First and foremost, you’re going to want to do some research on which type of GPS unit you want to purchase. Will this GPS unit be used primarily for geocaching alone or will there be other uses for it, such as navigating road trips, biking excursions, or trips on a boat? If the latter is the case then you may more than likely want to purchase a GPS unit which can work in the different environments mentioned above such as a road GPS unit, a sport GPS unit, or a marine GPS unit. If you are looking to purchase a GPS unit solely for the use of this sport, then you may only want to purchase a basic GPS unit.
Another question to ask when looking to purchase a GPS unit to use for geocaching is whether or not there is heavy coverage in the terrain which you will be searching in. If there are a lot of trees around, they are likely to block your signal if you purchase a lower end GPS unit. This can be frustrating if you are on one of the last steps of your adventure and can no longer pick up a signal from a satellite. For this reason we recommend picking up a GPS unit that isn’t on the lowest end of the spectrum. Somewhere right in the middle is usually the best choice for those that want to get serious about geocaching.
Familiarize yourself with the unit prior to entering the field. Make sure your maps are updated, and you are well on your way to becoming a geocaching all-star. If you are looking for a GPS unit to help get acquainted with the ins and outs of geocaching, check out GPS Nation’s wide array of units that we have available today.
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