THUMB COMPASS RACER 500 LEFT
THUMB COMPASS RACER 500 LEFT
THUMB COMPASS RACER 500 LEFT
THUMB COMPASS RACER 500 LEFT
THUMB COMPASS RACER 500 LEFT
THUMB COMPASS RACER 500 LEFT
THUMB COMPASS RACER 500 LEFT
THUMB COMPASS RACER 500 LEFT
THUMB COMPASS RACER 500 LEFT
THUMB COMPASS RACER 500 LEFT

THUMB COMPASS RACER 500 LEFT

Regular price R 309.00
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Orienteering left-thumb compass racer 500

Fits on the thumb so that you can read a map and the compass at the same time
Thanks to the stability disc, you can read the compass while running
The powerful magnet under the needle will speed up its reaction time

 

WHY USE A COMPASS ON THE THUMB?

There are a number of advantages to thumb carrying as soon as you start running while reading your map and compass.
It is easy to read the map and compass simultaneously, since the compass is always in contact with the map.
In addition, you can avoid the risk of getting snagged on a branch you face with a traditional cord and, if you fall, carrying a thumb compass means you can keep both hands free!

RAPID AND STABLE NEEDLE:

A stable needle will allow you to read your compass while running and thus stay on course!
This stability is due to the special construction of the 'pivoting' needle.
In addition, a transparent stability disc reduces the unwanted vibrations of the needle, thus making it easy to read while running.
Lastly, the powerful magnet you can see under the needle enables a rapid reaction time.

LEFT OR RIGHT THUMB?

Our advice:
In general, right-handers prefer a LEFT-thumb compass and left-handers prefer a RIGHT-thumb compass; they can thus keep their stronger hand free to move branches aside, keep their balance or carry an electronic pointer to validate the control points.
RIGHT-thumb compass: 8552897

GRADUATIONS: LEARN TO DO MENTAL CALCULATIONS!

The arrow at the top of the compass can help you find your position more quickly and easily on the map. The arrow is also graduated (3 cm), so you can quickly gauge the distances you will 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 sums in your head!"

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 affected.

OUR TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR COMPASS LASTS

Keep your compass in a place that is 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 aeroplane.
After use, store the compass in the small, soft pouch provided to protect it from scratches.

 

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 forwards by following the direction of travel arrow!

GRADUATED 1:25000 AND 1:5000 SCALES

Your compass has 3 graduations:
- A 5-cm 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.