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Has anyone used the magellan on trails?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Taconator_, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Jan 29, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    Taconator_

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    Ive been using a GPS receiver with the Gaia GPS app, but I'm tired of my phone (too small) and the reception is a little spotty on my iPad. Ive read that the cellular chip/antennas on a phone give it a boost in reception so I guess that's why my iPad isn't as reliable as my phone.

    Anyhow, I came across this
    https://www.magellangps.com/store/t...s/magellan-tr5-trail-and-street-gps-navigator
    Ive seen is as low as $169, but there aren't many reviews on it.

    has anyone used on out on a trail? if so, how is it?
     
  2. Jan 31, 2019 at 9:42 AM
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    jbrandt

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    I would just get a Galaxy Tab E and run Gaia or Backcountry Navigator. $110 on Amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Flag...qid=1548956226&sr=1-3&keywords=galaxy+tab+gps
     
  3. Feb 19, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    I have a shitty old Garmin that I bought back in the olden days before every car had a 55" 4K/UHD touch panel... I loaded all my trail maps onto it (CaliforniaTrailMaps). I don't get turn-by-turn navigation, but it's full loaded with my maps and was mostly free (I bought the maps). For my needs, it works great: it shows me on a map in relationship to the geography and trails, and it frees up my other electronics to be themselves.
     
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  4. Feb 21, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    Keep this thread going. I'm looking to see how people run their GPS offroad
     
  5. Feb 23, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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    Ducman82

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    good question. i see people running iPads and wonder what apps are used
     
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  6. Feb 23, 2019 at 6:41 PM
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    I just used Gaia GPS. It looks cool, yet I wasn't able to figure out how to get the app GPS to track your movement. It seems I had to constantly to move the screen to see where I was. ** I figured that part out
     
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  7. Nov 6, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    skeezix

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    I've been using my Delorme PN60 for the last 9 years, with detailed maps that I downloaded from Delorme. Unfortunately: the company went out of business a couple years ago, and the maps are based on the 1984 survey (which is the last survey).

    But it was good while it lasted :annoyed:
     

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