GPS unit?

Discussion in 'California Flyway Forum' started by Mean Gene, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. hardcorehunter5

    hardcorehunter5 Senior Refuge Member

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    New models seem to be put out by the manufacturer regularly and are spendy. The onx systems seems to better with a smartphone. I use a handheld and the phone. If you decide on a handheld get a large touch screen, really does make a difference. Onx has an article about getting the most battery life out of a smartphone while hunting.
     
  2. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Hmm, I had no idea battery packs even existed. Checking them out now.
     
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    Real Green Elite Refuge Member

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    My last trip to idaho i used a 7 inch tablet with onx. Absolutelt loved it!
     
  5. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Since I don't have a tablet...that is a GPS device as well? If so, that would be awesome for driving around and seeing what the land ownership was.
     
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    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    The other thing that drains battery life from cell phone is having wifi turned on and not being connected to a wifi. Phone burns lots of battery life trying to find a wifi connection. But yes spare battery packs are convenient.
     
  7. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I never turn that on unless I need to connect up. I also leave the location off unless I need that. We do have an 8" tablet and I can check into a GPS app for that.
     
  8. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    So, I will need a GPS sensor antennae to plug into the tablet to use in conjunction with the onX mapping, and then everything works in real time while I'm driving. I can put the maps on my phone and or handheld GPS and be good to go in that regard. Man, this advancing into the 21st century is something else. :l
     
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    My hunting partner uses OnX with his iPhone and it works well. Can't speak to battery life...
     
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    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    If you are driving and using it, why are you worried about battery life when you just plug and keep it charged/powered from the car?
     

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