Have you broken your GPS antennas on your navigation systems, or is it just not strong enough? Having trouble keeping track of your GPS receiver? Need a second mount so that you can move your automotive GPS units from one vehicle to another, or need to replace the holder that you used to use? Need to recharge your batteries, but still love your GPS device? It is time to consider replacing those lost or broken parts and save the hassles of replacing your trusted GPS receiver that has become like an old friend, one of your all-time favorite traveling companions.
There are lots of options. Perhaps you need a case, a holster or lanyard to protect your handheld GPS units, but help you remain primarily hands free on your adventure. Or you might just want to spruce it up and individualize it. With the right GPS accessories you can fix it up, protect it or update it without a great deal of trouble, and probably save yourself some serious cash while you are at it by breathing some new life into an old friend.
It is preferable to have a device that can be supported with external power, like a travel charger or a cigarette lighter power cable to recharge or at least extend the life of the batteries in your GPS units. Due to the power requirements while in use, the device should support standard batteries (AA or AAA) that you can carry in your pocket or pack for easy replacement on the trail. Lithium batteries are often recommended for the newer GPS devices to ensure longer battery life, and power geocachers or avid GPS enthusiasts should consider rechargeable batteries. You sure don’t want to end up lost because your GPS unit’s battery died on you while you were out in the middle of nowhere, so planning ahead is always smart. Stay safe and have fun!