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Orienteering or Hiking Baseplate Compass Explorer 500 is designed for

Take your bearings with this baseplate compass! This all-round compass is perfect for orienteering and hiking.

Precision

Take a precise bearing using the adjustment window.

Easy to use

All the essential features in just 1 product.

Carrying comfort

Neck strap with safety clip.

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There’s a fundamental error to this compass...

This compass worked fine, and I originally thought it was an excellent product for the price I paid. It took me a while to notice the error, it even made me question myself. East and West on this compass are reversed in the wrong position, this feels like a fairly fundamental flaw to me! It’s a shame because other than this it’s a great product. I thought it might be printing error on my compass, but looking at the product picture online it’s wrong there too!

Hi Jonathan,


Thanks for taking the time to send your feedback.

Just to clarify to you, we have not switched the W and E on the compass. We actually use the scale "Declination Scale" where reads this "W" and "E" 

It's used when in some places in the world, you have some degrees different between Geographic North and Magnetic North.

You can find a lot of information online to know if you need to use it depending on where you are. 

Hope this makes it a bit clearer for you now. But do not hesitate to contact us again if you still have any doubts with this Compass.

Kind Regards,

 


Federico

UK Running Leader

10/30/2019
A Silva Type 3 rival for a third of the price.

These are fantastic Compasses. Very easy to read and very robust. We use them in my Scout Group for the Cubs and younger Scouts. There is nothing on these that is unused so the baseplate is uncluttered. Another great Decathlon product.

Geomaute Explorer 500 Baseplate Compass

I bought this for the ultra-trail marathon that I was participating in as it was a mandatory items. Fortunately I do not have to use it but I am sure it’ll serve it’s purpose should the need arises besides it’s value for money.

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Limbo muy pequeño

Brújula decente y práctica pero con un limbo de lectura de los rumbos demasiado pequeña. Los números de rumbo no se leen bien

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Muy fácil de utilizar y muy buena para enseñar

Muy fácil de utilizar y muy accesible para comprender para enseñar a utilizar.

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Brujula...

Esta bien para funcinar con plano en escalas 1:50.000/1:25.000/1.50.000. Mejoraria la mira para tirar rumbos y marcaria mejor en norte del limbo con alguna marca, es dificil fijar un rumbo.

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ilegible

cuando intentas leer un rumbo al tener fondo negro resulta ilegible Ademas de las 4 que compre una esta rota el limbo no se puede mover. Las uso para enseñar tengo otras de decatlon y bastante bien creo que es el modelo anterior. Y otras sylva que tambien van fenomenal

Fonctionne et solide mais....

Attention à la déclinaison (qui n'est pas réglable mais calculable sur cette boussole, mais vu le rapport qualité / prix c'est normal). Comme la graduation est situé dans la zone sud du cadran, l'Est est à gauche, et l'Ouest à droite (ce qui peut prêter à confusion pour un novice mais qui est normal dans cette configuration). Quand on passe de la carte à la boussole, pour une : Déclinaison EST, on soustrait à l'azimut donc la partie blanche de l'aiguille (SUD) doit partir à "gauche" dans la zone de déclinaison EST Déclinaison OUEST, on ajoute à l'azimut donc la partie blanche de l'aiguille (SUD) doit partir à "droite" dans la zone de déclinaison OUEST En résumé, bon produit fonctionnel mais (si je ne me trompe pas) j'aurai mis la graduation de déclinaison au nord pour ne pas donner l'impression d'avoir "inversé" Est et Ouest.

Les graduations sur la...

Les graduations sur la lunette (0-360’) Ne sont pas très lisibles.

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Bonjour Jean Baptiste,


Pouvez-vous nous préciser si les chiffres n'étaient pas lisibles du début ou bien s'ils s'effacent? Cela nous permettra de donner l'information juste au chef de produit qui se nourrit de vos retours pour faire évoluer les produits.


Merci du temps que vous accorder pour nous permettre de progresser.


Cordialement


David

11/21/2019
Fait bien son travail...

Fait bien son travail de boussole.

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facile d'utillisation

facile d'utillisation

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Bon rapport qualité prix....

Bon rapport qualité prix. Bonne lecture de l'azimut.

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C'est une très bonne...

C'est une très bonne boussole pour permettre à un jeune de débuter en topographie.

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Très utile et pratique

Très utile et pratique

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Bonne boussole

Bonne boussole

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Additional Product Information

Composition

Base

  • 100% Acrylic

Strap

  • 100% Polyester cationic

Graduations

Your compass has 3 graduations: - A 5-cm graduated ruler - A 1:25,000 scale - A 1:50,000 scale It will enable you to make measurements on your map and thus work on reading scales.

Declination scale

You will find a declination scale within the capsule. The magnetic declination is the difference in angle between magnetic north and the geographical north on your map. Find the value of this declination in your country on the internet.

Why use a wide needle?

When designing this compass, we chose a wide needle to enable a more accurate and intuitive visual alignment between the needle and the grid lines on the map.

Safe carrying:

For greater security and peace of mind, the neck strap comes with an opening system if snatched.

Oil bath - yes or no?

Rest assured: all Geonaute compasses are filled with viscous oil to ensure optimal performance.

Origin

Imported

 

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