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  1. #31
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    Re: Garmin GPS

    Gaia and iHunter for the maps.

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    Re: Garmin GPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Lake View Post
    I’m going to throw another idea out here . I understand I can use my cell phone as a GPS . Any of you fellas do that ?
    What is the best app to get for hunting hiking if your goning to pay for it ?
    Thank You !
    Arctic Lake
    I wouldn't trust my life to a cell phone. It's not in the same league as a Garmin GPS
    "If you ever go into the bush, there are grizzly bears lurking behind just about every bush, waiting to pounce, so you need a powerful gun, with huge bullets" - Gatehouse ~ 2004

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    I was just going to ask about this . When you use your iPhone as a GPS does it not use a satellite like a Garmin . My apologies fellas
    Arctic Lake but I’m the least tech savvy guy on HBC !
    Arctic Lake
    Quote Originally Posted by todbartell View Post
    I wouldn't trust my life to a cell phone. It's not in the same league as a Garmin GPS
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    It does, but how precise, or more importantly, how repeatable is it? And how durable is an iPhone compared to a Garmin which you can abuse and submerge under water
    "If you ever go into the bush, there are grizzly bears lurking behind just about every bush, waiting to pounce, so you need a powerful gun, with huge bullets" - Gatehouse ~ 2004

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    Re: Garmin GPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Lake View Post
    I was just going to ask about this . When you use your iPhone as a GPS does it not use a satellite like a Garmin . My apologies fellas
    Arctic Lake but Iím the least tech savvy guy on HBC !
    Arctic Lake
    What Todd said. Plus, if you're not tech savvy you're going to have a fun time trying to load the proper maps & choose the best phone GPS to use. I've played around with some of the phone apps (android) & none come close to the useability & features of my Garmin Montana. Might as well use Google Maps. How good are the batteries in your phone? Can you change them out when they die? No, you need a charging source. Montana gives me 3 options, proprietary rechargeable battery pack (removable), AA batteries or external power source through the interface cable.

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    Thanks Mr. Bartell
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    Quote Originally Posted by todbartell View Post
    It does, but how precise, or more importantly, how repeatable is it? And how durable is an iPhone compared to a Garmin which you can abuse and submerge under water
    Member of CCFR and BackCountry Hunters & Anglers Would encourage you all to join both today !

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    Mike I think you have convinced me to forget the iPhone idea .
    Arctic Lake
    Quote Originally Posted by mike31154 View Post
    What Todd said. Plus, if you're not tech savvy you're going to have a fun time trying to load the proper maps & choose the best phone GPS to use. I've played around with some of the phone apps (android) & none come close to the useability & features of my Garmin Montana. Might as well use Google Maps. How good are the batteries in your phone? Can you change them out when they die? No, you need a charging source. Montana gives me 3 options, proprietary rechargeable battery pack (removable), AA batteries or external power source through the interface cable.
    Member of CCFR and BackCountry Hunters & Anglers Would encourage you all to join both today !

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    So I’m back to which Garmin to purchase ? From what I have read a touch screen is good ? I would think larger screen is good ? InReach good ? But could you purchase a dedicated alert separately ?
    Arctic Lake
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    My GPS just died on me after 20 years, so decided to grab a new Garmin. Did not go for top of the line, but a GPSmap 64SX on sale at Cabela's It comes with basically world maps, but was not really happy with the detail of the maps, so also just added the back roads map and works amazingly well, plus with my old GPS I could not transfer onto Google earth, this format from my Garmin, is instant to lay track and waypoints to google earth and save them. I did try the Gaia that was suggested to me but not even remotely close to a really GPS, when trying Gaia it did not ever really do anything, you have to download the map of the are you are going to, then from what it seemed that I had to then put my position on that map. It probably works better than I got it working, but I want reliability and all the tings that come with a true GPS navigation system
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    Re: Garmin GPS

    Heads up, garmin has a sale on today which includes $250 off the 66i and free shipping.

    https://www.garmin.com/en-CA/p/623975
    Last edited by Outbound; 09-10-2023 at 09:19 AM.

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