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We know—you go hiking to get away from gadgets. But here’s the thing: The right electronics can help you go deeper and further by doing some of the work for you and letting you focus on the trail. Our testers pored through dozens of products to bring you the best new outdoor tech available this year. Leave your phone off and bring these six smart gizmos on your next trip instead.