When GPS Beats Out Map And Compass

After first conquering the automotive world, GPS has all but taken over in fitness endeavours too. Runners and cyclists seem to rarely head out without a wrist-mounted tracker keeping tabs on every sweated meter and minute. Gadgetry devices are increasingly intruding into outdoors navigation too. Hiking GPS devices have been around for well over a decade. In the early days they were ugly, cumbersome units with little functionality and a battery life which made them next to useless. Today though, GPS navigation and perhaps our approach to it deserves a second look. The Way It Has Always Been Conventional wisdom states that GPS gadgets and gizmos are never as good… Read More

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