options , built in offline GPS tablet

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  1. goranvolvo

    goranvolvo

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    i ' m looking for all around tablet for navigation but must have built in GPS and be able to use it without data
    WHAT r you using ?
    and YOU like it
     
  2. Skidoo

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    I use a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 but most tablets have GPS. I prefer Android based tablets as most support uSD cards. With offline maps the extra uSD memory comes in handy. There are several mapping/nav apps available that support offline maps. I use APRSDroid with my Ham radio which not only maps me, but shows on the map where fellow Hams are that use APRS.
     
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    Izzyandsue Izzy SILVER Star

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    Ipad with GaiaGPS,download maps of your area and works off line
     
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    I use a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 also used other galaxy tab versions in the past dowloaded maps both via google maps and other software.
     
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    LandCruiserPhil Peter Pan Syndrome Supporting Vendor

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    Ipad the only screen for use with polarized glasses.
    I run several apps but for off line I find Maps.me the best for US and Mexico.
     
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    Galaxy S3 here. Been downright amazed at how I can get completely lost in National Forests ,including going off trail in the dark one time, and all I use is Google maps and it gets me where I wanna go just fine. I have backcountry, gaia and others but dont really need them since I am (almost)always on trail. Google maps sends me on hilariously difficult trails that require me to be fully locked and even then . . . .
     
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    Nexus 7 with Gaiagps...works great.
     
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    I use a Samsung Tab A, can be had from Costco on sale for $119 about 4x per year. With backcountry Navigator and mounte on my dash, works great
     
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    I use a Lenovo 8" with Avenza maps mostly (also have Gaia). Have a 128 sd card in it
     
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    Galaxy Tab S2 8" w/128GB micro SD card.
    Still looking for a decent app...
     
  11. goranvolvo

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    is the 8" big enough or you wish it is 10 " now i m debating between 8" and 10" screen
     
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    IMO, 8" screen size is perfect for my needs. Anything larger would block too much of the other electronic gizmos that I have installed in the truck. Weight was also a factor for the mounting of the Ram mount.

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  13. george_tlc

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    Yep 7" or 8" is just fine for maps - including topo etc.

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    This with a 7" acer.

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    Been running an asus 8" since then, similar overall size as the 7" due to smaller bezel. With a small unit you can get it up onto the dash, much easier to navigate when the map is in your face versus having to look down at a larger unit that is mounted above the transmission etc.

    You can see the acer display in the vid below at around 4min mark.



    cheers,
    george.
     
  14. Dragos80

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    I get it, but what is this?

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    old world magic - called 'manual transmission' :)

    cheers,
    george.
     
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