Add Gps. You can strengthen your Gps signal on any device by connecting via wireless. The free downloadable app provides accurate gps coordinates, position update rate change, and much more. Being able to add accurate gps to your device will allow you to use hundreds of available apps. The Gps receiver has a battery life of over eight hours of continuous use and comes with a usb charging cord. That will stick to most surfaces.
👤It works better than I anticipated. I have an older WiFi only iPad Mini that I wanted to use for navigation but it doesn't have built-in gps. When I connected my iPad mini to the dual XGPS105A via a wireless connection, it asked to download the accompanying app. The app is useful. It tells you the number of satellites you are connected to, the signal strength, position information, and the battery status. I turned it on in the house because I couldn't wait but I was able to connect to multiple satellites with ease. I thought I would have to go outside. With the gps locked and loaded, I tried out some maps. Both worked well. My weather radar map is now location enabled. Awesome. I have taken it down the road a few times now, about 100 miles total, without issue, but I will update this review once I have a longer road trip under my belt. I didn't expect to see the app mentioned in any of the reviews or forums. This thing is special. I can't wait to try it out against other devices, like a newer iPad, windows tablets, and some surveying equipment. I will report back, but so far it's been good.
👤Don't buy anything from AXXERA or DUAL. The unit will work for 25 times, then the internals will short out, killing the battery, but they will sell you another battery. Next year there will be some other name. They changed their names to keep up with consumer fraud. Don't buy anything made by these people. You will be sad.
👤I bought a gps receiver for my Jeep. This product works in conjunction with my Apple iPad and provides pin point accurate gps for any app you are using. It takes 5 to 10 minutes to connect to my iPad via BluTooth once I turn on the puck. This could be my fault. Overall very pleased! It's easy to charge up at home or in your vehicle. Very easy to use. I stuck a piece of tape to the back of the vehicle and it still works.
👤For almost two months, use the dual XGPS150A with my iPad 2. Since the iPad 2 didn't have a gps receiver installed, I decided to use the dual XGPS 150A, which is described in the technical documentation to receive 12 gps and up. The dual XGPS15A is a free navigation app that has a very simple and minimalist design. The dual XGPS150A receiver is small and has Haptics very pleasant. The gps is green. The Bluethooth connection is created relatively fast after switch on, but the GLONASS satellites are not supported, but they are displayed in the app, but they are crossed out. It happens in dense forests on winding roads and in large cities close to tall houses. When you're on foot in New York, Boston, and Chicago, the pressure point is non-tactile, so locating is almost non-existent. The dual XGPS150A would no longer splash water and dirt if you removed the plastic cover and cut a hole in the non-slip pad.
The product is certified to look and work like new. Functional testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging are included in the process. The product may arrive in a generic box with all relevant accessories. Only sellers with a high performance bar can sell Certified Refurbished products on Amazon. The display has a landscape or portrait view. ABC sensors have a compass, a barometric altimeter and a accelerometer. Ruggedized for the outdoors, it is strong against dust, dirt and humidity. It is water-rated. The activity profiles include climb, hike, hunt, bike, geocache, fish and more.
👤Great unit. Primarily used for hiking and geocaching, it fills my needs. The batteries are on par with other units. The unit has a problem with the CHIRP function. Was this a deal breaker because the unit will power off on it's own within a minute of power on? I would have expected a better due diligence on the R&D department and some reasonable testing to find issues like this. I don't think I've ever seen a chirp cache in my area. I paid for this feature and I would like to see it work. The screen dim/timeout is the second issue. The unit should be visible during daylight hours and backlit at night. In order to see the screen, you need to have the back lighting on. Again, not a deal breaker, but when caching you really need to use the screen more if you are hiking. I don't know how this affects battery life, but I'm pretty sure it will. I would have liked to know more about the useage of this unit before caching. It's similar to a smart watch in that it works with a smart phone. It doesn't replace the phone while caching and doesn't function well as a stand alone unit. You need a fully chewed phone with a full range of features to take full advantage of the Geo capabilities. I recommend this unit if the headaches don't bother you. It has a great interface and doesn't want it to look like a kids toy. It's easy to update, it's easy to use and it's easy to upload maps.
👤The Oregon 700 was not as good as I had hoped. The battery life was not advertised. The screen was hard to see in the sun. It was difficult to navigate through the menus. The on/off button was not good and you have to hope you got it right. Press it hard and hold it for a few seconds until it makes a couple of small noises to turn it off. Couldn't get a satellite signal from inside my house, but I could see a message that asked if I wanted to continue. That was done with both gps and GLONASS on. You have to buy detailed maps separately if you want to download them for free. I'm talking about the Garmin in the past tense. I returned it. I'm going to try ONX Offroad on my phone.
👤This works great for me. It's great if you get a re-chargeable battery kit, but it's better if you get a better battery. I took this out on a hike recently and was able to find a number of caches in the area, it was definitely more accurate than my phone.
👤I had a handheld unit that I wanted to upgrade. The company was not supported in the US. Went with this unit after a lot of thought. It does a great job and I use it mostly for geocaching. The unit looked brand new when it arrived.
The IPX7 powersport navigator is waterproof, glove-friendly, and has an ultra bright screen for off-road adventures. The Group Ride Radio features a push-to-talk fist mic and group tracking for up to 20 riders. Maps of public land boundaries, U.S. Forest Service roads and trails, and Birdseye satellite imagery are available. Attach the navigator to your powersport vehicle with a powered mount and wiring harness. You can use the Tread app on your phone to sync your waypoints, tracks and routes, and get access to live weather with an active connection. It's your responsibility to know and follow the laws of your country, and it's possible that you're not allowed to use a satellite communications device. Pair your dog systems with a gps device to navigate and track your dogs from your vehicle.
👤It took 7 hours to update and install all the maps. It doesn't have any off-road trails in any of the maps. I went to load the file for the peace trail, but I found out it couldn't be used as a route because it had to many waypoints. I called customer service and they told me that I needed to use a program called garmin basecamp on my computer to seperate the waypoints into different groups. When using basecamp, they can only suggest buying the 24k topo map for 99$, which has bad reviews, because the topo maps don't show any of the trails between the waypoints. It would bring me back to trying to get the basecamp program figured out on how to split the trail into 2 seperate trails and then transfer that to garmin explore, yet another app, and finally back onto the tread.
👤In the northern upper peninsula of Michigan, I go off road a lot. The roads are not marked the best. I would have gone back to camp without the gps. I would have put on more miles. My gut was telling me to go in one direction, but the navigator said to go in another direction. I went the other way. I was very happy I had it. It made sense that the "all seeing eye" of the Garmin Tread said to go the way it did once my gut and the Garmin came into alignment. The price tag is high. I also had trouble with it. If you can get past the price, you can bring the gps with you, but only if it's a large screen and how it connects to other cameras. I don't need a navigation device anymore. I used to use a Topo map and compass to get around. The system is still relevant, but using the Garmin is better. My handheld gps is not as good for night time driving in the wilds. Do I still have a compass in my pocket? You bet!
👤The screws and hole nuts are the same as those of ACE. You can see the panel behind the Polaris screws. Solid. The Beofeng handheld radios have a loud and clean sound but the radio is much more clear and clean. The Tread has a better mic. Don't connect phone while cranking the tunes, you can run mp3's via bluetooth to external speakers. When the unit is sharing the phone with external speakers, it fails in about three seconds. The phone is great.
👤The screen is perfect. It is completely readable in the sun. This garmin is easy to use and operate. The HD screen is great. The tube mount is strong and stable. One push of a button and you're on your way. Way to go!
👤There was no case or sleeve. It would have been nice to have a case or sleeve to protect the screen when not connected to the mount. It is expensive to leave on the mount.
👤I ordered this item because I believe the wireless cameras are working, in particular the BC40, but I was told by support that the TREAD BASE is only compatible with the BC cameras.
You can get easy-to- follow, animated cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates workouts on your watch screen. The phone is compatible with the following: iPhone, Android. The navigator has a 2.2 inch display and a base map. HotFix and GLONASS support for fast positioning is provided by the WAAS enabled gps receiver. It is waterproof to IPX7 standards for protection against splashes. There is support for paperless geocaching and garmin spine mounting accessories. The Polaroid AA batteries are the best for up to 20 hours of use. To estimate time and distance between points, look at high and low elevation points or store waypoints along a track.
👤I'm a simple guy. It is important to not get lost while out in the thick of it. Don't recommend it, have been there and done that. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on helping to prevent that situation again, so I came up with this unit. I don't need it to do anything. Go for a hike, peace of mind that the camp is over there. If you see something cool, mark it and find it again in the future. I haven't fully played around with everything, but it does other things. I only care about one thing and that is what it does.
👤I have used this across the United States. It would be completely irresponsible to only use this device for navigation. This is a supplement to a map. It tells me my speed and distance traveled, which is useful in predicting timing of arrival and helps with navigating via map. I use the waypoint function to backtrack in case of an emergency, but I haven't had to backtrack out. I believe that the company does not support their customers after the purchase. I read a lot of reviews before buying and people on the internet can't figure out the directions. The user manual that you get with it doesn't give a lot of information about the functions of the device. I think most entry level customers will find it confusing and not helpful on the trail. I will keep carrying it until it breaks, but I don't think it's worth it unless you plan to use the trip computer and primitive waypoint features. I don't see any value in what it provides at the current price. I won't be buying another product from the company for a while.
👤This is great for outdoor activities. After the initial setup, I turn it on, clear the current track, reset the trip odometer, and add a waypoint. Since I have it set to record tracks, there's nothing I can do until I get to the end of the trail. I saved the track and then used the backtrack feature to get me back to the car. This comes with a very basic world map with only major cities as landmarks so don't expect street names, banks, gas stations, restaurants, or anything else. It's great for backpacking, hiking, biking and even as a backup for wheeling/offroading.
👤The eTrex 10 is a gem. The rating was five stars. I've been using it on bicycle rides for the past two months. I've read many reviews on Amazon for this product, but few do a good job of telling the consumer. I think the product caters to many different end users, such as boaters, kayakers, walkers, hikers, off-road cyclists, and on-road cyclists. My review was written from the point of view of a cyclist. I'm not going to answer a lot of questions in a review. 1. Is it possible to charge this device using a cable? Is that correct? No. Two AA batteries are used for power. They can be cheap or expensive. If the weather is warm, alkaline work is fine. Cheap ones that have less than 2000 capacity are not good for the rechargeable route. I didn't know they had different capacities. It's true! The batteries need to be charged in a separate device. 2. What do you use the cable for? You can connect your device to your computer so you can update software or move GPX files. GPX files are what the tracks and waypoints are. I use a website called RidewithGPS to create my files. I use other software to convert them. Think of GpsVisualizer dotcom. 3. Is it possible to load maps into this device? Not really. There is a base map with the unit. It is possible to change it with a different map. If you want to add maps to this device, you need to be able to insert anSD card, which is where you would store extra maps. You can't add maps because you can't install an SD card. 4. Can you use this device on long bike rides? Is it good for bicycle touring? > Yes. This is the reason I bought this device. 5. Can this device help one navigate a city walk? Is it an outdoors hike? An off-road bicycle ride? An on-road bike ride? Yes to all four questions. I use a free online service called RidewithGPS dotcom to create GPX files. The GPX files are used to design a route. Some of the routes go through the city. There are various outdoor parks near my home. There are mountain bike trails. Some are 200k rides on the roads. I copy the GPX files into the GPX folder on my device. 6. Is the device compatible with an sd card? Is that correct? No. Not on this device. If you pay more for the eTrex 20x or the eTrex 30x, you will be able to install an SD card in those devices. 7. Is it possible to read this device in the sun? At night time? Yes. I have found it easy in both daytime and nighttime. I have to wear glasses to correct my vision. The screen is small. There are 8. Is the device good for long distance bike rides? Is that correct? Yes. The internal batteries of the gps devices for cyclists will die after 10 to 12 hours of use. When the eTrex 10 uses two AA batteries, they are easy to replace. If you have extra AA batteries with you on your rides, you will never be without an eTrex 10. There are 9. How long does it take to find satellites? It depends. Within a minute, it always cranks up for me. Both kinds of satellites are enabled in my setup. This way it uses more power. 10. Is the user manual easy to understand? Is that correct? It is okay. The manual has a problem with the wide range of uses the device can be used for. There should be a manual for each type of user. Do you want to use the device to mark geocaches? To be a navigation tool? To record where you went so you can retrace your steps? I'm only interested in using the device as a navigation tool. 11. Does the device record pace and distance traveled? Can it be used as a bike speedometer? Is that correct? Yes. You can change the view screen to show how far you have traveled. You can set it to tell you how fast you are going. There are 12. How relevant are street signs when using this device? Maps are not relevant because street signs are. You will have a track with this device and your GPX file. The names of the waypoints are in my GPX file. When the device is working, a scruple shows up in the view screen indicating where I am. I know it's time to make a turn as it moves along the track. I can make the turn without knowing the street's name. I don't look for street signs to verify a turn in the middle of the night. It's nice to see a street sign that matches the title. I can see the waypoint titles in my view screen. 13 Does the view screen scratch easily? Is that correct? Yes. This is a problem. Invest in a screen saver. There are 14. Does this device give turn-by-turn instructions? Is that correct? No. When a map is installed on the device, you only get turn-by-turn instructions. The device doesn't have a map. The eTrex 20x and eTrex 30x models have maps. The units don't use maps to calculate routes. The view screens show the tracks and waypoints in background, not on the maps. You can create proximity warnings with all three units. You can be warned when you get close to a waypoint. This function is similar to turn-by-turn instructions. I have found them not to be helpful. They make my view look cluttered. 15. Is it possible to insert a pre-loaded route? Yes. You can see the answer to Q12 16. What kind of battery life can you expect? Is that correct? You can get more than 20 hours with two NiMH AA batteries. I have had both types of satellites accessed and the backlight on constantly. 17 Does this device have features? Is that correct? No. You wouldn't get 20 hours of battery life if it did. You can see the answer to Q16. There is a new item on the market. What memory does this unit have? Only inside. The device doesn't allow you to install the cards. The eTrex 20x and eTrex 30x can hold cards. The units cost more. 19 What kind of batteries do this device use? AA batteries. You can see the answer to Q1. 20. Do you lose your current track when the batteries die? Is that correct? Nope. Information is saved as you go along, and the route is not calculated during your ride. The track and waypoints are static. When the power goes out, the view screen on your device shows your current location just like it did when the power went out. 21. What file formats do this device read? Is that correct? Only GPX files with a.gpx extension. Won't read the formats. I use one of a few free online converting Web sites to convert the TCX file to a GPX format file after I download my routes from Ridewithpgs. There is a new date for this. Does the device have an audio component? Nope. You wouldn't get 20 hours of battery life if it did. If you pay a little more, you can get the eTrex 20x or eTrex 30x. The proximity alarm in the eTrex 10 won't make any bells or beeps, but the other two units do. There is a new date for this. Does this device have a function? Is that correct? If you want it to record where you went, it will. When you save the file, you can use it to send it to any of the aforementioned companies.
The navigator has a 2.2-inch color display. Fast positioning and a reliable signal can be achieved with a WAAS-enabled gps receiver. It's compatible with road maps. Topo U.S. 24K, BlueChart g2, City Navigator, etc. The batteries are waterproof to IPX7 standards for protection against splashes, rain, etc. There is support for paperless geocaching and Garmin spine-mounting accessories.
👤I was looking for a basic handheld gps with support for Glonass. My intended use was for hiking in remote areas. If I got turned around, I wanted the Etrex 10 to be an insurance policy. I thought the lack of a detailed basemap wouldn't be a problem. I thought the gray scale screen would work well for me. I discovered that I was wrong on both accounts. I found it difficult to navigate because there were no points of reference other than a small dot for cities. The gray scale screen seemed to confuse me as waypoints and tracks blended together on the tiny screen with a featureless background. I wondered if the etrex 10 was better than firing up my cell phoneGPS without data. I returned the unit because of the issues with the interface. I replaced the 10 with the 20. The experience of the 20 is completely different. The unit is upgraded for an extra $60. The basemap was more than I was expecting. Major highways and state routes can be seen along with bodies of water. These characteristics are present in all of the countries I checked. The Republic Georgia is not the most mapped area of the world. Major cities and towns are marked. When you have a bunch of waypoints in the same area, the color screen helps keep things organized. The Etrex 20 is a major improvement over the 10, based on initial impressions.
👤This is my 4th Garmin, and it has been my outdoor companion since I got it. Within hours of using this one, I dumped the legend. This little guy has been through a lot, from searching for hidden treasure in the mountains to around town. Pick up a screen protectors, the screen doesn't scratch very easily, but it's made of plastic, not gorilla glass like we are all used to by now, and it's still very usable. The unit is bulletproof. The interface is clunky and slow, but after using my wife's Magellan, I think this is fine. The screen is good in the daytime and great after dark, but it's not great in the middle of the day. I knocked a start off for a faulty power button. The rubber power button crack on the eTrex 10/30 units has been seen this year alone, and I have seen other units with the same problem. One of them was mine.
👤I left a review for the poor people who thought the only available maps were from Garmin. This is not true. I downloaded a home made topo of California from a fellow online who has many more available, and if you feel they are incorrect, you can email him and let him know. With the topo that I downloaded, I had access to a motherlode of landmarks. From the road that leads to the halfdome to the garbage cans that are labeled and marked on the park map, you will never find a park map that shows the low key trails. The sd card is useful, but not a must. Map files can be switched between during use of the actual gps unit. I have not yet used it for that purpose. I don't think I could ever need all of the great features. There are obstacles in the water. There is a nearby lodging or entertainment. Sunrise and sunset times. The times for hunting and fishing are the best. Dozens of HUD options, such as elevation, distance to destination, ETA of destination based on speed, compass, and so much more, are available. I keep this piece of equipment in my mini go bag in my car, it's a fantastic piece of equipment. I think the gps has a long way to go before it's obsolete.
The design is water resistant and has a button. There are roads and trails for hiking and cycling in the U.S. and Australia. Know where you are with a high-sensitivity receiver with quad helix antenna and multi-GNSS support. Up to 16 hours in the gps mode. Up to 16 hours in the gps mode.
The handheld gps is reliable. The 2.2” sunlight-readable color display has a 480 x 320 display area. There are roads and trails for hiking and cycling in the Topo Active maps. Tracking in more challenging environments is possible with the support of gps and GLONASS satellite systems. There is 8 gigabytes of internal memory for map downloads. Up to 25 hours in the gps mode with 2 AA batteries. Up to 25 hours in the gps mode with 2 AA batteries.
👤Does not work with all brands of batteries. It can take a long time for updates. Leave the unit outside at least an hour before you use it for the best results.
👤The product is nice. Also works with Energizer batteries. It's easy to smudge with fingerprints and you should buy a Tusita protection and screen protectors.
👤My last 4 purchases have been bad, hearing aids, 1 quit, and pickup seat covers wouldn't stay on. I was buying a gps and light bar, but it was hard to figure it out, and the batteries wouldn't last long.
👤Good quality and reasonable.
👤It worked as it was supposed to.
It is durable, constructed to military standards. Accurate positioning can be provided with the use of gps, GLONASS and galileo satellite systems. Smart notifications allow your device to receive emails, texts and alerts if you misplace your navigation sensor. In watch mode, the battery life can be up to 1 month. The user manual is a PDF manual in the product description.
👤I have been using this in the Army for over a year and I love it. I used to have a Fortrex 401 and loved it. There were some issues with the 401 that this solved. I will compare the two. The biggest changes from the 401 to the 601 are as follows. 1. The life of a battery. If you are using these in the military, or just use them often, you need an upgrade like this to justify it. I went from having to change my batteries every mission to changing them every 3-4 days of heavy use. 2. The ability to tell time in a watch is great, it saves you from having to carry something around your wrist, and works well. You wont have to worry about draining your battery supply for a watch because the watch only mode allows you to use this without taking much battery life at all. 3. Back light. The back light is better than the orange light. On the other side of the spectrum, it has a night vision mode that is very dim and can't be seen past 10 meters on the dark nights. 4. There is a screen. It has a bigger screen and a better resolution, making it easier to see what is displayed. 5. The location of the gps device. The gps seems to connect a little faster than the 401, but that is not a big deal. Overall, I think. This thing is amazing if you are in the military or use a lot of gps's. It works well and is small. The battery life alone makes this worth the upgrade if you already own a 401.
👤The army infantry is very useful in the field. The mode was more needed than expected. This garmin has many options and abilities. Didn't notice a huge difference in performance for 401. The screen may scratch easily under use.
👤I bought the 601 to replace the 401 that was stolen from my luggage a few months ago. Foretrex is the only line of gpss that do the job for me when I'm hiking or dog sledding in the winter. I can operate it with gloves on, and the batteries can be replaced quickly after the cold kills them. I've operated the 401 in temperatures as cold as -38C/ 36F without any issues. ICs have gotten a lot more power efficient since the 401 hit the market, and the biggest upgrade that the 601 provides is the greatly improved battery life. The way I burn through the batteries will pay for the unit within its lifetime. The improved screen resolution and support for Galileo are nice, but not a big deal to me. I had a lot of trouble getting the 401's interface to work with modern PCs because it was persnickety. The 601 seems to have fixed that. You don't need to use the software to work with it because it is a mass storage device with a full GPX file system. I was able to populate the Foretrex with waypoints from a database of mountain peaks by copying a hand-written GPX file to GARMIN/ GPX/WPTS. GPX on the Foretrex filesystem. The new band is cheap and not as comfortable as the old one. It's hard to remove it to get to the battery compartment. The Berry Amendment requires that units sold to the US military come without the band that is made in China. It's probably easier to attach your own band with some compromises made by Garmin. Bigfoot's one-star review only mentioned the missing satellite-accuracy display, but I've been able to reproduce it. I'll take his word for it, but I haven't missed any. The maximum elevation drift off I've seen is about 60 feet, which is1-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-6556
The BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription includes a premium gps handheld. A large, 3” sunlight-readable color display is easy to use. Multiple Global navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) can be used to track your travels in more challenging environments. Access to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery with direct-to-device downloads and no annual subscription is available. Up-to-date forecasts and animated weather radar are supported by expanded wireless connections.
👤There are now four handhelds with InReach. Here is a quick listing of the models followed by a more detailed description of their pros and cons. The already successful gpsMAP 66st was added with InReach satellite messaging, and weather forcasts. The InReach models have a battery life of 35 hours under normal use. InReach Explorer+ is the longest lasting. 24k maps of North America and navigation built-in are included in InReach. InReach SE+ The InReach is the same as the Explorer+ but without maps and navigation. The mini version of the SE+ has half the battery life, half the size, and weight. Let's get some basics out of the way. If you expect to be beyond cell coverage, buy this or one of the other InReach models. It could save your life. The InReach two-way satellite messaging feature costs more to buy than aGPS receiver alone and requires a subscription for the messaging feature, like all utilities, phone, cable, electricity, etc. It is a two-way process. Sending a message high into space and needing lots of battery power is different to the gps system. Text and email messages can be sent to anyone in the world with a phone that can send normal text and email messages. Cell texting uses a grid of towers nearby just waiting to take your message and pass it on, but it will take longer. There are no cell towers in the wilderness. Each of the 70 satellites takes about 90 minutes to circle the Earth. The chance of your device communicating with a satellite depends on a number of factors. If you want the best chance of quicker communications, you should get into an open space where the chance of seeing a passing satellite or two is greater. Messages take time to be sent and received. The InReach SOS system has had over 3000 search and rescue responses. It is reliable if you understand how to use it. Smoke signals are your next best option. If you carry a phone with the EarthMate app, you will be able to use the phone's touch keyboard to type messages, and topo maps of North America will be included. Even if the InReach doesn't have built-in maps, you can still use EarthMate on your phone without a cell or internet connection. I've used the other handhelds as well. Here are my recommendations for the best and less useful features. My tests show that they all do the same things. The messaging service subscription cost is the same for all models. Here is a list of what each means. The proven system of gps handhelds is used to build the gpsMAP 66i. It uses a system of device integration and coordination. It is the first time that the InReach has completely broken free from the original system. You can read the manual online for a full understanding of what the system will do. A larger screen and full InReach technology. There is a lot of wireless and wi-fi connection to other watches, sensors, and health devices. It is possible to store, classify, and share activity, routes, waypoints, and other data in the cloud. The built-in TopoActive map supports turn-by-turn prompts on the trail when using a route and has lots more short local trails than the Explorer+ which requires you to download additional OpenStreetMaps directly into its built-in free space or into a paired phone. You can download directly into the gpsMAP 66i free, but BirdsEye Satellite Imagery is not good enough to add photo data to your maps. The optional City Navigator North America NT map will make theGPSMAP 66i look and act like a dedicated road gps for driving. It has thousands of points of interest. It can be searched and found with on-road turn by turn calculation. Voice notifications for upcoming turns and traffic conditions are not found in dedicated automobileGPS devices. You can buy just one device that will work well on the road and the trail. There are some things that are CONS: The battery life is only 35 hours. This can be extended by careful planning. This is not a good choice for multi-day excursions due to the limited battery life. Many of the handy gpsMAP features are not used in the wilderness beyond cell or internet access. Best. For people who like the full featured Garmin fitness and activity gear, welcome access to Garmin maps and the Garmin cloud systems, and don't often venture into the wilderness for more than a long weekend, this is for them. When you go beyond the cell system, most of the features of the gpsMAP are gone. Bring an external battery pack with you in case of an emergency and if you need to text with rescue responders. The current Top of the LineGPS handheld has many features and is powered by InReach technology. It's a great choice for casual hikers. I think the Explorer+ is the best handheld for people who are going to be beyond Cell coverage for a while. It will last 100 hours under normal conditions and over a month with careful planning. The built-in map of North America is similar to theGPSMAP 66i. This map is not a TopoActive map with the ability to have turn-by-turn prompt tones. After your phone dies, this unit can stand alone. There are pros and cons. A built-in 24k topo map of North America, long battery life, and weather forecasts from the backcountry are all included. A built-in digital compass, accelerometer, and altimeter is needed for precise location and bearing info. The Explorer+ can store additional information internally. The TopoActive maps like theGPSMAP 66i are not compatible with the fitness, exchange, and TopoActive systems. Best. Long distance hikers, hunters, and boaters want to be able to navigate without a phone, and they expect to be beyond cell service for many days. The InReach SE+ has the same size and satellite messaging as the Explorer+, but without the Map and navigation features. There is a 100 hour battery for satellite based weather forecasts. The explorer+ has the same rugged case and waterproof standard. The Explorer+ is $50 more expensive. Spending a small amount of money on the Explorer+ will give you more value in navigation and location capability. Best. Those who only want off-grid communications, and long battery life, are for. The smallest, lightest, and most difficult to use is the InReach Mini. Pair it with a phone. You have easy messaging with contacts, routes, and waypoints, as well as a free full features topo map of North America. There are pros and cons. Light and small. It's easy to carry with you when the car dies in a cell dead zone. There are some things that are CONS: It was dangerous to write messages from the device. 50 hours of battery under normal use. The Explorer+ has half the battery life of the SE+. There is no map for navigation. To see a map and navigate, you need to pair your phone with a gps device. Cell phones will not last as long. navigation goes also when they lose battery. The Mini is lighter and smaller, but it will need a phone to navigate and a battery pack to charge both devices. Best. For people who just want to be able to communicate from beyond cell service for convenience or safety in emergencies and like the fact that when connected to a phone running the EarthMate app it provides a great detailed map and navigation, it's for them. Those who like its small size and weight don't need an extended battery life. The average day or weekend hiker, hunter, or boater likes the security of weather forecasts in the wilderness, two-way SOS, and the ability to keep in touch with home. When things go wrong, anyone can get help from a dead cell zone. Which model is best for you? The Explorer+ is the best choice if you are a long distance hiker, hunter, or offshore boater. It has a long battery life and you can download maps and charts to your phone for many days off the grid. If you need to communicate with rescue responders in case of a SOS emergency, you should save 25% of your battery. If you hike on weekends or the occasional vacation for a few days, the InReach SE+ or Mini will serve you well. The free EarthMate app is installed on your phone so you can use it for navigation. The Mini is a good option for anyone who wants to reach out to family or friends from dead Cell areas. It's small, easy to carry and always there when you need it. An annual subscription is worth the peace of mind. If you are an active biker, runner, or other sport enthusiast who spends most of the time within the Cell system range but likes weekends or a few days in the wild, you might consider theGPSMAP 66i. It costs more, but it integrates with the existing Garmin systems that will work in the wilderness, but are helpful when you are back in your home base. There are lots of short local trails on the built-in map. It can be helpful to use TopoActive turn-by-turn maps for pre-defined routes to make sure you don't miss a vital turn. Adding a North America NT map to your carGPS navigator will save you hundreds of dollars. All of the InReach included devices will allow you to send and receive texts or emails from anywhere to anyone, get weather forcasts anywhere via the satillites, and get help for any emergency from a flat tire to a broken leg in the wilderness. They all work well. The service plans are priced according to the budget. The cheapest plan costs less than fifteen dollars a month. I pay more than that for my coffee and pastry breaks. If you want the ability to uninstall the device and not pay for the months you don't need it, the unlimited plan is worth it. The yearly contract plans keep the device active at all times. I carry a MINI at all times on the Annual Safety plan for $13 per month. This gives me peace of mind that I can communicate when the car breaks down. If I press the button, GEOS will call my roadside assistance provider. I can text a family member. I have an Explorer+ for those multi-day photo expeditions where long battery life is important. The Explorer+ is on a plan that costs $70 per month but only has unlimited messages for a certain period of time. Hopefully this has helped. The best InReach device for your needs and budget is needed. Is it worth it? Consider the consequences of being unable to communicate when misfortune strikes you or someone you meet. The InReach has saved many lives. You should stop and enjoy the view no matter what you do.
The display is built rugged and passed the military standard for drop test. You can get spoken turn-by-turn directions through your connected helmet or headset. Direct-to-device downloads and no annual subscription are available for BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. There are options for riding on curvy or hilly roads. You can easily manage and review routes, tracks, and waypoints with the help of a navigator. You can record your route with the track recorder and save it for future adventures. You can access live traffic and weather, share routes with other riders, and get phone notifications with the Garmin Drive app.
👤I don't know how many gpss I have used on a motorcycle. I think it's around 10. The motorcycle specific Gps are the first I have tried and they are too small for my liking. I have had it for about a year. My actual use has been limited because of the lack of appeal to ride in our Florida heat and humidity. There are a few observations about the screen. Even in direct sunlight, it is bright and readable. It's better than any of the previous ones I've used. Big plus! The data fields are easy to read, and the speed indicator glows red when you are speeding. The screen on the gps is glove friendly. Maybe this year I will be able to escape from Florida. The screen is a perfect size. The last 3 gpss I used were massive trucks. Big, easy to read, and extremely competent, but bulky. The larger, dimmer screen on the others is not as bright as the brighter screen on this, and the smaller overall size fits into the dash area better. Another plus. The Zumo is impervious to rain. The automotive/truckGPSs I have been using were not up to date. It's nice to no longer worry about the gps getting wet. The standard 1” ball mount was used for the gps. There is no need for special cradles or adapters. I decided to use the previously installed Ram ball and a 6” arm I already had in a big box of extra Ram stuff instead of using the bar mount and arm. The included dock/mount seems to hold the gps in place. You can remove the gps in a split second if you push a button on the back. The cable stays with the mount. The rubber cover for the contacts is included when the gps is not installed. Installation is very fast. Simply clip it back on. It's great if you have a place to securely store the gps. Some people may think that a thief can push the same button and walk away with your gps. The wiring was easy to follow. You need a negative and positive wire. I don't have to worry about messing with the gps because my car is wired to a hot-all-the-time circuit. The map retains detail when you zoom in, which is something I believe will make this gps more useful than any of the newer gpss I have used. I don't follow a pre-determined route on the bike. On the bike, I usually wing it, with only a general idea of where I'm headed, using the gps more as an electronic road atlas than just blindly following a route. You can still see the secondary roads with the map detail turned all the way up. Secondary roads are usually disabled above.3 or.500 miles. If you want to know where that little road you are thinking of exploring goes to, you might be able to see by zooming out, instead of having to scroll around and lose perspective. I prefer to adjust the zoom level myself when underway. The auto zoom seems to work at a useful level so far. I will try it. Time will tell... I just set it manually because I got tired of it zooming in and out on it's own. For the first year that I had this gps, I had a problem with how it handled points of interest. For the uninitiated and non-geeks, custom points of interest are lists of locations that may be of interest to you that would not normally be included with a gps's factory installed POIs. They can be a collection of stores or a collection of stores. The lists can be downloaded from a website, or you can make your own if you want to. The custom POIs were only accessible by digging into the menu system on the Zumo XT. A top level search didn't include custom POIs. I could live with that, but the worst thing for me was that there was no way to make the custom POI icons on the map. It's always nice to look at the map and see if one is close to something. The unit started showing custom POIs after the system update. "Up ahead" in the map settings menu must be checked to show your POIs. This will show the system icons for fuel, restaurants, and motorcycle related POIs, and it can make the screen a little busy, but hey, I'll take it. Speaking of POIs. I have found the pre-loaded POIs to be very inaccurate and frustrating to use. They have sent me on wild goose chases to businesses that were either notexistent or somewhere else. A big deal in a large RV is a frustrating annoyance on a motorcycle. Because of this, I stopped using Garmin's POIs a couple of years ago and now use other alternatives when searching for food, fuel, or anything else. Really? They could be better now. I don't know. I have been burned so many times that it will be a while before I try to use them again. I let the gps show me the nearest gas station for the first time since I owned it, against my better judgement. We went after it was shown to be close to us. I passed a gas station on the way that the gps didn't know about, and it took me about 5 blocks further up the street to a run down old building that was probably a gas station in a previous life. We were checking out an RV park for a future trip later that day, and I let the gps search for nearby RV parks on my phone. It didn't know that the RV park was established. The bottom line. If you need to find a place, don't use the POIs. You can enter the address into the gps by searching for it on your cell phone. The weather radar is connected to your phone through a wireless connection. I haven't had any showers that chase me around yet, but it all seems to work if you have a good wireless data signal. This feature is really cool. I have only used it for short trips, but if it's like any of my other current ones, they will find the address and you can be pretty confident they will get you there eventually, but will also sometimes choose strange routes. Always take a quick look at the proposed route, and always choose common sense over what a gps tells you. This thing is expensive. It's very expensive. It is the most expensive non-marine gps I have ever purchased. I would buy it again in a second. I still think it's great and would not want to be without it. As time goes on, I will probably update this review.
The RuggedGPS watch is built to endure the toughest environments. It was manufactured to US Military Standard 810 G for thermal, shock and water resistance. Multiple satellite global navigation systems help keep track of more difficult environments than justGPS. Train with activity profiles and monitor your heart rate. Stay connected with smart notifications and automatic data uploads to the online fitness community.
👤One of the buttons on my watch stopped working after less than a year. The button on the bottom left that I use everyday will no longer depress. I don't use this watch as much as an average person, I'm not running marathons with it. There is a I live at sea level and the altimeter doesn't work correctly. The way the barometer reacts with the pressure at sea level can't be accurately read. I got this because of it. There is a altimeter feature. I was ok to let that one go. I have not prompted it to do so, but I find it bringing itself to power save mode often. There is a Although I am not a marathon runner, I still spent the money on this watch because of its notification features, altimeter and durability. It does not push text notifications from my phone. It handles third party notifications without a problem. I can not see a preview of a regular text message. It tells the time, heart rate, steps, moon cycle, and the date with relative accuracy. You need to have the garmin app connected to your computer so you can get weather or music control. The stair counter is the same as the altimeter. I will randomly get my 10 stair goal notification after not climbing a single staircase in a day. There is a chance that one of the buttons will stop working and that you may not be able to use it how it is advertised. It looks rugged but I can't return it because the buttons can't live up to the name and I have a broken $150 watch in my drawer. Get a G-shock, it will tell the time and last for years with no issues.
👤If you don't like smart watches, you will love this watch, it's my favorite watch ever, and the battery lasts about a week without charge.
👤I've owned a number of vehicles, including the Instinct. The price of the Fenix 5 or 6 series was not something I could commit to. They did not offer enough features to upgrade my watch. Most of the features I would never use were there. I am a hiker who loves being in the woods. The Instinct was the perfect upgrade because of the Explore app. I can use the Explore app on my phone to view a detailed topographic map, even though the Instinct does not have maps. Send a waypoint to my watch. The Instinct is so light it's almost 888-270-6611 It's much easier to wear all day. It's on you. The button is not pressed accidentally. I put my pack on with the Fenix 3 and it accidentally got the gps button. Either stop my current activity or start one when it isn't wanted.
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