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navigation gps

Postby 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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Re: navigation gps

Postby 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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Re: navigation gps

Postby 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.
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Re: navigation gps

Postby 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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Re: navigation gps

Postby 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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Re: navigation gps

Postby 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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