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    iPhone as gps?

    I have a small garmin and a backroad sd card but I'd like to carry less stuff. Since new stuff comes out all the time, is there anything good out there for iPhone similar to the backroad map book stuff for BC?

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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    I’ve heard Gaia (I think that’s the name) is alright. I just use the hunt buddy app most of the time tbh.

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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    I use Gaia on my iPhone, It works great.

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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    I use IhuntBC and IhuntSask on an iphone.

    basically google earth that shows exactly where you are. Very useful in the backcountry. A gamechanger for skidooing

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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    I use Gaia, have for probably 5-6-7 years. I got it when it was $5 and included all the stuff you have to pay extra for now. I guess it's all grandfathered in for me.

    inwoidlnt use anything else. I have 3 gps's that I've now forgotten where and the inreach is for nothing other than messages.

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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    InReach and smartphone using any of the above listed apps. Just cache your maps before you get out of service.
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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    Backcountry Navigator is another good one
    on an 7" tablet you get the real picture
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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    Thanks guys I will look into the suggested options. I have the cheaper version of huntbuddy and have wondered about the mapping part.

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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    Try BRMB works good for me
    Last edited by JackalERF; 04-05-2018 at 09:56 PM.

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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    Ive got gaia, ive used it a little , but still use my garmin as my #1 gps. I found with gaia that it drains my phone battery like mad! Ive never used it for more than a day trip because of that battery drain

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