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Want to know which GPS is best suited to your type of hiking activity?

David Albert, Product Manager at TwoNav, kindly agreed to answer a series of questions about the new line-up of TwoNav hiking GPS units. If you’re still unsure as to which device is best suited to your activity, read on as David tells us the difference between them.

 

David, thanks for granting us this interview. Of all the GPS units for hiking, Horizon, Aventura and Trail, which is best suited to each type of activity?

First of all, it’s important to note that these devices are designed to satisfy the needs of all types of hikers, whether they are amateurs or experienced. The Horizon, Aventura and Trail all include TwoNav’s software, so it’s their physical characteristics that make the difference and determine which are more suited to a given activity.

 

 

Let’s start with Horizon. What’s its target consumer?

Horizon is the evolution of Anima, which in turn was derived from the old Sportiva. Horizon maintains the same look as its predecessors but it’s adapted to current needs. Horizon is an affordable solution that meets the needs of casual hikers and of those who are just starting out. Horizon is the GPS for nature lovers who are interested in doing medium or longer routes.

 

 

The name of the second device may be familiar to many TwoNav users, it’s the Aventura. What makes it unique?

That’s right! The first Aventura model was marketed in 2009. Many of our readers no doubt have an Aventura, it was a very successful GPS. Well, now we’re presenting the new generation of Aventura, one that’s much more technically advanced while keeping the essential aspects that worked so well in the first model. Aventura is an extreme GPS designed for mountain climbers. If you like to practise mountaineering in severe conditions, Aventura is the GPS for you! Aventura features exceptional worldwide coverage, which is very useful for getting around in unknown places knowing that you won’t get lost.

 

What can you tell us about Trail? How is it different from Horizon and Aventura?

Trail is an intermediate GPS between Horizon and Aventura. You could call it an affordable version of Aventura since it offers the same features but with fewer accessories. Trail has a larger display than Horizon, which is perfect for those who like to interact with the screen on the GPS. It’s also designed for specialised hikers who are used to going out more often. In other words, for enthusiasts who are actively involved in different types of hiking, both morning outings and more demanding activities, like treks lasting several days.

 

 

At the hardware level, what are the differences?

Horizon only weighs 125 gr. It’s a light and compact GPS measuring 60x105x23 mm, perfect for carrying in the hand or pocket. It has the same physical characteristics that were already used in Anima and Sportiva, namely the two side buttons. Aventura and Trail, on the other hand, weigh more than Horizon due to their much larger screens (3.7”). Another difference between Aventura and Trail with respect to Horizon is the buttons; both devices have four front buttons, two side buttons and a joystick, perfect for using the GPS even with gloves on.

 

 

How long does the battery on each device last?

Horizon has a removable battery that last 8 hours, which can be doubled with a spare battery. As for Trail, it has a built-in 20-hour battery. This completely weatherseals the unit and keeps mud and water from coming into contact with the internal circuitry. Aventura has a 24-hour battery life, the longest of all three. Its removable battery can also be replaced with a spare. Aventura is especially designed for climbers who travel for days or weeks and are unable to recharge the GPS.

 

David, what maps come with Horizon, Aventura and Trail?

All the units come with a base map and a topographic map of the user’s choosing. The maps are very accurate and provide a good land-based reference for finding alternative routes on any outing. Aventura also includes a TomTom road map, which turns it into a useful in-car navigation system.

 

 

Can you load more maps?

Yes, the internal memory on the devices is accessible so you always have the option to load more maps into the device. Horizon has an internal 8-GB memory and you can add a microSD card with more maps (topographic maps, road maps, satellite images, etc.). Trail doesn’t have a microSD card slot but it does have twice the internal memory of Horizon, so Trail lets you load up to 16 GB of maps. As for Aventura, it too has a 16-GB internal memory, which you can expand with a microSD card with maps of other countries.

 

David, we appreciate your time and thank you for giving us more insight into each GPS.

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Take one step further and discover more!

The holidays are finally here! With an energetic start, I decide to take my new bike out and enjoy the surrounding nature, taking the opportunity to visit new towns and trails along the way.

First steps… prepare my itinerary with Land, as the last thing I want is to get lost while out cycling. The software has many features and is intuitive to use. I more or less know the area I want to explore, so I mark the waypoints, define the route, then transfer to it to my Trail Bike.

The next morning, I get up at dawn to have an early start to the day, which during the hot summer days is highly recommendable! Making sure I have everything I need to spend a day out in the mountains, I grab my backpack and my Trail Bike. With the easy quick lock, I attach the GPS to my bike and begin my adventure!

What I love most about setting off this early in the morning is the silence and knowing that I have the entire day ahead of me! It’s also slightly cooler during this time of the day. I start pedaling, while my Trail Bike shows me the route that I have to follow. The track takes me to a small town full of colour in which I note a sweet smell of lime… taking me back to my childhood. I decide to keep moving forward, as there is much more to see.

I arrive at a dirt road and Trail Bike automatically displays a map adapted to the new terrain. Now the hard part begins! “Come on Marie, you can do this!”, I tell myself. As I keep going, from time to time I check the data to know the unevenness of the terrain and other values ​​that help me get an idea of ​​what lies ahead.

Suddenly a waypoint warning sounds! My Trail Bike is telling me that I am approaching one of the landmarks that I marked in Land… wasteland in the middle of the mountain. I rest here a few minutes and find a freshwater fountain. The green landscapes surrounding me are spectacular.

While leaving the forest, I approach a crossroad and wonder whether I should turn left or right? Luckily Trail Bike indicates the way and I quickly turn to the left. The last stage of my itinerary is a stoney path, making it difficult to handle the bike, however my GPS withstands the impacts and shaky terrain.

After several hours of pedaling, I can finally see the Romanesque church of Sant Llop d’Hortsavinyà. A few meters away from the church I let my bike rest and I start to walk through a field. The view is amazing from here, where the sea and the mountain come together in the same space!

A feeling of well-being takes over, I can not help but smile and admire the nature that surrounds me… what a wonderful way to spend my day off! Suddenly Trail Bike notifies me that I just synchronized my adventure with GO Cloud. I take advantage of the Wi-Fi connection to analyze the track I recorded from my space in GO. I decide to take the opportunity to share my experience and journey with friends.

I enjoy a few more minutes of the view, and finally I am ready to go home. Tomorrow another adventure!

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Ordnance Survey joins TwoNav for a product immersion experience

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming our UK partners, Ordnance Survey at our Barcelona headquarters for a product immersion experience.

Recently Ordnance Survey joined forces with TwoNav to create their own OS branded GPS devices. After many months of planning, meetings, business trips, skype calls… it was finally time to #GetOutside and extend our meetings from the office to the great outdoors.

We thought it would be a really valuable experience for them to get to know the true essence of where our inspiration comes from and how it goes into creating our products. The aim was to give them the full TwoNav outdoor, mountain user experience… the challenge was to make it to the top of the mountain alive! So what exactly was the full experience?

We started our day by planning our mountain route. Well, to be honest, David Albert, our product manager (who, not only knows everything about our products, but happens to be into hiking in an extreme way) planned our route for us, using our mapping and route planning Software, Land.

Once we uploaded the route into our GPS’s, we grabbed our survival essentials (sandwich and cold water) and set off into the wilderness. We were heading off to Montseny, renowned for being one of the most beautiful mountain areas in Catalonia (Spain). We started our hike from 1,200 meters and made our way up to “Turó de l’Home”, its highest peak at 1,700 meters.

When we finally got to the top, it was clearly time to take some selfies with the team, as we settled down for a well deserved lunch break. The views were spectacular and I got a chance to get some photos of my GPS from up there!

Experiencing what our customers do is an integral part of our company culture and being able to do it because of our location means we are constantly tweaking and improving our products and user experience, thanks to our great team!

To have these views practically on your doorstep is truly amazing, but still, I can’t resist to say that… “it was a hard day in the office!”

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Caroline Sas
Digital Marketing & Ecommerce Manager
TwoNav

Products

TRAIL: Explore the mountains safely and accurately

The new TRAIL combines versatility and professionalism. This Full Connect GPS is designed for those who want to get the most out of the mountains in any way possible. Trekkers and hikers of all types, as well as professional teams, will find their perfect ally in TRAIL.

 

TOUGHNESS AND LONG BATTERY LIFE 

TRAIL is designed for users who want to enjoy all kinds of high-intensity outdoor activities without having to worry about their device. TRAIL’s IP67 rating guarantees that the device can stand up to any kind of inclement weather. As for the battery life, the integrated battery in the TRAIL will let you go on outings lasting over 20 hours without any kind of risk, since its compact, unibody design ensures the device is fully sealed.

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LARGE SCREEN, 6 BUTTONS & JOYSTICK

TRAIL is the perfect device both for those who enjoy the mountains as a hobby, thanks to its fast and intuitive operation, and for professional teams, thanks to its unrivaled accuracy and cutting-edge technology. It features a large, high-resolution display (3.7 inches) so you can easily see maps and routes. It has a touchscreen that works even with gloves on, or if you prefer you can operate it easily using the integrated buttons and joystick.

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FEATURES DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR HIKERS

TRAIL has specific features to get the most out of whatever mountaineering activity you want to do. The wide range of options offered by TRAIL can tackle even your most immediate and unexpected adventures. For example, you can create the most convenient route by marking the waypoints on your itinerary directly on the screen, and when the adventure starts you just have to decide what order to follow the points in.

If you prefer planning your route thoroughly ahead of time, the proximity alarms on TRAIL will come in very handy: enter a list of waypoints in the area you’re going to visit and TRAIL will alert you when you approach each place of interest. If there’s information for the waypoints, you’ll be able to see a description and photos of the location. TRAIL features an ANT+â„¢/BLE connection, meaning you can connect your own sensors and monitor over 120 parameters in real time (heart rate, slope, speed, heading, coordinates, etc.) and fully customise the screens See your current altitude or accumulated ascent in graphs

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ENSURE YOUR SAFETY WITH SEEME

The Trail GPS features innovative technology that’s exclusive to TwoNav: our new SeeMe service. This service will let your loved ones track your activity in real time without having to use a mobile. Your friends and family will be able to see your location and progress at all times from anywhere along your route! Plus, in the event of an emergency or accident, SeeMe will let you send an SMS/email with the coordinates for your location so that emergency personnel can be aleted.

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ON THE WAY BACK… SYNC AND SHARE YOUR ACTIVITIES ON GO

Since this GPS, along with the entire new line from TwoNav, is a Full Connect device, you can store all the data on the GO Cloud wherever you are without cables. Once uploaded, you’ll be able to analyse the most important stats for the route directly on the go.twonav.com portal: length of the walk, distance travelled, accumulated ascent and more. And if you’d like a more detailed analysis, install the Land Standard software (for Windows or Mac), included free with your purchase of TRAIL.

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New Spain Topo map from IGN

New Map from IGN Spain: See Spain’s most incredible landscapes!

New Versión of the Topo Spain map from IGN Spain. The update to the maps most widely used by fans of the great outdoors is now here.

Are you a born adventurer who wants to enjoy breathtaking sights?
Would you like to see a different side of Spain?
Do you love mountains and the outdoors?
At TwoNav we make it easy for you with the NEW topographic maps from Spain’s National Geographic Institute.

A set of maps on a 1:25,000 scale with the most detailed info on Spain’s geography: contour lines, drivable roads, new landmarks, geographic corrections, 3D shaded relief and more.

And remember that when planning an outing, you can use the same maps on your computer, GPS or smartphone.

 

All the information you need to get around in Spain without getting lost!

Pick the territory segment that’s best suited for your adventures and start enjoying nature!

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If you have any Spain Topo Map, simply go to your myTwoNav customer area and download the map.

Tutorials

Did you know that… thanks to myTwoNav, you can install your maps with just a few clicks?

In this edition of ‘Did you know that…’ we’ll look at one of the most frequent questions: what steps do I have to follow to correctly install my maps? If you follow the steps below, your installation will be fast and trouble-free, guaranteed! Keep it simple and save this link in your browser!

 

AUTOMATIC INSTALLATION

1 – Log into www.myTwoNav.com with your username and credentials (log in using your purchase email).

2 – Once inside www.myTwoNav.com, click on ‘My products > My Maps’.

3 – Find the map you want to install and click on ‘Install’.

Note: Mosaic maps typically cover very large areas, so it is recommended that you install them one by one.

 

4 – On the popup, click ‘Install map’ to start the automatic installation with TwoNav Downloader.

Important: If you do not have the latest version of TwoNav Downloader installed on your computer, click on ‘Download TwoNav Downloader’.

5 – Then select the device on which you want to install the selected map. To install the map on a GPS or smartphone, remember to connect the device before continuing (if your computer has properly detected your GPS/Smartphone, the device will appear on the list).

6 – The installation process will then begin. You only need to follow the steps the TwoNav Downloader gives you. TwoNav Downloader will register the maps automatically, without the need to activate them using a registration code.

 

MANUAL INSTALLATION

If the automatic installation has failed for some reason, you always have the option of manual activation by following these steps, depending on the type of map you wish to register:

Tutorials

Did you know that… you can download free maps from myTwoNav?

If you’re a TwoNav GPS user, this post is for you. In it we’ll show you how to get the most from your device. Just log in to myTwoNav.com. Si eres usuario de un GPS TwoNav, te interesa leer este post. En él te enseñamos a sacar el máximo partido a tu dispositivo. Sólo deberás acceder a myTwoNav.com.

myTwoNav is a personal area where you can easily manage your GPS unit, maps and software. Registering your GPS unit on myTwoNav gives you the following advantages:

GET THE PRODUCTS INCLUDED WITH THE PURCHASE OF THE GPS UNIT
When you purchase a TwoNav GPS, you get a set of very useful free products, like maps and software licences that can complement your user experience.

INSTALL MAPS EASILY
TwoNav Downloader lets you install maps automatically on the GPS unit with just a few clicks and without having to manually activate them.

ACCESS TO SPECIAL PROMOTIONS
Exclusive offers for users who already have a TwoNav GPS.

Follow these simple steps to register your GPS device on myTwoNav:

1 – Log into www.myTwoNav.com with your username and credentials (log in using your purchase email).

2 – Click on ‘Register my products’.

3 – Enter the promotional code (card included in the box) or the serial number from your GPS unit (on the rear of the unit).

4 – You will then be shown a list of the products included with your purchase of the GPS unit. Simply validate those products you wish to use.

5 – Once validated, you will be able to install the products from the ‘My products’ section.

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