Basecamp is absolutely one of the best tools for this hardware. Multi day trips are a breeze to build.I too have been using the overland shortly after release. I'd have to say I've not had many problems with the explore website but I don't use it for many planning activities. I use Basecamp on a MacBook Pro for working with tracks or routes. Then, Google maps for satellite view. I'll export my tracks from basecamp and upload to the Explore website. Then, let the explore sync to the Overlander. There was an issue awhile back with syncing but I believe that was solved. During that time I just transferred the tracks via a micoSD card. When I'm out on the trail I bring my laptop and SD card so that I can update if needed without internet access.
I found GAIA to be a total mess. It’s not designed for vehicular travel. It doesn’t route well. Throws you out back to your maps program for actual nav. No thanks.I totally love the idea of "Overland"; easy mounting of hardware; the idea of sync of maps etc. But I also get frustrated by the clunkyness of the software. I think Garmin would be better off by designing a hot rod pad with GAIA on it.
I've run the Overlander for days on end without ever needing to restart. Even on my multi-month trips all I've ever done was put it in suspend mode for a day or two to save batteries. When I stay stationary for a few days I use it to interact with my inReach for weather updates. I do power it off if I'm not using it for several weeks.Has the software frozen while using it for long periods of hours?