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Offroad Navigation Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Stig, May 2, 2016.

  1. Aug 8, 2017 at 9:08 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Thanks man. I appreciate the insight.

    I believe this is the way I'm going to go.
     
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  2. Aug 9, 2017 at 7:15 AM
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    I can confirm this that you do not have to have cellular service for those track.
    I don't know for sure if the latest generations have changed, but older generation iPads(2 and 3) had to be cellular capable in order to have built in gps, but you do not have to have a cellular subscription. By being cellular enabled it simply added the additional gps hardware to the device.
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2017 at 7:22 AM
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    I have an older iPad (pretty sure 2). Can you walk me, an idiot, through to see its compatibility and capabilities?
     
  4. Aug 9, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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    If it is cellular capable there will be a SIM card slot/tray with a tiny hole next to it on the top left corner in portrait mode.

    Edit: also in Settings, right below Bluetooth you should see an option for Cellular Data that will say No SIM if there is no SIM card installed. It's been a while since I messed with a WiFi only so I can't recall if that entry is still displayed on those.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2017 at 8:07 AM
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    Alright, Seems like I should finally get a Tablet to run some map options this Black Friday (Seeing as there are deals on all of them).

    @odomandr @Gramps @aero3685 What's the best to choose?
     
  6. Nov 20, 2017 at 8:29 AM
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    Mine was an Android I can look up which one later. But it was 8".
     
  7. Nov 20, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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    I'm not tech savvy but I was thinking about getting one of the Samsungs that are on sale this week. Says it has GPS built in.
    "Galaxy Tab A" 8 inch for $129.99.
     
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  8. Nov 20, 2017 at 8:53 AM
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    Never enough
    I use a Samsung Note 10.1 2014 edition. I love the large screen for mapping purposes, but you have to keep the weight in mind with whatever mounting solution you plan to use.
     
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  9. Nov 21, 2017 at 9:33 AM
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    Samsung Tab S2 here. Key thing is fast processor for loading and updating of the maps. Also expandable memory for map storage.
     
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  10. Nov 23, 2017 at 7:11 AM
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    This one https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ZenPad-2048x1536-Black-Tablet/dp/B011TVF5QC

    I don't recall what I paid, but I picked mine up last year during BF from B&H photo. I also added a 64gb card to store all data.
     
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  11. Nov 26, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    not sure if you can grab a cyber monday deal still but i grabbed a cheap one that would do what i needed a few years back. the display is not great but it has expandable memory and is able to run mapping and aprs stuff. it wont download facebook or lots of other apps now are no longer optimized for it but the ones i use most are...
     
  12. Nov 26, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    I have been using a Samsung Tab 4 7" for outback navigation for nearly 4 years now without any issues. Got it open box for less than a 100 bucks at the time. You should check out Best Buy in the open box section to see what's available.

     
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  13. Nov 26, 2017 at 7:18 PM
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    Thanks that looks perfect for my blind azz!
     
  14. Jun 11, 2018 at 8:20 AM
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  15. May 22, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    Have been introduced to a new navigation app (at least I don't think it's been mentioned here yet). The people I heard about it from were mostly addressing the hunting utility, which is the company's primary focus, but they apparently have an off-road app as well: https://www.onxmaps.com/offroad-app Haven't done anything with it yet, but I'm about to figure out (or try) how to get shapes or points loaded into it. Anyone else hear of or use it (even the hunting version)?
     
  16. May 22, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    I've been using the paid version for hunting and fishing for a few years. It's sometimes slow to refresh and doesn't always keep up very well at driving speeds even when the offline tiles have been downloaded but that's a minor bitch. Great app worth the money IMO.
     
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  17. Jun 5, 2020 at 8:40 AM
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    Ok, Time for my Annual should I update from Paper Maps or not.

    Is this overkill, was thinking dual use instead of just a tablet for navigation. Costco Deal from Today.
     
  18. Jun 5, 2020 at 10:47 AM
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    What would you use it for when not using it as a tablet for navigation? Even as a computer that is overkill for most programs unless you’re doing heavy video editing or something else CPU intensive.
     
  19. Jun 5, 2020 at 11:24 AM
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    I like to check out NASA's calculations and point out all their errors. :D

    Heck, I just looked at the RAM & HD capacity and said, that should work... Guess you're saying it's more than required to run some Maps/ APRS.
     
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  20. Jun 5, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    I’ve found iPad mini and smaller tablets to be easier to work with on trails. Easier to mount and pack as opposed to a larger full size laptop/tablet. Much more cost effective as well.
     
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