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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 09:48 AM


I have enjoyed using the Earthmate App on my smartphone, which connects with Bluetooth to the DeLorme InReach for easy typing texts and emails via satellite. The Earthmate App works without the InReach device connected, as well.



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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 09:54 AM


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[/rquote]Help!!! Followed instructions and all went as expected, but can not find my data in the garmin. Where would I look to find it?

Thanks, Happy Trails

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What did you load into your Garmin GPS?
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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 09:58 AM


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Quote: Originally posted by Sandlefoot  


]Help!!! Followed instructions and all went as expected, but can not find my data in the garmin. Where would I look to find it?

Thanks, Happy Trails

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Ditch that Garmin. Put it for sale on CL and/or eBay.

Use your phone as a GPS.

Standalone GPS units are for cave man.


I can't disagree but I don't have a smart phone. I have a dumb flip phone that cost me $100 per year to use. I use my NUVI GPS when off road as a reference. I normally know where I'm going and how to get there. I'm also known to ask a rancher where something is.
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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 10:13 AM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
My cave gets such a poor signal, that I meet my communication needs by going outside and using an android phone that I add time (no data) to once a year or so.

Can the gps apps for phones be used by someone who does not intend to sign a contract with any carrier?

[Edited on 3-13-2018 by AKgringo]


Yes. You don't need a contract w/a carrier.

Just have to have the phone, download your preferred app over Wi-Fi, and make sure you have GPS turned on (it is by default). You don't even have to have cell service.

Back Country Navigator is the best for offroad.

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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 10:24 AM


TacoFeliz and JZ, Thanks, very good info to have.....I think!

But now I have no excuse not to learn a new trick. I am an old dog!




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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 01:48 PM


My concern is that my smart phone, it's connectors and switches isn't built to take the beating it would get here in central Baja, where the rancho roads are mostly rock now. Plus it's screen isn't that good in bright sun and battery life sux when run hard in GPS mode. I will give BCN a try when back stateside, sounds good.

Hence a GPS with Android system that is built to take the shock, dirt, alkali water crossings, etc makes some sense to me. I'll keep my phone buried in a best-guess crash survivable pocket!

Just back from deep off road adventure out in the llano boonies south of Constitution where nav off road es muy importante.

What say you wise single trackers of Baja?
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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 05:30 PM


Look on ADVrider they have a section about a cheap Chinese smart phone for under $200, much cheaper than a GPS! It is water proof, shock and dust proof. That's the route I will be going in the near future!
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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 06:51 PM


Quote: Originally posted by MulegeAL  
My concern is that my smart phone, it's connectors and switches isn't built to take the beating it would get here in central Baja, where the rancho roads are mostly rock now. Plus it's screen isn't that good in bright sun and battery life sux when run hard in GPS mode. I will give BCN a try when back stateside, sounds good.

Hence a GPS with Android system that is built to take the shock, dirt, alkali water crossings, etc makes some sense to me. I'll keep my phone buried in a best-guess crash survivable pocket!

Just back from deep off road adventure out in the llano boonies south of Constitution where nav off road es muy importante.

What say you wise single trackers of Baja?


My Android has a bright ass screen, is water proof, and the screen is near shatter proof. I'm using a Samsung Galaxy 8+.

With the mount I posted earlier it isn't coming off. I've laid the bike down many times and it doesn't come off.

We just road 500+ miles in Baja Sur in December. Bullet proof.




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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 07:00 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Back Country Navigator crushes ALL stand alone GPS units.

Trust me on this one fellows. I've had countless GPS for boats and bikes over the years.

In 2018 if you are still using a dedicated GPS device you are in the stone ages.

MotionX is a decent app; Back Country is bad ass.


Is this a simple App for iPhone? Can't find it on their store. That might be a stupid question, I know.
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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 07:12 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Beagle  

Is this a simple App for iPhone? Can't find it on their store. That might be a stupid question, I know.


It's in the Apple store. It's okay. They make importing from Google Earth harder than it needs to be. I can show you how if you get it up and running.

Still it is way better than a standalone GPS.




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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 10:26 PM


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Quote: Originally posted by Sandlefoot  


[/rquote]Help!!! Followed instructions and all went as expected, but can not find my data in the Garmin. Where would I look to find it?

Thanks, Happy Trails

Mike


What did you load into your Garmin GPS?

A GPS route into Agua Verde. Converted it to a GPX file using http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/. Downloaded it and saved it to my desktop. I already have BaseCamp, so with the GPS connected to the computer I opened Basecamp, scowled to the top and click on "My Collection". Clicked on "file" upper left then click on "import to my collection". Loaded the file into Basecamp. In BaseCamp clicked edit, clicked on send to. Clicked on the file to load into the GPX, a small green line appeared over the file I had selected I guess to indicate it was being moved and I thought it was done. But can not find it in the GPS! Thanks for the help!!

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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 07:59 AM


Uh, tap the brakes.

Back Country Navigator is for Android phones only. It is not available for iPhones and is not in the Apple app store.

There are several similar apps that are available for iPhone including Gaia GPS, Topo+ and LeadNav. My preference is LeadNav at this point.

When E32 actually launches their iPhone/iPad app I'll give that a try too.
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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 08:16 AM


Try <maps.me>. Works on all platforms. Maps are are from Garmin library. After loading the app the start loading the maps. Designed to work off line. Of course you need Internet to download the maps.
My take is it is OK but not great.
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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 11:23 AM


Quote: Originally posted by TacoFeliz  
Uh, tap the brakes.

Back Country Navigator is for Android phones only. It is not available for iPhones and is not in the Apple app store.

There are several similar apps that are available for iPhone including Gaia GPS, Topo+ and LeadNav. My preference is LeadNav at this point.

When E32 actually launches their iPhone/iPad app I'll give that a try too.


Samsung crushes Apple. If you are using an iPhone you like dated tech and were swayed by brand.

Apple was the t/ts from 2007 to 2010, but has been consistently 12 to 18 months behind Samsung since the first Note was launched in 2010.

In sum, go with Samsung + Back Country Navigator + Google Earth.




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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 01:39 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Sandlefoot  
Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
Quote: Originally posted by Sandlefoot  


[/rquote]Help!!! Followed instructions and all went as expected, but can not find my data in the Garmin. Where would I look to find it?

Thanks, Happy Trails

Mike


What did you load into your Garmin GPS?

A GPS route into Agua Verde. Converted it to a GPX file using http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/. Downloaded it and saved it to my desktop. I already have BaseCamp, so with the GPS connected to the computer I opened Basecamp, scowled to the top and click on "My Collection". Clicked on "file" upper left then click on "import to my collection". Loaded the file into Basecamp. In BaseCamp clicked edit, clicked on send to. Clicked on the file to load into the GPX, a small green line appeared over the file I had selected I guess to indicate it was being moved and I thought it was done. But can not find it in the GPS! Thanks for the help!!

Mike


I loaded a trail into my NUVI 52 following the steps I have above and here is how it went. I couldn't figure out how to save the screen so I took pictures with my camera.

With my GPS connected to my PC and BaseCamp loaded I go to BaseCamp and on the upper left side I click on My Collection.

Next I click on file on the upper left of BaseCamp. A drop down window opens and I click on import to my collection. When the window from the PC opens I click on the file I want to open, in this case it is El Arrajal and click open. This loads the file into BaseCamp.

In BaseCamp upper left I click edit and in the drop down menu I click on send to. A window box will appear over the BaseCamp map section with all the files from My Collection. At the bottom is the new file I want to load into my GPS.


Click on the file to high light it, then click on the high lighted OK at the bottom. Note the GPS device should be listed under the Devices. This transfers the file from My Collection to the GPS device.



Note the green check mark, I assume this means it was loaded into the GPS. I left click on the file and drag it to the top where it says data received from NUVI (my GPS).


The contents of the file should be visible on the BaseCamp map, if not click on the file to high light it.


Mike I don't know why you had a green line over the file. That is something maybe Garmin can answer. Maybe you ran out of memory space, but I would think the device would tell you that.







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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 09:39 PM


The green line was like a download line that fills until it is finished. Mine lasted maybe 5 seconds. I get the track on my map in Basecamp, just can't find it on the GPS. I do think you may have nailed it with the comment about it being out of memory. It is about 4+ years old and has had all the updates. I will check the memory and maybe upgrade the SD card! You have been a wealth of knowledge and information, Thank you for sharing your travels and experiences!!

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[*] posted on 3-15-2018 at 09:35 AM


so E32 is 100 bucks? I do have one of those dinosaur garmin cs60's, love it because I just load in the chip for the state or region I am in, has topos routes, etc.

so I would need to E-32 chip?
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[*] posted on 3-15-2018 at 01:32 PM


Thanks Mike, I look forward to having a cold one with you in La Paz.

I think I paid $25 for E-32 or maybe that was the last update I got.
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[*] posted on 3-15-2018 at 04:04 PM


Hey TMW another question about the e 32 maps and nuvi. Are the e 32 maps overlayed on the garmin maps? or are they separate? If separate how do I find them?

Thanks for any replys
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