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Geonaute Explorer500, Baseplate Orienteering and Hiking Compass

Sale price: $8.00 Regular price: $12.99

Featuring a 360° rotating capsule, 2 scales, a magnifying glass, and a neck strap, this oil-filled compass will guide you in your outdoor activities.

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Sale price: $8.00 Regular price: $12.99

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A photo of the Geonaute Explorer500, Baseplate Orienteering and Hiking Compass in use

Geonaute Explorer500, Baseplate Orienteering and Hiking Compass | This compass has the essential features to guide you during your hikes, orienteering, treks, and other outdoor sports.

Featuring a 360° rotating capsule, 2 scales, a magnifying glass, and a neck strap, this oil-filled compass will guide you in your outdoor activities.

Precision

Compass with a precise and quick universal needle

Easy to transport

Baseplate compass with a lanyard

Easy to use

Its arrow-shaped design makes finding a direction intuitive.

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Geonaute Explorer500, Baseplate Orienteering and Hiking Compass,blood orange 





Geonaute Explorer500, Baseplate Orienteering and Hiking Compass,blood orange 





Geonaute Explorer500, Baseplate Orienteering and Hiking Compass,blood orange 





Geonaute Explorer500, Baseplate Orienteering and Hiking Compass,blood orange

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my new backup compass for hiking

ok this is good value at £9.99 but the postage cost for this is horrendous at £4.99 second class tracked.as I need reading glasses ,the compasses dial numbers could have larger numbers and maybe luminous features .but a universal compass needle that's very good. I am giving it 4 stars as of what i said earlier .I do recommend it for this price, as long as you don't have to do any night navigation

Good value

For a tenner, having this as an emergency compass is excellent value.

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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.

Good value

Good value for money

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Hi Steven,


Thank you for supporting Decathlon Hong Kong and your feedback on your experience with our product!


We sincerely appreciate your insight! It's also our pleasure to ensure you have the best experience with our products! 


We can't wait to offer you more and better products in order to delight your sport experiences! 


If you have any more questions, comments, please feel welcome to reach back out as we would be more than happy to share and assist. Hope to see you around soon!


Stay healthy!




Ken

Hiking and Trekking team

3/18/2022
Good

Good

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Hi Peter,


Thank you for supporting Decathlon Hong Kong and your feedback on your experience with our product!

We sincerely appreciate your insight! It's also our pleasure to ensure you have the best experience with our products! 


We can't wait to offer you more and better products in order to delight your sport experiences! 


If you have any more questions, comments, please feel welcome to reach back out as we would be more than happy to share and assist. Hope to see you around soon!


Stay healthy!




Ken

Hiking and Trekking team

3/18/2022
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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Hello Gan

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review regarding our product.
In Decathlon, we believe that to get this kind of information from our users is the best way to improve what we are doing.
We are glad that you are satisfied with our products :)
Do check out more variety of our products at Decathlon.sg 
Again, thank you for the feedback, don't hesitate to come down to one of our stores in Singapore. 
It will be with great pleasure that we will welcome you.
Cheers! See you around :)

BE SPORTY, STAY HEALTHY!

Ashley
Sports Leader | Decathlon Singapore Lab
2/23/2020
Spokojenost s produktem

Produkt mi posloužil při orientačním MTB závodě dle předpokladů.

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spokojenost

Syn ho používá v orientačním běhu a dcera na hasičských sporterch. Nestěžují si.

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Buzola

Manžel je s buzolou spokojen

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ok

dobrá kvalita za dobrou cenu

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Buzola

Vše v pořádku

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Sehr gut......

....... einfach top

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Iniciacion Orientacion

Ideal para iniciarse en la orientacion o seguir una ruta con tu mapa

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Buena Brújula

Buena Brújula

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Additional Product Information

Composition

Base

  • 100% Polymethyl methacrylate

Strap

  • 100% Polyester cationic

Accessories

  • 100% Rubber - Thermoplastic

3 steps to follow a direction from "a" to "b" or take a bearing with a compass

1 - Lay the compass down on the map. Line up the edge of the compass from point A to point B 2 - Turn the rotating bezel until the lines on the baseplate line up with the longitudinal lines 3 - With the compass held nice and flat in the hand and with the arrow pointing in the direction you're walking: Turn around until the magnetic needle of the compass is lined up with the north orienting arrow! Let's go, you can move forward by following the direction of travel arrow!

Graduated 1:25,000 and 1:5,000 scales

Your compass has 3 graduations: - A 2" 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.

A more precise and intuitive 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.

Lanyard to carry it around the neck.

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

Correction of the magnetic declination

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.

Universal balancing

The needle of this compass is universal. It can be used anywhere around the globe!

Oil bath - yes or no?

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

Origin

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