10 Best Gps Watch For Hunting

Updated on: November 2023

Best Gps Watch For Hunting in 2023

SUUNTO Traverse Alpha

SUUNTO Traverse Alpha
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2023
  • Features a rugged, knurled stainless steel bezel, durable water repellent nylon strap, and a premium scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass. Dial Size: 50 millimetre , Thickness: 15 millimetre
  • Suunto's automatic shot detection technology keeps track of when and where you shoot, mapping the GPS coordinates of your location for later viewing
  • Gps tracks your path, helping you find your way back using the automatic breadcrumb trail,Compatible with Suunto Movescount App (iOS and Android)
  • Location based moon Phase calendar with moon rise and moon set times helps you determine the best hunting and fishing times.Operating temperature: 20° C to +60° C / 5° F to +140° F
  • Suunto Traverse Alpha watches are handmade in Finland and have been tested against military standards (mil Std 810G)

Garmin Foretrex 401 Waterproof Hiking GPS

Garmin Foretrex 401 Waterproof Hiking GPS
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2023
  • Features high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix for improved performance and reception in heavy tree cover or deep canyons
  • Keeps track of routes, tracks and waypoints, and heart rate with add on heart rate monitor (sold separate). Uses standard AAA batteries. 2 required.
  • TracBack feature retraces user's path on the easy-to-read LCD display;Display resolution 100 x 64 pixels;Battery life Up to 17 hours in GPS mode;Track Log 10000. Display size : 1.42 x 0.91 inches
  • Supports dual position readout so user can view current location in multiple formats. Audible tones. Hold the compass level when navigating to ensure maximum accuracy
  • Features trip computer, sunrise/sunset times, hunting/fishing information, electronic compass and barometric altimeter

Casio Men's "Pro Trek" Outdoor GPS Resin Sports Watch, Color: Black & Indigo Blue (Model WSD-F20A-BUAAU)

Casio Men's
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2023
  • Wear OS by Google, GPS, 5 Bar WR, Mil-Standard 810 G Durability, 50M Water Resistant
  • Digital compass, Altimeter, Barometer, Activity Tracker, Dual Layer LCD Structure, Original Watch Face, Casio Moment Setter, Microphone, Timepiece mode
  • Quartz Movement
  • Case Diameter: 55mm
  • Water resistant to 50m (165ft: in general, suitable for short periods of recreational swimming, but not diving or snorkeling
  • limited app functionality with iPhones
  • Low-temperature resistance (-10℃)
  • Measurement Accuracy: within +/-75m (+/- 250ft)

Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-axis Compass, Tundra

Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-axis Compass, Tundra
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2023
  • Rugged GPS watch built to withstand the toughest environments
  • Constructed to U.S. Military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters)
  • Built in 3 axis compass and barometric altimeter, plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, Glonass and Galileo) support helps track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
  • Monitor your estimated heart rate, activity and stress; Train with preloaded activity profiles
  • Stay connected with smart notifications (with a compatible smartphone) and automatic data uploads to the Garmin connect online fitness community
  • Use the Tracback feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point; Use the Garmin explore website and app to plan your trips in advance
  • Battery life: Upto 14 days in smartwatch mode, upto 16 hours in GPS mode, upto 40 hours in Ultratrac battery saver mode

SUUNTO Core All Black Military Men's Outdoor Sports Watch - SS014279010

SUUNTO Core All Black Military Men's Outdoor Sports Watch - SS014279010
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2023
  • An altimeter tracks your vertical movement, a barometer tells the Trend in air pressure, and a compass points the way
  • Suunto core tracks both the weather and the sun for you; Operating temperature: 20° C to +60° C / 5° F to +140° F; Storage temperature: 30° C to +60° C / 22° F to +140° F
  • A weather Trend graph and storm alarm along with preset sunrise/sunset times for over 400 locations help you stay safe and Plan your activities
  • With stylish designs in more than a handful of variations, you are sure to find just the right Suunto core for your style
  • Wrist top computer watch with altimeter, barometer, compass and weather indicator
  • Altimeter displays current elevation, shows ascent or descent and records session
  • Intelligent storm alarm senses drops in air pressure and notifies you of approaching storms
  • Barometer helps you predict changing conditions; built in weather trend indicator
  • All black finish; accurately measures depth to 30 feet; weighs 2.26 ounces; 2 year warranty

SUUNTO Ambit3 Peak HR Monitor Running GPS Unit, Black

SUUNTO Ambit3 Peak HR Monitor Running GPS Unit, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2023
  • Suunto Ambit3 peak delivers Stable and accurate altitude and weather information with full navigation in a robust casting
  • Includes built in altimeter, barometer, compass and GPS with 100 meter water resistance
  • One of the most competitive battery hours in the market, 200 hours with 1 minute accuracy. Case material Polyamide
  • Connect Ambit3 peak to your smartphone for syncing your activities, customizing on the go and seeing calls and notifications on the watch
  • Add Photos in movement and create a Suunto Movie with the highlights of your Adventure to share with your friends

SUUNTO Traverse Graphite

SUUNTO Traverse Graphite
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2023
  • Upload routes to your watch, and you're ready to explore new terrains with the help of GPS and glonass Satellite navigation systems
  • Follow your Progress with distance and altitude statistics, save points of interest and re trace your steps using the breadcrumb trail
  • Barometric Trend helps predict weather changes, and storm alarm alerts you when it's time to find shelter
  • Sunrise and sunset times keep you informed of the Available daylight hours. Up to 100 hours battery life
  • Stay up to date with GPS timekeeping, incoming calls, texts and push notifications from your Smartphone to your watch. Silicone Strap

SUUNTO Spartan Sport (Wrist - Hr), Black

SUUNTO Spartan Sport (Wrist - Hr), Black
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2023
  • Battery life up to 12 Hours in training mode
  • Steel bezel, mineral Crystal Glass, and an outdoor grade color touch screen
  • Strong and sleek design with100 meter water resistance
  • GPS route navigation
  • Sport specific training modes and support for over 80 sports with racing and interval use

Suunto 7, GPS Sport Smartwatch with Wear OS by Google - Black

Suunto 7, GPS Sport Smartwatch with Wear OS by Google - Black
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2023
  • A versatile GPS sports watch and smart watch in one, combining Suunto’s sports expertise with helpful smartwatch features from Wear OS by Google; Compatible with iOS and Android
  • 70+ sport modes, from running and cycling to swimming and skiing; Suunto app for detailed training insights; Compatible with the leading sport services like Strava, Endomondo, and TrainingPeaks
  • Accurate exercise tracking with GPS, barometer and wrist heart rate sensor; Music controls on the watch
  • Free offline outdoor maps for finding your way. Built in heatmaps of 15 activities to know the best tracks to follow; These offline maps can be used without phone and network connectivity; Maps download automatically when connected to Wi Fi and charging
  • Battery life: up to 48h in smartwatch use or up to 12h in GPS tracking mode**
  • Smartwatch features that make everyday life easier: help from Google Assistant, quick payments with Google Pay, personalized coaching from Google Fit thousands of apps on Google Play plus daily features like notifications, calendar reminders and weather*
  • Stainless steel bezel, bright high resolution OLED touch screen, customizable watch faces and interchangeable straps available in leather, textile and silicon
  • Designed and tested in Finland; Waterproof up to 50 meter, shock proof, dirt proof and scratch resistant Gorilla Glass
  • Automatic software updates when connected to Wi Fi and charging; 8GB of memory, of which 5.5GB available for user
  • In the box: Suunto 7 watch, USB cable, Quick guide, International limited warranty leaflet, Safety and regulatory leaflet, Suunto sticker

Suunto 9, GPS Sports Watch with Long Battery Life and Wrist-Based Heart Rate, Non-Barometer, Black

Suunto 9, GPS Sports Watch with Long Battery Life and Wrist-Based Heart Rate, Non-Barometer, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2023
  • Waterproof multisport GPS watch for athletes with long battery life and 3 button color display with touchscreen
  • Over 80 built-in sport modes, including running, cycling, swimming, gym and more
  • Up to 120 hours battery life made possible with intelligent battery modes (Performance, Endurance, Ultra), charge reminders and regular software updates
  • Accurate GPS tracking with real-time navigation display, points of interest and sunrise/sunset times
  • 24/7 activity tracking with instant heart rate, calorie and step counter (last 7 days) and sleep tracking
  • Plan your routes and see activity-specific heatmaps of popular routes around the world with Suunto app
  • Connect to sport services like Strava, Endomondo and Training Peaks and enjoy benefits offered by our partners through the Suunto Value Pack
  • Stay connected with phone calls and notifications on your watch, and share workouts to social media channels with cool data overlays
  • The watch is designed, developed and assembled in Finland
  • Box content: 1x Suunto 9 Multisport GPS watch, USB cable, quick guide, warranty leaflet. Weighs 72 gram / 2.54 ounce, fits wrist sizes 130-230 millimetre /0,51-0,90 inch

A Modern-day Treasure Hunt

If your family owns a handheld GPS, has Internet access, and a desire for some safe, free, outdoor adventure, you have everything you need to start geocaching.

Throughout the world are hidden nearly a million small treasure chests called geocaches. A geocache is simply a weatherproof container that is filled with small trinkets or toys.

People who hide geocaches publish the GPS coordinates of the hiding places on Internet websites. Other geocachers then use the coordinates to find the hidden containers. There are over 10,000 geocaches hidden in the State of Wisconsin.

Getting Started

When some people think of a GPS, they think of it strictly as a travel aid. The fact is, given the correct coordinates, a handheld GPS can locate any position on the earth, whether it is an address on a city street or a boulder in a park.

Menasha resident Robin Cleveland originally purchased her DeLorme GPS software to help find restaurants, hotels, and gas stations while travelling. One day a friend told her about geocaching. Cleveland and fellow Menasha resident Chris Curry were curious.

"We looked it up on the Internet," said Curry, "There were four caches within a half-mile of our house so we said, 'Hey, let's try it.'"

Cleveland, Curry, and Curry's 11 year-old son, Brent, formed a geocaching team and called themselves "Team Bear Bear" after a stuffed family Teddy Bear. Since then they have found over 1,100 geocaches on two different continents including 14 U.S. states.

To find geocaches, people like Cleveland and Curry visit a free geocaching website like geocaching.com or navicache.com. GPS coordinates of every geocache are listed along with the geocache's name, description, and some hints to help people find it. The coordinates of the geocache are then manually entered into a GPS or, depending on the GPS model, are downloaded directly into the GPS from the Internet.

Where to Geocache

Geocaching is typically done on public property such as community parks and trails. Most local parks contain at least one geocache while larger parks contain more. In some cases private organizations, such as nature preserves, allow geocaching on their property.

Regardless of the location, geocaching is intended to be an environmentally friendly activity. Geocachers are always considerate of the terrain, ecosystem, and property encountered. One of their mottos, "Cache In, Trash Out," encourages individuals and teams to bring a trash bag to remove litter from the area while geocaching.

Jeff Root of Oshkosh, an outdoorsman who originally bought his Garmin GPS for hunting, believes the benefits of geocaching extend beyond just the environment. When it comes to Bailey, his 11-year-old son, Root believes geocaching has educational value as well.

"The thing that's nice for him, being the age that he is, is using the GPS and getting familiar with the GPS. That's going to help him," said Root. "He likes the outdoors and is into the Boy Scouts. For hunting purposes, sense of direction, it's huge."

Not only is Bailey learning some important skills, he's also having a lot of fun doing it. "I encourage people to do it because it's a fun hobby," Bailey said. "Once you get your first few in, you start getting hooked."

Cleveland agrees. "It's fun. We recently took out some friends of ours who were interested in caching. It was fun watching three kids just running and looking for stuff. Caching bonds a lot of friends and family together."

Finding Geocaches

Geocachers use their GPS devices to guide them to the general location of a geocache. Once there, finding the actual geocache can range from very easy to incredibly hard. "Some of the spots that the caches are hidden in can be pretty obvious," said Curry. "If you're in a park and you're walking with the GPS and its pointing 100 feet ahead of you where there's a single pine tree, it's going to be in the pine tree."

Geocaches might be tied to a tree branch or hidden under a rock. Most geocache containers are camouflaged to blend in with the terrain. It is also common to find geocaches inside fake rocks or logs. Somewhere in the Fox Cities there is even a geocache disguised as a bolt.

When searching for more difficult geocaches, Cleveland said she steps back, examines the area, and tries to think like the person who hid it. That's not difficult for Cleveland because she and Team Bear Bear have hidden over 60 geocaches, including one in a Fox Cities public library.

Cleveland notes that a geocache cannot be hidden without permission from the organization that owns the property. Most often it requires permission from the local Parks and Recreation Department. For the library cache Cleveland contacted the library staff and told them she wanted to promote reading and learning by placing a geocache in the library. The library jumped on the idea. They not only assisted with the hide but invited Cleveland and Curry back to host a seminar on geocaching.

The Treasure

Many geocaches are filled with small toys and trinkets (think Happy Meal). Other caches may not contain anything except a paper log sheet. However, every now and then a geocacher will make a pleasant discovery. Team Bear Bear, for example, has been known to periodically place restaurant coupons inside one particular cache.

According to geocaching etiquette, if you remove something from the geocache you must replace it with something of equal or greater value. Afterwards the geocache container must be returned to the exact spot where it was found so that other geocachers can find it.

Cleveland says that anyone from age 3 to ninety can geocache, including the disabled. "If you have trouble walking or are in a wheelchair, yes, you can do it. There are caches designed for that," she said. "It's a great family get-out-and-do-something game. There's a cache somewhere for everybody."

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