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Off-Road GPS ‘How-To’ Suggestions Needed

Do you love off-roading and exploring new trails but struggle with navigation? Well, you’re not alone. Many off-road enthusiasts face the challenge of finding their way in remote areas without getting lost. Luckily, with the right tools, this can be a thing of the past.

As you may know, I run a YouTube channel dedicated to showing you how to get the most out of your Lowrance GPS units. Our focus is primarily on using Lowrance MFD’s as off-road GPS units. However, we want to hear from you! What off-road GPS topics would you like us to cover? We’re always looking for new ideas and suggestions to make our channel more informative and useful for our viewers.

So, whether you’re a seasoned off-road veteran or just getting started, we want to hear from you. Your input will help us create the best possible content for our channel.

And if you’re new to our channel, welcome! We invite you to check out our videos and see what we’re all about. While our focus is on Lowrance GPS units, we believe that anyone can benefit from our how-to videos and tutorials.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you,
Steven Lutz

Off-Road Navigation: Lowrance GPS Units

The Best GPS for Off-Roading: A Look at Lowrance GPS Units

Why a Reliable GPS System is Essential for Off-Roading

When it comes to off-roading, having a reliable GPS system is essential for staying safe and navigating rugged terrain with ease. While there are many GPS options available, not all are created equal, and it’s important to choose a system that’s specifically designed to meet the demands of off-road navigation.

That’s where Lowrance GPS units come in. Originally designed for the marine market, these GPS units have proven to be highly effective for off-roading as well. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at why Lowrance GPS units are a top choice for off-road enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Lowrance GPS Units: A Versatile and Customizable Option for Off-Road Navigation

While Lowrance GPS units are not specifically made for off-road use, they have been adapted and customized to meet the needs of off-road enthusiasts. Their reputation for accuracy and reliability has made them a go-to choice for anyone who requires a high-performance GPS in rugged outdoor settings.

With advanced features like vehicle data monitoring, backup camera connectivity, and real-time buddy tracking, Lowrance GPS units have become particularly popular among off-road racers. These features can be further enhanced with Rugged Routes accessories, which allow you to fully customize your GPS unit for your specific needs.

Why a Dedicated GPS System is Preferable to a Smartphone App

While there are many smartphone apps available for off-road navigation, many off-road enthusiasts and professionals have found that using a dedicated GPS system like Lowrance GPS units is preferable. This is because smartphones and other devices may have limitations in terms of connectivity and accuracy, whereas GPS systems like Lowrance are specifically designed to operate in challenging outdoor environments.

In addition, dedicated GPS systems often have larger screens, eliminate battery life issues, and have more advanced features than smartphone apps. This can make a big difference when you’re navigating unfamiliar terrain and need to stay focused on the road ahead.

Addressing Common Questions About Off-Road GPS

Now that we’ve covered the basics of why Lowrance GPS units are a great option for off-road navigation, let’s address some common questions about off-road GPS:

  1. What is the best GPS for off roading? While there are many GPS options available, Lowrance GPS units are a top choice for off-road enthusiasts and professionals due to their versatility, reliability, and advanced features.
  2. What GPS do off-road racers use? Off-road racers often use Lowrance GPS units due to their vehicle data monitoring, backup camera connectivity, and real-time buddy tracking features, as well as their ability to be customized with Rugged Routes accessories.
  3. What is the best off-road GPS IOS? There are many great GPS apps available for IOS, but for the reasons outlined above, many off-road enthusiasts and professionals prefer to use a dedicated GPS system like Lowrance.
  4. Is there a backroads GPS? Yes, there are GPS systems available that are specifically designed for off-road use and can help you navigate backroads with ease. Lowrance GPS units are a great option for this purpose.
  5. Can I use my iPhone for off-road GPS? While there are many great GPS apps available for iPhone, a dedicated GPS system like Lowrance is often preferable due to its advanced features, reliability, and durability in challenging outdoor environments.
  6. Is a GPS better than an iPhone for off-roading? While both GPS systems and iPhones have their pros and cons, a dedicated GPS system like Lowrance is generally considered to be a better option for off-roading due to its advanced features and durability.

The Best Off-Road GPS Units for Extreme Outdoor Adventures

Off-road enthusiasts need a GPS that can withstand harsh outdoor conditions and deliver reliable performance on any adventure. Look no further than Lowrance GPS units, the best off-road GPS systems available.

These GPS units are not just used by off-road racers, but also by outdoor law enforcement agencies, snow plow operators, and even search and rescue teams. Their reputation for accuracy and durability has made them a go-to choice for anyone who requires a high-performance GPS in a rugged outdoor setting.

One of the key features of Lowrance GPS units is their ability to save waypoints, plan routes, and record tracks as you drive. This allows you to explore new areas with confidence, knowing that you can always find your way back to your starting point. And with their high-resolution satellite imagery and expandable systems, Lowrance GPS units deliver enhanced accuracy and reliability on all of your off-road adventures.

In addition, Lowrance GPS units are equipped with advanced features such as vehicle data monitoring, backup camera connectivity, and real-time buddy tracking. These features can be further enhanced with Rugged Routes accessories, which allow you to fully customize your GPS unit for your specific needs.

One thing that sets Lowrance GPS units apart is their ability to operate without an internet connection and without any subscription services (with the exception of Sirius satellite radio and weather overlay). This makes them the perfect choice for off-road adventures where internet connectivity may be limited or nonexistent.

In fact, many off-road enthusiasts and professionals rely on Lowrance GPS units for their accuracy and durability. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal-Fire), for example, uses Lowrance GPS units in conjunction with Rugged Routes satellite mapping in their dozers to cut fire lines and fight wildfires.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for the best off-road GPS system, look no further than Lowrance. With their accuracy, durability, and advanced features, they’re the perfect choice for any off-road adventure.

For more information, check out Rugged Routes

Last Chance Alert! HDS-7 Live Baja Bundles in Stock Now

Lowrance HDS-7 Baja off road gps Don’t miss your final opportunity to elevate your adventures with the HDS-7 Live Off Road GPS unit. Act fast! Lowrance HDS-7 Baja Bundles are back in stock, but they won’t last forever with the HDS Pro series GPS units coming in soon, which unfortunately will not offer a 7″ option. Grab your HDS-7 Baja Bundle while you still can!
You can purchase yours now at:
Or, if you would like to do a bit more research, the Rugged Routes YouTube Channel is a great place to start which can be found here:

Get Ocotillo Wells Maps at TDS from PCI Race Radios!

Ocotillo Wells SVRA, CA Lowrance Off Road GPS Map

PCI Race Radios will be at the upcoming Tierra Del Sol event with our latest Ocotillo Wells Maps! If you’re looking for the perfect off-road adventure, our maps can help you navigate through the desert like a pro. With the detailed information on all the best trails and locations, you can be sure to have an unforgettable experience.

If you’re not at TDS but planning on visiting Ocotillo Wells, you can also order online here:



Time is up! – Plan B

King of the Hammers is happening! If you’re still in need of a Lowrance GPS map for your Lowrance GPS, you can pick one up from PCI Race Radios on the lakebed. They are open for service everyday from 9am on non race days and 7am on race days. The earlier in the week you come the better as the lines will get crazy later this week and next! They are right next to the Jumbotron in Hammertown you can’t them!

In case you missed it – Belt Temp Gauge

Before I jump into the details, if you already own one of these belt temp gauge sensors, Please help others looking for info on this product by writing a quick review. A review can be written by clicking on ‘Write a Review” at the following URL:

The Launch:
After working on this product for nearly 2 years, I launched this product in 2020 about 2 weeks before the covid shutdowns happened. The world was in a strange place and just about everyone across the country seemed to be tuned to the news trying to figure out what the heck was going on. Needless to say my timing was terrible. Those that were aware the the pending launch were in tune with availability and we were off to a great start but marketing a new product during a pandemic was definitely challenging. This was also while I was concerned about the chip shortage limiting the availability building more. However, now things seem to be shaping up. 



Belt Temp Gauge Details: 
The Rugged Routes infrared belt temp sensor is an easy install Lowrance GPS accessory which adds an infrared belt temperature gauge to the screen of a Lowrance off road GPS unit. Now UTV off-road enthusiasts and racers can take precautions to prevent blowing a belt by reading it’s real time surface temperature. When the belt reaches high temperatures, the driver can then adjust their driving style until the belt cools down.  They can also use the temperature readings to aid in clutch tuning.  Keeping the CVT belt temp gauge reading low is important in prolonging belt life, especially in utv racing and on long remote UTV rides.  Having cooler & longer lasting CVT belts also reduces the frequency of recurring costly belt replacements. Displaying the infrared belt temp gauge on the screen of the Lowrance GPS unit, saves dash space, is easier to install compared to a stand alone gauge, and is inherently dimmable. The belt temp gauge can be configured to display temperature as analog or digital readout, with various gauge size options and screen positions. A very flexible solution at a competitive price. 

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