What makes the Satmap special is the ease of use of the mapping. OS maps are phenomenal things, and a satnav whereby you can use them and manipulate them with points-of-interest, routes, tracks and then swap to satellite imagery or road maps is just mind-bogglingly clever.Read more
Wisepilot features a rich assortment of ways to find interesting destinations, which could suit the wanderers amongst us. This is also particularly useful when your destination is a bit random, like a particular junction or carpark without its own postcode. And of course for when you don’t actually have any familiarity with where you’re going – like trying to find the nearest petrol station.Read more
Gridpoint GB is an app for the iPhone, available from Apple Store, which very simply displays your current location as an Ordnance Survey 10-digit grid reference.
Because the iPhone has a built-in GPS, it can do this even when there is no phone signal.
This is a bit of a weird one for GearWeAre, but useful nonetheless if you’re a tightwad skinflint like meRead more
Viewranger for iPhone is a mind-bogglingly good piece of kit for the price. For under £2 you turn your iPhone into a good GPS when there’s no phone reception. Pay for the OS Map package (£15) and you have a brilliant, detailed off-road GPS. Stunning value.Read more
It’s been a joy to use, and is a constant companion in its own pocket on my backpack. The only downside so far is that, despite never being stored with other items, it is getting quite scratched. I’d have appreciated that, with spending close to £30 on a precision compass, Silva had supplied a cloth case or protector.Read more
What HandiHikes have done is produce a small section of OS Explorer (25000:1 scale, so you can see footpaths and features easily) on a waterproof, fold-out map, and they’ve marked on it a selection of 3 or 4 pre-walked routes for you to follow. With very easy to follow written instructions for each walk, what you’re getting is a very local, recently researched guidebook for under £4.50. Sounds great, so we put one to the test.Read more
A 14hr battery life means that whether you’re biking, walking or even, god forbid, driving you’ll be able to go the distance. The Oregon 450 is an all-round winner. A guest review by LovingOutdoors for GearWeAre.comRead more
If you’re new to geocaching, this is well worth a go. Don’t expect miracles if your smartphone is low on signal or GPS reception, but it’s good fun trying to follow the maps. For a commitment of no money whatsoever, it’s definitely worth a punt. Scored down because of the phone itself’s reliance on slow network and poor GPS.Read more