Learning GPS Functions

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by gzrglyde, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. gzrglyde

    gzrglyde Been here awhile

    Dec 26, 2017
    New to adventure bike riding, and want to learn how to download some of the ride routes that are posted, like the Southeast tracks posted. I do not know if I need to buy a Garmin or similar GPS stand-alone unit, or can one use an I-phone...or I-pad (for example). Is there a post on here somewhere with a "how to" type lesson on what I would need? Thanks!
  2. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b Supporter

    Dec 10, 2005
    Maine, USA
    This thread titled "Lost or Confused?" has some introductory info.

    There's more general discussion in the "Maping and navigation" sub-forum or the "GPS 101" subforum than there is in the regional subforums.

    To answer your other question, you can use a Garmin or similar or you can use your iPhone or you can buy a second phone (perhaps rugged phone) and use it for GPS even without a calling plan.

    Another idea is to look in the other regional forums to meet other ADV inmates to see what they use for GPS.