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  1. #21
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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCStickbowHunter View Post
    You know what never runs out of batteries? A paper map and compass,.
    Does this come with an app?

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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    Did not know airplane mode was the way to go.. drained the whole phone battery in about 5 hours..
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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    Quote Originally Posted by KBC View Post
    Thanks guys I will look into the suggested options. I have the cheaper version of huntbuddy and have wondered about the mapping part.
    My question as well, is the $14.99 for the upgrade worth it..........hoping others can chime in.......
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    some "people" tend to use the paneling in the living room to fuel their fires.
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  4. #24
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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    Well I downloaded Gaia and bought the upgrade for hunt buddy. I'll update after I play with them a bit. I am kind of holding out on the inreach until it comes with an SD card slot so I guess I would be back to carrying the same amount of stuff unless I left my phone in the truck.

    As for the map and compass, are there any good waterproof maps out there for hunting in BC? My compass skills are mediocre but I should be using them more.

  5. #25
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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    I use the full version of Huntbuddy and love it. The ability to download so many different maps is great. I also use MotionX-GPS. It’s good and has some features that HuntBuddy doesn’t but I couldn’t figure out how to get the maps I wanted downloaded and find HB easier to use. It does the drain the battery if you leave it running in the background but putting it in pilot mode helps a lot. I usually carry a Dark Energy battery pack to charge my phone. I also have an InReach for GPS back up. I stopped carrying my Garmin.

    There is a map place in Richmond that had an excellent selection of Topo maps. Not all regions were available in waterproof yet though so I bought a map bag off Amazon. It was fairly inexpensive I think.

  6. #26
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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    My buddies use there Iphones, downloading the map areas prior to going hunting on the hunt buddy ap. Pretty amazing,it tracks were you have gone, great Topo , etc. If it is cold out you will want an external battery and you wont have any problems with it shutting down.

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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    Quote Originally Posted by huntcoop View Post
    My question as well, is the $14.99 for the upgrade worth it..........hoping others can chime in.......
    My opinion is that this is definitely worth the money! I use this and find the map package to be very good. I really like being able to download sections for where I will be hunting and dropping pins where I see anything interesting. For $15 you basically get a GPS that works very well. I’m going to invest in a battery charger as my iPhone sucks. If you use Airplane mode and download the map section over wifi before you leave home, your good to go!

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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajr5406 View Post
    My opinion is that this is definitely worth the money! I use this and find the map package to be very good. I really like being able to download sections for where I will be hunting and dropping pins where I see anything interesting. For $15 you basically get a GPS that works very well. I’m going to invest in a battery charger as my iPhone sucks. If you use Airplane mode and download the map section over wifi before you leave home, your good to go!
    Thanks for the info.
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    Originally Posted by ****** ****
    some "people" tend to use the paneling in the living room to fuel their fires.
    Quote Originally Posted by hunter1947 View Post
    I think I do perrty good for only having grad 7 education

  9. #29
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    Re: iPhone as gps?

    Son of a biscuit just after I pay for the hunt buddy upgrade, BRMB sends out an email that their maps are now available on Gaia with a premium membership. I sent them an email asking if there’s any way to get their maps on Gaia without the membership since I already own the latest version of their maps on an SD card I bought last fall. We will see.

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