1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Best GPS for off roading?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Tacoma SS, Sep 17, 2015.

?

Best gps for off roading

  1. MotionX HD

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  2. Avenza PDF map

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. Garmin montana

    16 vote(s)
    19.5%
  4. Gaia GPS

    28 vote(s)
    34.1%
  5. Other

    16 vote(s)
    19.5%
  6. Use a paper map like a real man

    12 vote(s)
    14.6%
  1. Sep 17, 2015 at 11:46 AM
    #1
    Tacoma SS

    Tacoma SS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Member:
    #163341
    Messages:
    5,032
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    Supercharged 09 on 35s
    Boost and flex and 35s
    I'm looking for a gps that has trail maps for commonly traveled trails. The gps that I have now pretty much just stops right at the beginning of the trail which sucks, so I'm looking to find out everybody's favorite off roading gps and why.
     
  2. Sep 17, 2015 at 11:48 AM
    #2
    Rattletrap66

    Rattletrap66 (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Member:
    #136901
    Messages:
    23,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Tampa, FL ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Off Road DCSB
    ╭∩╮(ಠ۝ಠ)╭∩╮
  3. Sep 17, 2015 at 11:52 AM
    #3
    NMW 4x4

    NMW 4x4 Wheels With Moose.

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Member:
    #87462
    Messages:
    563
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Walt
    Nine Mile, Maine
    Vehicle:
    '15 Access Cab SR5 4x4
    OME 885's w/5100's, Wheeler's HD Progressive, Firestone Riderite's.
    Delorme PN-60 is by far the best for Maine.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2015 at 11:54 AM
    #4
    Tacoma SS

    Tacoma SS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Member:
    #163341
    Messages:
    5,032
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    Supercharged 09 on 35s
    Boost and flex and 35s
    I live in Colorado and we have more than 150 off-roading trails here. So if I could get some sort of GPS they could take me from my house to the trail, and then have maps all the way throughout the trails that would be perfect.
     
    Stu488 likes this.
  5. Sep 17, 2015 at 12:10 PM
    #5
    Tacoma SS

    Tacoma SS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Member:
    #163341
    Messages:
    5,032
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    Supercharged 09 on 35s
    Boost and flex and 35s
    Ive heard good things about the Garmin 60csx. Does anyone have one that would vouch for it? The reviews online look good
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2015
  6. Sep 17, 2015 at 12:14 PM
    #6
    Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson Keyboard Warrior

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Member:
    #107851
    Messages:
    1,212
    Gender:
    Male
    Sacramento,CA
    Vehicle:
    '13 SR5 DCSB 4x4
    One can never have too many light bars.
    I have a garmin e-trex 20. It definitely isn't as good as the ones previously suggested but its portable so you can use it for hiking trails as well as any trails accessible by truck. Mine was about $160 and the map pack was about another $100. I know the Garmin Oregon series ones are pretty good too. I'm not sure about other brands but I know with all the Garmin stuff you buy the GPS with a super basic map that basically only shows major roads and the map packs have to be bought and downloaded from their website.
     
  7. Sep 17, 2015 at 12:42 PM
    #7
    Tacoma SS

    Tacoma SS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Member:
    #163341
    Messages:
    5,032
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    Supercharged 09 on 35s
    Boost and flex and 35s
  8. Sep 17, 2015 at 12:57 PM
    #8
    Rattletrap66

    Rattletrap66 (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Member:
    #136901
    Messages:
    23,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Tampa, FL ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Off Road DCSB
    ╭∩╮(ಠ۝ಠ)╭∩╮
  9. Sep 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM
    #9
    Tacoma SS

    Tacoma SS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Member:
    #163341
    Messages:
    5,032
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    Supercharged 09 on 35s
    Boost and flex and 35s
  10. Sep 17, 2015 at 1:01 PM
    #10
    Tacoma SS

    Tacoma SS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Member:
    #163341
    Messages:
    5,032
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    Supercharged 09 on 35s
    Boost and flex and 35s
    03f5sp likes this.
  11. Sep 17, 2015 at 1:04 PM
    #11
    Rattletrap66

    Rattletrap66 (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Member:
    #136901
    Messages:
    23,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Tampa, FL ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Off Road DCSB
    ╭∩╮(ಠ۝ಠ)╭∩╮
    "No. Data service is not required to use any iPad. GPS functionality is independent of data service subscriptions on an iPad. A data service is certainly handy if you are using a turn-by-turn navigation app, to share tracks and waypoints on the go, as well as downloading maps while away from Wifi. Again it's not a requirement."

    -RobRed
    Source: http://forum.tlcfaq.com//viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26
     
  12. Sep 17, 2015 at 1:05 PM
    #12
    Rattletrap66

    Rattletrap66 (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Member:
    #136901
    Messages:
    23,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Tampa, FL ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Off Road DCSB
    ╭∩╮(ಠ۝ಠ)╭∩╮
    Translation is something cool about Google

    upload_2015-9-17_16-5-11.jpg
     
  13. Sep 17, 2015 at 2:34 PM
    #13
    Tacoma SS

    Tacoma SS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Member:
    #163341
    Messages:
    5,032
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    Supercharged 09 on 35s
    Boost and flex and 35s
    iPad only? I have an iPhone 6
     
  14. Sep 17, 2015 at 3:41 PM
    #14
    Rattletrap66

    Rattletrap66 (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Member:
    #136901
    Messages:
    23,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Tampa, FL ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Off Road DCSB
    ╭∩╮(ಠ۝ಠ)╭∩╮
    Not sure, but i have used iphone apps on my ipad so i dont see why not the other way around
     
  15. Sep 18, 2015 at 6:42 AM
    #15
    Tacoma SS

    Tacoma SS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Member:
    #163341
    Messages:
    5,032
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    Supercharged 09 on 35s
    Boost and flex and 35s
    Do you have motionx? I found out that they do make one for iPhones, but from looking at their website and watching a review I can't tell if they actually have off road maps/trail maps. It just looks like a normal gps
     
  16. Sep 18, 2015 at 6:49 AM
    #16
    Wile

    Wile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Member:
    #45079
    Messages:
    897
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tim
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 DC TRD Offroad
    Pioneer AVH-5600BHS, ScanGauge, Wet Okole Seat Covers, Allpro Aluminum front bumper, Allpro Aluminum IFS skid plate, Allpro APEX rocksliders, Warn 9500s winch
    I have MotionX GPS HD. Works great. Use it all the time in the mountains of Colorado. I start it when still in cell service (in town), it downloads the map, good to go. I have loaded the waypoints from FunTreks that coincide with their off-road books. It's a great and accurate tool.
     
    Biscuits and Tacoma SS [OP] like this.
  17. Sep 18, 2015 at 7:14 AM
    #17
    Tacoma SS

    Tacoma SS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Member:
    #163341
    Messages:
    5,032
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    Supercharged 09 on 35s
    Boost and flex and 35s
    Up in the mountains is good, but does it actually have trail maps? Like Yankee Hill or slaughterhouse Gulch or Georgia pass? Stuff like that?
     
  18. Sep 18, 2015 at 7:20 AM
    #18
    Wile

    Wile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Member:
    #45079
    Messages:
    897
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tim
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 DC TRD Offroad
    Pioneer AVH-5600BHS, ScanGauge, Wet Okole Seat Covers, Allpro Aluminum front bumper, Allpro Aluminum IFS skid plate, Allpro APEX rocksliders, Warn 9500s winch
    If it's recognized as a "road" then yes. However, trails like Bear Creek and Imogene Pass, no. But the numbered waypoints provided by the FunTrek books mark the points of interest and intersections along the way. Just reference the number with the book to get detailed info about that section of the trail.
     
  19. Sep 18, 2015 at 8:07 AM
    #19
    Tacoma SS

    Tacoma SS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Member:
    #163341
    Messages:
    5,032
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    Supercharged 09 on 35s
    Boost and flex and 35s
    I don't know if they are considered a "road" but a lot of the ones that I go On do have trail markers so maybe?
     
  20. Sep 18, 2015 at 8:21 AM
    #20
    [kiesster]

    [kiesster] Be water, my friend.

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2015
    Member:
    #154051
    Messages:
    379
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Aaron
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2015 MGM V6 DCSB 4x4

    I also use Motion X on an iPhone(4s). Works pretty good most of the time, and useful for tracking elevation + gain/loss, avg. mph, time, and a bunch of other stuff. You can download maps ahead of time and save them to your device so you don't have to rely on spotty cell coverage to load data.

    It's definitely worth the $1.99 or whatever for download. You can use terrain maps/street maps/as well as Apple/Motion X/Google and it will overlay your GPS location.
     
    Dcsleeper408 likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top