gps for fitness

December 15, 2014

Choosing the Best GPS Device for Mountain Biking and Climbing

If you’re still looking for the best GPS device for climbers, mountain bikers and hikers, look no more. Behold the amazing Garmin Oregon 400T GPS device!

This device earned the Editor’s Choice award from the Backpacking Magazine for its ease of usability, its useful features and its cool, water-resistant protective case. One other thing you might be interested to know: it works off of two AA batteries. Very handy and practical indeed!


Find topographic maps of the entire US pre-installed in the highly sensitive Garmin Oregon 400T. Enjoy its full color 3-inch touchscreen as you scan or browse through menus with just a swipe or a tap of a finger. It also utilizes the HotFix satellite prediction feature, which allows quick location of your current position without compromising its accuracy even when in deep canyons and heavy cover. Aside from all that, it is works wonderfully with Garmin’s cadence and speed sensors and heart rate monitor, perfect for mountain bikers. It’s also got a built in electronic compass and barometric altimeter.

Built In Maps and Views

This gadget is perfect for hikers and climbers because of its built in US topographic maps, worldwide base map and 3D map view. Maps include details about rivers, lakes, terrain contours, elevation formation and points of interest, aside from information about local, state and national forests and parks. Because of its 3D map feature, you can easily visualize how steep that hill really is for a better view and perspective.

Pick Your Profile, Tough Screen, Seamless Data Exchange

Maximize the Oregon 400T’s 5 profiles – recreation, fitness, automotive, marine or geocaching – pick your activity for the day and easily access the profile you need via quick shortcuts. Read from the gadget’s 3 inch color touchscreen with ease even under direct sunlight. Best of all, its intuitive interface makes things simpler and easier without sacrificing time to enjoy the outdoors.

Exchanging data about waypoints, geocaches and tracks with other Garmin Colorado and Oregon units are also possible with its built in wireless capability.