My path to a GPS Solution

Discussion in 'Communication & Navigation' started by Romer, May 29, 2017.

  1. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Drew,
    I am happy with Galaxy. I move it from my 40 to 200 easily. I have the same ball mount in both vehicles and a Ram mount setup that attaches to that. The Galaxy also is big enough with enough capability I can use it for other things while I am on the road without having to take my laptop

    I so wanted a windows solution to work and just couldn't find an application I was happy with

    I like the Galaxy over the Ipad because I can add memory and also connect it to my computer and easily transfer files via USB vs having to work through iTunes

    The pic of my 200 is above, although this picture of my 40 is with the windows tablet, it uses the same ram mount
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    So Ken (@Romer), are you running the WiFi-only version of the S2? Or do you have cell service w/ it?
     
  4. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    wifi only. I can always run it through my cell phone if I need a connection. No sense paying for two devices monthly when I don't connect the tablet that often
     
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    Patineto "Clueless" fourwheel rabbit

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    I’m running a 12.2” galaxy pro with Verizon capabilies but I only use the hotspot from my iPhone

    Works great, zero issues, well the phone those get a little hot but so far no problems
     
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    168E0EC2-D80A-4AD2-89D0-A102A7A700AE.jpeg Thanks to this thread I installed a Samsung Tab S2 using a double suction Ram mount.
     
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    How does your mount attach to the console and how do you prevent vibration? I tried a ram mount and backing plate on the side of my console with my S2 and its not readable when moving
     
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    @Romer , are you using the native gps receiver in the tablet, or still using the external antenna?

    I copied your setup with the windows tablet and have been running it for a while now, but like you mentioned, the topo maps are finicky when trying to zoom, I had problems with mine and the GPS antenna.
     
  9. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    the native receiver has worked great for me
     
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    ^ modern tablets/phones have very impressive GPS receiver technology. Very fast lock and very sensitive reception. I've not used an external puck antenna for more than 10yrs, there is just no need. Many of the better tablets/phone receive Glonass in addition to the US GPS system. Newer ones will also receive the BeiDou satellites. The more satellites the unit can receive, the better and more accurate the coverage, especially under heavy tree/forest cover etc.

    cheers,
    george.
     
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    LandCruiserPhil Peter Pan Syndrome Supporting Vendor

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    I use the latest iPad with an internal GPS receiver with zero issue in very remote places in the SW and Baja Mexico.
     
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