Trail Navigation in your Polaris RZR

Jun 16th 2020

Maps are a thing of the past. Nowadays, we rarely need anything beyond our smartphones to get us from Point A to Point B. Applications such as Google Maps serve as the ultimate navigator with features such as satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps and more for anyone travelling by foot, bike, car, air or public transportation. Apps like this can even be used worldwide. Sounds like they’ve covered all their bases, right?

But what about your favorite off-roading trails?

Don’t be surprised if you go to set up a maps coordination from the seat of your UTV and come up short. Cellphones haven’t been preprogrammed with most off-road trails you might encounter on your off-roading adventures. Like we said above, maps are a thing of the past, so what do you do when even your best piece of technology cannot get the job done?

That’s easy: look to the experts.

Several reputable powersports brands have taken into consideration the fact that your phone might not be able to navigate you through off-road trails and, as a result, have developed some of the best GPS units available on the market today. Not only are they preprogrammed with thousands of off-roading trails, they also feature high-definition images that allow you to see exactly where you’re going in real-time while giving you time to prepare for your next move.

If you’re looking for a GPS with high-definition images of the landscape around you, take a look at the Magellan TR7 GPS Jeep Bundle by Rugged Radios. The TR7 comes preloaded with over 160,000 ORV routes and user-generated tracks. The street navigation feature will help you get from the road to the trail and beyond, all while giving you turn-by-turn directions the entire way through. The best part? Many of the user-generated tracks have been created by fellow riders, so you know you can trust the information presented to you from your GPS unit. The hi-res 3D terrain view and 2D topo view with contour lines provide detailed land features of almost any area within the United States. The large, easy-to-read screen and the included windshield mount make navigating while driving a simple endeavor.

For a more simplified experience, check out the Voyager GPS Kit by Trail Tech. This GPS kit integrates into your vehicle system and helps you plan your adventure in advance. The display screen portrays a clear and visible outlook of your projected route to help you prepare for your adventure. Other features included in the GPS include temperature and wheel sensors. The mounting hardware includes cables, clamps, cords, and anything else you’ll need to install your GPS into your unit in an easy-to-see area that will allow you to hit the trails running while navigating safely.

Don’t get wrapped up in the belief that your cellphone can bail you out of any situation. Even the best cell phone providers can lose service, and you don’t want to be in a situation you can’t find your way out of. Invest in a RZR-specific GPS unit today and save yourself the time and trouble of loading your phone with even more applications. Get out and enjoy all that nature has to offer on the trails- all while knowing exactly where you are at all times. 

To explore more GPS-related options for your rig, head over to Everything Polaris RZR and check out the full list of offerings from some of the best brands on the market.