THIS is the BEST Outdoors Navigation App EVER

THIS is the BEST Outdoors Navigation App EVER

We have several tricks up our sleeves when it comes to navigating the great outdoors. Our primary go-to program; is Gaia GPS and their Premium Membership. Let’s walk you through the basics of the program and explain some features that will help your planning and navigation methods.





THIS is the BEST Outdoors Navigation App EVER

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  1. Marc Westle on March 19, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Great Video(s) . . . but Garmin InReach mini does not work with Gaia

    I sincerely enjoy the videos but felt it necessary to make a general comment. If you scan You Tube and the internet many people show a variety of off-road navigation options including Gaia GPS, Garmin Explorer, etc. They "infer" you can use the Garmin inReach mini’s GPS function connected to a non-cell/GPS iPad with Gaia GPS to navigate off-road. I haven’t seen anyone show exactly how they set this up but I purchased the inReach mini anyway then spent hours trying to set up Gaia and scouring the internet w/o success. Finally, I called Garmin and as it turns out you can’t use the GPS function on the inReach mini for any other app except the Garmin Explorer. So if there is a way/hack someone should publish . . . it would be helpful. Even on the Gaia Web Site they identify a problem with Garmin. So it seems if you want to use to an iPad w/o a GPS chipset for off-road navigation you need another external GPS device like this on Amazon

    If any of this is inaccurate, please post an update. Again thanks for all the videos

  2. Richard Burguillos on March 19, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Great review of the App!!
    Can you share routes with users and thus can users search an area for routs other members have taken?? Thanks for the detailed review. I agree, outstanding deal for Premium Membership with all those layers!!

  3. Gabriela Carbajal on March 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm


  4. hairbackglow on March 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    How does this compare to onX hunt? Without getting it and checking it out this seems like it may be a bit better or am I mistaken. I find onX to be hard to navigate to many icons and unnecessary stuff getting in the way, and layering issues. This looks like it might be better and a similar price, well a bit more but is it worth it is my long winded question? Thanks

  5. Ex-Law Enforcement on March 19, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Hey Bud, I have a question on this Gaia Mapping program, it say’s on the add that::1-year Membership renews at full price. 5-year membership does not renew. I don’t quite get that 5 year thing. it DON"T RENEW??????? Could you please let me know something on this as I was gonna get this one at 5 years.

  6. J J on March 19, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Anyone know if this will work in the Middle East. Specifically Saudi Arabia?

  7. Joe Michaels on March 19, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    I stopped watching after he said subscription. Anything with a monthly fee is a waste of money. Avoid Subscriptions and monthly fees and you will see how much money you save in life!

  8. DaveB on March 19, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    I use an iPhone 6S which I believe has a GPS receiver built-in, but I would like to actually use GaiaGPS on my iPad for the larger screen… it is possible to tie them up together in some way in order to provide location information to the iPad?

  9. SMEACRaptor on March 19, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Do you use a bluetooth gps with your tablet for no service areas?

  10. Billy G on March 19, 2020 at 12:37 pm


  11. Acheron LV-426 on March 19, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    I just bought 5 years thru you. Thank you. Awesome price.

  12. Dale Walker on March 19, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Is there a app for the state of Nevada showing all the forestry roads ?

  13. Mateo Garcia on March 19, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Where do i find the link so i can get a discount?

  14. Austin Mabry on March 19, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    I almost pulled the trigger on a 5-year subscription to Gaia, but I discovered that not only do they not support any APRS layers, they even responded to a feature request thread stating that they have no intention of doing so in the future either.

    Backcountry Navigator already has this feature in Beta, and with Backcountry Navigator XE currently in the pre-release phase, it seems they have a good chance to take back the lead on full-featured GPS navigation apps.

    Hopefully the ramped up competition will encourage Gaia to step up their game as well, but I’m not committing to Gaia in the long-term unless they demonstrate that they’re really interested in catering to their users’ wants and needs.

  15. Achisachis73 on March 19, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Gaia app so popular but it sucks. I have used other for hiking and they are far better and not as glitchy.

  16. Pindal Mapu on March 19, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Do you prefer to work Gaia on PC or iOS ?. Some people have commented that in some device it is slower than in others.

  17. Steve McGavren on March 19, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    My only problem is the days it takes to download and the limit of 1000000 tiles per download. Also, you can’t tell what you’ve downloaded (pink squares) on Android devices.

  18. Johnathan Wilkinson on March 19, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks, good video. But is this just good for use in the USA and Europe, or does it also have very detailed large-scale (OS) maps of Asia and the rest of the world?

  19. Woods Hill on March 19, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    How do you attach those patches/stickers to your roof?

  20. G. Scott Novotny on March 19, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    What is the discount code or where is it located. Is it still viable?

  21. Purebred Cheesehead on March 19, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    SOLD! Dang good review man. We were looking for an app to let customers use to find the trail when they rent our Kawasaki Teryx. This seems to fit the bill perfectly, we will try it. Thanks!

  22. donnf donnf on March 19, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    What do you think about Carrymap’s NM outdoors map layer by NM BLM?

  23. Joe Tomasello on March 19, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    You guys got me hooked on this app. Only thing I’m trying to figure out is how do you change the color of each trail. Some trails I do are easy and have sections of hard stuff so I’d like to make that stretch of the trail maybe red to remind myself next time out there I have a hard section coming up.

  24. Ken M. on March 19, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Great review, thanks!

  25. Gevorg Nazaryan on March 19, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Man, if they raise the price because of you then that’s something you’ll have to live with for the rest of your life 🤓

  26. Ryan Bennett on March 19, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Just used your link for GAIA and got it for $31.99 using the discount code! Thanks for the tutorial and keep up the awesome work guys!

  27. Kassi Eyre on March 19, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    CAN GAIA GPS PREMIUM do this for me??? I’m looking for a route planning before I go out and tracking system while exploring the new route I just created to use with my android phone offline while exploring new off road trails on an UTV and geocaching. Can you put in a geocache N and W coordinates and it take you to the spot on the map? and also how good is the satellite images on the maps if you zoom in can you see old buildings? Thanks for your help

  28. Steve Eichelberger on March 19, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    So how does this compare with Garmin BaseCamp and the Garmin Montana series GPS? Coming from the adventure bike side of things, they are the standard. No cell service used. 24k routable TOPO maps, routable street maps, and many free maps are all available for download. I have tried phone GPS map software on a motorcycle, and it left a lot to be desired, but being inside the protection of a vehicle maybe it works better. Not having the maps always loaded on a device seems like a big downside to me. With BaseCamp I create tracks ahead of time, and I can load it into Google Earth and ‘pre-ride’ my route and look for roads or trails that might have changed, or be on private property.

  29. Subaroo on March 19, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    What are the best layers for off road trails and over landing

  30. Bob Shaw on March 19, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Kevin you make great videos like a professional video maker does . I think your missing your calling like Slim Potatohead is . He makes terrific outdoor adventure videos like you would see on the National Geographic Channel on TV . He travels with his Aliner pop up trailer pulled by his Jeep .

  31. Kritsada Naynard on March 19, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks a lot yeah when i watch your clib video i see map that time i want to know how to use it and what kind of map? Now i know that from this clip thanks so much brother

  32. Mike Nomadic on March 19, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    I’m only seeing 7 NatGeo maps in the US in the list from GAIA. Seems a little pricey at $40 to get 7 maps of which maybe 1 is applicable to my hiking in California. Maybe 2 if I ever hike the John Muir trail. The app really seems best for auto overland and not hiking.

  33. Joseph Holmberg on March 19, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    The maps are outdated in my area

  34. Johnny's TJ on March 19, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    ow does Gaia work in Europe?
    Is this app global or more made for the US and Canada?

  35. Charles Whalen on March 19, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you for the excellent review and
    tutorial!  Question:  When you are in a remote wilderness area with no cell
    phone reception, and are using the Gaia GPS app in offline mode on your
    10” Samsung S2 tablet, where you have pre-downloaded the relevant
    map sections onto the tablet from Gaia’s website in advance, do you generally
    find that the Samsung S2 tablet’s built-in internal GPS receiver is
    able to reliably acquire a GPS signal from where you have the tablet mounted,
    (presumably) in front of the console/dash?  Or is that mounting position (of the
    tablet) sub-optimal for satellite reception, and sometimes spotty,
    such that it could benefit from being enhanced by a small external GPS combo
    receiver/antenna, like the Garmin GLO (that connects to the Samsung
    tablet via Bluetooth), mounted on top of the dash, as far forward as
    possible, right up next to the windshield (to provide the best direct
    line-of-sight antenna positioning to maximize satellite
    [This would be for someone (like me) who is
    not planning to provide some other type of supplemental external comm
    connectivity/capability to the Samsung tablet (when in a remote wilderness
    area without any cell phone reception), such as a Garmin
    Thanks for any insight/advice on

  36. Sarge Manes on March 19, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Very good explanation, I am downloading this right away.

  37. Reginald Walton on March 19, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    I guess the 50% off deal has expired, huh? When I click on the link below, still offers a discount, but not 50% . 🙁

  38. Michael Vaughan on March 19, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Is there any difference between IOS and Android?

  39. Dennis on March 19, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Well my GAIA is doing strange things and has marked coordinates wrong periodically. I mark coordinates the same way all the time. I won’t be renewing for another year either. This was $9.95 and now they want $39.95 every year. I guess in a couple of months it will go to $50.00 a year. The greed of tech companies is disgusting. As someone else has said here, your videos are lacking. After viewing at least 10 GAIA videos no one has put out the correct way to mark waypoints so that they are accurate.

  40. christopher khear on March 19, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Hello , I’m new to all this , just one question, does the premium service from Gaia work all over the world

  41. Roland Rosso on March 19, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    It’s an old post, but the link shared still works: 5 year membership for $48, it was an additional 20% off tacked on to the 40% discount for the 5 years. Happy New Year!!!

  42. Promentery Robbins on March 19, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Does the Gaia Map extend only to USA and Canada, or is it worldwide?

  43. Don Stockdale on March 19, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Just used the link to become a premium member. Thanks for the discount the the awesome content. You and the girls rock!

  44. Adam Schoenfeld on March 19, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    How do you have your tablet and Yaesu radio mounted?

  45. Blue Collar DIY on March 19, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Does it cover Mexico also?

  46. Michael W on March 19, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Gaia says $19.99 subscription. Is that annual or monthly?

  47. Byron McMahon on March 19, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Just wanted to drop in and say the video was awesome. Clear and to the point. Thanks man 🤙🏼🤙🏼

  48. Henry Wang on March 19, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Just bought the app. Thanks for the discount. Made it worthwhile for sure, especially after playing with it for a day. Very cool. What iPad mount did you use for your vehicle? I figure if it survived the bumpy roads in your travels, it will be good enough for me. Thanks again and keep up the great work.

  49. Artem on March 19, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Clearly sucks compared with OSMAND

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