By using a GPS for hiking you should be able to navigate all corners of the mountains you choose to explore. Technology has developed this device and it is preferable to the compass or maps you were used to. Indeed, this is why I am always happy to be born in this era of such high technological advancement. Imagine how much different things have become now as compared to many years ago, say, two hundred years ago! That’s why I always tell anyone who cares to listen that those people who lived many years ago clearly missed a lot of things that we are now enjoying!
Two common features to look for in good handheld GPS systems are weather proof and accurate mapping. Your tracking device should be able to with stand even the direst weather conditions. For instance, a good GPS device for hiking should be water proof and float when it drops into the water.
Also, you should have accurate mapping on your with the GPS system you are using for a mountain hiking. All the unknown mountain paths and terrains should be accurately mapped in the device to give you focused direction.