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Using OnX Maps when there's no cell service

Thought others might find this useful too.

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Great tutorial. I love ONX.
Invaluable tool.
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What Checkster said! I would also add if you don't have it your missing out.
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This is one of the best apps out there. It is well worth the money for one state or two states. You can also find some discount codes through Randy Newberg. I always use this app while hunting
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I used the off grid maps when i hunted in Ohio a couple of years ago. The value of having this option available is well worth what you pay for it. You never do not know where you are.
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OnX has made traditional GPS units obsolete in my mind.
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OnX has made traditional GPS units obsolete in my mind.
Dunno.

I run a Garmin 64st with OnX chips. It's pretty far from obsolete.
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I was in Wyoming a couple yrs ago on a elk hunt, The bighorns got a freak snowstorm 3 days before the season started. It snowed for all 3 days, we went out the first day knees deep snow, 3 degrees, my phone went dead within a hr. No way to charge it, my garmin 64st worked just fine. If it would have gone dead I coulda have swapped out new batteries in minutes.
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I was in Wyoming a couple yrs ago on a elk hunt, The bighorns got a freak snowstorm 3 days before the season started. It snowed for all 3 days, we went out the first day knees deep snow, 3 degrees, my phone went dead within a hr. No way to charge it, my garmin 64st worked just fine. If it would have gone dead I coulda have swapped out new batteries in minutes.
Had same issue with fully charged battery going “dead” quick. Its the very cold temps the batteries dont like. Warmed up iside shirt pocket for an hour and got full charge back
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I pre-load OnX off-grid map sections onto my phone pretty much any time I'm out in the Western states. The downside, as others have stated, is that internal phone batteries don't do well when it's cold out. It only takes one forgetful moment of putting it on the ground for even a short while to find that out the hard way.

I have considered getting OnX chips for my handheld Garmin Oregon when I go in deeper into the mountains this coming season. The reason is that you can power it with lithium batteries, good down to -20 F, and replace them easily in the field when charging a phone is not possible.

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