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Old 09-05-2018
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Default Samsung Tablet A 10.1 (wifi only)
Costco had them on sale thru Sep 2nd for $180, so I bought one.

I've downloaded Gaia Premium and have messing around with the software.

Looking forward to see how the hardware works out in the boonies.
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I am sure, this setup will work great, Mike.
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It's mounted ... but will have modify the mounting ..... Gaia worked great for my two week trip
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... Gaia worked great for my two week trip
sweet! so do you like the tablet better than traditional GPS units yet?
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Default Re: Samsung Tablet A 10.1 (wifi only)
Mike sure seemed like he was loving the tablet/GAIA GPS while we were in UT.
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Default Re: Samsung Tablet A 10.1 (wifi only)
I plan still using my ancient Garmin Nuvi 265 for street and the highway; tried Waze and was not impressesd out on the highway (probably my learning curve).

The tablet works in that I can read the screen easier.
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Default Re: Samsung Tablet A 10.1 (wifi only)
i'm glad it's working overall for you!


- if you plan a route with Google Maps while you you have internet, it will pre-download the map for that trip. however, if you stray very far from your plan, then it won't have the map. that's a big limitation, but it is a completely free option.


- i highly recommend the app Copilot USA to get a Nuvi-like experience. it used to cost about $15, but they switched to "in-app purchases" so i'm not sure the current price: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ket.premiumusa

after you install the app, you download the entire US map while you have internet access (about 1.5GB) and after that it works offline. it includes a lot of larger forest roads but it's mainly for street/highway use. it will handle trip routing as well as give spoken turn-by-turn directions.
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I'll give a try on Copilot.

Thanks for the info.
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