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GPS for trails... what do you use?

Hi...

Wanted to here from people as to suggestion for a GPS unit.
Couple things. Looking for it to be a good unit for riding trails.
Preprogram it, and still add waypoints on the way. Prefer color
screen, Monochrome screens bother me. Other thing would be
nice if i could use it on the sled too.
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Do you have a android cell phone?
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Garmin Montana Series, tons of trails able to be downloaded to the gps. Also tons of free maps, can mount to handlebars easily

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Do you have a android cell phone?

iPhone.... I tought about using the phone. But a bit worried about damage.

Maybe if i found a good rugged case for it
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Garmin Montana Series, tons of trails able to be downloaded to the gps. Also tons of free maps, can mount to handlebars easily

Like that, am going to jump over to the website.

Do you know if this will be possible:

I have several GPS trails already in google earth that I can export from there.
Can i import them into this unit and overlay the existing maps?
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That defender case looks pretty beefy. But it's the screen that worries me the most. Or getting it wet.


What app(s) are you using?
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yes, there are several methods to do that.

here is a video

some good gps map resources are:

GPSfiledepot.com
poi-factory.com
Free Geography Tools
http://www.mapsntrails.com/en/usa/maps-vector/item-801
Free worldwide routable Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap
FunTreks Guide Books and Electronic Trail Guides - FunTreks Guidebooks for Jeep Trails, 4 Wheel Drive Trails, and back country roads
USA POI files - Free GPS POI for Garmin, Magellan, CoPilot, Destinator, Nokia, TomTom and other popular GPS brands.
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