Handheld? Dash mount? Phone/tablet app? I use a Rino 530 handheld, zumo dash mount and am familiarizing myself with Gaia on the iPad. I like them all, each has strength/weaknesses but do the job. What are you looking to do? Do you want to create routs at home and copy to gps then copy your actual tracks and waypoints to look at later and share? Do you want simple or detailed maps? Looking for something that works as a communicator as well?Looking for A really good and real user friendly
The Garmin Rino can do that for others with Rinos, though the distance between which will work is probably shorter than you are used to. Rino also has walkie talkie built in. The screen is pretty small though. I love mine and use it when away from the Jeep as a handheld.I have used a few in the military, witch where nice, one thing I liked was I could see other friendly (or members that are nere by)
Google won't show all of the forest roads. It does show some of the major ones though. I am sure it varies depending on area though. Exporting and importing KML/GPX files in and out of your favorite app is highly useful. Especially since so many people share tracks.I've been using Gaia lately but have yet to pay for the subscription. Lately, the best thing I've found is to use Google/mymaps to make my route into a KML file, download it, then import it to my phone and tablet using an app called Backcountry Navigator. It is impeccable and very easy to use. Click and drag map areas to use them offline and you're good to go!
Good plan. InReach will only pair with one device. I used it with my old iPad as the "GPS Puck". Current iPad has GPS so I may switch it to my phone. It really depends on how often you send and receive messages. If you do that often it is probably more convenient to have the InReach paired with your phone.My plan, right now anyway, is to use my iPhoneX, and down load Gaia Pro, onto my iPad Air 64. It does have cellular so, going to be a test yet how this setup works. I hope to buy and use a InReach Explorer with my iso devices. I carry paper maps, Delorme, maps and a compass also. It’s all a learning process, but I enjoy learning new things. Why not learn how to use new technology, when it helps with safety? Don’t know how many still do this, but I keep track of all my travels by highlighting my trip routes on a paper map! Vance.
1Louder,Good plan. InReach will only pair with one device. I used it with my old iPad as the "GPS Puck". Current iPad has GPS so I may switch it to my phone. It really depends on how often you send and receive messages. If you do that often it is probably more convenient to have the InReach paired with your phone.