Feel your way

Feel your way
Date:1 August 2010 Tags:,

Messing about with co-ordinates can get confusing. That said, Garmin’s Oregon 450 handheld GPS comes with an intuitive glovefriendly touchscreen so you can spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information. The unit is weather- resistant and features a bright 76,2 mm colour display that is easy to read and use in all conditions.

It provides photo navigation as well as enhanced track navigation, and a three-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass shows the direction you’re heading, even when you’re standing still. A highspeed USB port enables quick map transfer via your computer. You can customise the appearance of various pages on the unit, including the geocaching, compass, stopwatch and elevation functions.

Wireless transmission of waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches with other compatible Oregon, Colorado and Dakota units means you can share your favourite hikes and cached locations with your buddies. Available at Cape Union Mart and Outdoor Warehouse stores, it costs about R4 800. Visit www.garmin.co.za

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