While many people are familiar with Global Positioning System (GPS) units, quite a significant number are unaware that there is a stark difference between GPS units designed for marine use and those designed for outdoor or automotive use.
Drivers use automotive GPS units to guide them while driving and particularly in unfamiliar places. In most cases, these units are fixed on the vehicle’s windshield or dashboard. They also include features such as preloaded maps and more advanced features such as the capability to obtain vital traffic data.
Outdoor GPS units, on the other hand, are designed specifically for use in outdoor situations. They are therefore ideal for hikers, campers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. These units are normally light and portable to make it easier for outdoor enthusiasts to carry them effortlessly. The greatest feature of outdoor GPS units is their strong satellite reception. They may also include safety-related features such as allowing the user to contact emergency services easily.