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Talon Best Tablet brand/size for GPS (i.e. Gaia) usage

Discussion in 'General Talon 1000 Discussion' started by stellarpod, May 12, 2019.

  1. stellarpod

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    I am contemplating buying a dedicated tablet, RAM mounted into my Talon 1000X to use for GPS trail duty with software such as Gaia or equivalent. I would be Bluetoothing to my new Galaxy S10 for connectivity, although I'd be open to other alternatives if you've got better ideas (GPS pucks, etc.)

    QUESTION: What tablet do you use or prefer for said duty? I'm leaning toward a Samsung product, only because that's the phone brand I'm using. I've used an iPhone most of my mobile life, and have an iPad, but I'm reluctant to spend the dollars Apple wants for their tablets and I'm not wild about constraining myself to Apple's proprietary nature, particularly for this application.

    Any and all suggestions will be cheerfully considered and honestly appreciated.

    Steve
     
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    I started with a 8" tablet and then moved to a 10" Samsung. I'm older and the 10" screen was much easier to see. I used the Gaia app some and then went with the Avenza app. Avenza has links to the MVUM maps that we use plus a ton of other options. Download the area maps you need before you need them and then there's no need to worry about connecting.
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    Supposedly Samsung has more accurate GPS. I run a 10”. I have Gaia, orux, and some others loaded. I use Orux the most often. No data connectivity required once you have the info loaded you need.
     
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    I use the Garmin GPSMAP 276CX. Large high res screen and water proof.
     
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    iPad Pro 11 (cellular version) with external gps as well that I can use if needed (which I never have)
     
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    Well, that 4" screen would be right at home next to the Talon's puny instrumentation. :D

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    Kilo427 Not about the destination Its about the journey
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    And if some reason the gps is poor on your tablet or you have a none gps version of a tablet this will hook you up to satellites and hook to the tablet Bluetooth. I have used the older 150 version with very good results just testing it.

    XGPS160 - SkyPro GPS Receiver
     
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    I'm wondering if I should just use my Galaxy S10 phone at first, just to get a handle on usage of the different software (Gaia, Orux, Avenza, etc.) and then move up to a tablet once I've concluded which software I prefer? I've already got RAM mount accessories for it, would just need to mount a ball somewhere.

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    worked flawlessly on the trails during take over
     
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    What is mudcons
    What is Mudcons trail overlay? And what is Topo map?
     
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    Just wondering why nobody other than me ever mentions using the free polaris ride command app? I have a refurbished samsung galaxy s2 8" wifi only and never had a problem. It has a bunch of trail already loaded on it and you can map or track your own. Only thing you have ot remmeber to do is download the trails for offline use when you are riding in areas without cell service or wifi. I also found that a matte screen protector work fairly well to cut down glare but does get dirty easy.
     
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    We have used it a few time to locate each other but the quality and detail of maps / trails is lacking. Some trail systems its works fine on though.
     
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    I use it but I haven't figured out how to download trails, offline it doesn't track very well. I will tinker with it tonight. I bought the Garmin Glo 2 to help my 8in tablet with better accuracy it picks up quite a few satellites.

    I just figured out how to download offline maps I will do that tonight I didn't know it had that ability.
     
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    Topo is short for Topographic its a very detailed map.

    Topographic map - Wikipedia
     
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