Hand Held GPS Devices

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Transcend GPS SPPX Goggles
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Zealoptics Transcend GPS Goggles

Pocket-Lint says that these are an undoubtedly cool purchase if one isn't put off by their hefty price. Their Recon HQ software collects tons of data and presents it all in a slick, yet …

1 review

 

Edge 800 Europe
Garmin Edge 800

Functions: Rev-counter, GPS Function, Altimeter , Battery Status Indicator , Calorie counter , …

As a bike computer, the Edge 800 is a fantastic proposition, since it can record all kinds of data and it's compatible with extra sensors for heart rate monitoring, among other functions. …

9 reviews | 25 opinions (Above average)

 

Urban Rider
TomTom Urban Rider

Mobile navigation system; Display size: 3.5"; TMC: Unavailable; Weight: 310 g; No GPS Data …

“The low-budget variant of the well-known Rider 2 shows its best side when it comes to questions of functionality: In terms of suitability for motorcycles, TomTom continues to set the standard. ...”

11 reviews | 41 opinions (Above average)

 

 
Garmin Dakota 20
Garmin Dakota 20

Mobile navigation system; Type: Outdoor, Pedestrian; Display size: 2.6"; TMC: Unavailable; …

"The Garmin Dakota 20 provides most of the key features of the Oregon 550t for two thirds of the price. If you want the facility to use Ordnance Survey maps electronically in a device costing …

5 reviews | 46 opinions (Above average)

 

TomTom Urban Rider Europe
TomTom Urban Rider Europe

Mobile navigation system; Type: Motorbike Navigation System, In-car, Outdoor; Display size: …

“The Urban Rider from TomTom is an all round good motorcycle sat-nav, that above all impresses with its quality workmanship, precise voice announcements and very good price-performance ratio. But why …

5 reviews | 41 opinions (Above average)

 

GPSMAP62s
Garmin GPSMAP 62s

Mobile navigation system; Type: Outdoor, Pedestrian; Display size: 2.6"; TMC: Unavailable; …

“Excellent display, great features, long battery life - those who appreciate operation via a keyboard will find the perfect tour guide with the GPSmap 62s.”

5 reviews | 37 opinions (Above average)

 

Garmin GTU 10
Garmin GTU 10

Mobile navigation system; Type: Outdoor, Pedestrian; TMC: Unavailable; Weight: 48.5 g; …

The Garmin GTU 10's function is simple - it allows cyclists' friends and families to track their journey. It can use 'geofences' to alert people when the cyclist has reached or …

1 review | 14 opinions (Average)

 

Mio Cyclo 300
Mio Cyclo 300

Mobile navigation system; Type: Outdoor; Display size: 3"; TMC: Unavailable; Weight: 156 g; …

Disappointing road navigation and positively awful off-road route tracing make Mio's Cyclo 300 one to stay away from in Computer Act!ve's opinion. Its handling of roundabouts is maddening

2 reviews | 4 opinions (Average)

 

More information at: Computer act!ve, 8/2012 Mio Cyclo 300 Mio's latest range sees the GPS manufacturer dipping its toes into the waters of cycling-oriented satnav devices for the first time. The Cyclo 300 is the entry-level model. … to review

VDO Cyclecomputing GP7
VDO Cyclecomputing GP7

Mobile navigation system; Type: Pedestrian, In-car, Outdoor; Display size: 3.5"; TMC: …

“Likes: Guided street and outdoor navigation with easy to understand voice commands; topographical and street maps of Germany included in price (from 599 Euro); extensive training functions;

5 reviews

 

More information at: Trekkingbike, issue 5/2010 Tracking devices Google Earth and GPS have radically changed route planning. We tested out the new GPS devices and examined how they work on bike handlebars. In test: Six GPS devices were reviewed. The test criteria for hardware were size, bike mount, display, power supply and operation. For software the criteria were track/waypoint navigation, maps, logging, planning and data management.

Magellan Explorist 310 World Edition Map
Magellan Explorist 310 World Edition Map

Mobile navigation system; Type: Outdoor; Display size: 2.2"; Weight: 147 g; GPS Data Logger

It has 512MB of in-built storage and no Micro SD slot, but otherwise Magellan's eXplorist 310 is only missing top-end features, according to TrustedReviews. It's waterproof, the rubberised

1 review | 3 opinions (Average)

 

More information at: TrustedReviews, 12/2011 Magellan eXplorist 310 A smartphone might be able to tell you where you are, but it's not likely to withstand a hard knock if you're out in the wilderness. A dedicated GPS device is far more sensible for hiking, and with the eXplorist 310, Magellan aim to make the price tag attractive without compromising too much when it comes to features. … to review

 
IBEX30
Falk Ibex 30

Mobile navigation system; Type: Outdoor, Pedestrian; Display size: 3.5"; TMC: Unavailable; …

“A reasonably priced entry-level model with sophisticated features and a great touchscreen. The battery could however have lasted a bit longer.”

4 reviews

 

Magellan eXplorist GC
Magellan eXplorist GC

Mobile navigation system; Type: Outdoor, Pedestrian; Display size: 2.2"; TMC: Unavailable; …

As a device aimed squarely at geocaching enthusiasts, the Magellan eXplorist GC succeeds quite well, says Trusted Reviews. Not only were they impressed with its unique geocache interface, but they …

2 reviews | 36 opinions (Above average)

 

Garmin GPSMAP 62st
Garmin GPSMAP 62st

Mobile navigation system; Type: Pedestrian, Outdoor, Marine, In-car; Display size: 2.6"; …

“The Garmin GPSMap 62st is a navigation device for almost any outdoor activity and, in terms of functionality, is almost unbeatable. Navigation is always reliable and meticulously exact. GPS

5 reviews | 14 opinions (Above average)

 

More information at: NAVIconnect, issue 4/2010 The post is now leaving! With sport lovers in mind Garmin presents three outdoor sat-navs from the GPSMap 62 series. Which of these is the right one for you? In test: Three sat-navs were reviewed.

Magellan Explorist 710
Magellan Explorist 710

Mobile navigation system; Type: Outdoor, Marine, In-car, Pedestrian; Display size: 3"; TMC: …

"... it's a very useful tool. Waterproof, robust, with a decent 3.2megapixel camera ... the eXplorist 710 is a solid, well made choice that can handle exposure to all elements without …

8 reviews | 4 opinions (Above average)

 

Oregon 450 t
Garmin Oregon 450t

Mobile navigation system; Type: In-car, Pedestrian, Outdoor; Display size: 3"; TMC: …

GPS reception: 9 out of 10 points; readability in sunlight: 7 out of 10 points; operation (menu, simplicity): 8 out of 10 points; operation on handlebars/holder: 8 out of 10 points; energy usage: 7

5 reviews | 14 opinions (Above average)

 

More information at: kajak-Magazin, issue 5/2010 A path from above Who knows the most beautiful water trails? Is there now a sat-nav equipped for canoeing? Thomas Froitzheim took these questions further and tested out six new outdoor GPS devices in the 240 to 600 Euro price range for kajak Magazine. Six GPS devices were reviewed. Test criteria were GPS reception, display readability in sunlight, operation (menu, simplicity), operation on handlebars/holder, energy consumption as well as data exchange, variety of maps and price-performance ratio.

Garmin GPSMAP 62 Series
Garmin GPSMAP 62 Series

Mobile navigation system; Type: Outdoor, Pedestrian; Display size: 2.6"; TMC: Unavailable; …

“The GPSmap 62 range from Garmin is considered to be the successor to the GPSmap 60CSx. Operating logic and menu navigation have for the most part been retained ... What is new is that satellite …

1 review

 

 
Magellan Explorist 610
Magellan Explorist 610

Mobile navigation system; Type: Pedestrian, Outdoor; Display size: 3"; Weight: 195 g; …

IT Reviews advise that you check out your smarthone's GPS capabilities before shelling out the high price for the Magellan eXplorist 610, but they reckon the robust built quality and great …

4 reviews | 14 opinions (Above average)

 

satmap Active 10 Plus Europa
satmap Active 10 Plus Europa

Mobile navigation system; Type: Outdoor; Display size: 3.5"; TMC: Unavailable; Weight: 180 g; …

“This IP65-certified, dust, splash and shockproof outdoor sat-nav is equipped with a joystick and six robust keys, which are also able to be used easily with gloves on. The map content, which is

5 reviews | 55 opinions (Above average)

 

More information at: bike sport, issue 11-12/2009 Pathfinder Many bikers still hesitate to trust a GPS as a tour guide. Some say that they are too expensive, while others think that they are too complicated. But what are these electronic route guides like in reality? Bike Sport News tested it out: five devices, map content, software. In test: Five GPS devices were tested without receiving a final rating.

Holux GPSport 260 pro
Holux GPSport 260 pro

Mobile navigation system; Type: Pedestrian, Outdoor; Display size: 1.5"; TMC: Unavailable; …

“If you’re after an affordable all-round Garmin solution, you should go for this model. The perfect device for tree huggers.”

3 reviews

 

More information at: RennRad, issue 8/2011 Measurement instruments Let’s be honest - how much money would you pay for a speedometer which doesn’t need speed sensor calibration or require you to readjust the altimeter at the start of every trip? And which also doesn’t need an additional sensor for your second bike? 100 euros? 150? Or much more? Or are they simply overpriced? An overview of six of the latest GPS speedometers. Six GPS speedometers were tested. Test criteria were configuration, operation (both display + buttons), GPS, functions, value for money as well as data readings.

Medion GoPal S3747 (Europe)
Medion GoPal S3747 (Europe)

Mobile navigation system; Type: Pedestrian, Outdoor, In-car, Motorbike Navigation System; …

“Route guidance is precise but not up-to-date. It’s not clearly legible or easy to operate when used on a motorbike.”

4 reviews

 

 

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Up and down the slopes! connect 3/2010 - Navigation meets winter sports: Ski sat-navs are making the long-serving ski map look decidedly outdated. But are these electronic guides really helpful or simply a superfluous gimmick? Review details: In our test we had one navigation device, three navigation programs for GPS devices and smartphones and one sports watch. They were rated between 2 and 4 out of 5 possible points. Test criteria were features, handling and price performance.

Editor’s Choice Summer 2009 outdoor 3/2009 - Only the best equipment is bestowed with the highest award of the outdoor editorial department, The Editor’s Choice Award. Over 500 products were tested in 2009, but only 15 won the prize. Review details: 15 pieces of trekking equipment were tested, including among other things three jackets, two tents, a cooking set and a backpack. No final marks were given.

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GPS handsets are mobile navigation systems which, just like their larger, built-in cousins, are used to locate calculate your position anywhere in the world. A hand-held device is as small and light as a mobile phone and run on batteries or incorporate a rechargeable cell in the unit itself. They are, for the most part, well designed, fit well in the hand and are small enough to be slipped easily into a pocket when not needed. The internal memory can usually be augmented with an extra memory card, so additional maps can be easily added. It is also possible with some units to connect the unit directly to a computer using a USB cable and update it that way. Just like other GPS devices, GPS handsets also offer route planning functions, using street and even sea maps to plot a course from one point to another. They use visual, and sometimes audible signals to bring the user safely to their desired destination. Sometimes often-used routes can be saved to the device's memory and called up when required. A GPS handset is much more versatile than a fixed model as it will not be limited to use in the car. The unit can be deployed when trekking or hiking and can be a great help while out camping or following other outdoor pursuits. They are easier to carry and use than a big fold-out map, can be used to get information on altitude and will make sure that you always know the way home. Many devices also supply information on moon and sunset times, can tell you the best times for fishing and hunting and offer other features such as clock, alarm, stopwatch and calendar. Many also come with a built-in game or two to help keep you occupied during those long traffic jams on the M25 and the high resolution colour display will be backlit, making it possible to use the GPS after night has fallen.