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Talon Best GPS for off Road?

Discussion in 'General Talon 1000 Discussion' started by DaveM47, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. red124

    red124 New Member

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    The Polaris Ride Command app works with both android and apple and it is free. Any android tablet or I-pad with gps should work no cell service needed. It has roads and trails on it also can track and store your track. Should have most major trail systems in it and also tells you parking locations. I had a few garmins in the past and the screen was so small and no color I decided to switch. Way cheaper to buy a tablet and use the free Polaris ride command app in my opinion. Down load the app on you phone and try its free might as well check it out before you go spend money on something.
     
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    I did some checking, there are Samsungs that have GPS like Garmin. Again, where I ride in Michigan, Lifetime Maps does not cover the trails like VVmapping. Unfortunately, VVmapping is not compatible with the Android platform.
     
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    Talonpalooza, please don't misunderstand me. My chiming in on this post was just in response to the OP asking which GPS was best for off road. I didn't intend to sound like I was putting down your setup or attempting to contradict your research. Reading back through the thread, I can see how it could be taken that way. I used a Garmin Montana for a long time, and it served me well. If I were in your situation, I would use the Montana happily and not feel like I was lacking. It's a tried and true piece of equipment and may very well be the best option for the OP. It's simply for me, here in WV, the tablet has been a nice upgrade. No worries and happy trails!
     
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    I didn't take it that way and I didn't think you meant anything derogatory. Given a choice, most (including me) would like a bigger screen and better resolution. Unfortunately, for where I ride, we have one good source for trail mapping and that is VVmapping. I like the setup you or someone else posted with the Samsung... just wish that trail mapping would work for me. Happy trails to you as well...
     
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    You wouldnt happen to have a link to that Ram mount would you?
     
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    Pretty sure you can convert those vv mapping Garmin files to work on the Samsung tablet with ourux
     
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    And I’ve really liked the lifetime trail maps on my 8” Samsung Tab A... it works well. I don’t want to screw with figuring out the maps myself so it’s well worth it to me. I did the premium update service for $49 a year the day we were leaving for Takeover and it worked. It also showed trails some of the other guys tablets without the latest updates didn’t.
     
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    I also got the mount from Lifetime Trailmaps. The claw attaching it to the grab bar is a RAM claw, but the mount itself around the tablet is fabbed by Lifetime. It's nice and tight. I even use it on the handlebars on my Honda Rincon and it works great. Here's a link:

    Tablet Mounting System
     
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    I am up in the air on whether to get a Magellan TRX7 or a Samsung device and run BCN and OrusMaps.

    Have you or anyone else on the site transferred GPX files to and from the Magellan TRX7 using ExpertGPS instead of using TRX Trailhead? Magellan support says the USB ports on the devices are inactive and you must use TRX Trailhead to transfer files. ExpertGPS support says they have several users using their software to transfer GPX files.

    I use ExpertGPS to edit and modify my trails and would much rather transfer between PC and device instead of going through an internet site.
     
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    No doubt the Montana series, just make sure it has the "T" behind it but also get the onX map chip for the perfect setup.
     
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    Garmin 276CX. Super bright screen, high resolution and waterproof.
     
  14. CumminsPusher

    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    Garmin 276CX.
     
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    Kilo427 Not about the destination Its about the journey
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    iPad Pro 11 ( has to be cellular version to have gps) with topo maps+ Or avenza. Axia alloy GPS mount with extra arm and amps adapter and tabtite ram holder.
     
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    I recently downloaded the Polaris Ride Command on my Android smart phone. On my next RnR, I plan on checking it out at Pine Mountain in Southeast OK. I understand I can pair up with our son in his RzR and keep track of each other.
     
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    Remington Keep It Stiff!
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    Just an update. I used this at Mack’s Pines during July 4th. I really like the position and the ability to reference the maps and monitor my rear view mirror while riding.


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