Finally, a backlit, precision wrist compass that looks like it just might be the real deal.
Everyone of you that has ever had to navigate at night has high hopes that this product is as good as it looks and sounds. Can’t wait to get one out in the field and give it a whirl. I will let you know how it goes.
From the NavElite website.
“The NavELite wrist-worn Backlit Magnetic Compass was invented and patented by two Special Operation soldiers. Operations underscored the need for a reliable backlit compass for use when executing critical missions. It became apparent in the early stages of the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan when soldiers had to routinely reference cardinal directions for tasks such as Close Air Support (CAS), adjacent unit coordination, and SATCOM antenna orientation that the current equipment available did not meet the needs of the Special Operation soldier. The NavELite wrist-worn Backlit Magnetic Compass is a mission-enhancing piece of kit for the ground soldier; reducing nighttime operation signatures and adding to force protection.
Military soldiers recognize the need to be outfitted with a magnetic compass. In tropical vegetation a soldier can quickly lose sight of their element becoming separated and disorientated. This is dangerous in both a combat and training environment, especially during hours of darkness. It is essential for every soldier to carry the basic magnetic compass, guaranteeing their ability to maintain a sense of direction and geographic orientation creating a much higher chance for survival in an emergency situation.
Global Positioning System (GPS) compasses are challenged or ineffective in some areas including; forests and jungles with heavy canopy cover, caves or other underground facilities, or in buildings or other structures not located in an area with good digital coverage. If the digital compass loses power, the soldier is left with no means to navigate or even determine basic cardinal directions. The second or even third-level fallback technology that NavELite offers is the soldiers’ solution.
An analog (magnetic) compass with luminous technology is the solution in such austere environments where ambient light, particularly at night, is not sufficient to see a compass needle. Conducting operations at night provides tactical advantages for technically superior military forces; the NavELite wrist-worn compass is now joining the battle!
O u t d o o r E n t h u s i a s t s
The NavELite compass is beneficial for trail hiking, backpacking, hunting, and outdoor adventurists that understand the importance of survival gear on technical and wooded trails. The NavELite wrist-worn Backlit Magnetic Compass is an essential piece of navigation gear that will prove useful in any outdoor orienteering activity. Whether a nighttime adventure or emergency situation, the NavELite compass offers you the peace of mind of having a reliable backlit compass solution for those times When Survival Counts!”