Coros Watches – The Power of Dual Frequency GPS Tracking

In this article, we look at how dual frequency GPS tracking works, one of the key features you find on a Coros Watch. On a daily basis, it may be difficult to identify the differences between standard and dual-frequency GPS tracking, however, when recording activities in the most challenging environments these differences become impossible to ignore. To understand how big of an impact dual-frequency GPS technology can have on the accuracy of your activity measurements, it’s necessary to first explain how GPS...

Coros Apex 2 Pro GPS Watch Review

Coros is a company that specializes in the production of sports and outdoor adventure-focused smartwatches and GPS devices. They are known for creating durable and feature-rich products designed for activities such as running, cycling, swimming, hiking, and other sports and outdoor pursuits. Some popular Coros watch models include the Coros Apex, Coros Pace, Coros Vertix, and Coros Apex Pro and the new range of Apex 2 Watches. These smartwatches typically come with a range of features tailored to athletes and adventurers,...

Review – The tough rugged Garmin GPSMap67 all-season GPS device

Launched in March 2023 we take a look at the Garmin GPSMap67 - Rugged all Season 180hr battery life handheld GPS Device. What are the key features on the Garmin GPSMAP 67 let’s review them.     Multi-band GNSS + Dual Frequency The GPSMap67 unit use four satellite systems. This being the GPS (American), GLONASS (Russian), Galileo (European) and Beidou (Chinese). The key things, compared to previous Outdoor GPS units is you can choose all 4 x types of satellite systems together. On previous models...

Review – Garmin Fenix 7 Pro Series – Sapphire Solar Edition – Whats NEW

The fēnix® 7 range of watches were first released in January 2022, bringing a touch screen, better battery life and new upgraded features & sensors. In this article we look at the NEW fēnix® 7 Pro – Sapphire Edition that have just been released. We are going to look at what is new within this range and what are the main differences of the NEW fēnix® 7 Pro - Sapphire Edition watches over the fēnix® 7 Sapphire watch. We still have the same 3 x watch sizes as the...

Best Outdoor GPS unit for Christmas 2020 and 2021

What is the best Outdoor GPS unit for 2020 and early 2021? This is a question we get asked lots as 2020 draws to an end. It is been an amazing year for Outdoor GPS navigation. After the dreaded Covid 19 lockdown, many more people headed into the outdoors. This has seen a massive increase in people looking for Outdoor GPS units to navigate them. Last year The Guardian officially said walking is 'No longer just an activity for older people with sticks,...

Review Garmin GPSMAP 66sr

This week Garmin launched the all new Garmin GPSMAP 66sr, the first multi band/ Multi GNSS handheld GPS from Garmin. So, what do we think of the unit? Here's our review of the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr First of all, we have to ask ourselves a few questions, so we understand the GPS unit a little better. Is the GPSMAP 66sr a replacement for the Garmin GPSMAP66st? In some ways it is a replacement, but honestly it is more like a GPSMAP66st on steroids. It will,...

Review Garmin Montana 700 series

This week Garmin announced the all-new Garmin Montana 700/ 700i and 750i, the latest update for the Garmin Montana range of GPS units. Let's review Garmin Montana 700 series. Here at Outdoor GPS Shop we have had the Garmin Montana 700i for a number of months now and have walked extensively with it, so here is our review of the Garmin Montana 700/ 700i and 750i series of GPS units. Long needed An update of the Garmin Montana series has been a long...

Best GPS for mountain biking

A question we get asked a lot is what is the best GPS for mountain biking. The most common mistake people make is going for a Garmin Edge or one of the road cycling GPS units. They should have been looking at an outdoor GPS mountain bike unit. The main reason is these come with Ordnance Survey Maps and you need this map set when mountain biking as it is the only map set that shows Bridleways, which you need to follow...

Garmin Instinct Solar GPS Watch – just launched

The Garmin Instinct Solar GPS watch is the latest upgrade on the Garmin Instinct range of GPS watches. The key differences are – 1. Solar charging 2. Updated heart rate sensors 3. Increased battery life 4. Power management 5. New profiles including expedition mode 6. New colours Solar Charging Garmin has added solar panels to the gorilla glass display on the Garmin Instinct Solar GPS watch. Heart Rate Sensor The heart rate sensor has been updated to the latest version which also includes the pulse ox into it, this measures your...

Best batteries for an Outdoor Garmin GPS unit

A common question we get asked here at the Outdoor GPS Shop is what are the best batteries for an Outdoor Garmin GPS unit. Because there is never a straight answer there some questions you need to ask. 1. Does you GPS have a built-in power cell (units like the GPSMAP 66i, GPSMAP86s, GPSMAP86i and the Garmin Montana range. If the answer is yes, you can charge your unit both from the mains or by using a portable power pack like the – -...