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Thread: JEEP TRAIL OFFROAD GPS: What GPS is everyone running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JandSJK View Post
    just got a new phone too. sould like i should have got and iphone instead of the razor maxx
    Does anyone know of a good andriod app
    i'm pretty sure you can get gaia on an android too

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    I have been trying to get it to work but no luck. I save tiles of the area I want but when I want to load it without wifi, it doesn't work.
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    I run a garmin nuvi 550, decent price, decent unit, I'm trying a few I phone app gps but haven't found a good one yet, I also have a garmin 60cx, I prefur it over everything but the screen is to small for a vehicle unit.
    I'm either out jeepin' or perparing to go out jeepin'!

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    I downloaded the GAIA app and used it on our last trail run and just plotted the trail for our next run. I also bought the auto doc for my razr maxx. It seems to boost teh signal reception and i can also still use my camera on the phone. It trakes an pretty decent trail video.

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    GPS? Yay or Ney?

    So I know my desert rat Buddy's down here in San Diego all have Lowrance GPS's or something similar. I was wondering what the crawling community thought about high end GPS mounted "for the co-pilot". My lady wants to get more involved with the off roading, may get a gps and move my CB to her side of the Jeep to include her more inside the cab...(working on her "spotting skills").

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    Great idea. My lady is our chief "navi-guesser". A word to the wise don't get mad at her if you get lost. It is a no win situation. 😄

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    I'm not super thrilled with any of the GPS units I've tried so far. My Garmin Nuvi with topo maps installed through BaseCamp (Garmin's free software) and custom trail tracks seems to be the best bet I've found so far. I like the big screen size and the ability to easily zoom and move the map around. BaseCamp allows you to create custom tracks which means you can use GoogleEarth to walk a route first and then lay track for the GPS. Mine aren't rout-able but the route goes out the window the first obstacle you hit anyway.

    I've tried the Garmin Dakota and am sorely disappointed. The image is too small, not very visible in direct sunlight and just not that user friendly (you can figure it out, but it's not simple and you have to skip around the menu). Still keep it around as a back up though. It's small and easy to carry if you want to hike as well. Reception is pretty crappy though.

    I'd like to try the Garmin Montana but a $500 experiment seems kind of pricey. I can do auto-mode routing as well as topo mapping so it should be the best of both worlds BUT at $500 you still have to get maps. Pricey.

    I'm also a big fan of paper topo maps for backup.

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    I would go for an IPad with GPS, for the $$$$ you get lots of convenience and versatility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgp2 View Post
    I would go for an IPad with GPS, for the $$$$ you get lots of convenience and versatility.
    Agreed. If you have a co-pilot willing to help out, I would recommend an iPad mini and run something like Gaia on it. Works great and is what we use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Agreed. If you have a co-pilot willing to help out, I would recommend an iPad mini and run something like Gaia on it. Works great and is what we use.
    I will look into that one. There is another called GPS Kit (someone mentioned it in another thread).

    I would do as others have said and go with the iPad. You can do more for cheaper or the same price.
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