Originally Posted by uscg2008
hey man i had some questions about your ipad mount and such.
i just got an ipad 2 with wifi only from the inlaws and want to be able to use it for trail rides/extended hunts for nav.
how do you like your set up?
how do you like the blue tooth gps(reception and what not when you do and do not have cell phone reception)?
where did you get your mount from?
how good is the gaia offline tracking your movements?
I love my ipad setup. Cell phone reception isnt an issue at all, mine is wifi only too. I download topo layers ahead of time at home on the wireless for the areas I'm covering. Gaia works great, has access to current and historical topo maps and satellite layers, cool stuff, all free after the cost of the app, no additional cost.
The system has worked great in the backcountry and has been such an asset in unfamiliar areas. Just used it out in Death Valley where I spent the Thanksgiving holiday. So much better (and more fun) than a handheld GPS and a map!
The only fault so far is that I sometimes have to restart the ipad, to restart Gaia, so it'll recognize the Bluetooth connection. The Dual GPS is actually connected to the ipad when this happens, it's recognized by the Dual GPS app and gives a lat/long location but the Gaia app wont display a current location for some reason. Always fixed with a restart, and then the issue is resolved until either the ipad or GPS shuts off. No biggie.
See my earlier posts for mounting specifics, all the additional info you need is there.
Originally Posted by cowbell
Noticed a re-gear in your future. What are you thinking on the ratio? Will you re-gear for off road only or use it as a daily?
A re-gear is in my future, but I'll remain on the conservative side and probably go with 4.27 or 4.56. But I hear 4.27 is hard to find for us.