Goal Zero makes some pretty awesome charging equipment because it takes you "off the grid" with zero environmental footprint because all it's energy comes from the sun. The solar panels can easily hang from day packs and backpacks and give you an energy feed all day long as you hike.
GPS WATCHES AND PORTABLE POWER MAKE SENSE TOGETHER
The Heart Rate Watch Company sells a lot of GPS watches to adventurers, mountaineers, ultra-marathoners and just plain adventuresome people who can't go for 8 or 16 hours and just stop, they are on several day adventures that require more.
For instance, a GPS watch could completely map and store your traverse of the French Alps, but not if you didn't have the power source to recharge and revitalize that watch. Being able to log altitudes, distances, time, exertion (in the form of heart rate data), barometric pressure and more can all become valuable parts of your record of activity.
Heart Rate Watch Company felt that solutions like the Goal Zero were ideal for customers purchasing GPS watches that needed recharging capabilities on adventures, like off the grid, or when multiple batteries were being used and one needed recharging.
"These solutions just make sense for us and I'll use one on my Suunto Ambit for sure", says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "These kinds of portable charging solutions are important for athletes off the grid, like in places like Southern Utah, or for people that like to backpack or mountaineer.
GET YOUR DATA AND BE IN COMMUNICATION ANYWHERE
Goal Zero products like the Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit and the Guide 10 Plus take the kind of minimalistic approach of going light and carry it into athletics and the great outdoors for those who want to charge small appliances like GPS watches and cell phones.
Rusty Squire, email@example.com, copyright 2013