best but easiest

Discussion in 'Maps, GPS and Google Earth' started by big mike 2121, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. big mike 2121

    big mike 2121 Well-Known Member

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    ok guys,

    whats the best GPS, but is also easy to use? overhead mapping, topo? wanting to buy one but have no idea which one to get. hand held of course
     
  2. philsummers21

    philsummers21 Well-Known Member

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    If you have a droid phone. Download BackCountry Navigator. I absolutely love it.
     

  3. big mike 2121

    big mike 2121 Well-Known Member

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    sorry man, Iphone
     
  4. GPSmaps

    GPSmaps Well-Known Member

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    Get the Garmin GPSMAP 62s. Best battery life, best reception, easy to use
     
  5. philsummers21

    philsummers21 Well-Known Member

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    You might be able to get it for the iphone as well. Definitely worth it. $10 and it will out do most handhold gps. Atv trail maps, blm maps, topo, google earth, tons of maps. Just download the maps for where you wont have service a bam. Track and record trails, save locations, tells you elevation, speed, location, and a pile of other info
     
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    GPSmaps Well-Known Member

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    Planning is required when using your phone as a GPS. Just don't forget to download your map tiles before you head out of service or you are SOL. Also keep in mind that you may not get reception in thick timber or canyon areas like you would with a handheld GPS that has a larger GPS receiver like the 62s
     
  7. big mike 2121

    big mike 2121 Well-Known Member

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    Cabelas has an app for the iphone....looks pretty nice. will check it out.
     
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    baranx4 Well-Known Member

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    i know i won't find this if i don't post
     
  9. bedrok

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    Id you use a radio when you're out, then consider the Rino. Its an FRS radio and transmits its position to other Rinos. I would never be without it any more