What GPS do you prefer?

Longshotjames

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Last year I was unhappy with my GPS on a DIY elk hunt in Colorado and would like to look into purchasing another. Of course I am on a budget so I would like to get the most bang for my buck.

What type of GPS do you use when backpack hunting and why?
Thanks
James
 

jaeger19

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Garmin montana. I like the big screen. Reliability. And good memory
 

Ua26fitter

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I've been looking at the Montara. I like being able to load aps and not needing to carry multiple devices.
I haven't been able to find anyone with one to talk to about how it works for them.
 

Nzrob

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Hi James, you don't need cell coverage to use the gps. It has the same gps chip as the Garmin and if you download a gps app and the maps you need it will replace a stand alone gps with the bonus of having a camera built in.

Rob
 

Longshotjames

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Hi James, you don't need cell coverage to use the gps. It has the same gps chip as the Garmin and if you download a gps app and the maps you need it will replace a stand alone gps with the bonus of having a camera built in.

Rob
Hmmm..... Could this be used in airplane mode in town as a test?
Thanks
James
 

Dosh

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I purchased the Hunt onXmaps micro-sd chip for my Garmin after seeing a professional guide using it on a trophy muley hunt. They are offered for most states. Very detailed, easy to use and good useful info. A few $ more than the Garmin state chip, but I had the Garmin chip and returned it for the Hunt onXmaps. $99 as opposed to a new unit. Fulfills my needs for my hunts.
 

ssssnake529

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I haven't used a stand alone GPS in a long long time. My Android phone (Samsung Galaxy s7) has a better screen, and overall better GPS performance than a dedicated GPS device.
 
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