GPS units are an absolute must-have today, and you can find the precise device you need here at OpticsPlanet! With a number of different styles and models available today, from handheld GPS and car GPS to range finding GPS for golf, there is a unit for whatever purpose you have in mind! Navigational GPS are great for road trips through unfamiliar areas, as the list of maps loaded into every unit is precise enough to give you great directions to any particular locale, and they mount easily to most dashboards for hands-free navigation, keeping your focus on the road and driving safe. Hiking GPS devices tag your original location, and at the simple press of a button it will guide you back to your starting point with a directional arrow and distance data. Global Positioning Systems have come a long way in the last few years, with precision coming down to only a handful of feet, so you can count on knowing exactly where you are.
More About Global Positioning Systems
GPS uses a network of at least 24 satellites to determine your location. These satellites constantly broadcast out a signal that is read by GPS units, and based on the time it takes the signal to bounce back and forth the systems can triangulate your position. While early GPS displayed location based on latitude and longitude, today's satellite positioning systems usually show your location on an easily readable map. Don't worry about quality, as we have the best brands, from Bushnell and Garmin to Konus and Magellan, so you can count on the quality of both the construction and technology to be top notch. If you decide you want an older-fashioned navigational system, we also carry high quality compasses.