Most everyone likes to take outdoor excursions. Hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, Geocaching, biking and the list goes on. There is a Garmin Handheld GPS receiver for most any outdoor activity you can think of.GPS technology was made free to use by the public in the late 1970’s by President Ronald Reagan. Since that time companies have been manufacturing GPS units for most any activity you can think of. Garmin company is the leading manufacturer of GPS units in the World.Handheld GPS units have been a great help for outdoor adventures. By using GPS receivers you can take any outdoor adventure in places you have never been without becoming lost. By using a GPS it is possible to map out a route and follow it any place you choose. If you are using a Garmin unit you can retrace your steps by using the exclusive Tracback technology.If you are a hunter you can use a GPS device to map out your hunting area and mark all the game trails. You can map your tree stands or your camping area for example and even map the area you parked your vehicle. A handheld GPS unit will always show your location and the location you are seeking.If you are a fisherman or boater there are GPS units that come preloaded with Inland Lake data for the USA Lakes. Also available are units with saltwater areas preloaded with depth, shoreline and buoys marked for your saltwater adventures. It is possible to get a handheld GPS unit that is waterproof and some even float. A great many of these units allow you to map out any area you wish and you can mark your favorite fishing and boating spots.For hikers there are units that allow you to map your favorite hiking areas and then allow you to share this data with friends wirelessly or by uploading the information on your computer and sending the information over the internet.For those people into the Geocaching sport there are handheld units that are friendly to your sport. Some Garmin handheld units allow you to download Geocaching GPX files direct from a computer into the GPS units database. You also are able with some units to share this data wirelessly with other Garmin users.Bike riders can utilize GPS units to track speed, distance covered, routes and can input any route or road data they choose. These units come in both wrist worn units and units the size of phones.All these GPS units mentioned in this article are available from Garmin Company. Garmin Handheld GPS receivers are the best selling handheld units in the world and the most technologically advanced.