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 2018

A handheld GPS device is very useful for hiking, trekking and mountaineering because it allows you to easily find your way even if the visibility is poor or the landscape has little or no distinct features. Handheld GPS devices have several advantages in comparison to Smartphones which are often used for navigation by recreational hikers.… Read More »

Garmin GPS Map 64 Hiking GPS

The Best Compasses for Hiking in 2018

Navigation in nature can be tricky due to poor visibility and/or indistinct landscape characteristics. Handheld GPS devices, watches with built-in GPS or Smartphones of course come in handy but can be useless if out of battery or signal. Therefore, there is nothing more reliable than an “old-school” compass. Compasses have many advantages over electronic navigation devices; they are… Read More »

Suunto MC-2G Compass

The Best Watches for Hiking in 2018

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. This 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