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Standard GPS vs. Off-road GPS

The most notable difference between a standard GPS and a GPS designed for off-roading in your 4WD is the map content.

A standard GPS will give you turn-by-turn directions following a set path. These are great for navigating suburban streets in search of that elusive cafe, but when you need directions where there is no set path, a standard GPS will not know what to do.

An off-road GPS will not only include a street mapping but will also feature highly detailed topographic mapping showing contour lines, unsealed roads, 4WD tracks and geographical points of interest. This allows you to better read the upcoming terrain and plan your path accordingly.

A 4WD GPS will also more feature more relevant points-of-interest to your location, such as; dump points, caravan parks, national park entrances, campsites and 24-hour petrol stations.

For more information, check out our guide to choosing a GPS for 4WD adventuring!

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