Over The River Or Through The Woods, Ford Ranger Breadcrumbs Tech Helps You Find Your Way Back...


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GPS and Phone maps only work if you’ve downloaded the maps before you lose service.
 


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Most of the GPS units I've used only provide very basic info unless you buy a micro SD card with map data on it and some of that is limited to if you have a subscription with the chip maker. Now, this is for hand held units. In car or dash mount units for vehicles may be different. I believe a lot of them have map updates for life as part of the package but I don't own one, and never really used one to know that for sure.

For cell phones, as long as the GPS app was running with a route already, it will continue to work. I've been told but have not verified that if you disable the cellular connection, the GPS app will still access GPS satellites and allow you to navigate. Since I have handheld GPS units with me when I would be inclined to use a cell phone as a GPS in the wild, I've never tested it. I probably should.
 

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My mkx had built in navigation. It sucked. The map updates came like once a year so they were always outdated. And I'm convinced the GPS would create routes that forced you to go past certain places like stores and restaurants even if they were out of the way because the GPS service was paid to do so. Also had no satellite image, no live traffic updates, no street view.

I use google maps on my phone when I'm being lazy. I have the whole east coast downloaded so it works with or without cell service. The only thing that stops working without cell service is the live traffic updates. I've yet to see any aftermarket or factory in car GPS system that can honestly compete with google maps. Cars should just be able to download android or IOS instead of being stuck with the god awful factory operating systems.
 

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I like Waze for GPS on my phone.
 

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We’ve had factory Ford navigation in all our cars since 2012... I’ve never had an issue with lost signal, wrong directions, etc. I had the whole system reset while driving 2 times. The new truck I ordered this week has navigation. It was an $795 option with a $500 discount... for $300 buck how could I says no? (Not including the Z-plan discount.)
 

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I prefer the satellite image method even when im in the tractor trailer. Look before you go its like a map only you can watch porn on it.


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So does that just work offroad or can people do stuff like this for like a road trip and plot destinations throughout their trip like places to visit along the route? This could be something fun if it could be used other than just for offroad. Too bad there isn't a way to plot stuff on a computer then upload to the vehicle.
 

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So does that just work offroad or can people do stuff like this for like a road trip and plot destinations throughout their trip like places to visit along the route? This could be something fun if it could be used other than just for offroad. Too bad there isn't a way to plot stuff on a computer then upload to the vehicle.
There is apps like gaia that work offroad.


I got all excited about it but my ipad isn't new enough to run it without wifi.
 


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