Map, Track, Sync and Share Your Trek From Anywhere For adventure seekers, explorers and outdoor enthusiasts, the Garmin Explore ecosystem offers a complete mobile navigation solution that — when paired with a compatible Garmin device¹ — lets you map, track and navigate your trek from anywhere with unlimited cloud storage. Garmin Explore provides basic trip planning or viewing of maps you’ve preloaded on your device. Or you can use the mobile app to pair your smart device via BLUETOOTH®² technology with a compatible Garmin GPS device, so you can do and see even more. Access Online Connectivity Garmin Explore provides free online access to a wide range of additional capabilities. For example, you can download detailed topographic maps, color aerial imagery and other navigation aids directly to your mobile device. The maps and navigation data loaded onto your device can be used anywhere, anytime — even when you’re out beyond the reach of cellphone towers or internet connections. Manage Your Collections, Tracks and Routes Review and edit your waypoints, tracks, routes and activities in your library. Add them to a collection to keep all the recorded data from a certain trip together in one place. For example, if you’re taking a long trip, you can plan different waypoints, tracks and routes for each day of the trip and combine them into one collection. Your Mobile Cloud Connection The Garmin Explore app will send and store the waypoints, planned routes, GPS tracks and Garmin activities you've recorded in the cloud, allowing you to access and use that data on the Garmin Explore web site to plan or review your adventures. You can also sync your cloud-stored data with a compatible Garmin device. A Garmin account is needed to store your data in the cloud. Your activities (e.g., runs, walks, hikes, etc.) include data such as distance, pace, activity time, location, etc. that were recorded by your device. More Off-grid Capability with inReach® Technology Use Garmin Explore with your inReach enabled devices, such as the GPSMAP® 66i navigator and satellite communicator, to turn your mobile device into a true off-the-grid satellite companion. In an emergency, you can trigger an interactive SOS to the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team. Two-way messaging and LiveTrack location tracking via the 100% global Iridium® satellite network let you stay in contact globally. The Garmin Explore app allows you to access your phone’s contact list for easier messaging and sharing when connected. What You Get with Garmin Explore • Unlimited map downloads; access topographic maps, USGS quad sheets and more • Aerial imagery • Waypoints, tracking and route navigation • High-detail GPS trip logging and location sharing • Unlimited cloud storage of routes, waypoints, tracks, and activities • Online trip planning 1. https://explore.garmin.com/appcompatibility 2. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license.
Have a Montana 700i and works well for what I need. Car Nav and use the explore app to see my surroundings in sync with the 700i. Also use it when we get onto trail. Mostly shorter hikes amd does what I need for planning. Maps do need an update, new streets that are on Google maps should be here. But I’ll take a GPS and Explore over a cell phone anyday. Yellowstone would have been rough without my GPS and app with no cell coverage in the park. (Or hardly)
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User experience and a gradual learning curve are important when using any app or device but ESPECIALLY when this app is made under the same roof as the physical equipment used with it. 1) the map layers button should let the user quickly toggle between map layers. NOT pull up a bar at the bottom of the screen to scroll thru. It the different map types slid out from the side (longest part of the screen) it would be much easier to toggle between topo, osm, etc.. the current method is very slow and clumsy. 2) creating a route, like in Garmin Connect, should exist in this app. It is not a good user experience to have to open garmin connect, make a route with the snap-to-road feature (which works very well) and then import into garmin explore. 3) there is no key! This is a basic map requirement.
Why the heck do you make an app that won’t sync with your own devices?
Nice to finally have a mobile/ desktop app that integrates with the Zumo XT. It’s a good start but needs to be able to edit waypoints and tracks. Change color, change icons, create tracks. Think GAIA , Garmin. Then you will have a 5 star app.
What a great off the grid navigation app easy downloading the essential maps for storing POIs and not only Topos but Opensource Street maps aswell. Added bonus syncing to your favorite Garmin wearable/GPS device.
I’m able to log into the garmin explore website but the app keeps timing out.
I have been told I need to download both the connect and explore apps to be able to utilize my 64st. The truth is neither app works with my device. I cannot send a route/course to my 64st from either app, I cannot connect via Bluetooth to the explore app, connect app connects via Bluetooth but says my device is not compatible to send info to... so what’s the point in being able to connect to the app.
Cant import new GPX files after latest update. They are grayed out and can’t be selected. Previously imported GPX files can be imported through the “Recents” tab, which is not useful