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Tip of the Day 1/20:Choosing a GPSr —water resistance

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver), we’d like to discuss the importance of water resistance.

Believe us,you’ll need this! GPSr devices get dropped onto wet grass and in mud puddles all the time. A unit labeled “water resistant”can survive a brief dunking or a few minutes in the rain. One labeled “waterproof”can be submerged for several minutes. For most casual cachers,water resistance is sufficient.

Note that “waterproof”doesn’t mean “floatable.”It’s a good idea to attach any unit to your body in some way so it doesn’t sink down to Davy Jones’Locker.


Have you dunked your GPSr in water? Comment on this post to share!

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