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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. iloehr99

    iloehr99 Member

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    I just recently got the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07856DNSX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    And I use this ram mount holder which plugs in the 12V cigarette lighter and charges when the tablet is put in the holder.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010E41EA6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I use the Backcountry navigator Pro. I have used this app for years on my phone and it has worked great. There is a new version call Backcountry Navigator XE which is way better. I haven't got a change to use it on the trails yet but the user interface is much much better.

    The tablet is extremely durable and you don't have to worry about it getting wet. I was riding at Rush Offroad in Kentucky and it downpoured and it worked just fine in the rain. It was even still easy to use the touch screen with it wet. I don't have a picture of it mounted but I will try to get one and post it later.
     
  2. rbtnt

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    Are you happy with the Active 2 tablet? I tried Backcountry Navigator XE and it seem to have bugs. I'm looking at getting an Active 2 tablet to load Backcountry Navigator Pro and OruxMap. I tried both on a Galaxy S7, but don't know which one I like better. There are pros and cons for each one.

    Did you get a chance to tale a picture of yours mounted? I am looking at getting a locking mount that is easy to unlock and remove.
     
  3. iloehr99

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    I'm really happy with the Active 2. Mainly that its extremely durable. I don't have to worry about getting mud and water all over. I still try not to get crud on it but it's gonna happen. Also, it's just like using my Galaxy S8 Active phone so it's easy to use for me. I agree on the XE. Hopefully they will get it straightened out soon. I use the Orux when I can't get maps to overlay on backcountry, I can usually get them on the Orux. Here's some pictures I got of my phone mount and the tablet mounted in the Pioneer and in the Talon.

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    Thanks for the info and the photos. I'm looking to mount just under the roof.
     
  5. stellarpod

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    JACKAL, circling back around to this post, I am wondering about your preference regarding 8" versus 10" Samsung tablet? You mention that you've used both. Clearly the 10" would provide a bigger image, but I'm concerned about it taking up too much real estate in an already somewhat cramped Talon cockpit. Can you elaborate on, a) your preference, 8" or 10", and b) the reasons for that preference?

    Thanks in advance,

    Steve
     

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