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Using GPS Tracking Device will enhance your basic navigational skills

Декабрь 29th, 2015 by homesecuirtycameras and tagged , , ,

Most GPS receiver cases have a loop on the back to hold the case on a belt. If you’re wearing shorts or tights and don’t have a belt, waist packs for carrying a radio or a cassette/CD player are an option. These packs can accommodate larger GPS receivers. They’re not very noticeable when you’re working out because they’re designed not to bounce much. Small fanny packs and waist packs that carry water bottles also carry a GPS receiver. If the GPS receiver is small, try carrying it in your front pants pocket. I’ve carried a GPS while running and cross-country skiing in trail-running shorts and tights with zipper pockets. Although satellite reception is sometimes lost while under heavy tree cover, the GPS receiver records track data as long as I have a mostly clear view of the sky.

Using GPS will greatly enhance your understanding of the map-and-compass technique, but it’s wise to hone basic navigational skills before or in conjunction with use of a GPS tracking device. When out in the field, you will develop your own style of GPS use. You may want to plot a course ahead of time, upload it to your GPS, and follow that. You may want to upload only key points of your journey such as crucial trail intersections, waterfalls, high points, or shelter locations. You may want to carry the GPS along without uploaded data and navigate without the aid of pre-plotted track points or waypoints. Or you may just want to have the GPS to turn on once or twice a day to check your position against a map.

The Timex Speed + Distance system is a cigarette pack-size GPS magnetic tracker that straps on your arm and transmits data to a special wristwatch. You can look at your watch and see how far you’ve gone and how fast you’re going. Timex updated the system in 2003, adding more components and calling it Bodylink. In addition to the GPS receiver and watch, the Bodylink includes a heart-rate monitor (the GPS receiver, watch, and heart-rate monitor ) and a data recorder that collects data from both the GPS receiver and the heart-rate monitor. You can connect the data recorder to your personal computer to upload your workout data and analyze it with the included software.

Even with vehicle GPS tracking device technology becoming better every day, it is still a good idea to have backup navigation. Having a paper map, a simple compass,and knowledge of manual navigation is a good, safe practice of prudent navigators! Remember, GPS is a complement to navigation and should not be the only navigational tool you use.

The main disadvantage to carrying your GPS receiver on or below your waist is that it’s not the best place for satellite reception. There’s a good chance that you’ll lose the signal in areas with reduced satellite coverage. If you use a hydration pack or a lightweight backpack, you can get your GPS higher for better satellite reception by mounting the case either on one of the front shoulder straps or putting the GPS receiver in the upper, top pocket of your backpack. (It isn’t as accessible in the backpack pocket but should get good satellite reception.

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