Ipad vs GPS unit
I currently only have a handheld garmin gps unit that i originally bought for hiking and backpacking and it worked excellent for that. Weve been using it as our sole gps navigation for overlanding trips and it just doesnt work for long trips with a bunch of waypoints, also with a really small screen its just hard to use in the car, my girlfriends job is basically trying to navigate with it while i drive and me looking at it while driving is out of the question. I need to get something better and id like to get it before our next trip. I have read that an Ipad can be used as a GPS unit without service as long as its the 3g version with a gps chip. Is an Ipad with 3g going to navigate as well as a Garmin unit with a larger screen? One thing i love about the ipad aside form all the other things it could be used for is the screen size and clarity. I dont have a ton to spend probably around 200-300 bucks, so i could probably get a used original Ipad with 64gb and 3g. Im not sure if there are any decent GPS units with larger screens that i could get for that price. Sorry for the long post, but does anyone have any suggestions?
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