Suunto Ambit 2 Saphire (HR)

Suunto Ambit2 Sapphire

For over a decade, I’ve used a Suunto Vector watch with built in compass and barometer/altimeter.  I’ve been pretty happy with the Vector, but have always thought that having a wrist-top GPS would be useful.  About 6 or 7 years ago, I bought a wrist-top GPS, but ended up getting rid of it because it… Continue reading Suunto Ambit 2 Saphire (HR)

Phone, GPS, and Emergency Beacon

Casio Commando Android Phone with Backcountry Navigator Software (5.4 ounces)   Delorme inReach Satellite Communicator  (8.6 ounces) For many years, I didn’t even own a cell phone or a GPS.  I didn’t take a cell phone to work, much less into the backcountry.  Given the uncertainty over cell coverage, it didn’t seem worth the extra weight.  These… Continue reading Phone, GPS, and Emergency Beacon