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what does everyone use with gps for navigation looking for good all around gps that wont break the bank :D :D

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I run a Garmin that has a dual use feature. It has charts for running coastal and an automotive function. I find inland the automotive function fits all my needs. It lays a track line and has a fair level of detail in most of the area I run. It was fairly cheap as well being a discontinued model it only cost around $350 a few years back and had two mounts.

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Many Garmin units can be loaded with BirdsEye, which is Aerial imagery similar to Google Earth, but loaded on the device and not dependent on an Internet connection.

It costs $29 for a one year subscription. Once you download images to a device you don’t have to keep paying to use them after the year.

This link provides a list of compatible devices.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/70144#devices
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I run an old Garmin CSX76 handheld, it is waterproof and floats and ram make a nice mount. It is color but the screen is small. Now that my one good eye is going bad I have to stop and put on my glasses sometimes to see the detail. It has to be over 10 years old and still works great.

I be looking for a larger screen GPS in the near future.

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Polaris GPS (android device, free, no network required)

Google Maps (no network or cell required if you download the maps for the area you run)
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OneBFC wrote:Polaris GPS (android device, free, no network required)

Google Maps (no network or cell required if you download the maps for the area you run)
I’m glad you found a good GPS app for Droid. Motion X for I-phone. And it’s the same , as long as you open the map while you have service, it continues to work without service. I still don’t understand how, but it does.

I have 3 Garmin handhelds and one year I paid to download the Birdseye around here and saved it to a card. I have a Humminbird sonar and GPS in the flats boat. Makes no difference, the I-Phone with Motion X is still my go to.
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I use navionics on my phone, and I use this to keep it in place https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01 ... =UTF8&psc=
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I have GPS on my Humminbird side scan unit I have on the boat but I also have a Garmin hand held for a back up
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Can MotionX-GPS be loaded on an I-pad for the larger screen
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Good question. Full Size screen and a fixed mount... That would be cool!!
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I use a Garmin 441s. It is the same unit I use on my Pathfinder. I bought a second power/data cable and mount and switch them back and forth.

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Missfire wrote:Can MotionX-GPS be loaded on an I-pad for the larger screen
https://support.motionx.com/motionx-gps ... s-chipset/

Yes, the Wifi iPad will run MotionX-GPS HD. Your WiFi connection does provide location data, although it’s not as accurate as GPS.

To get a more accurate GPS position you may use an external GPS sensor, such as Bad Elf
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Garmin Drive track is an option for a full blooded GPS system with a big screen. Used for tracking dogs, put the collar on your buddies boat and you never have to search for him again.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/601687
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Purchased a garmin 742xs and sunk boat in 12’ of fresh water. Recovered boat twenty four hrs later. Chart plotter was full of water and sand. Warranty said waterproof to 3 feet but doesn’t cover. Don’t spend more than your willing to loose. $850 lost. Worked great till it didn’t anymore.
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TC,

Please confirm, Garmin would not honor a warranty claim from the flooding? I have had great success with Garmin, but my last warranty issue was in the 90's (they resolved). Please provide details.
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Garmin states the 742xs has a IPX 7 rating that does not mean waterproof. It’s water resistant to 3’ for up to 30 minutes. 12’ of water is quite a difference in pressure. Per Garmin it specifically states “ splashes, rain, snow an incidental exposure Up to 1 meter at 30 minutes max. NOT being submerged. Can’t blame Garmin your trying to claim something the product doesn’t protect from.

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Didn’t even try after reading small print. What I was trying to convey to everyone was that you keep it realistic. I wanted the best but turns out it wasn’t the best for an airboat.
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I have an old 76 CSX handheld waterproof floats and can take a beating. At least 10 yrs old and falling into the bottom of the boat and water countless times. Has a small screen but is tough as nails.

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I have a crappy lowrance mounted on airboat for new areas and planning in the field, pretty dang durable but have replaced it once since 09’ as it quit finding satellites. I keep a Garmin rhino and a fortrex on me at all time as well both have been through hell but always work, but they both have screens that are very small. As of last year or two I have been using navionics app on iPhone if I want/need sat view.

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TC66 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:43 am
Didn’t even try after reading small print.
So instead of picking up the phone and calling Garmin to find out what kid of support they will offer you come on here to bash them? :scratch: They may or may not warranty the unit for water damage, I guess we will never know. :dontknow:

Garmin offers a flat fee repair for all of their equipment. The flat fee is normally less than half the purchase cost, regardless of the extent of damage.
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Whoa Slidin gator!! I wasn’t “bashing” anyone. I simply read their warranty and the limitations they placed on it. When I saw what they said I then exempted myself due to the fact that my circumstances were beyond their limitations. Don’t hold it against me for being honest.
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Btw slidin gator I will take your advice on having them repair the unit. I was very impressed with its capabilities.
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TC,

I owe you an apology, I read your Baptized post as 12 inches, vs. 12 feet. Yah, that is a good bit deeper than the warranty terms... :fishing

We use a lot of their gear for dog tracking and training. It holds up well to our abuse, but things wear out. When you call you get a real person, in America that actually does help resolve issue(s).

In the mid 90's I bought a handheld GPS from them. 3 years later I left it out on the boat in a rain storm. Later I noticed the screen was fogged and it wouldn't work. Since it was out of warranty, I pried apart the plastic housing to dry it out, still no luck. I called them, the rep said they are not supposed to leak, send it back. I said it's 2 years out of warranty, he said send it back. I said I busted it open, he said send it back.

So I sent it back and they sent me a new one, no questions asked. Their policies are not so liberal now, but they earned a loyal customer. Let us know how the replacement works out. Maybe a waterproof bag or a separate boat for learners?
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