10 Best compass of 2018

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  • The dial is with 360 degrees. Its accuracy is up to 0.5...
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Compass guide

On compass is an indispensable aid for orientation and should therefore have a fixed place in the luggage so that the user does not suddenly leave the forest.

Different versions of compasses

Anyone who learns about the range of compasses, quickly realizes that different versions of compasses are offered. The different versions differ in that they have been designed for different applications and are accordingly equipped with different functions. To align a map, a simple can compass, such as the Model K & R Map and Orientation Compass Dakar, is sufficient. If, however, a hike or an expedition through an unmarked, unknown area is planned, should marching compass, for example, the model GWHOLE military marching compass with bag, be purchased. A compact pocket compass, for example the product K & R pocket compass Pocket Fluid, on the other hand, can be recommended to people who do not want to stray from their planned route while hiking and always want to orient themselves correctly and quickly. These lightweight compasses do not complicate the luggage unnecessarily and work very reliably. However, the user needs to know that the compass direction is only roughly indicated by a pocket compass.

Important criteria when choosing one compass

The material from which the instrument is made, should be selected according to the intended use. For example, a dive compass must be completely waterproof. Will the compass In contrast, only occasionally used in outdoor activities, no particularly high demands must be placed on the material. In the manufacture of compasses mainly the materials plastic or stainless steel are used.

Particularly high-quality compasses, for example the product iDream with German and English instruction military marching compass bearing compass outdoor military prism compass Military compass (Fluorescence and slope test) can be recognized, among other things, that there is some liquid in the housing of the measuring instrument. This additionally stabilizes the compass needle and displays the magnetic north direction more precisely. However, such a compass has the disadvantage that small bubbles can form due to temperature differences and temperature fluctuations within the housing. These disappear again as soon as the values ​​have returned to normal. On the other hand, cheaper models without fluid often cause the needle to sway back and forth and the direction of the compass may be inaccurate.

The markings must be clearly recognizable and durable on the compass. If these are used instead, the compass is no longer readable.

The housing of the navigation instrument should generally be made of sturdy material so that it does not tear easily. When cracking is the riskin that the liquid runs out of the compass.

Also an important purchase criterion are the features, such as the mounting options, and the functions of the product. Useful additional functions include a transparent base plate, a declination correction, an inclinometer and a mirror.

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