiking, backpacking and mountaineering easier and safer. The term “outdoor watch” is indeed very ambiguous – across the internet you will find many different definitions of what… Read More »

Outdoor Watches - Features and Trends

Garmin inReach – Handheld Communication and Navigation Device

In the beginning of January 2017 Garmin announced two new products; the Fenix 5 GPS watches and the Garmin inReach handheld satellite communication and navigation devices. While the Garmin Fenix series watches have been on the market since 2012, the inReach devices are the first satellite messengers (devices designed for communication where GSM signal is… Read More »


Garmin Fenix 5 – GPS Watch with Maps

In the beginning of January 2017 Garmin announced the release of the new Fenix 5 series GPS watches which are replacing the highly popular Fenix 3 series watches (note that a Fenix 4 series will not be launched, according to Garmin). The Garmin Fenix 5 collection includes three different and highly customizable GPS watches –… Read More »

Garmin Fenix 5 Watch

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 5 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 »

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The Best Five Watches for Hiking in 2014

Knowing the time is important when hiking. It allows you to calculate your average speed, estimated time of arrival and other useful information. Until a couple years ago there was no watch designed specially for hiking. Today the situation is different and there are many hiking watches available. Watches designed for hiking of course offer… Read More »

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