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GPS systems HELP

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:26 pm
by BWXSTREAM
ok so im looking for a gps with a larger screen like 9" or so and am also looking for something that dos not have a transducer and side scan and all that mumbojumbo all i want is a gps that can track me and leave way-points along with possible satellite imagery and or lake charts any suggestions this all needs to be downloadable mapping in case i get out of cell service lol sounds like a lot right :lol:

Re: GPS systems HELP

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:39 pm
by OneBFC
A whole bunch of apps on the playstore or Apple equivalent if you look there.

A tablet such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 or S3 series would work pretty well since they have pretty good sunlight readability and are AMOLED displays.

If you cheap out on the tablet, expect to have very poor sunlight readability as the main consequence.

Otherwise, just about any tablet will provide good navigational GPS mapping capabilities.

Good luck!

Re: GPS systems HELP

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:35 pm
by terrible ted
IF you find a gps depth finder that dosent have a transom mounted transducer, i like to know

Re: GPS systems HELP

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:00 am
by kwanjangnihm
A few of us run MotionX on our iphones or iPads. http://gps.motionx.com/ (apple devices)

Link: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=69024

Also there are quite a few waterproof gps receivers with bluetooth to connect phones, tablets, etc.

just one example: https://bad-elf.com/pages/be-gps-2200-detail

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Find a waterproof tablet with a large screen like One BFC suggested and use a waterproof gps receiver with bluetooth to connect! :salute:

Re: GPS systems HELP

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:07 pm
by PAINKILLER
I downloaded navionics boating marine and lakes from play store its free for 15 days don't know what the cost after is you can plot a coarse and it tracks you along the coarse your on

Re: GPS systems HELP

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:34 pm
by Lwells
Why would it matter whether GPS has transducer and stuff for you don't have to hook none of that up for GPS to work and if you put screen on MAP page that is all you will see on screen. I have a Lawrence with around a 9 inch screen and it is great, easy to see, shows speed , logs trails with a line that you can follow back or later till its erased, shows constant long/latitude readings,etc. They have them on sale at bass pro and other places on a regular basis or you can pick them up used on eBay dirt cheap sometimes where fishermen have to have the newest thing.

Re: GPS systems HELP

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:48 am
by Scarecrow
Best to learn the area you ride in and not be so dependent on something that could leave you lost if it malfunctions. JMO

Re: GPS systems HELP

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:55 am
by Duece
OneBFC wrote:A whole bunch of apps on the playstore or Apple equivalent if you look there.

A tablet such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 or S3 series would work pretty well since they have pretty good sunlight readability and are AMOLED displays.

If you cheap out on the tablet, expect to have very poor sunlight readability as the main consequence.

Otherwise, just about any tablet will provide good navigational GPS mapping capabilities.

Good luck!

I've got a tab 4 from Samsung that I've got in a waterproof case that would work very well for this application. Any idea on how to mount it?!

Duece

Re: GPS systems HELP

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:07 am
by OneBFC
Pretty much this company is the best on the planet for rigid mounting solutions.

https://www.rammount.com/

I would look at the marine mounts. I use both 1 and 1.5" ball systems for decades.

Use of doubled sided adhesive tape can make things easy to adapt to your exact device too. Recommend 3M 4949 or 4929. Be warned that tape is extremely aggressive and should be considered permanent in most cases. It's used to attach automotive body panels and a million other applications.

Re: GPS systems HELP

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:37 pm
by Duece
Any recommendation on apps. I'm an Android guy and there does seem to be a lot of options. I downloaded one to my phone and am going to check it out up in Citrus Co. next week.

Duece

Re: GPS systems HELP

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:07 pm
by OneBFC
Well, I don't use any of the apps as I just use Google maps when I need to see where I am, etc.

I briefly used the Navionics app a few years ago and it seemed fine. Best bet is to look at app rating and number of installs and just try them out (if possible).

A 5 star rating with 1000 installs is not as good as a 4 star with 1000000 installs.

Re: GPS systems HELP

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:23 pm
by Duece
OneBFC wrote:Well, I don't use any of the apps as I just use Google maps when I need to see where I am, etc.

I briefly used the Navionics app a few years ago and it seemed fine. Best bet is to look at app rating and number of installs and just try them out (if possible).

A 5 star rating with 1000 installs is not as good as a 4 star with 1000000 installs.

I hear ya. Thanks.

Duece