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Though Outside columnist Andrew Skurka loves the Garmin InReach Mini, the device’s bigger and older brother, the Explorer+, offers a few nice features at the cost of size and weight: a bigger color screen, more efficient button layout, better virtual keyboard, and longer-lasting battery.

How to build a system of equipment that will offer direction in wild landscapes

The gear and the skills you need to get home safely

With a new line of premium watches, Garmin aims upmarket

How does the new Mini compare to other satellite messengers—and is it the right backcountry communications device for you?

We've been using the new smartwatch for a week. Here's what we think.

One of the more time-consuming challenges of public-land Airstreaming? Locating good sites. This app helps.

Being able to call for help from his watch helped saved John Zilles, but will wearable tech be a help or burden to search and rescue?

Or, the greatest oversimplified explanation of how to navigate ever written

We break down the differences between various off-the-grid communication devices. Getting the right one could save your life.

Bringing the national parks to the 21st century

Meet the world's first GPS-enabled analog cycling computer

Turns out the navigation devices routinely overestimate distance traveled. Why that quirk hasn't—and won't—affect cyclists.

The $800 Forcite Alpine packs a 4K action cam, GPS, and accelerometer into its shell. You don't need all this tech in a snowsports lid. But do you want it?

Dithering: The intentional degrading of a satellite’s signal to discourage unauthorized use, which deterred citizens from tapping into the Department of Defense’s Global Positioning System, or GPS, for ten years.

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