Which GPS?

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by Mean Gene, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Looking to buy a handheld GPS unit this year and want to use onX with it. Suggestions? Ones to avoid?
     
  2. murdock84

    murdock84 Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a Garmin Montana 650T I bought in 2012. I like it as it can be used as a handheld or as an auto GPS. I use it in my car, on my motorcycle/dualsport, atv and for handheld use. Maps can be uploaded to it on a yearly basis as well. It also has a camera built into it as well. They don't make that specific model anymore but have newer versions of it.
     
  3. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a GPS but find myself using my phone app much more often.

    A few years ago I drew an area that I had hunted in the past. I ran my boat down the flooded road but came to the field that the spot was in and was lost because it was raining a fine mist/fog.. I didn't have the spot in my GPS nor did I have it with me.

    But I knew where the spot was and pulled my phone out to find out where I was on the map.
     
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  4. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm in the same situation as Mean and don't have a Smartphone.
    So, do I buy a $600 Smartphone and pay a monthly fee, or a $400-$600 GPS??
    That is the question.
     
  5. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    Depends on your available phone service. Your phone GPS is VERY GOOD so long as you have service whereas a reg GPS will get service anywhere. BUT .... I’d go with a smart phone in that you’ll use it for everything under the sun, literally. So much more you can do with it vs regular GPS.
     
  6. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    Check Walmart for straight talk phones. Many available under $200 and even $100
     
  7. buzzkill

    buzzkill Senior Refuge Member

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    I use my Samsung S8 for most of my GPS needs but when in the mountains with no cell service I use a Garmin eTrex30.
    Easy to use and didn't break the bank. I have had a couple hand held GPS's and the Garmin is my favorite so far.
     
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    wingmatt Elite Refuge Member

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    I concur that while smartphones are great, there are limitations with signal strength and data download amounts. I have one, but for boating/hunting/fishing, I like my Garmin Montana 610T. I'm an old fogie, so the larger screen is great. The smaller units (like the Etrex, and others) are good price-wise, but will have smaller screens, and may not have as many maps functions/availabilities.
     
  9. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    I bought an eTrex10 six months ago and still haven't been able to figure out how to use the damn thing. The manuals are worthless to me.
     
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    negooseman Elite Refuge Member

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    :l Well, you'll never be lost now. However, it may take awhile to figure out where you are. :D
     
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