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what GPS or APP?

Postby JP<>< » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:10 pm

Thank God I have not gotten lost in the woods yet but I came close once following a blood trail after I made a bad shot on a windy day, then it rained and I could not follow the blood back to a familiar area.
SO what is the best way to go with gps?
I-phone app? if so which one?
Hand held device?

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Postby Jhand » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:38 pm

I use a Garmin Monterra but if all your looking to do is not get lost its way more then what you need. I use mine to mark everything, beds, scrapes, what tree I want to hunt out of. Garmin came out with new models and Cabelas had a lot of the older ones on sale for a good price, not sure if they still do tho.
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Postby Hawthorne » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:50 pm

I phone with an onx map subscription. All I can say is awesome!
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Postby tgreeno » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:16 pm

a compass. It's never failed me in 40 years.
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Postby Horizontal Hunter » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:53 am

I prefer separate devices. I am using a Garmin 62S and have been happy with it.

I also carry a compass and a map as a back up.

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Postby Ghost Hunter » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:05 am

Garmin hand held.
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Postby Rich M » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:29 pm

Bushnell makes a "backtrack" - its a small gps that holds 3 spots, might help you find a car. About $50.

I have a Garmin hand held and like it.

I also carry a compass - you can get a pin on version that will work just fine and help you get home.
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Postby PK_ » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:21 pm

iPhone, Gaia app. Very easy to use, seems very accurate. The aerials aren't great but it will get you in and out. You can buy an external battery for phone so it doesn't die on you.
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Postby rthunter » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:34 pm

Hawthorne wrote:I phone with an onx map subscription. All I can say is awesome!


For a non GPS focused device this is the way to go. But if you dont have a good signal it's obviously worthless. I have had issues scouting to see the maps but the GPS tracking feature is awesome. It sucks a ton of batter though.

If I'm gonna head to big woods or new ground with lots of acreage I will be investing in a gps device - OnX Maps also has mapping chips for those which I think could the best of all worlds. Oh yes always have a compass!
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Postby Jonny » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:42 am

Garmin 64s with onx maps, iphone with google maps. Shows aerial and where I am. And a pin on compass for quick readings and my fail safe. Also have a compass in my pack incase the pin breaks, which it does about once a year. Also carry an external battery for my phone. Great investment

Gps records my track, spots, and any points I find relevant. Aerial shows me where to go, and compass gets me there faster since I can have my gps hanging on my belt and phone in my pocket.
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Postby PK_ » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:53 am

rthunter wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:I phone with an onx map subscription. All I can say is awesome!


For a non GPS focused device this is the way to go. But if you dont have a good signal it's obviously worthless. I have had issues scouting to see the maps but the GPS tracking feature is awesome. It sucks a ton of batter though.

If I'm gonna head to big woods or new ground with lots of acreage I will be investing in a gps device - OnX Maps also has mapping chips for those which I think could the best of all worlds. Oh yes always have a compass!


I have never used onx but with Gaia you can select the area on the map and download it for offline use. I have been without signal many times and can still view map and track, use waypoints etc... as long as I previously downloaded the map.
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Postby creepingdeth » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:04 pm

Little Garmin etrex 20 w/onx state SD card, paper map in page protecter. 2 compasses in case I break or lose one, phone for SOS :pray:
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Re: what GPS or APP?

Postby basspro05 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:56 am

So I think reading on here alot of talked me out of a handheld GPS and leaning towards purchasing an app. GAIA or OnX?
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Postby basspro05 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:50 am

Wanted to share this if anyone is interested, I just came across it on another site while researching the different apps.

If you read to the bottom you can get a free 1 year of GAIA Pro.

https://www.4xoverlandadventures.com/na ... -gaia-gps/
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Re: what GPS or APP?

Postby IkemanTx » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:16 pm

I use a combination of 2 different apps. Both let me download aerial imagery for offline use. No signal required.
MotionXgps
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MeasureMap

I love them both.
MotionX acts just like a standalone GPS unit, but with a huge choice in base map layers. Topo, bing, usgs, lots of choices.
Measure map allows you to easily measure trails, distances, acreage, square feet.... whatever. All that is done on google earth imagery that doesn't need signal.
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