The newly enhanced GPS map device offers a host of additional features than what was derived from its highly popular predecessors. The handheld device benefits from a new design which looks sleek and attractive to look at. Recent devices with 2.6 inch screen and 65-k color display with a resolution of 160 x 240 pixels are the talk of the town. The screen is clearly visible even in broad day light which make it an ideal instrument that can be used at any time of the day.

The device is also equipped with a GPS receiver through HotFix which is highly sensitive and offers the best reception capabilities. The quad helix antenna attached to the phone offers unparalleled reception. The device is also water proof with a streamlined design making it ideal to be used even in rugged conditions.

The gadget is installed with a world base map through which the user can receive support via geocaching (paperless). The world map comes with the shade relief that offers greater choice in the form of marine/road maps and other maps that include detailed topographic images. This is a feature that is sure to take your navigational performance to the next level.

Another interesting feature of this device is that it you can use routes that have been uploaded by other users to explore new places. This way you can share waypoints, track routes and geocachers wirelessly between other compatible devices. The experience of these travels can then be uploaded through social networking forums like Facebook or Twitter. The device also has a 3-axis compass that will enable the user to derive accurate readings even when it is not held in a levelled manner.

Other attributes such as the barometric altimeter can be used to track the traveller’s altitude to a precise degree. This is calculated through fluctuations in pressure changes while the altimeter can also be used to keep an eye on the weather. External connections to the device can be carried out through a high-speed USB interface.

Satellite images can be made to integrate with your maps through the Birds Eye Satellite imagery. The user would have to however get a subscription before the feature can be utilized. The device offers up to 20 hours of battery life and requires 2 AA batteries to function.

The instrument is perfect for travellers, trekkers, hunters, geocachers, hikers and mappers. The device can also be used for marine or automotive purposes which make its features highly versatile.



Source by Clark McNulty

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