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    Been Around the Block ddays v2's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiscoHR View Post
    Itís not. When Iím using the iPad I use the the dual GPS receiver which connects by Bluetooth.

    And when I use CarPlay on the radio display it pulls from my iPhone.


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    I meant the GPS antenna/receiver. Mines on the bluetooh but doesn't seem to want to talk to the ipad

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddays v2 View Post
    I meant the GPS antenna/receiver. Mines on the bluetooh but doesn't seem to want to talk to the ipad
    Mine works fine and has been for 5 years.


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    Knows a Thing or Two WiscoHR's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddays v2 View Post
    I meant the GPS antenna/receiver. Mines on the bluetooh but doesn't seem to want to talk to the ipad
    If you go in setting on the iPad you should be able to manage the Bluetooth connections.

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    Mine used to work when I first hooked it up, but then the damn thing did a software update & it hasn't connected since.

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    I've been VERY happy with GAIA. The yearly amount they charge is VERY reasonable (just ONE paper map of their layer maps for ONE state costs more), works with google for planning trips/waypoints, has damn near every map you can imagine, etc. Coupled with a good tablet, it's very powerful.

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    Okay, neither Gaia or Backcountry Navigator are available on Windows, so it looks like I'll give up my Surface Go wishes.

    I do use an iPhone and it looks like Gaia will support CarPlay early in 2019 (or so they say) which means I should be able to view the app/maps from my in-dash screen, which means I won't even need a tablet.

    If I do want to do more than what I can do on CarPlay, I can use my phone, a laptop using a browser (with downloaded maps), or my son's iPad.

    Thanks for the advice!

    Edit: meant to say that I'll also try out downloaded Google maps. If I decide I really like Gaia, I'll probably do a membership.
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    I use back country navigator pro. Sometimes Google maps

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaRomeoWhiskey View Post
    Okay, neither Gaia or Backcountry Navigator are available on Windows, so it looks like I'll give up my Surface Go wishes.

    I do use an iPhone and it looks like Gaia will support CarPlay early in 2019 (or so they say) which means I should be able to view the app/maps from my in-dash screen, which means I won't even need a tablet.

    If I do want to do more than what I can do on CarPlay, I can use my phone, a laptop using a browser (with downloaded maps), or my son's iPad.

    Thanks for the advice!

    Edit: meant to say that I'll also try out downloaded Google maps. If I decide I really like Gaia, I'll probably do a membership.
    Google maps is limited though. GAIA you can overlay national geographic maps, Forest service maps, national park maps, etc. GAIA is much more powerful for offroad travel. Also has BLM maps so you know where you can set up camp legally.

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    I tried offline google maps last weekend and it sucks dick. Iíll never use it again. Iíll stick with Gaia that Iíve been using for 6 years.


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    Hi, went out on the trails in Palo Duro Canyon recently and our guild got lost. Iím looking for recommendations on an iPhone or iPad trail map guild?


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