Gps

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  1. flinginairos

    flinginairos Well-Known Member

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    OnX is about all I use when I am out in the field. I put my phone on airplane mode and it lasts a long time. It’s not a perfect app but the pros outweigh the cons.


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  2. Allegheny Tom

    Allegheny Tom Active Member

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    Just how precise are these apps for keeping EXACTLY on access trails? We have some complex and narrow access trails to our stands. Getting off trail a few yards would be a pain in the butt and potentially noisy...multi flora rose everywhere.
     
  3. Dragsmack

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    I have used huntstand which is good but you cant export your waypoints so you could lose all of them if huntstand disappears. I use a garmin gpsmsp 62st with garmin birdseye and free basecamp. You can export from basecamp to google earth. The garmin unit downloads sattlelite images from basecamp. Sometimes i keep my samsung tablet with me which will cache recent google earth images which will mark your current location and stay available out of cell range. It is easier to view details with the tablet.
     
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    I also use huntstand and a 64ST. I just like the old fashion GPS in my hand and spare batteries in my bag when I'm out far. I like the phone apps but I have been burned a few times with either losing the downloaded map or having my phone battery die. I don't think for the weight it hurts to carry a small GPS, I leave it on my pack when I walk and add waypoints to new spots or sign, to me it's much easier than pulling out my phone and doing it.

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  5. sureshotscott

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    Suggestion for you guys carrying extra battery packs: look into Airplane Mode and disabling GPS (also sometimes called Location) on your phones. Or turn the thing off completely once you're on stand. I took a new-at-the-time LG Android phone to Isle Royale for 1.5 weeks and had use of my GPS (using app BackCountry Navigator) for the entire trip, just by killing the unneeded services and/or turning the phone off when not needed.
     

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