Find your way while running thanks to the ultra-stable needle.
The powerful magnet under the needle gives it a quick reaction time.
Attach the compass to your thumb with the soft, adjustable strap.
Why wear your compass on your thumb?
Wearing your compass on your thumb is very convenient.
It’s easy to read your map and compass simultaneously with a hands-free compass.
In addition, you avoid the risk of getting a compass cord snagged on a branch and, if you fall, wearing a thumb compass means you can keep both hands free!
Rapid and stable needle:
Its stable needle lets you stay on course while running!
The pivoting needle construction gives it this stability.
In addition, a transparent stability disc reduces unwanted needle vibrations, making it easy to read while running.
Lastly, the powerful magnet under the needle enables a quick reaction time.
Left or right thumb?
In general, right-handed people prefer left-thumb compasses and left-handed people prefer right-thumb compasses. Your dominant hand is therefore free to move branches aside, keep your balance, or carry an electronic pointer to validate the control points.
Right-thumb compass: 8552897
Graduations: learn to do mental math!
The arrow at the top of the compass helps you quickly and easily find your position on the map. The arrow is also graduated (3 cm), so you can quickly gauge the distances you need to travel.
“So, 2 cm on the map at a scale of 1:15,000 means 30,000 cm, so 300 m! You need to be good at doing mental calculations!”
Oil bath—yes or no?
Rest assured, all Geonaute compasses are filled with viscous oil to ensure optimal performance.
Balancing: can I use my compass all over the world?
This compass is balanced for use in the Northern Hemisphere.
Near the equator or in the Southern Hemisphere, our compass will continue to indicate north, but its stability will be compromised.
To guarantee your compass lasts:
Keep your compass in a place that’s neither hot nor cold. Avoid excessively high or low temperatures and changes in pressure: high altitudes in the mountains or transport in the hold of an airplane.
After use, store the compass in the provided pouch to protect it from impacts and scratches.
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