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Updated on August 8, 2010

There are many GPS devices on the market today. From wearable type wristwatch devices to handheld devices, there are many many GPS to choose from. You can even get one for your car that will tell you turn up by turn how to get to the location that you are seeking. These devices have become smaller and smaller over the years. They have also gotten cheaper and the technology of today have made them better than they were when they first came out. You can get one for your boat if you are fishermen like me and you want to make sure that you will find that hotspot again. A GPS is also very handy for the hiker. Before you begin your hike you can punch in the coordinates of your starting point so that you will never get lost again. Or who knows maybe you'll find some treasure that you feel the need to bury, punch in the coordinates and you'll always know where your treasure is. Whenever your need is, whether you need to find a location again or your buried treasure a GPS can always find it for you.

Wearable GPS

The Garmin Forerunner 405 is a GPS enable sports watch that tracks your training and then sends the data to your computer. It also includes a wireless heart rate monitor.

The LOK8U NUM8 Child Locator GPS Watch is designed especially for children. The watch can not be removed or turned off without you knowledge. You can set area where you child may go and if they move out of those areas you will be notified. An alert of these things happening will go to your mobile phone and computer. This is an awesome device to protect your child when they are out of your eyesight. With all the crazies out there the price of this GPS watch is well worth the safety of your child.

The Garmin Forerunner 305 Wrist Mounted GPS Fitness Computer with Heart Rate Monitor is a great little device that monitors your hear rate, has a electronic compass shows time and date,tells you your distance traveled and shows elevation as well as your location. A great little device for the price.

Handheld GPS

The Bushnell GPS Backtracker Personal Locator is portable and fits in your pocket. It can store up to 3 locations and comes with a lanyard for wearing around your neck and operates on 2 AAA batteries.

The Bushnell Backtrack Point 3 Personal GPS Locator can store upto 3 locations and is weather resistant. It has a high sensitivity GPS receiver and a self calibrating compass. It operates on 2 AAA batteries and has a fastening ring for easy attachment to a belt loop, backpack or purse.

The Garmin GPSMap 76 Waterproof Handheld GPS has an extra large display for reading maps that you can upload to the unit. There are also preloaded maps of lakes, rivers,and cities, and you can find information on this unit for highways and interstates as well as addresses and phone numbers on many points of interest on your travels. This GPS is accurate to about 3 meters. This device uses up to 12 satellites to determine your location. A wonderfully mid priced GPS.

The Garmin 72H Waterproof GPS with High Sensitivity is a great GPS for the boater or fisherman. It is waterproof and it floats. Its high sensitivity GPS receiver aquires satellite signal quickly and works well in conditions such as thick tree cover or deep canyons. Built in data includes tide information, sunrise and sunset times, and a hunting and fishing calendar. A great mid range priced GPS for any type of water sport.

The Magellan Triton 1500 Handheld Navigation System is the first ever touch screen GPS system. The many features of this device include finding a location, view photos, listen to MP3 files,record audio, preloaded maps,an SD card slot for unlimited storage,and are configured to upload National Geographic Topo Maps. A rugged GPS device it can withstand a drop on concrete,and  immersion in water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. A wonder of technology.

Vehicle GPS

The Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3 inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator is a great device for finding that location you just can't seem to find. With voice turn by turn directions it makes getting there easier. You don't have to look at the screen with the voice telling you where to go. Never get lost again.

The Garmin nuvi 855 4.3 Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Speech Recognition is a wonderful hands off device. You can use your voice for menu options and keep your eyes on the road. It is per loaded with city maps for North America and more than 6 million points of interest. It includes multi destination routing for the best route for you, includes Where Am I and Wheres My Car features.Speech for spoken directions so you can keep your eyes on the road also with photo viewing and mp3 player. A really great price with so many menu options.

The Magellan Maestro 4700 4.7 Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator includes spoken street name guidance, is Bluetooth capable, uses voice command for hands off operation,multi destination routing, highway lane assist that points you in the right direction when you are approaching intersections and exits off the highway. It assists with points of interest and is preloaded with maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico

The Tom Tom XL 335 TM( Lifetime Maps and Traffic Edition) 4.3 Inch Portable GPS Navigator is a wonderful device. It is preloaded with maps of the US and Canada with lifetime map updates. Preloaded with over 7 million points of interest in over 60 different categories such as gas stations, restaurants, hotels, and more. IQ Routes Technology calculates the fastest route for you based on time of day, saving you time, fuel and money. Awesome. Advanced Lane Guidance helps you get into the correct lane for your circumstances.

Technology Is A Wonderful Thing

All in all have a personal GPS Navigator is a good thing in my opinion. Imagine never losing a child again, or never getting lost in the wilderness while out hiking. Imagine all the resources that won't have to be used to find missing hikers or lost children. Those resources could be used for other things. The cost of a personal GPS are going down as technology gets better and better. My kids are grown so I have no use for a child locator but if my kids were still minors you can bet they would be wearing a personal GPS Navigator and Locator. What peace of mind for parents. A wonderful idea. Check them out you may find these helpful in many different areas of your life, from keeping track of your kids to finding that perfect hotspot on your favorite lake to easily finding the best route to the air port, a personal GPS is a wonderful piece of technology to own. I am going to be getting one for my car soon. No need for huge fold out maps anymore, just ask you GPS. How cool.


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    • fishtiger58 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      You bet agusfanani they are getting cheaper and better with the technology all the time.

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      8 years ago from Indonesia

      A very useful equipment and it's been made very practical too .

    • fishtiger58 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Thanks Hello Hello

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Definitely a necessetity for sports people and you made a good selection.


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