/ Tell me your experience on GPS!

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Shunsuke Furukawa - on 16 Apr 2013
I am doing some market research for GPS unit in mountain.
However I haven't got enough knowledge in this so if you could give me
your opinion I would much appreciated!!

Here are some main questions....

-Could you tell me your experience with GPS gadget in the mountain?
-What kind of GPS gadget you think it's useful?
-What kind of features you want it to have?
-Which gadget is most popular for people for mountain climbing?
-It seems like people still prefer on traditional compass and map but what's your opinion?

If you have more information about GPS/ people who use them, that would be great too!

Sorry to ask many question at one time but I would really appreciate if you could help me for this.

Many thanks in advance.

Your sincerely,
davidbeynon - on 16 Apr 2013
In reply to Shunsuke Furukawa:

-Could you tell me your experience with GPS gadget in the mountain?

Useful to get a grid reference in bad conditions, useless in bad visibility.

-What kind of GPS gadget you think it's useful?

One that is hard to break and has lots of grid formats.

-What kind of features you want it to have?

Indestructible, good battery life, all grid and map datums.

-Which gadget is most popular for people for mountain climbing?

No idea, but an etrex H suits me.

-It seems like people still prefer on traditional compass and map but what's your opinion?

Batteries fail. Machines fail. If you don't carry a map and compass you are likely to become a mountain rescue statistic.
Milesy - on 16 Apr 2013
In reply to Shunsuke Furukawa:
> -Could you tell me your experience with GPS gadget in the mountain?

An experience.

> -What kind of GPS gadget you think it's useful?

Probably a GPS unit of some description.

> -What kind of features you want it to have?

Grid References.

> -Which gadget is most popular for people for mountain climbing?

Flux Capacitor.

> -It seems like people still prefer on traditional compass and map but what's your opinion?

I like map and compass. I like GPS.
Shunsuke Furukawa - on 16 Apr 2013
In reply to davidbeynon: Thank you David! Yeah, battery life is always the problem of this sort of gadgets. I appreciate your opinion, thanks!
Shunsuke Furukawa - on 16 Apr 2013
In reply to Milesy: Thanks, Milesy! I appreciate your opinion!!
captain paranoia - on 16 Apr 2013
In reply to davidbeynon:

> Useful to get a grid reference in bad conditions, useless in bad visibility.

???

Bad visibility is surely where GPS (and a map) excels?
davidbeynon - on 17 Apr 2013
In reply to captain paranoia:

That's just more evidence that I am suffering from brain rot. I meant to say it was useless in /good/ visibility. I.e. there is no need for GPS when you can just see all the features you need.
captain paranoia - on 17 Apr 2013
In reply to davidbeynon:

I thought that might be it...

I think I might go as far as 'unnecessary', rather than 'useless'... It will still tell you where you are, but you really shouldn't need it in good visibility if you're a competent navigator.

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