Do you live a hardcore lifestyle? The Land Rover Explore phone has been created for those who love the outdoors, empowering you to explore with greater confidence and to go further for longer.
The Volunteer Wildfire Services (VWS) has been combating dangerous and sometimes deadly runaway wildfires in the Western Cape for 20 years. With over 200 volunteer members holding the line between fire and fynbos, preparedness is essential. Volunteer Wildfire Services firefighter Norman McFarlane recounts his experience using the Land Rover Explore phone during a late-night training hike in May this year.
Navigating on foot in the wilds at night is never easy, especially in freezing rain and howling wind, while at the same time wearing full firefighting personal protective equipment and carrying a backpack and hand tool.
“Our hike route followed the Danie Miller hiking trail in Gordon’s Bay, then turned south up a perilously steep slope, past the well-known ‘GB anchor’ emblem on the mountain side. Navigating with a GPS is all well and good, but it doesn’t show you detailed terrain features,” Norman says.
“Using ViewRanger on the Land Rover Explore phone, with its excellent full GPS capability when using the Adventure Pack, allowed me to download hi-res satellite images before the hike.
“I plotted the entire route beforehand, and the hi-res satellite images allowed the crew to navigate safely through very steep, sometimes confusing terrain.”
Using the ViewRanger app, he was able to find a safer route.
“Despite the challenging conditions, the phone performed brilliantly, and we completed the 10,4km hike in just over three hours.”
It’s built to survive the elements and to work through whatever you’re facing – from boardroom to surfboard, and from summit to sofa. You get what you need to enjoy the outdoors, stay connected and live life to the fullest.
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Now you can experience it for yourself without breaking the bank. Find new routes, tracks, trails and paths. Get outside and away from it all. Life is about more than the 9 to 5 – live adventurously with the Land Rover Explore, currently available on Vodacom contract packages from as little as R499pm (was R899pm).
You’ll also get a case to keep your outdoor phone safe and a carabiner to attach it to your bag or jacket for easy viewing.