OnX questions?

Discussion in 'Maps, GPS and Google Earth' started by engineer40, Apr 1, 2019.


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  1. engineer40

    engineer40 Well-Known Member

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    I grew up in the country on property. Plus my dad lives across the street from 7,200 acres of Federal land in the Manistee National Forest in Michigan. Since I grew up there, I know that area well. Now a days I'm wanting to explore other parts of my state's public land.

    I downloaded OnX yesterday. It seems great!

    After my trial period, I'm going to buy the Premium membership. Is the Premium+Chip option only for handheld GPS's, and not for cell phones? I just want to make sure I won't be losing functionality that I'm seeing now during my trial phase with the app.

    I understand that I can download maps in areas I plan to visit if I'm uncertain if that area has cell coverage. If I don't have cell service and I download the map, will the GPS function of a modern cell phone be as good as a dedicated handheld GPS? Asked another way, do cell phones use their data coverage for GPS or do they have another built in GPS?

    Thanks!
     
  2. vanhornsky

    vanhornsky Well-Known Member

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    The cell phones have built in gps. It is more accurate with cellular but not required. The files get large make sure you have enough space. I would also download on wifi the chips are for the garmin gps units. Think static upload. The ownership is updated here and there on the inx map.
     
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  3. engineer40

    engineer40 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. That's what I thought. Thank you!
     
  4. kvw4x4

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    onx is awesome, make sure you download everything you need before you head into the mountains nothing worse then loosing service and not being to a location you have downloaded
     
  5. manitou

    manitou Well-Known Member

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    If you buy the chip for your gps, the download for your phone comes with it. I strongly prefer my phone as the colors and detail are better. I carry the gps as a back up but seldom use it. Used on western hunts, i don't lose signal often, but when I do I use my downloaded map sections. Run your phone in airplane mode it will save a lot of battery useage. I also carry a backup battery charger which will charge my phone 3-4 times but seldom need it. Western hunting, I am in and out of the truck enough to throw the charger on it between hunts.