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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 09:28 AM
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I did notice though that it doesn't appear to have a internal battery which in my very humble opinion is a deal breaker (I need the redundancy of an internal battery) .

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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 01:45 PM
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Opps didn't see that...thanks for the clarification
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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ExciterRob View Post
If you have a smarrt phone, download Polaris Snowmobile trail maps app. They also have one for orv trails. They are very accurate and have locations of fuel and services available on the trail, Check it out!!
I downloaded this one on my phone, going for a sled ride tomorrow, hoping it works as well as people say it does. Guess we will find out.
Will post results tomorrow night.

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Why would this be a necessity? When I was doing my research I could not think of a reason that I needed the ability to track the route, other than the cool factor.
Where I ride, tracks are a NECESSITY! No "real" trails here, everybody just takes off and goes wherever they want. That makes it impossible to even follow *your own* tracks back (in the snow) to where you came from... assuming they're still there and haven't been covered by blowing snow.

It's also VERY easy to get turned around and completely lost out here... all the mountains look the same, and there aren't any signs pointing you to the next town... it's just hundreds of miles of wilderness every direction you look.

When I get home, I dump the tracks onto my laptop mapping software, and I can see where I've been in a much larger format... but that's the "cool factor" you were referring to...

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So today I put on about 90 miles, had the Polaris Trails app downloaded on my phone. It worked well to look at the trails for the area I was in, the gps on it was very accurate. But what I didn't like, was when I tried using the "tracking" part of the soon as I lost cell service, (even though I had the satellite location service turned on), it quit recording my track that I was riding. Not sure if I will keep it or not.

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