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GPS for Hiking

Whether you love getting lost in the wilderness, or prefer to know where you are going, a hiking GPS unit is an essential piece of hiking equipment for every adventurer. A hiking GPS allows you to plan your route, select way points and download typographic maps, all before you leave home.

When out in the field, a hiking GPS allows you to quickly check your position to make sure you are still on track. Some even come with a barometer and altitude sensors to help you further judge your conditions.

However, like most hand-held electronics, hiking GPS units still need batteries to operate. A pair of AA alkaline batteries will run your hiking GPS for roughly 20 hours, while a pair of AA lithium batteries can last over 50 hours. Be sure to bring spare batteries in case the current ones run out mid-hike. Bear in mind, a hiking GPS unit can still break, so taking a map and compass is recommended for extended trips.

If you are looking for other types of navigation equipment, check out our range of marine GPS units, chartplotters and 4WD GPS units.