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What is the best unit or will Garmin only fit in the glove box mount on the G4s? If Garmin is only fitment which model is by far and away the best?
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Was looking at what GPS to buy.

waterproof GPS cost bucks.

Specific G4 GPS is Garmin Zumo 590

Some say to go with older garmin Montana is great G3 version $600

Others say to buy a cheap $80-100 NON waterproof GPS and silicon seal it … will last for a season or 2 plus can warranty it out.

Garmin 205 or 255W GPSin 5"

Nuvi 205W and Nuvi 255Wm in 5"

I think need to look at a 5" screen

The issue is getting trail and TOPO maps on it


https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=37.7...4895&z=5&b=mbt

Red Pine Mapping

vv GPS mapping.

You can get Federal government maps for free if its NFS NPS or BLM land.
Just gotta know how to change format so it works with specific GPS brand.
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Get an old android phone, install backcountry navigator, dl your riding areas, mount it and ride.

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Get an old android phone, install backcountry navigator, dl your riding areas, mount it and ride.

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Well apparently you don't ride outside of cell service?


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Well apparently I do! Backcountry Navigator does not require cell service for anything at any time. That is why I said to dl your riding area. Use an old android in airplane mode with location on. Make it a dedicated gps. Cheap and easy. Spend the money you saved to buy a loud can to drown the voices in your head.

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Well apparently I do! Backcountry Navigator does not require cell service for anything at any time. That is why I said to dl your riding area. Use an old android in airplane mode with location on. Make it a dedicated gps. Cheap and easy. Spend the money you saved to buy a loud can to drown the voices in your head.

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The GPS chipset/ant in the "old android" he is suggesting you use. If it's not too old, it will likely have at least two types if not three (GPS, Glonass, and idk the third type), which can improve accuracy.

Other apps can be used, some of which allow you to switch between topo/ google maps/ sat view. I think maybe the mentioned app is liked because they've done the work to include published trail/groomed trail data (which is the local riding area data he is suggesting you download)

If you moto/atv/rzr during the summer, familiarity with this approach becomes even more useful. I'd suggest having a power source for the phone, as although it's better than a gps in many ways with the utility of the apps, in my experience battery life doesn't compare. A day on my moto and the old phone was always dead...
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The GPS chipset/ant in the "old android" he is suggesting you use. If it's not too old, it will likely have at least two types if not three (GPS, Glonass, and idk the third type), which can improve accuracy.

So a "phone" is equipped with satellite GPS?

I don't know the Glonass that you mentioned. I ass_u_me that to be the cell tower triangulation system?


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All phones since the end of analog, have a GPS chipset. My bad..thought everyone knew that.

The dl that I mentioned is the topo map tiles for your riding areas. Cal topo or arcgis.

Backcountry navigator will do most any GPS thing you can think of. Cost $11.00

You could use your current android (I do) but mounting it seems risky... Don't want to lose it. Mine lives and navigates from inside my coat.


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