What GPS do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by Longshotjames, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Longshotjames

    Longshotjames Well-Known Member

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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
     
  2. eklarsen

    eklarsen Well-Known Member

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    Garmin Rhino 650, if you hunt with buddies its the way to go.
     
  3. jaeger19

    jaeger19 Well-Known Member

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

    Longshotjames Well-Known Member

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    thank you for the responses. I have liked some of the Garmin products I've used. I look into the Rhino650 and Montana
    James
     
  5. Ua26fitter

    Ua26fitter Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  6. Nzrob

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    I've stopped using a gps and just use my iPhone which is just as good as any gps on the market.
     
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  7. Longshotjames

    Longshotjames Well-Known Member

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    There is typically no cell service where I hunt but it's great when you can do that!
     
  8. 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
     
  9. Longshotjames

    Longshotjames Well-Known Member

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

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    Yeah James, that's what you usually do when hunting to save power. Check out the maps,gps and google earth section and you should get some more info on this.

    Rob
     
  11. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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  12. ssssnake529

    ssssnake529 Well-Known Member

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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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    Gaia gps on my phone.
     
  14. 105amatt

    105amatt Well-Known Member

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    Which gps app do you use?