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Recent Navigation Tool Reviews

Garmin vivosmart HR+

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is definitely not perfect, but packs a lot of useful features into a relatively compact package. I have been using the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ for about a year now, mainly for day-to-day health tracking and hiking. Here is a summary of what I think is good and bad about it. ProFeatures: Provides lots of features including step count, heart rate, GPS tracking, sleep monitor, Bluetooth connectivity, notifications from phone and control of music on phone (I don't use this). Size:… Full review

Brunton TruArc 15

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Such a pity about the previous reviews...This compass works well! The sticker on the bottom is purely to protect the base of the capsule before the user receives it. Open the box take out the compass and peel the whole sticker off the base and there you have it, perfectly map worthy. I'll admit that there are some small flaws like the rotation of the bezel (would be nice to have some resistance) and the printing of the bearings is not perfect, but the rest of the compass does a perfectly good job. Full review

Garmin eTrex 30

rated 3 of 5 stars It's a scam. When you pay $150 for a GPS you expect at least it would ship a decent map with it. But, no, it came with a map that doesn't even show road to your home. Okay, maybe that was a bit harsh. I think the unit is quite sturdy, and the satellite acquisition is fairly fast. It's one unit, provided you carry enough batteries, that can get you home. Every time I read about someone gotten lost and died on the trail, I always asked, why did not he or she invest in a GPS. This is my investment… Full review

Cammenga Compass

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Very well built, impressive compass, at least until the lens fell out. I bought two of these compasses over the years. The first one I lost on a hunting trip, and when I went back to look for it, well, the olive drab paint is difficult to spot in the grass. Take that as a plus or minus, depending on your perspective. The second one I bought I used for all types of activities. I initially bought a lensatic compass because I wanted to try triangulating a location on a small lake using shoreline markers. Full review

Garmin eTrex 10

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you're a beginner, you'll find the quick startup and owner's manuals woefully inadequate. I had to call Garmin twice just to find out how to get the page that shows me how far I've hiked. I've used a Garmin GPS 60 for years, so I'm not a beginner. When my GPS 60 died, I couldn't find a simple GPS that would tell me how far and how fast I've hiked. The GPSes were expensive and extremely complex. FINALLY, the eTrex 10 showed up—just what I'd been waiting for! However, the instructions (quick… Full review

DeLorme State Atlas & Gazetteer

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer is an indispensable tool for the outdoors person when planning their next excursion. It is chock full of places to go for every type of outdoor activity, from where to camp including amenities at the campgrounds, places of interest for sightseeing, places to hunt and fish, and even includes species of interest, along with many other types of information. If you have not heard of it the Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer is an indispensable tool for the outdoors person when… Full review

Garmin eTrex 30

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Compact, lightweight, and reliable handheld GPS receiver. Includes an electronic compass and barometer. Lacks a touch screen, but touch screens are ineffective in bad weather. The Garmin eTrex 30 is a battery-powered handheld GPS unit. It has been around for a long time, and at first sight it looks old-fashioned. Its display screen is small and is not touch-sensitive: you control the unit using buttons on the sides and a joystick on the front. Having said this, I’m not sure that a touch screen… Full review

Suunto Core

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Second one just quit again after less than 12 months. Not acceptable for the price. Talk about love/hate. When this thing is new and working as it should it was easily my favourite. Unfortunately it just can't go the distance. Cosmetically it will wear out and scratch way faster than you'd expect of an 'adventure/outdoor' watch. That alone I could probably forgive but I'm onto my second watch in under two years now and it's just failed out the exact same way the first one did. While the screen still… Full review

Garmin GPSMap 64s

rated 4 of 5 stars Solid successor of time-proven GPSMap series, made for extreme conditions. But the number of improvements over GPSMap 62s leaves much to be desired. The button-operated Garmin handhelds are still not for everyone. Background I’ve been an active user of Garmin GPS handhelds since 2002. The first one was eTrex Vista—old, monochrome and equipped with 24 MB of memory for maps. It had really weak receiver with tendency for losing satellite signal in ALL less than perfect conditions (inside the pocket,… Full review

Top-Rated Navigation Tools

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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Brunton TruArc 5 Handheld Compass
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Suunto Ambit GPS Watch
$215 - $269
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Silva Polaris 177 Handheld Compass
$12 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Silva Starter 1-2-3 Handheld Compass
$10 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Suunto M-3D Leader Compass Handheld Compass
$44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Silva Ranger CL Handheld Compass
$37 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Suunto M-3 Handheld Compass
$30 - $41
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Suunto MB-6 Handheld Compass
$52 - $82
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
ACR ResQLink+ Locator Beacon
$269
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto M-2 Handheld Compass
$119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
National Geographic Northville/Raquette Lake Map - Adirondack National Park US Northeast Paper Map
$10 - $11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Silva Explorer Pro HV Handheld Compass
$26
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Silva Lensatic 360 Handheld Compass
$18 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Brunton Com-Pro Pocket Transit Handheld Compass
$720
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ACR ResQLink Locator Beacon
$325
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DeLorme Pennsylvania Atlas & Gazetteer US Northeast Paper Map
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto M-3 Global Handheld Compass
$52
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire GPS Watch
$310 - $498
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Suunto MC-2G Navigator Handheld Compass
$76 - $95
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Garmin eTrex 10 Handheld GPS Receiver
$110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SPOT Gen3 Locator Beacon
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin fenix 3 GPS Watch
$500 - $549
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Suunto A-10 Handheld Compass
$14 - $21
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 64s Handheld GPS Receiver
$265 - $300
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Suunto M-9 Wrist Compass Handheld Compass
$25 - $36
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
National Geographic Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map US South Paper Map
$12
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Garmin Foretrex 401 Handheld GPS Receiver
$180 - $199
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Garmin eTrex 20x Handheld GPS Receiver
$180 - $199
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Brunton TruArc 3 Handheld Compass
$12 - $13
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Suunto Clipper Handheld Compass
$20
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Brunton TruArc 7 Handheld Compass
$28 - $32
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 64 Handheld GPS Receiver
$250
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Suunto MC-2 Handheld Compass
$39 - $64
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Brunton TruArc 15 Handheld Compass
$43 - $50
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Combination Compass Handheld Compass
$11
user rating: 2 of 5 (25)
Suunto Core Compass Watch
$200 - $529
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Silva Guide 426 Handheld Compass
$20 - $23
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin eTrex 30x Handheld GPS Receiver
$300
National Geographic Bryce Canyon National Park Map US Mountain States Paper Map
$10 - $11
Suunto M-3G Global Pro Handheld Compass
$80
DeLorme Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer US Mountain States Paper Map
$20
Brunton 9045 Handheld Compass
$10
DeLorme Virginia Atlas and Gazetteer US South Paper Map
$20
Adirondack Mountain Club Pachaug State Forest Trail Map, CT US Northeast Paper Map
$10
Little River Enterprises Custom Correct Bogachiel Valley Map US Pacific States Paper Map
$6
Little River Enterprises Custom Correct Enchanted Valley - Skokomish Map US Pacific States Paper Map
$6
National Geographic Cape Cod National Seashore Map US Northeast Paper Map
$12
DeLorme Florida Atlas and Gazatteer US South Paper Map
$25
Sun Company Zippersnapper 1 Handheld Compass
$6
National Geographic Yosemite National Park Map US Pacific States Paper Map
$12
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