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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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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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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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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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$30 annually? I thought the price was $119.99 one time fee ?
It's been $30/year as long as I've been getting it, unless it's changed. There's usually a discount through the NWTF that saves me a few bucks. That money gives me full map access to five states.
 

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I have OnX. Used in AR on duck hunt last year and in CO on elk hunt this year, was leery so took the Garmin handheld with me first few days. After two days I was convinced it was going to do everything I needed.

$30/yr gives you one state
$99/year gives you all 50, but you can find many codes that will give you 20% off so look for those prior to buying if you decide to


I use it on my laptop here and all stuff transfers right to my phone. I save maps downloaded on my phone for offline (no service) use.



GAIA is supposed to be the same thing for $40/yr but I already have OnX and all my waypoints stored etc. I'm not a tech guy to be able to transfer.



OnX was very simple. The land ownership lines are downloaded straight from the county. There are some county's out west that have not put the info online so for those county's you have to rely on the 'public' overlay. All in all, I will be a customer for years.
 

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The OnX is $30 for one state for the phone app. They will not allow to purchase one additional state; I was told that I needed to get the $99 package (pay the difference) even if I only needed one additional state. The $120 option is a chip for the GPS and is one state only. That is a one time charge.

It is a little clunky but you can export your phone data (waypoints, tracks, etc.) into a "GPX" file which then can be imported to another device. You can use Garmin Base Camp for doing it. Similar process in reverse.

I am finding that it helps if you settle on one device (phone, GPS unit) as the "master" as I do not believe there is any facility to easily manage data on two separate devices simultaneously. Editing the phone data, such as waypoint names, is much easier than doing so on the GPS.
 

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Depends on were you hunt, This yr. I was in WY. for elk, I had my I phone 6 and my garmin gps. 4 degrees in the morn with a stiff wind, my phone was in my coat pocket it was on airplane mode and went dead from the cold in the first hr. I never took it out but when I did it was dead, my garmin with ever ready batteries was always ready, I run the garmin chips in mine $70.00 I believe.
 
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