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15 tips for the new handheld GPS owner

15 tips for the new handheld GPS owner

December 26, 2012 By Rich Owing

HIll Walking in the English Lake DistrictIf you got a new handheld GPS, I’m hoping the weather is nice enough for you to get out and play with it. Here are some tips to help get you off on the right foot:

Use it around town

Learn to set a waypoint and navigate to it, and how to follow a track or route, before going off into the wilderness. And if you don’t know what those words mean…

Learn the terminology

We’ve got a handheld GPS 101 series just waiting for you.

Let it bake

Not in the oven! Take it outside, turn it on and let it sit motionless under open sky for awhile. It can take up to half an hour to fully download the satellite almanac; do this and when you want to use it over the next few days, it should lock onto satellites very fast.

Read more at: GPS Track Log

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