DASH MOUNTS/NAVIGATION Garmin Overlander Navigation

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I know I’m late, but I only just heard about these yesterday. I know having the word overland in the name means it needs to cost 2x more than a normal device. But has anyone ever used one? Are its explore and camping features worth $700?
 

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I purchased one during the holidays when they went on sale to supplement and back up Gaia. Truth be told I don’t have enough experience with it to give you an honest answer, however on the trips I have used it the camp finding apps definitely came in handy! If you travel often I suggest one to supplement other mapping software but I wouldn’t recommend using it as your only source for navigation.
 

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I got curious about it too and watched this vid to learn more. It’s a cool concept, could maybe use a little work though. Original link: https://youtu.be/m5oAfSAUpJ0
I purchased one during the holidays when they went on sale to supplement and back up Gaia. Truth be told I don’t have enough experience with it to give you an honest answer, however on the trips I have used it the camp finding apps definitely came in handy! If you travel often I suggest one to supplement other mapping software but I wouldn’t recommend using it as your only source for navigation.
Thanks guys. Seems like the consensus is that it’s good for camping and BLM roads but not the best for regular everyday GPS.
 

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Haven't tried it. Between my trucks GPS (which has a ton of forest and Fed off-road trails on it), My phone with Google Maps, and a Samsung Tab A with Gaia on it we've been pretty well covered on mapping. We also carry paper maps on back up to all the electronic gizmos.
 

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Haven't tried it. Between my trucks GPS (which has a ton of forest and Fed off-road trails on it), My phone with Google Maps, and a Samsung Tab A with Gaia on it we've been pretty well covered on mapping. We also carry paper maps on back up to all the electronic gizmos.
I really enjoy paper maps. They are almost a hobby/novelty nowadays.
 

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I really enjoy paper maps. They are almost a hobby/novelty nowadays.
I know. Most people don't know how to orient and read them.
 

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eventually I plan on getting one of those ipads that you can add to your phone bill with gps on it and using maps me and gaia
 

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Haven't tried it. Between my trucks GPS (which has a ton of forest and Fed off-road trails on it), My phone with Google Maps, and a Samsung Tab A with Gaia on it we've been pretty well covered on mapping. We also carry paper maps on back up to all the electronic gizmos.
When you say "my trucks GPS" are you talking about the built-in? If so, how'd you get the additional maps on it?

Currently, I've been using an Inreach Mini and the Garmin app on my phone and an android tablet with Gaia
 

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When you say "my trucks GPS" are you talking about the built-in? If so, how'd you get the additional maps on it?

Currently, I've been using an Inreach Mini and the Garmin app on my phone and an android tablet with Gaia

Just the factory GPS in the trucks head unit. If you zoom into at max 700' you will begin to see forest roads and such.
 

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iPad, garmin inreach with gaia is the best way to go IMO.
I think that’s the route I’m going. Seems like it has tons of uses instead of a regular GPS.
 

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I think that’s the route I’m going. Seems like it has tons of uses instead of a regular GPS.
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One plus side of having the overlander is it communicates with the in-reach as well and comes fully loaded with maps of North America if memory serves me right. It also helps to have a GPS puck if one is off grid.
 

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One plus side of having the overlander is it communicates with the in-reach as well and comes fully loaded with maps of North America if memory serves me right. It also helps to have a GPS puck if one is off grid.
Hm, good point. I’ll be plenty of places where the iPad won’t have service.
 

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Hm, good point. I’ll be plenty of places where the iPad won’t have service.
Thats the biggest part of the garmin that i like. You just use it as a gps receiver and dont need another GPS to have GPS on your ipad. Then also the SOS feature is nice.. Just pair with bluetooth and you will have GPS wherever you go. I just run a wifi only ipad.
 

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Thats the biggest part of the garmin that i like. You just use it as a gps receiver and dont need another GPS to have GPS on your ipad. Then also the SOS feature is nice.. Just pair with bluetooth and you will have GPS wherever you go. I just run a wifi only ipad.
Good to know. That’s new info to me.
 

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I had the opportunity to use one of the Overlanders this weekend. Buddy of mine had to bail out and head back home last minute. I do like the fact that In-reach is included in the overlander since getting one separately runs around $350. I personally have a iPad with cellular which has more uses to me other than providing navigation. I chose the cellular model primarily because it has the necessary GPS chips to still track you even when you don't have service. The overlander UI is based on the Android platform the graphics are nice and I would say really easy to use without much hands on experience. Was able to get myself around the system quickly.

Also the wife likes using the iPad to download her movies while we're cruising down to the trailhead or on longer trips.
 

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I had the opportunity to use one of the Overlanders this weekend. Buddy of mine had to bail out and head back home last minute. I do like the fact that In-reach is included in the overlander since getting one separately runs around $350. I personally have a iPad with cellular which has more uses to me other than providing navigation. I chose the cellular model primarily because it has the necessary GPS chips to still track you even when you don't have service. The overlander UI is based on the Android platform the graphics are nice and I would say really easy to use without much hands on experience. Was able to get myself around the system quickly.

Also the wife likes using the iPad to download her movies while we're cruising down to the trailhead or on longer trips.
Thanks for your insight. I’m still back and forth on what GPS to use. An iPad seems like a no-brainer though. I don’t think I realized the cellular one would still work even when you don’t have service, which is huge.
 

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Thanks for your insight. I’m still back and forth on what GPS to use. An iPad seems like a no-brainer though. I don’t think I realized the cellular one would still work even when you don’t have service, which is huge.
As long as you use GAIA or google maps to download offline maps the GPS will track your location.
 

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