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inReach: Escape through the Gold Mine

Latest Article: inReach: Escape through the Gold Mine

Thu 27th April 2017

Just recently the Garmin inReach technology was used for a situation which we donít see every day – helping a group of backcountry hikers evade a tribal war in Indonesia and making it home safely. Tommy Danger and his team were in the remote area of Papua climbing the 5th of the 7 Summits on an adventure to shine a light on Cystic Fibrosis.Danger and his team had just climbed the Carstensz P...

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A small anecdote - our training in action

After last weekends GPS Training course we received this very interesting response to our e-mail requesting feedback - There is a small anecdote which you can pass on to the GPS instructor Pete. ...I did the Mungrisdale course on Saturday and on Monday I was...

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Geocaching just got easier - Garmin Express

We admit it. Downloading geocaches to your GPS device hasnít always been easy. But thatís about to change. Thanks to our recent collaboration with Garmin, Premium members on GeoCaching.com can now send a list of geocaches to their Garmin GPS device with the c...

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Garmin inReach - what happens when you press the SOS button?

What happens if you do press it the SOS button on the Garmin inReach satellite communicator? A message is sent to GEOS who are the world leader in emergency response solutions and monitoring. Theyíve supported rescues in more than 140 countries, saving m...

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GPS Handheld v Smartphone

This week the above graphic was forwarded to me Please click on image on left to see it full size on our facebook page here.I thought I would share it with you. It takes you through the differenced in the – #1 GPS reception #2 Battery Life #3 Safety...

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Support packages from GPS Training

This week we have launched our Bronze, Silver and Gold support packages. If you buy a Garmin GPS from us you get the 'Gold' package for 1 year (worth £125.00) and if you come on one of our two day GPS Training courses you get our 'Bronze' package (worth...

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We don't sell a box with an Outdoor GPS in.

If you buy an outdoor GPS unit from Shepherds Walks you are not just buying a box with a GPS unit in. Once you have made the purchase we spend an hour getting that unit ready for you.Below is a short video taking you through how we prepare your GPS ready for y...

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Galileo satellites experiencing problems with the onboard clocks

The onboard atomic clocks that drive the satellite-navigation signals on the new Europe's Galileo network have been failing at an alarming rate.Across the 18 satellites now in orbit, nine clocks have stopped operating.Galileo was declared up and running in Dec...

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Galileo satellite system - Outdoor GPS

The EU's Galileo satellite system has now gone live, aiming to supply the world's most accurate satellite navigation technology after 17 years of development, plagued by delays and budget increases.The 18 satellites initially launched will be of only limited u...

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Garmin announces first devices with Satellite Communication Technology: Introducing the inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+

Last year Garmin bought a business called DeLorme who produce a product called inReach. This week Garmin released the first products to incorporate the technology from this purchase by announcing the new inReach SE®+ and inReach Explorer®+, the first ...

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