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Raster v Vector maps for the UK GPS user

Latest Article: Raster v Vector maps for the UK GPS user

Thu 14th May 2020

Raster v Vector maps for the UK With the advent of Open Sourced maps for use in both Garmin and SatMap GPS units there are now a number of options available for GPS users. What are the differences between Raster v Vector maps? Vector mapping data SatMap call this type of mapping an Adventure map, whilst Garmin call it Topo Active mapping, but really it is just open sourced map data.  ...

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A look at the Garmin range of GPS watches

When you first look at purchasing a GPS watch it can be a bit of a minefield. Therefore, when looking at the Garmin range of GPS watches there are a number of things you need to consider. I hope this breaks it down nice and easy into the key points to look a...

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The Best Handheld Outdoor GPS unit - Summer 2020

For the second quarter of 2020 I thought it would be good to have a fresh look at the best budget, top end and large screen GPS units on the market for the summer of 2020. I very much appreciate many people have personal preferences, but after teaching people...

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Going off grid - your options, both for tracking and satellite communication

If you are looking for 100% connectivity for both tracking and also so you can message whilst off grid there are a number of options. We look at and discuss both the positive and negative sides of – 1. Mobile phones, using in the countryside 2. SPOT S...

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Garmin mapping options for outdoor GPS

In the UK there are several mapping options for an outdoor GPS. In this short video I show you each of them in Garmin BaseCamp so you acn see what each of them looks like. The Garmin mapping options for an outdoor GPS are - 1. Topo Active – covers 4...

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Charging a Garmin GPS watch from a power pack

A number of you have been asking us regarding how a GPS watch performs when charging a Garmin GPS watch from a power pack. In this video we are using a Garmin Fenix 5s, but we have tried it with different watches (Fenix 5 plus and Fenix 6s) and a 30 minute ch...

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Garmin GPS units - Weight and size of outdoor GPS units

In this video we look at the Garmin range of GPS units. What are the proportions, both the screen and physical size of the GPS unit. Also, what is the weight of each of the Garmin range.  If you have any questions please do get in touch, why not request...

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The best GPS Unit for Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.  Once downloaded onto the GPS device you navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache hidden at that location. There are some bas...

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Best Outdoor GPS Unit 2020

For the first quarter of 2020 I thought it would be good to have a look at the best budget, top end and large screen GPS units on the market for the coming year. I very much appreciate many people have personal preferences, but after teaching people how to us...

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Pre-Christmas chat - Garmin Fenix 6 range

As we approach Christmas 2019 we chat with Tom, from Garmin, about the Garmin Fenix 6 range of GPS units, and look at some of the the key features and differences between the models. Garmin Fenix 6 - Pro - black with black band - more Garmin Fenix 6s - Pro...

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