OnX questions?

engineer40

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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!
 

vanhornsky

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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.
 

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
 

manitou

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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.
 

claybreaker

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Many factors apply but many of us carry some type on extra power to recharge your phone. I would highly recommend some alternate power source you on going to be away from your regular power source for a few days.

Be Safe,
 

Hubby45

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I have it on my Garmin 650 in a chip and love it. I need to pay up and get it in an app now.
 

KyleC

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What I like about OnX on my phone is the fact that even if I didn't download the map, I can still use it like a GPS and mark waypoints etc.
 

Chris76

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OnXhunt is the best app I have downloaded. In Pa it’s hard to get land to hunt so I have even used it to ask permission to hunt land. Love it
 

MASH

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With out a doubt this app is awesome. Like a few others have said just download the maps for the areas you will be while you have service. I used this last year elk hunting and even with no service it tracked our routes and location spot on with any issues.
 

Lompoc

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Hi sorry for jumping your tag will onxhunt show military installation like fort Hunter Liggett n central California ty
 
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