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Discussion in 'Off-Roading Your Raptor' started by JustinK, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. JustinK

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    Anyone have any recommendations for a good and not too expensive off-road GPS? I am looking to join the next Raptor run in my region and the GPS unit is a requirement to participate. Thanks in advance!
     
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    I use a handheld Garmin unit that I use for hunting a lot.

    I also use the All Trails app on my phone and Gaia app.

    The hand held Garmin is small, but using a Naviks system I mirror my phone to my screen and it works perfectly

    My wife thinks I only have 3 guns
     
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    Can you tell me more about the naviks system? Are there installation instructions online?
     
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    Im in the same boat. Looking to get more into AZRR runs too. Not real familiar with gps in general when it comes to off roading. My daughter's boyfriend is a rally racer and uses the GAIA gps program. I downloaded it to an 8" LG tablet with GPS capabilities and it seems like the real deal. About 20% of the price of setting up a Lowrance unit. I picked up a Ram Mount for it and it sits nicely on the dash. Highly recommended by hikers and the overland crowd. Worth Checking it out.
     
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    When I get more involved in the offroad events, I will look at the Lowrance unit or go the iPad with leadnav or gaia. I already have the iPad so that saves most of the cost.
     
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    or start with lowrance and when you get too lazy to load satellite imagery all the time, switch to ios with leadnav (the 4g ipad). :)
     
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    You can email them and they will send instructions. I like it. I use a Quad lock mount, that attaches to a deal that fits in my cup holder. Phone hangs out and I mirror my phone on the screen. Works great, even better when I have a comms guy/navigator

    My wife thinks I only have 3 guns
     
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    You can use your smartphone since there are lots of good navigation apps like Gaia GPS and Backcountry Navigator Pro.
     
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    I just got the Gaia gps for my Iphone- But it also works on my ipad. What is VERY important is that you can download maps of the area you are going. 1 this saves data- 2 you do not need cell service. In NJ i find they have many of the forest fire roads listed. Now I'm just going to add an Ipad mount in the truck
     
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    if you are using a non-cell modem iPad, you're going to want to pick up an xgps160.

    non-cell pads only update once a second. If you're using the iPad for obstacle call-outs via notes, that 1-second refresh isn't good enough if you're moving at a football field per second kind of pace.
     

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