Handheld GPS Receiver
Now a days with the invention of handheld GPS receiver you can go wherever you want and yet you won’t get lost. A handheld GPS receiver is a small device which looks like a wrist watch or a radio and is equipped with Global positioning system (GPS) technology. You can use these handheld GPS receivers for almost everything. There are different handheld receivers for different uses such as a hunting handheld GPS receiver comes complete with compass and camouflage. Though you can get a simple handheld GPS receiver to merely find your way home in about $100 there are many additional features available in many different handheld GPS receiver models like:
o Map database
o Voice activated GPS
o WAAS technology
o Reflection-less screen
o Theft prevention functions
o MP3 capability
The handheld GPS receiver can help you to find the best and shortest route possible.
With the handheld GPS receiver, you can locate a doctor or even a gas pump if you need. Carrying and scurrying for a car or map in your purse is time consuming.
Handheld GPS Receiver Features
GPS stands for Global Positioning System and the System refers to a network of satellites that orbit the earth and transmit information back constantly.
GPS consists of three parts; space, control, and the user. Space refers to the satellites, control refers to the control stations on earth, and user is the person who operates the GPS.
At the moment there are eleven control stations on earth that track the satellites and send the data onto the master control station. With eleven control stations, every satellite can be seen by two control stations or more.
The user in the system is each individual with their handheld GPS receiver. Users of handheld GPS receivers can include hikers, boaters, pilots, fishermen, hunters, military personnel, or for Geocaching fun. Today’s GPS receivers are more accurate than ever but they can not always be 100% accurate. Common handheld GPS receivers can track your position from about 3 to 15 metres but there are some errors that can affect the accuracy.
It is also possible to buy micro SD cards that come pre-loaded with maps, inland lake maps, marine cartography, and city street maps.