Garmin GLO GPS Receiver
Todays GPS maps for electronic devices such as phones and tablets have come a long way in the last half-decade. Tablets like my iPad Air 2 come with GPS built in, however not all devices have this feature.
Not to worry, Garmin know a little something about GPS connectivity and have designed the GLO to be a smart phone or tablets best friend once you go off the grid. If you’re using a mapping app on a phone, tablet or laptop that doesn’t have GPS, the Garmin GLO will allow that app to see exactly where you are, no matter how far away from civilization you might be.
This little receiver connects to both GPS and GLONASS satellites and then sends position information via a Bluetooth connection to either a smart phone, tablet or laptop computer. As long as it can see the sky, it will tell your mapping program everything you need to know.
The GLO has provided us with an accurate signal for about three months now. Its compact size and light weight allows it to be easily tossed into a day pack and stays out of the way when placed up on the dash during use. The battery is good for 12 hours, something we’ve proven on a fairly long expedition that took us well into the night.
Unfortunately, Garmin do not supply any kind of lock down mount, only an anti-slip pad (so it likes to go shooting across the dash on rough roads), and there is no weatherproofing. We connected ours to a GoPro mount keeping it dry and stable in the windshield. Part Number: 010-01055-15 Price: $129.99 www.garmin.ca