I just watched this vid on the overlander from garmin. What do you think? I like my fenix 5x and the little map f
Nice! I like the iPad option bc then you have something that can be used to entertain kids! I haven't looking into the 360 camera. I guess you could probably easily hook it up to the battery and have it somehow linked to the ipad...There are always some benefits of using such a unit. I do very much like the portability of the unit, that it is more of a one stop shop for the use needed, much more robust than an iPad or such and weather resistant. Allows easily to use add ins like the enreach also virb control. They do make a great virb360 camera btw. Anyways a pretty elephant option. I do plan on trying one, alongwith an inreach-Mini. I also plan on running an iPad as well. Will use it to supplement all other mapping, obd2 port reading, and other basic functions as I will also have an external lte WiFi connection and booster in the vehicle. A great plus is me having a dedicated source for navigation and would allow my passenger use of iPad with wireless drive or certain streaming apps to starve off boredom of certain drives with tv shows or a movie for their entertainment at the same time.
Currently I am using the IPad as my external navigation unit in my 4Runner. I do also use the factory head unit. But do enjoy Waze as well for navigation and will be of benefit when I have Apple CarPlay in the JT.
Yeah I know guys that sail that use tast type of system. It seems pretty great.Although more expensive, the iPad route is more flexible since it is basically a computer also. Able to take pictures and video, entertain, and so forth. My setup is a non-cellular iPad pro with external GPS (Garmin GLO2) and just use my cellphone or Jeeps wifi when in service. I download maps from Gaia when I go to an area with no cell service. So in my case, where I already had an iPad at home, it was cheaper to ruggedize it with an appropriate case and full GPS than to buy a $700 single use device. If one doesn't have or need an iPad/tablet, then I can see it being a reasonable purchase.
IIRC, the wifi+cellular iPads are the only ones with an internal GPS. My old one was wifi-only and my maps were useless (well, not really; they worked as well as a paper map) when I was off road and without cell service (paired from my phone). I had considered buying a Bad Elf external GPS to connect to, but I've got a new iPad Pro now with wifi+cellular. I just haven't tried it out off road yet.I like the iPad in a life proof case- or other ruggedized tablets with an internal GPS. You can add other apps and upload photos with geotags and attach your photos to maps. The dedicated system might be better if you use it a lot, but portable intuitive devices are easier for occasional use.
I have been happy with google maps downloaded into offline modes on my iPhone. Navigate frequently through the mountains in Maine far from cell service consistently (allagash wilderness) and to Bermuda Via sailboat with no external GPS antennas for the phone and the battery is great as long as airplane mode.
That sounds....expensiveIIRC, the wifi+cellular iPads are the only ones with an internal GPS. My old one was wifi-only and my maps were useless (well, not really; they worked as well as a paper map) when I was off road and without cell service (paired from my phone). I had considered buying a Bad Elf external GPS to connect to, but I've got a new iPad Pro now with wifi+cellular. I just haven't tried it out off road yet.
Lol...which part? The Bad Elf GPS is only $130 or so. I almost pulled the trigger, but then my old iPad slipped out of my bag for the second time and shattered the screen and damaged the body. That part was expensive .That sounds....expensive