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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-27-2018, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Need input please

For all the guys out there who have bought the maps for their gps or cell phones, I am trying to decide on on-x hunting map or Garmin hunt view ? One shows land owners boundaries other shows a birdseye view. I am really hoping a few of you out there have experience with these topos.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-28-2018, 11:39 AM
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I've purchased the X-Maps for a Garmin 64st a few years ago. I have had no bad experiences with X-Maps. Garmin provides you with software to load and view the X-Maps on a computer. The same software has an add on that permits you to download sections of Birdseye images directly onto your GPS. The add on is free for 1 year when I bought the GPS, but it was $9.99 per year after that. The map then overlays the Birdseye view. I've found this very helpful. It does consume a considerable amount of space on your device so in my case, I only download the areas which I frequent.

You do not lose the Birdseye downloads on your device after your subscription expires however you will lose the ability to add any future Birdseye additions to your device

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Before you spend money on anything, take a look at the HuntStand app. It's free!
Id bet it does about 95% of what the paid apps do.
It works great too!
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Bad Andy , I have the huntstand app but I hunt up at camp and I have no cell service in the entire area for miles and miles. I needed something handheld like the gps, and the gps was on sale for cyber Monday, no brainer. but yes the hunt stand app is useful for the most part.
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On x is what I use. I seldom have service when I hunt. You can download the maps to your phone and use the "offline" map to plot your location and track your movement. I dont know how it does it, but it tracks your movement and is very precise in showing your location on the map even when offline. It's magic I think.

Anyway, to each their own I guess, but OnX is my pick.

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I installed the free on X and I was continuously bugged by up grade messages. Not only that it kept using up my batter y even when I did not have it opened. I deleted it in the middle of my elk hunt.

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I use a mix of mapping tech. I am a PA OnX Subscriber and I am considering getting the whole country. I love it. I also use Scoutlooks "Scentcone" all the time, along with google earth. OnX is a game changer for me for multiple reasons.

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So the consensus seems to be on-x with landowner boundaries over Garmin hunt view ?

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If by "birds eye view" you mean satellite aerial images, On X has that.

I use On X and I'm happy with it. Certainly a game changer. I use the phone app, but you can use it on your computer also. It syncs all of your markings and data no matter if you're on your phone or computer. You can save maps on your phone so that you can use it when you don't have any service. You can also get On X chips for your GPS unit. My only complaint is that rarely the phone app gets a little "glitchy" and will not display the property owner info. Usually if you close it and reopen it solves the problem, but besides that I love it.
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On x is what I use. I seldom have service when I hunt. You can download the maps to your phone and use the "offline" map to plot your location and track your movement. I dont know how it does it, but it tracks your movement and is very precise in showing your location on the map even when offline. It's magic I think.

Anyway, to each their own I guess, but OnX is my pick.
It works because the GPS on your phone still works regardless of whether you have service or not.
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