Although most GPS units already come with a built in map, the most important feature in buying one is its ability to be uploaded with new maps. If in the course of uploading you find out that there is not sufficient memory, don’t worry because replacing this with a bigger SD card is all that it takes.
The only place to find GPS units with this and other specifications will be to go to a sporting goods store or online. Some of the known brands worth considering include Garmin, Magellan and Tomtom.
These days, you may not even have to buy a GPS unit when some of the new mobile phones already have this built into the unit.
Before you buy a unit, test it so you can see if it is really user-friendly. Following some basic instructions given by the sales assistant can already give you an idea so pay attention.
It is sometimes hard to buy a GPS unit when you are out shopping alone. If you are in this situation, bring along a friend or a family member who understands what you really need when you go camping.
You should not rush buying a GPS unit if you are still not sure which one you want to buy. Go to other stores but before you do that, make sure you jot down the brand and model number of the unit and check out other models.
It would not hurt to also check online since such gadgets usually have reviews that are written by experts and ordinary folk. While searching, you may even notice that buying online will save you some money rather than buying it at the store.
Buying a GPS unit is going to be very useful when you go camping in France. Given that it is portable and lightweight, you are sure to find your way to the campground and back if ever you guys decide to go on a hike.