Sunday, March 18, 2012

Do you need a GPS with an electronic compass?

Electronic compass

Electronic compass display on the Garmin Montana 600

While all GPS receivers can tell where you are, entry-level models have no way of ascertaining which direction you are facing. So you have to start moving and walk a few steps at a good pace before it can accurately point you towards your destination. This is why mid-range and high-end units have an electronic compass — to show the direction you should travel even while standing still. read more