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Old 06-17-2018, 11:26 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Not directed at you Fleck but just an old bitch pissing in the wind

Fuck I hate the inernet and the nonspefici ambiguous bullsbhit it comes with. Simple question like does it have GPS ??

WTF ??

Here are product details from Samsung's site that splashes up on a Google search:
Some of the Tab A's do and do not have GPS..

It's model specific. I got the SM-T580NZKAXAR

Heres the one I ordered off Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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You can add a Bluetooth GPS receiver if your tablet doesn't have GPS or the stock GPS is not accurate enough. I run a Bad Elf GPS with my iPad (no data plan/GPS) works very well with Foreflight aviation software.
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From the samsung Site https://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/ta...nzkaxar/#specs



Bitch Chin. So now look up what fuck "GPS" really means. Does that by definition mean a satellite ? Glonass was the Greek God of No Nads.

So it connects "wi-fi only" but has sattelite GPS ? As far as I can tell . . . . But it does uave USB 2.0 so an antenna or what not can be attached.
Um pretty simple. Network in Wifi ie Internet only through Wifi, doesn't not have cell coverage.

GPS is a different system completely.
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You can add a Bluetooth GPS receiver if your tablet doesn't have GPS or the stock GPS is not accurate enough. I run a Bad Elf GPS with my iPad (no data plan/GPS) works very well with Foreflight aviation software.
Yah... that is an option, you can buy a gps antenna that plugs into the micro usb spot and BAM! You have gps… the kits I looked at cost not much, like in the 20 to 65 dollar range and seem to work VERY well.

The bad elf one got great reviews! Quick acquisition and seem to work under moderate foliage.
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You can add a Bluetooth GPS receiver if your tablet doesn't have GPS or the stock GPS is not accurate enough. I run a Bad Elf GPS with my iPad (no data plan/GPS) works very well with Foreflight aviation software.
No. Not always. And they don't give enough information. The GPS antennas are standard USB size. Most tablets don't have this receptacle. Thanks for info on the iPad. What USB slot is on that ?
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The Bad Elf unit is a stand alone GPS that transmits GPS data to your tablet. It's bluetooth, no USB, no cables.
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The Bad Elf unit is a stand alone GPS that transmits GPS data to your tablet. It's bluetooth, no USB, no cables.
And it does have an option for an external antenna but the thing works from between the seats in my Scout with a hard top, the dash of my F250 and the dash of my Jeep with a soft top.
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So https://bad-elf.com/pages/be-gps-2200-detail I can operate this and run OnX on my cheap POS verizon Elipsis. I think !!

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No. Not always. And they don't give enough information. The GPS antennas are standard USB size. Most tablets don't have this receptacle. Thanks for info on the iPad. What USB slot is on that ?
Thats the reason I went with the RCA viking. It has a full size USB port plus micro USB and a seperate charging port. The fact that it was under $100 is just a nice bonus. I already had a gps ant that was full size USB but you can find them in micro as well.
I have several nav apps loaded but back country navigator is my goto. Im not crazy about the user controls but it does work well.
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So https://bad-elf.com/pages/be-gps-2200-detail I can operate this and run OnX on my cheap POS verizon Elipsis. I think !!

If whatever tablet you have has blue tooth, and compatible OS like Android, google, win10 or iPhone software.... then yup.

That's my backup plan so far. I am gonna see how the onboard gps does first for me.
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@cda has a bitching tablet GPS setup, hopefully he'll chime in with some advice
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My cheapo Samsung runs Backcountry navigator like a champ...just save the maps first when you have wifi.
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I got my Samsung tablet today. All I will say is this thing FAWKIN rocks!

Seriously. 20 minutes and all the N. American maps are downloaded and work offline. GPS is pretty flawless just driving around my somewhat remote town. Have yet to take it deep in the woods, but will find out this weekend!
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Excellent. Are the maps you downloaded Topo or Street maps?

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Excellent. Are the maps you downloaded Topo or Street maps?

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Both.

Back Country Navigator has street but is primarily topo, Maps.Me is all street but still has an impressive amount of detail, kinda like Google maps with out the satellite imagery option... but they both work offline.
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Back Country Navigator has street but is primarily topo, Maps.Me is all street but still has an impressive amount of detail, kinda like Google maps with out the satellite imagery option... but they both work offline.
Thank you. I have had terrible luck with the systems working while offline and of course getting everything downloaded. I look forward to your updates on how well it works for you.

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I used a WiFi iPad coupled with a Dual XGPS receiver on my Colorado hunting trip. Worked flawlessly. I had both Leadnav and Gaia on the ipad, but used Gaia for almost the entire trip. Download the maps ahead of time.

GPS: https://www.amazon.com/Dual-Electron.../dp/B006M49G80
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I use Gaia for my offroad route tracking and base maps. On an older iPad, works awesome, even offline once you cache the map tiles.

I also use it for google maps road navigation when I have service.

It's in a life proof case mounted on my dash to the right of my radio in a RAM tablet mount.

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Looks like you got a samsung tablet and I suck at reading whole threads!

If you give gaia a try and have any questions hit me up!
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I got my Samsung tablet today. All I will say is this thing FAWKIN rocks!

Seriously. 20 minutes and all the N. American maps are downloaded and work offline. GPS is pretty flawless just driving around my somewhat remote town. Have yet to take it deep in the woods, but will find out this weekend!
Cool they are pretty impressive when up and working well.

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I use Gaia for my offroad route tracking and base maps. On an older iPad, works awesome, even offline once you cache the map tiles.
You like Gaia then? I have been tempted but wanted more feedback before I pay for it. Does it read Geo-PDF? I was using PDFMaps but they gone retard on reading custom maps.
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You like Gaia then? I have been tempted but wanted more feedback before I pay for it. Does it read Geo-PDF? I was using PDFMaps but they gone retard on reading custom maps.
Gaia is super simple to use, and incredibly feature rich on the back end. I also like that I can plan routes in google earth or something simple to use, import them into Gaia using their web browser interface and immediately have them ready for offline use on my tablet. Then I can also share them with people that are going with me, and as long as they open the link and sync while they still have have data, they'll have my routes on their phone exactly as I marked them out.

Gaia doesn't currently support geo-pdf imports, but I know I've seen it requested in their forum a bunch. They said it was on the list for features before the end of the year. Not sure if that will actually happen or not though.

I haven't needed to pull in a geo-pdf in a long time, Gaia has awesome base maps available that can all be cached for offline use. I almost always have the USGS topo maps as my base map. Though sometimes I'll swap over to open street map topo if I need a less cluttered view.


Gaia route I made that we used for our moab trip this spring
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Forest Service Travel maps are all Geo PDF and all my KOH maps I've made were geo-pdf. But I could do them on google earth just as easily just didn't have anything to transfer them over with.

Thanks I think I will give them a shot.
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Forest Service Travel maps are all Geo PDF and all my KOH maps I've made were geo-pdf. But I could do them on google earth just as easily just didn't have anything to transfer them over with.

Thanks I think I will give them a shot.

Is that similar to the Forest Service Travel maps you use? If so they're in the base map data already in Gaia! No PDF's needed
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The base maps above in your link? I don't see USFS stuff listed, they are usually regional and released every year.

Cartitrack is the other geo-pdf I was thinking of.

Looks like they do have them:

https://blog.gaiagps.com/u-s-forest-...now-available/
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