Best Off-road GPS options?
I did a search for this topic and most of what I found was quite old (circa 2008-2011) and weren't quite relevant. I figure that things have improve quite a bit since then so I wanted see what opinions you all may have on them. This is an area I really don't know all that much about.
I want to start by making an admission, I have a terrible sense of direction. This is something I'm striving to remedy. While I have maps, I've been looking at a few different ideas for GPS while out Off-roading/Overlanding. We spent a good amount of time in the desert on BLM and fire roads in Southern California. Our next trip that could potentially require GPS is starting in Yuma AZ and taking mainly BLM roads back to San Diego County. About 75-100 miles or so. I'd like something that obviously shows off road trails but that is as intuitive as possible to use. I have multiple USB charging ports in the FJ so battery life isn't a huge concern. I just want something that works. I don't mind spending a little more money for something that does its job well.
My search has brought me these two options:
1. Dual SkyPro GPS (or Garmin GLO) receiver connected to my iPad while running:
a. Gaia (My preference based on nothing more than the description on iTunes)
This is the cheaper of the two options because I already have an iPad that I don't really use but I'd like to get a solid mount to keep it visible and protected those area in the area of about 200-300.00, from what I've seen. The receiver is about 149.00 and the app is 19.99. So 470.00 on the higher end.
2. Magellan eXplorist TRX 7 Offroad GPS- The more expensive option at about 649.00) I like this for the reason that it claims to have 44,000 preloaded maps of OHV Routes, Back tracking and off trail alerts, and that its "rugged and shock resistant" because not only to I get lost easy but I break stuff too.
I'm also completely open to other suggestions, brands, methods etc. Like I said up top, I'm looking for something that works and is easy to use. If it comes preloaded with GPS maps of OHV routes, thats a sweet bonus.
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