Silva compasses are a brand which originated in Sweden with roots in the 1930s. By pure coincidence, the instrument maker Gunnar Tillander met with together with the three successful orienteering brothers of that time, Arvid, Björn and Alvar Kjellström. Gunnar was also an avid orienteer, and at this time, the sport was gaining wide attention. As the interest in orienteering developed, they tried to improve the product range by introducing a liquid dampened compass which was also combined with a protractor which enabled the user to obtain fast and accurate map bearings. They grew to meet the needs of the outdoorsmen market. People such as campers and hunters had a need and so with distribution across the USA they started to develop a name for themselves. Silva translates as “forest” and is certainly a very fitting name for their instrument brand. Please review the offerings below. You will find a wide range of products ranging from standard compasses to wrist mounted compasses, digital compass watches, pin on compasses and even carabiner keyring compasses.
Silva Tech4O Accelerator Watch - SV31540 Silva Fitness Watch. Tech4O® Accelerator Pro Plus. Provides accurate data feedback on all the key metrics together with PC uplink capabilities to track progress & enhance any training program. Features - Speed & Distance Mode: Speed (Current/Average/Maximum); Distance; Pace (min/mile); Calorie burn; Steps; Exercise/moving time; Fully Adjustable Personal Profile and 10 day memory. Heart Rate Measurement: Coded - 2.4GHz transfer speed insures unit doesn't interfere with other monitors or equipment; Heart rate zone alert - on/off selectable; Heart rate alert on - audible & visual indication for out of HR limit; Heart rate statistics (Average, Minimum, Maximum HR); In-zone timer; 2 heart rate training zones; Fitness zone (65% -85% of estimated max HR) and user defined heart rate. User Mode: Displays 3 rows of user selected information; Select from: Time / Exercise Time / Moving Time / Speed / Max Speed / Avg Speed / Pace / Distance / Odometer / Steps / In-zone Timer / Heart Rate / Max HR / Min HR / Avg HR / Calories Burned. Logbook with PC-Link: Up to 7545 records with 12 Selectable logging rates. PC Link allows upload data to computer for review and analysis; PC compatible - Windows 98 / 2000 / ME / XP / Vista / Windows 7. Time Mode: Time, Date, Day; 12/24 hour format; Dual Time; 2 Daily or Weekly Alarms; 50 Lap Chronograph; Recall lap time & total time; Countdown Timer. Other features include: EL Backlight; Adjustable LCD levels; Key Tone on/off; Low battery indicator; Power save mode; User replaceable battery CR2032; Water resistance 100M / 300 ft. Gray rubberized wrist band with lime green trim on inside of band.
Silva Starter 1-2-3 Base Plate - SV1290 Silva Starter Compass. 1-2-3 Base Plate Compass. Measures 2 x 3". Clear acrylic construction. Features 2° graduations, declination scale, inch/mm scale, and magnetized tungsten steel needle. Hang packaged."
Silva Tech Explorer Compass - SV1030 Silva Tech Explorer. Measures 2 1/2 x 4 1/2". Clear acrylic construction. 1:24 and 1:625 map scales, declination scale, and magnifier. Luminous points. Swedish steel needle with sapphire jewel bearing. 2" graduated dial. Lanyard. Hang packaged."
Silva Tech Lensatic Compass - SV1020 Silva Tech Lensatic Compass. Powder coated aluminum housing measures 2 x 3/4". Lens in sighting arm to magnify dial readings. Sighting slit on top cover. Bezel rotates with detent so you can change a reference without looking. Luminous markings. Hang packaged."