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Gps.. Lost

There are a million Junctions, Organizations.. Map changes, Counties.. Multiple ways of going to the same spot for lunch.

I get totally lost and turned around being a newbie.. I don't want to waist anymore time trying to figure out these trails and remember them..

I need some help.. What GPS do i need to buy and what software to install?

Iphone was useless tonight.. Polaris app,, It didn't save our bread crumbs and we got totally lost.. Thanks to a few folks pointing out way we made it home.
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i have the same question. if i had one like that i wouldnt have to worry about where im going cuz i can come back!

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good water tight, Good in temperatures to -4. Garmin Nuvi 550 with 2013 GPS SledMaps USA - Garmin : Red Pine Mapping GPS Snowmobile Maps, Sled Maps for Garmin, Magellan, and Lowrance

That good choice?
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Like posted above, a lot of states/clubs now have trail apps for GPS or phone. Garmins are the best overall.

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Question. What will the nuvi 550 w/sled maps tell me other than i am on a snowmobile trail which i am/will be already aware? Will it give me turn by turn directions or just lay out a zoom able picture of the trails so i can plot out a virtual course in my head.
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Their site says its routable, turn by turn.
I use a Garmin eTrx Vista HCx with the 1:2400 map package. This map software gives turn by turn. Downside is that the screen is small compared to the Nuvi.
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For the Nuvi 500/550

Which map software would be better for me. Red pine of SledGPs. I am in the buffalo area.. western NY. Or is there another,better one out there.

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got nuvi 500 and redpine. can't wait to use it

Got snobunge battery kit. Nice.

Found a flat spade connector hiding behind the air box. 15.3v DC at any RPM.
is this already set up for me? to high for the snobunge battery? Thought these sleds weren't DC ready ? This would be sweet if i can use it.

Do i have DC voltage already? Can i use it? Sure does look like a cig/lighter connector.
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