GPS & Satellite Devices
We rent a variety of GPS satellite navigation and communication devices for road and trail travel throughout the world.  Satellite communicators like SPOT and InReach allow you to stay in touch when way off the grid.  Handheld GPS units help you find your way on the trail, help narrow down the location of a property line, or have fun on a geocaching hunt.  Our road GPS units are helpful standalone units for travel in Europe, easier to use than your phone screen.

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  • GPS Units

    We rent GPS and satellite devices via nationwide shipping or local pickup at our retail store.  Rent a GPS for your next trip to Europe, around the USA, or in the backcountry. There's no need to spend lots of money to buy a GPS navigation unit for Europe or any other destination for that once-in-a-lifetime trip. We've been renting GPS navigation units to our customers for more than 15 years, all with easy-to-use menus and instructions and our quick and convenient rent-and-ship process.

    Driving and getting around in a foreign country can be challenging enough without worrying about getting lost. A rental GPS is the perfect solution. And beware the car rental company that says they'll have one waiting for you. You're much safer taking one with you from home to be sure you'll have it, and our GPS rental is much less expensive than one from a car rental company.

    Many US drivers these days could use their phone for guidance assistance for travel in the US, but if you're visiting from overseas, the US navigation models will come in handy. 

    And for backcountry navigation, we have a couple of options that will get you around safely.  Note that the backcountry handhelds do not have built-in maps like the car navigation ones. 

    We'll ship any selection direct to your home along with a prepaid return label. Just drop off at any UPS shipping point when you get back. Or if you are in Arizona, just stop by our store if that is more convenient.


    For lots of details, check out our helpful Advice Pages on GPS, including information on geocaching if you are planning an event, and for the basics, see a great article on how the GPS system works. If you prefer, just give us a call.

  • SPOT and InReach Satellite Communicators

    We rent GPS and satellite devices via nationwide shipping or local pickup at our retail store.  We offer several products related to satellite-based GPS navigation and communication. For the latter, we have rented the SPOT and InReach devices since they were first introduced, and they continue to be high-demand items for anyone wanting to stay in touch with friends, family or work while outside of cell phone range.  Either device allows you send preset messages to designated recipients, and both  allow pressing a single button to initiate a rescue to your exact location.  The InReach takes it a step higher, by allowing custom texting - not just preset messages - back and forth between you in the wilderness and friends and family back home. It is in effect a super-light satellite phone, for texting instead of voice communication, that also serves as an emergency rescue device. The SPOT however, is less expensive and works perfectly fine for most experiences in the backcountry.

    For either device, you'll need access to a computer to setup your profile online - emergency and personal contacts, preset messages, etc.  That will be easier on your own computer than a public one along the way, so you should get the device well ahead of your departure date. 

    Read the details within the product descriptions and check out the related videos.  Choose which device best suits your needs for the money. Feel free to give us a call to discuss in more detail at 480-348-8917.

  • GPS Navigation Gear

    We rent GPS and satellite devices via nationwide shipping or local pickup at our retail store.  In addition to camping gear sales and rentals, we have for many years rented GPS navigation units for everything from a backcountry hike in the Sierras to driving the streets of Budapest. We feature Garmin handhelds for geocaching and trail use; Magellan and Garmin units for travel in the US and Canada, and Garmin units for international travel. Also check out the SPOT and InReach rescue devices to stay in touch with friends and family when out in the hinterlands.

    We've probably rented more GPS units over the years than anyone else on the web and will be glad to answer any questions you may have on the subject. We consult with and meet the temporary and long-term GPS needs for many large corporate team-building exercises, church youth groups, sales blitz projects, and car rental companies. For lots of details, check out our helpful Advice Pages on GPS, including information on geocaching if you are planning an event, and for the basics, see a great article on how the GPS system works. If you prefer, just give us a call.

    We also have a nice library of other GPS how-to articles. Here are the links to our other articles in this series:

    How to Mark a Waypoint with a GPS
    How to Manually Enter a Waypoint Coordinate into a GPS
    How to Navigate to a Waypoint with a GPS
    How and Why to Change Map Orientation on a GPS
    How to Change Measurement Units and Map Format Setting on a GPS
    How to Record a Track of Waypoints on a GPS
    How to Use a GPS to Find Your Location on a Map
    What does WAAS Mean for a GPS