It looks like CarPlay only provides access to Routes... and even then, only those marked as "Driving" routes will display. Problem is, when you select this mode while creating a route, it then only snaps to streets and roads. This defeats the very purpose of using Gaia in the first place because the route I want to follow isn't on streets or roads.
I tried creating a route that started on streets .. I then went onto trails.. and then back onto roads. It displays in CarPlay, and allows me to select it... but then displays an error "Invalid turn-by-turn directions for this route." Ugh. This is really frustrating because the existence of Gaia GPS on CarPlay was the whole reason I finally decided to drop $1500 to upgrade my car stereo (bought the Alpine Halo9). Now I realize I was tricked by Gaia .. they released the app even though it's largely useless to their primary audience. It was a self-serving move, and one that will leave a mark among their most adventurous customers.
Has anyone figured out a workaround until the Gaia team prioritizes this work? Am I stuck just using my iPhone?
Hopefully they prioritize this work soon; it's a big market.. guessing they haven't prioritized because they feel like they've already got as much business as they'll ever get (assumption: all overlanders hike... everyone who likes our app already has it.. therefore, we stand to gain nothing by investing in overlanding functionality on CarPlay). Huge mistake, IMO.. they have SO MUCH growth potential in this area.
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