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Arizona Off Road Trail Maps for Lowrance GPS

The Arizona map is Compatible with Lowrance HDS and Elite Ti GPS Units and will be shipping by May 31st, 2018.You can pre-order yours now and get additional information, here:
https://ruggedroutes.com/funtreks-guide-to-arizona-lowrance-map-by-rugged-routes-rr-lowftaz.html

One very popular area that I get calls for all the time is Arizona. It’s extremely difficult for me to make a detailed trail map that covers an entire state. However, I was able to complete the new map of 100 Trails based on the Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4×4 Trails Guidebook by Funtreks. It includes Aerial imagery of the trails, the trails and trail heads which are color coded according to trail difficulty as well as Waypoints mentioned in the book. Each trailhead and Waypoint as has an info box that displays text from the book. These info boxes are loaded with information such as  trail introductions and extra info along the trail such as optional off-shoots, photo spots and hikes.
A quick preview of this map can be seen on the Rugged Routes youtube Channel here;
https://www.youtube.com/c/Ruggedroutesmaps?sub_confirmation=1

The Arizona map is Compatible with Lowrance HDS and Elite Ti GPS Units and will be shipping by May 31st, 2018. You can preorder yours now and get additional information, here:
https://ruggedroutes.com/funtreks-guide-to-arizona-lowrance-map-by-rugged-routes-rr-lowftaz.html

I’m also currently working on a separate map specifically of the Arizona Peace Trail, new Topo map of the U.S. and many others.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 909-547-4651 or send us an e-mail via the web page here:
https://ruggedroutes.com/index.php?route=information/contact

Which Lowrance GPS is right for you? – Get up to a $500 Rebate!

I wanted to send you some information regarding the current Lowrance products. Ultimately I want to help you get the unit that best fits your needs while taking advantage of the current mail in rebates.

Currently Lowrance has 2 product lines, HDS Carboon (the flagship of the product offerings) and Elite Ti (Which has lots of HDS features at a lower price point) In a nutshell, the Elite Ti series units has full map support for Rugged Routes mapping and are operated via a single touch, touchscreen and have most HDS features except a wired ethernet connection. Wired ethernet is only required for some optional accessories. The Elite-7 Ti andlarger all have a NMEA 2000 port which is required for connecting an external antenna while the Elite-5 Ti does not have this option. Overall I recommend Elite Ti Units for those who don’t wear gloves while driving off road who due to the touch screen operation. The Elite-7 Ti units are the most popular in this series and currently has a $100 Rebate available through May 31, 2018. You can purchase your Elite Ti Units from our website here: https://ruggedroutes.com/lowrance-off-road-gps-units-c-22.html/lowrance-elite-ti-off-road-gps.html The rebate form is available here: https://www.lowrance.com/contentassets/10fdf044b7ae4832b5050f4e27190207/catch_a_great_deal_rebateform2.pdf

The HDS Carbon units have all the bells and whistles including wired ethernet The HDS Carbon units have all the bells and whistles including wired ethernet for optional accessories and NMEA 2000 for external antenna connectivity. They have a multi touch, touch screen as well as a full feature set of physical buttons. because of the physical buttons, these units are more ideal for those that wear gloves such as in Side-x-Sides. The screen also has extreme viewing angles and is resistant to darkening issues with polarized sunglasses and goggles. The HDS Carbon is available in screen sizes from 7″ to 16″ with the 7″ being the most popular. If you are considering the external antenna option, you may want to consider the HDS 7 Carbon Baja Bundle. This is the most popular HDS unit and includes the external antenna at a $100 cost saving over buying to unit and antenna separate. On top of that there is a $200 mail in rebate available through May 31, 2018. The HDS Carbon units can be purchased here: for optional accessories and NMEA 2000 for external antenna connectivity. They have a multi touch, touch screen as well as a full feature set of physical buttons. because of the physical buttons, these units are more ideal for those that wear gloves such as in Side-x-Sides. The screen also has extreme viewing angles and is resistant to darkening issues with polarized sunglasses and goggles. The HDS Carbon is available in screen sizes from 7″ to 16″ with the 7″ being the most popular. If you are considering the external antenna option, you may want to consider the HDS 7 Carbon Baja Bundle. This is the most popular HDS unit and includes the external antenna at a $100 cost saving over buying to unit and antenna separate. On top of that there is a $200 mail in rebate available through May 31, 2018. The HDS Carbon units can be purchased here: https://ruggedroutes.com/lowrance-off-road-gps-units-c-22.html/lowrance-hds-carbon-off-road-gps-navigation-systems.html The rebate form is available here: https://www.lowrance.com/globalassets/lowrance/offers/lowrance-rebate-form-2018-hds-ultimate-upgrade.pdf

            I also, have some how to videos on YouTube shown here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCQWaMqWMa8EpYm5AW5bv4dw For more information on these GPS Units and map availability, visit ruggedroutes.com or feel free to contact us.

-Steven Lutz
President
Rugged Routes

Lowrance HDS Gen3 & Carbon “Dynamic Trail Colors”

Check out this cool new feature on the Lowrance HDS Gen3 & Carbon GPS Units! It’s called Dynamic Color Trails  which allows a trail that you are tracing to be colored based on how fast you are going, or based on a temperature reading from an optional sensor. In the video example is shows this being used based on Speed Over Ground. The video can be seen on our YouTube channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80Osv5fh-GA?sub_confirmation=1

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3 Off Road GPS

The most popular Lowrance GPS choice, among serious off road
enthusiasts, is the Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3. It’s available bundled with a high accuracy Point-1 antenna. This antenna not only receives your location, but also measures heading, pitch and roll. With these readings, you’ll be sure to know where you are, which way you’re pointed, how far off camber you are and how steep you’re climbing!
These are on the shelf, ready to ship and can be ordered online at:
Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3

New & Improved Rugged Routes Website!

When browsing the internet, most people are looking for some type of information… An answer to a question, or a product to fill a need. It can be frustrating when the information you find is incomplete or you can’t find the product you’re looking for. This leads to you having to call companies to get the information you need which can be very time consuming and frustrating.
I have found that the details on Lowrance GPS units aren’t always easy to find in one place, and it’s been difficult for users to compare the various units. Off road map listings also have had their shortcomings with a lack of Off Road GPS compatibility information. These issues have lead to very frustrated customers who don’t know where to turn.
Because of this, I set out to develop a brand new website with more detailed GPS unit/mapping information and which now offers a way to do side-by-side comparisons of the products. This new website is also mobile friendly for easy browsing and shopping on your smartphone or tablet.
Please check out the new website and let me know what you think! I am always here to help, but I hope this new website makes your product information search and checkout process easier and faster.
-Steven Lutz
Rugged Routes

How To Enable & Disable Map Features on Lowrance Off Road GPS

lowrance off road HDS7 Gen3

With feature packed maps, it isn’t uncommon to want to disable the viewing of certain types of features that aren’t needed at the moment. These new videos take you step by step on how to enable and disable various features on a Lowrance HDS7 Gen2 touch as well as the Lowrance HDS7 Gen3 (including Polaris HDS7) with off road GPS maps.  The videos of exactly how this is done are posted below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the youtube channel: Off Road Lowrance How To Videos

 

How To View Off Road GPS POI Information on a Lowrance HDS7

viewpoiinfo-thumb-off-road-gpsMany of the Lowrance off road GPS maps by Rugged Routes have additional info available in most of the marked points of interest (POI). Accessing this info on a Lowrance HDS7 Gen3 or Lowrance HDS7 Gen2 Touch is as easy as selecting the Point of Interest on the map, then touching the POI title. An info box will appear, with additional information. Press the X in the upper right hand corner to close the information box. The videos of exactly how this is done are posted below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the youtube channel: Off Road Lowrance How To Videos

How to Record Off Road Trails with Lowrance HDS7

CropHowToLowranceThe latest videos have just been uploaded to the Rugged Routes YouTube Chanel! This time we take a look at how to record off road trails with a Lowrance HDS7 Gen3, as well as the Lowrance HDS7 Gen2 Touch. This is something that everyone off road should know how to do with their GPS in order to return to a trail that you visited in the past or simply to get back to camp.
The videos are posted below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the youtube channel: Off Road Lowrance How To Videos