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According to a post on Instagram, Clay from XOverland had some input into the Overlander and they will be using it on their next adventure and doing a review soon.
That doesn't sway me in the positive direction. Maybe others it will. I will leave it at that....

Based on seeing the demo this is an Android tablet with Big Icons to run different apps. How is that different than a much cheaper Android device? There are plenty of apps that can provide offline street map guidance and plenty of good existing off-road apps. When he showed the "find a campsite" app the text was silly big with a lot of unnecessary scrolling. But hey if someone thinks it's what they need go for it.
 

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That doesn't sway me in the positive direction. Maybe others it will. I will leave it at that....

Based on seeing the demo this is an Android tablet with Big Icons to run different apps. How is that different than a much cheaper Android device? There are plenty of apps that can provide offline street map guidance and plenty of good existing off-road apps. When he showed the "find a campsite" app the text was silly big with a lot of unnecessary scrolling. But hey if someone thinks it's what they need go for it.
Just providing some info, wasn't meant to sway one way or the other.
 
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I've been using Avenza Maps on my iPhone on the Eglin Range and it has worked great. You have to search and download the map for the area you're exploring but that's what's cool about it, you don't lose the map when you lose cell service! I need to try it in other areas but so far it's all I've needed to find my way around Eglin Range which is 464,000 acres of sandy roads through the thick Florida wilderness!
 

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Between my iPhoneX, iPad Air, iPadPro, I want to look and start using an app that will work seamlessly with my iOS products. All have cellular access, and of course built in GPS. The plan is to use the iPhoneX and clear everything off my iPad Air, 64 GB. and use this for my on board navigation! Still researching the best combination for my off-road travels. This great group of people help with all the combined information from around the world! Thanks everyone! Vance.
 
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so youd recommend getting it?
Nope!

I think my stance is pretty clear. But hey you can get a Garmin 65 6.95" screen on-road GPS for only $219.99. This will also work with Garmin Backup cameras. Use your phone for iOverlander and any other "I need to find a place to camp" app and then you have 75% of what this solution offers. I have a label maker and can send you an "Overland Approved" label for $75 plus shipping. (A $399 savings!) (This is called sarcasm.....)

Who knows maybe you can even hack a Garmin 65 to add additional map layers or apps. There seem to be lots of tutorials on YouTube on how to add openstreets map layers to Garmin devices via Basecamp for free... Since I don't own this device I can't confirm if it can connect to Basecamp. Older models seem to be compatible per Garmin though.
 
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If it had inReach technology built in, it might be slightly compelling. But even then, only slightly. Although still certainly not at that price point.

There's not a single thing it does that even the most basic smartphone nowadays can't do.

For them to advertise pitch and roll indicators as a "feature" is borderline insulting to consumers. Anybody with a smartphone (i.e. 90% of the developed world) can choose from a hundred different pitch and roll apps in their respective app stores and/or pick up a physical device from any auto parts store for 10 bucks.

The same is to be said about iOverlander being "pre-loaded". It's a free app. Is the feature the app itself or the fact that they saved me precious seconds of having to download it myself?
 
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For them to advertise pitch and roll indicators as a "feature" is borderline insulting to consumers.
Ha! They're "pitchmen"...just like the Sham-wow and Ginsu knives that cut thru bricks and never need sharpening. That's the shit you buy on Home Shopping Network at 2am when your drunk and then later have hide the credit card statement from the ole lady....
 
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Ha! They're "pitchmen"...just like the Sham-wow and Ginsu knives that cut thru bricks and never need sharpening. That's the shit you buy on Home Shopping Network at 2am when your drunk and then later have hide the credit card statement from the ole lady....
That’s hysterical!
And true!
 

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@4wheelspulling or others than I have a question I use sygic on- and Gaia offroad on my ipad (with cellular) but the provider changed the rules of using a dualism so now they want me to pay another €15,- a month to use it as I always did, wich is more expensive than buying a gps dongle

So the question is does the gps on the ipad still works fine if the data (cellular) is turned of?
If not I'm thinking about buying a Bluetooth gps dongle ( still researching which one to get )
 

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I love my Garmin cycling GPS. It's been with me for probably 6 years now and going strong. That being said, with the advances in software for tablets, I'd rather repurpose my iPad or buy another tablet and pay a subscription fee. The tablet would be multi-purpose and the cost would be relatively the same or similar. Yes, there's a subscription fee, but I've watched some tech sales sites for sales and can pick up iPads or other tablets for cheap at times. Couple with a RAM mount, and we also have a way to play movies. Just my $0.02 here as I don't have a large disposable income and I tend to rely on paper maps, my Garmin GPS with the downloaded route, as well as offline maps and Gaia on my cellphone.
 
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For what it's worth, I've been using Avenza Maps on a Gen 1 3G IPad, for a few years, don't use it for anything else. The 3G (with no service) still provides the moving blue dot, which has proven to be very accurate; I have compared it to my Garmin and Paper maps, as well. I frequent the Eglin AFB range in NW Florida, and those maps are free. and Avenza has quite a few other maps available, both free and for not too much of a cost.
 
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@4wheelspulling or others than I have a question I use sygic on- and Gaia offroad on my ipad (with cellular) but the provider changed the rules of using a dualism so now they want me to pay another €15,- a month to use it as I always did, wich is more expensive than buying a gps dongle

So the question is does the gps on the ipad still works fine if the data (cellular) is turned of?
If not I'm thinking about buying a Bluetooth gps dongle ( still researching which one to get )
the Dutch Wanderer,
Here in my part of the world, I can turn the airplane mode on and my GPS still works, same with you? Vance.