Highgear was born in the Appalachian Mountains in 1999, when outdoor enthusiast Mike Hosey had a vision to create his own unique line of compact and affordable outdoor navigational tools. Aiming to enhance our customers' experience of the natural world, Highgear evolved significantly in 2001. Watches, hand-held navigational devices, and pedometers were added to the product base, while infusing the entire line with top notch design. At Highgear we are passionate about the outdoors. We spend our time skiing Sugar Mountain, biking Bent Creek, hiking Pisgah National Forest, and paddling the French Broad River. This is where we field test our products. We measure durability, accuracy, and reliability, and then spend hours brainstorming how to make improvements on intuitiveness, design, and function. The result is a line of high-performance tools that make outdoor adventure easier and more fun.Our mission goes beyond simply providing a great product at a fair price. We are in business because when we look out the window, we see an extraordinary playground just waiting to be explored. We believe our enthusiasm and commitment is communicated through our products, and our blend of technology and design provide you with the very best "tools for adventure". Our mission is to enhance Outdoor Experience and Active Lifestyle through Innovative Products.