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What is the best way to set up a GPS system without breaking the bank. I do have a apple I pad I can use but some places we ride have no cell reception at times. I wanted to have full GPS capability.
 

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What is the best way to set up a GPS system without breaking the bank. I do have a apple I pad I can use but some places we ride have no cell reception at times. I wanted to have full GPS capability.
I believe most samsung tablets have standalone gps that require no cell reception. I run lifetime trail maps on mine but there are certainly cheaper options. I think Bob T’s maps is one if I’m not mistaken.
 

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Good thread on GPS.
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Samsung tabs have excellent GPS tracking capabilities built into them. Even the cheap ones. Price wise hard to beat. I recorded this track trying out tracking on Gaia with a pretty old Samsung tab yesterday. It picked up every twist and turn. I was pulling around 12-13 satellite signals and accuracy was within a few feet at all times. I have similar results with OnX and Polaris waypoint
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Yep, Samsung tablet with GPS in an Intelliskin case and mount with whatever GPS software works best for where you are riding. I just use the Avenza app with USFS maps for most of the places I ride.

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I’ve set up Android tablets for me and for friends on the cheap. You want cheap, the last two I did are hard to beat. You’ll have way more in the mount than the tablet. Get on eBay and buy a used Samsung 7” that has a good power point connection. That’s what wears out and you don’t want a loose power plug for a trail tablet. Budget 50-70 bucks.

Maprika app is free that’s my favorite.

For WV HMT including outlaws, Back Country Navigator and Bob T’s maps. $16 for the app.

So for under $100 plus your time you have a GPS tablet without a mount.

I spent more for myself. I use a Samsung 10” in a lockable RAM mount located at the place where I’d normally have a rear view mirror. (Of course the lock is only effective if I went further to secure the adjustment knob.)

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Agreed, a 10" tablet needs the 1.5" ball mounts, known as the "C" size. And really anything you care about is better on the larger ball. The "B" ball is 1".

A word of warning for those just starting out. I always use the RAM website to get the part numbers, then shop online for price & delivery. I've encountered several instances where the "B" ball ends up having the "C" ball description, and vice versa. So double check the part numbers before buying.
 

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I use a samsung tablet too. I just put my mount on today. 3M tape and two of the screws with nuts from AJ’s fenderwell hardware.
 

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Samsung tab A and lifetime trail maps app.

iPad with Gaia or Topo plus.

if you’re a tech guy and want to mess with the mapping the later is great. I’m not.. so I use lifetime because it’s the “best” easiest system.
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