When traveling to unfamiliar places, one of the most important devices to carry along is a GPS device which will tell you where you are and to where you are heading. Garmin GPSMAP 64st is a handheld GPS device which receives signals from satellites to determine your location. It is equipped with an inbuilt intuitive electronic compass which tells you your direction and a barometric altimeter for barometric pressure tracking.
Other components of the GPS device include :
- 250,000 preloaded caches
- hints for paperless geocaching
- sunlight-readable color display
- dual battery system
- NiMH battery pack
It can connect wirelessly to select smartphones for real-time internet and text message notifications as well as other Garmin handheld devices for easy sharing of information.
Precise tracking of movement and position
You don’t have to move or hold this device level for it to determine where you are heading to since it has an inbuilt electronic compass with tilt compensation. The compass is so intuitive that it will tell your direction regardless of your movement or the position at which you have held the device.
The GPS device also has a barometric altimeter which tracks barometric pressure changes in your location to determine your exact altitude. You can use pressure variation figures for a certain period to watch out varying weather conditions.
Even when you are in heavy forest cover or deep canyons, this device can locate your position very fast and accurately, thanks to its high sensitivity to GPS, a quad helix antenna as well as a GLONASS receiver which are also part of its components.
Therefore, with this gadget, you can’t get lost even if you are in a deep forest.
You can share your fantastic adventure’s details like routes, geocaches as well as waypoints, among others with your buddies without having to plug GPSMAP 64st to your PC if they have another Garmin handheld device.
The two devices, yours and theirs, can connect wirelessly and so, the sharing of such details is just a matter of pressing “send” from your device. Easy-peasy!
GPSMAP 64st comes with whopping 250,000 caches that are preloaded, accompanied by hints as well as the descriptions offered by Geocaching.com.
With these items, you don’t need any paperwork for geocaching or manual imputing of coordinates; everything regarding the same is paperless as long as you have this device. Paperless geocaching is not only efficient but also helps in the conservation of your environment.
Besides, carrying around GPSMAP 64st is not a hassle since it is light (just 230 g or 8 ounces) and thin.
You can use GPSMAP 64st without power problems whether you are in a place with an electric power source or not. If electric power is not within your easy reach, you can power the device using two ordinary AA batteries put its dual battery system.
On the other hand, if you are near a power source, you can plug in the device to a power socket to recharge its NiMH battery pack.
GPSMAP 64st has a 2.6-inch color display which you can read even when you are in a place with much sunlight.
Compatible with some smartphones
With GPSMAP 64st, you can receive internet notifications and text messages from your smartphone after linking it to the device. Do note that, it is only compatible with iPhone 4s or the later models.
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