Is there any way of using alternative maps with Garmin Explore, such as:
The Garmin Explore App is not compatible with third-party maps and you would not be able to use the alternative maps you mentioned. The only maps you can use in the Explore App are the maps that are available for download in the app. This article from our Support Center explains the download process: Downloading Maps with the Garmin Explore App
Hi there, i had the same experience about the app, just bought the garmin alpha 10 here in Finland, luckily i still got the older garmin astro 320 ,8 yeas old but you can import your own regional maps that works great while hiking or hunting with pointers. You can even upload better maps for garmin fenix watch and yet they manage to bring new products that dont have support for any sensible maps here in europe. I mean what sense does it make to sell hunting handheld with phone support with those roadmaps, give us the opportunity to upload regional topo maps or even those satellite aerial photos that the explore website has, Garmin even sells those regional topo maps here in Finland atleast.
Hi. I am using the Explore maps, the OpenStreetmap based ones. Issue is they never get updated, they are very old and miss a large number of new trails that were added in my area. They are not very detailed either. Garmin, could you be more diligent in updating those maps regularly, much like the maps are updated on the Edge device for example. Currently we get a map from years ago and it never updates.