(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
This Magellan eXplorist TRX7 navigation system is for those of you that have a 1987 and up Wrangler and are looking for an off-road navigation system. In fact, this doesn't even include on-road navigation. This is all about wheeling your Jeep. So, if you like to hit the trails, but you want to know where you're going, you don't have a good idea of what trails are in your area, this is going to be the unit for you. This is going to come pre-loaded with a ton of off-highway vehicle trails, OHV trails. This is going to give you the ability to update, upgrade, and add whatever new trails are created, and this does use a crowd sourcing system in order to get new trails. So, every time somebody takes this unit off-road with them on a new trail, it gets added to the database and you can update your system. So, this is going to be something that will change and evolve as you own it. It's going to only get better, and it's going to be very, very useful for those of you that are looking to get off-road and hit some new trails that you haven't been on before. As far as the hardware goes, this is a very stout unit. A lot of traditional GPSs for on-road aren't really built to take a lot of abuse. This, however, is. This is going to be a drop-proof case. It's IP67 waterproof rated. It's going to be a nice, large, 7-inch, touchscreen HD display. This also has both 3-D and 2-D topographical maps built into it. It is Wi-Fi enabled, so when you are updating it to add some additional trails onto it, you can just use your Wi-Fi connection. It also has an SD card, so you can go ahead and load them in that way, if you choose to. It comes with, of course, all of the cables and everything that you're going to need to both charge this inside the vehicle and install any updates when you plug it into your computer, as well as a mount to get this mounted up in your Jeep. This is going to install much like a traditional navigation system. It has a suction cup mount. You can get a bunch of other mounts for it, too, if you choose to. Attach the suction cup to your dashboard, snap this into place, run the wire down to your 12-volt plug to keep this thing charged up and powered, and you're good to go. This unit is going to be very tough, very, very functional, and very upgradeable, but for all of those features, you are going to have to pay a bit of a premium. This comes in at $650. Now, the trails that you get from this unit really are going to be invaluable if you're looking to explore areas you've never explored before, so as long as you have the budget, I do think this is going to be worth it. This thing is packed with a ton of features and is going to be very, very useful. So, if you've been looking for an off-road GPS, this is definitely going to be a very nice option for you from Magellan, and you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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April 04, 2019
Chuncky and delayed action
Was slightly disappointed w the unit. Functionality works fine- haven’t had any issues with gps not being accurate. My main gripe being with the 2-3 second delay when pressing buttons and just it’s over sized and chuncky feeling to it. Not really user friendly w ease of functionHelpful (2)
November 19, 2018
Made Moab even better
Large display and very easy to use. The RAM suction mount holds solid. I have had several GPS. The TRX deficated to trails is awesomeHelpful (10)
June 02, 2018
Magellan TRX7 Off Road GPS
Great piece of kit. Was delivered very quickly and complete with everything you need to get navigating both on and off road. I really like the ability to download trail files from our state orv maps to my computer and then sync the trails to my device. Having one device for both on and off road navigation is awesome.Helpful (12)
April 13, 2018
Never get lost
High quality GPS device. Happy to have the security to not get lost on a trail.Helpful (12)
February 06, 2018
Have not tried it yet but looks easy to use and well informedHelpful (10)
December 04, 2017
Great to have
Won't need to wonder where the h*ll I am anymore, trails are everywhere here in CA now I can see what's coming up ahead.Helpful (13)
January 31, 2017
If you get lost....
If you get lost like me this is a must! Best and only off road turn by turn off road navigation device. No extra antenna necessary. Over 100,000 trails in the system. I have never lost GPS service while outdoors. Very nice return to start feature for safety in case you get off track.Helpful (23)
Other than Offroad trails does this system have navegación for normal highway driving . When will this system have navigation trails in Mexico ?
The Magellan eXplorist TRX7 Off-Road GPS Navigation does not include highway/roads. This device is specifically manufactured to guide through over 82,000 different off-road trials.
So if we are towing our Jeep and are in an area not familiar to us can we turn it on and be shown where trails are in the area around us?
That is correct, this device has maps for 82,000+ Trails throughout the US and Canada.
Product description says "Does Not Include Roads", but extremeterrain's answer to a customer questions says "and includes Magellan’s award-winning street navigation to get you straight from your starting point to the trail." So which is it? Would like to know before spending $500. Why the inconsistency?
The Magellan eXplorist TRX7 Off-Road GPS Navigation will not include road mapping, we do apologize for any confusion. We will get our q&a section updated. On road mapping can be downloaded at an additioanl cost of Magellan's site.
Now I am really confused. Does this include street maps as well?? This is what is on the website currently. Turn-by-Turn Trail and Street Navigation Turn-by-Turn Trail and Street Navigation Get visual and audible navigation guidance whether you’re navigating off-road trails or streets on your way to your destination.
This does not include street maps. On road mapping is an additional cost to download through Magellan.
Can you plot your own trails that are not preloaded and place "bird crumbs" as you travel so you can backtrack your way out?
Unfortunately, the unit does not allow you to create any trails of your own. However, Magellen is adding new trails to the device daily and your local trail may be next!
The TRX7 comes preloaded with over 115,000 designated OHV routes from forest and public lands and includes Magellan’s award-winning street navigation to get you straight from your starting point to the trail. Search trails using your TRX7 or search for trails in a constantly growing crowdsourced track database on www.TRXTrailhead.com. The reason why it is promoted as Wrangler specific, is because we exclusively sell for Wrangler items so although this particular item may work with other vehicles, we have not done tests.
The Magellan eXplorist TRX7 Off-Road GPS Navigation will include trail maps in the US and Canada.
The Magellan eXplorist TRX7 Off-Road GPS Navigation comes preinstalled with maps for the US and Canada only. Additional maps are available, however we recommend consulting with Magellan to ensure they have adequate coverage in the areas you are looking for.
(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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