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navigation gps

Post by kharder91 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:46 am

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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Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:37 am

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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Post by Slidin Gator » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:46 pm

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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Post by One Eyed Gator » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:53 pm

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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Post by OneBFC » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:49 pm

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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Post by mojoe » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:52 pm

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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Re: navigation gps

Post by keys2pines » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:37 am

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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Post by Sniper » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 am

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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Post by Missfire » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:56 am

Can MotionX-GPS be loaded on an I-pad for the larger screen
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Re: navigation gps

Post by mojoe » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:44 am

Good question. Full Size screen and a fixed mount... That would be cool!!
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Post by Florida Cracker » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:14 am

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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Post by kwanjangnihm » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:36 am

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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Post by Slidin Gator » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:56 am

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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