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Old June 25th, 2018, 09:27 AM   #1
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Looking for a very cheap tablet that can support GPS. Must be able to support google play. Don't have many other requirements other than that.

considering a used galaxy at this point.

Everything on Amazon has hit or miss reviews, even the galaxy.

The Dragons have good reviews online and in forums not on amazon. Anyone have one?
https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Touch-...blet+gps&psc=1

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I've had good luck with Asus stuff. They have the ASUS ZenPad 8.0 (Z380M) for $125 shipped on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Android-Pixel...70_&dpSrc=srch


It says it has the GPS:
https://www.asus.com/us/Tablets/ASUS...pecifications/
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I wish the Amazon Fire had GPS. It's a fantastic tablet otherwise. I have a Lenovo tablet that is a few years old that is holding up well, and has GPS. It was about $200.
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I wish the Amazon Fire had GPS. It's a fantastic tablet otherwise. I have a Lenovo tablet that is a few years old that is holding up well, and has GPS. It was about $200.
We have a cheap fire. Do you have a way to use google play on it?
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I've had good luck with Asus stuff. They have the ASUS ZenPad 8.0 (Z380M) for $125 shipped on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Android-Pixel...70_&dpSrc=srch


It says it has the GPS:
https://www.asus.com/us/Tablets/ASUS...pecifications/
honestly that is perfect. I'm an Asus fan as well but didnt notice that model had GPS
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Amazon didn't say it, but when I went to Asus's page to see if there was an up-level model I found that unit did have it.

So what's the plan? GPS for boat?

I keep wondering if I should just use a tablet like that for gauges and navigation in the buggy.
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Amazon didn't say it, but when I went to Asus's page to see if there was an up-level model I found that unit did have it.

So what's the plan? GPS for boat?

I keep wondering if I should just use a tablet like that for gauges and navigation in the buggy.
I need a tablet, I might as well get one that will double for light GPS usage. Most reviews say they aren't bright enough for usage in the sun, so it won't go in the boat. But will be useful as a GPS that can go in a backpack for day adventures
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I have a Samsung 7" that I got for $50 as an adder to a cell phone package. I've been using it 3-4 years with several gps apps. Seems pretty decent in the Jeep.

My biggest problem is that I'm a tech dumbass and struggle with downloading maps to the right spot, saving tracks etc. gets frustrating.
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Maybe I'll see how my current tablet looks in similar conditions to see if the brightness is an issue.

I do plan to have a tin roof, so hopefully most of the time there's some shade. For the rest of the time, I'll have to see if my hand can provide enough shade to make it readable.
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My biggest problem is that I'm a tech dumbass and struggle with downloading maps to the right spot, saving tracks etc. gets frustrating.
Can't blame the GPS for that.

Also, if you think that's bad, you should try and use a Lowrance GPS and load maps.
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Can't blame the GPS for that.

Also, if you think that's bad, you should try and use a Lowrance GPS and load maps.
I agree!
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We have a cheap fire. Do you have a way to use google play on it?
Did this 5 minutes after taking it out of the box.

https://www.howtogeek.com/232726/how...n-fire-tablet/
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Interesting, my kids have a fire something. I'm not sure how much its getting used. Maybe I'll look at taking it over.
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ordered that Asus. Will be here tomorrow.
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so what GPS programs are people using on their tablets?
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so how's the ASUS? what apps are you using for GPS
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He doesn't wheeereeze any more.
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