GPS One-on-One Instruction


$79 for REI Members

$89 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 18
  • Group size 1 people
  • Instructor Alex

Join an REI Outdoor School instructor for a one-on-one class leading you through the basics of GPS navigation. Learn how to use your pocket-sized navigator to pinpoint your location, mark waypoints and navigate to distant points. The instructor will review the features to consider when choosing a receiver and introduce you to some of the fun and practical applications of using a GPS unit in your outdoor activities. At the end of the session, you will get hands-on experience with a GPS. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it to the class. This is an in-store class.

  • The outcomes are based on the need of the student
  • Participants will leave understanding basic GPS unit functionality, this includes a functional knowledge of GPS data entry - the satellite - map and compass screens as displayed on their individual devices
  • Learn to interpret the satellite screen with an emphasis on reception issues
  • Learn to mark their present position
  • Learn to enter a distant waypoint
  • Learn to navigate to these points while observing the track-log and compass on the GPS

What to bring with you


This course is also offered on demand. Please contact your local Paradise Valley Co-op at (602) 996-5400 for assistance to schedule the time and date that best suits your needs.

Activity location

Paradise Valley REI

12634 N Paradise Village Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85032

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