GPS Watches

Hi All

i was wondering if anyone here owns a GPS watch. I am curious about them and I am considering buying one for my grandson and, perhaps, one for myself.

if nothing else, it would be an interesting thing, methinks.

I have read a number of articles about them so I am just hoping to glean some info from an owner.

Thank you,

Dave

08/03/2015 - 14:23
08/03/2015 - 22:12
08/03/2015 - 22:23
08/04/2015 - 01:27
Re: GPS Watches
08/03/2015 - 22:12

Second try...

Tool or toy?
08/03/2015 - 22:23

Sorry, I don't have one but your question did raise some thoughts.  Will your son (or you) need to rely on the GPS for wilderness route-finding or other survival situations?  I usually carry two GPS devices when out and about; one is a Personal Locator Beacon which sends GPS coordinates when activated in an emergency, and for regular use a hand-held Magellan with color viewer.  Advantages of the full-size GPS are related to size, of course; larger display can be critical when making the choice between this creek or that canyon.  Larger housing accomodates bigger receiving antenna for faster and more continuous aquisition, plus bigger and hopefully more accurate altimeter/barometer and compass sensors.  It seems the wrist GPS units are best suited to running and training when linked with heart monitors and smart phones with fittness apps.

Re: Tool or toy?
08/04/2015 - 01:27

As an amateur archaeologist I use GPS a lot so I am quite familiar with them. 

I would like to see one of the watches actually find out the time zone it is in. 

Dave