By John Rivers
Before, people have laboriously made sure they know where they
are heading to just to avoid getting lost. They created
detailed maps, erected landmarks, and memorized the positions
of the stars in the night sky. But that was before.
Later, with the availability of accurate maps, nobody has to
memorize the stars in the sky and nobody has to erect
Today, there is no need to do all these things. With a device
that could pinpoint your exact location in an instant, you can
eliminate all the hassles of early practices. So when you are
out for a hike, mountain climb, or just a simple camp out on
the wilderness, all you need is one device: handheld GPS.
To help you choose one that is right for you, here are the top
picks for handheld GPS:
· Cobra GPS 1000 DLX Handheld Navigator- is a battery operated
handheld GPS that is capable of guiding your way through
different US state highway, boundaries, European countries,
provincial boundaries of Canada, and several other worldwide
cities. All you have to do is install your desired location
from a software to this receiver and you will see where you
going in its 2.8in w x 6.1in h x 1.3in d 1.8in w x 2.4in h
display. It uses Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) for more
accurate pinpointing of location with ASAP II Technology™ that
makes this handheld GPS works 2 times faster that ordinary GPS
receiver. It uses a 32 mega-byte memory card for map
installation. The Cobra GPS 1000 DLX Handheld Navigator keeps
you on course wherever you are.
· Garmin eTrex Vista – If there could be one GPS available in
the market today with supreme functionality and jam-packed
features; the Garmin eTrex Vista should be the one. The Garmin
eTrex Vista has 24MB internal memory capacity capable of
storing numerous kinds of data and can store different types
maps. The high resolution LCD gives Garmin eTrex Vista the
advantage in giving crisp details for easy reading even for
small type. With the use of Wide Area Augmentation System
(WAAS), it provides less than 3 meters of position accuracy.
And the eTrex can stay dry for 30 mins under 3 ft. of water
with its waterproof coating and rubber for shock absorption.
· StreetPilot 2650 GPS Handheld – Once you are out on the wild
or making finding the way between tall buildings, the
StreetPilot 2650 can do its job best. It possesses all
of the 2610 as well as a large color display, built-in maps, a
voice prompt, and an automatic route capability with touch
screen that makes navigation easier. It can pinpoint your
position with accuracy that depends on the WAAS technology.
· Garmin eTrex Standard – If you want simple yet could make
your way to your desired destination, the Garmin eTrex should
be your choice. Though it lacks other upgraded features you
would look for a GPS, you wont be having any trouble using it.
This pocket size GPS is perfect for beginners.
· Magellan GPS 315 – If you want worldwide navigation, this
is for you. With more than 15,000 cities available, this
pocket-sized GPS could get you going anywhere in the world.
These 5 wrap up the top picks for handheld GPS. It is up to
to decide which one you should prefer.
About The Author: John Rivers is the owner of GPS Navigation
Systems. On his website you can find information on everything
related to GPS. www.gps-navigation-systems.net