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  • February 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm #618868 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    Hey all,
    according to the specs for the iphone 4s and the new 5….they now support GLONASS…The iPhone does have a GPS receiver for GPS operation — even if you have no cellular service, you can still use the GPS receiver in the iPhone…..this would make the iphone itself a possible GPS devise for us in the field…I was told the MotionX GPS app works really well out in the woods …. Has anyone used the iphone as a GPS in the field?? And what app have you tried….like??

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

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    February 9, 2014 at 11:44 pm #618926 Back to Top REPORT
    elc1973
    Elc1973

    Joined: 1/20/2012
    Location: Alaska
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    I have the topo maps app and cabelas maps. They both work great but battery life is an issue. I mostly pack in so I use a gps because of the battery issue. Other than that they seem to be fine and accurate as well.
    February 10, 2014 at 10:08 pm #619096 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    There is a great app for GPS use on apple or androide platforms,,,
    It is called the GPS hunt Pro …from Trimble…

    I have been testing it out for a few days. Wow, works great. The Satelite tracking works well…it picked me up indoors….
    The features are great. Easy tracks and ways to mark locations easy and quick. Great detailed maps…
    I picked up a battery extender for my iphone….it adds 8 charges to the phone…long enough for me for sure…
    anyway, for those who may want to use thier cell phones for hunting use…and/or save on the price of a GPS unit…this is a option to look at…

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

    >>>>--Shoot Straight-->
    February 11, 2014 at 8:28 am #619109 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004

    There is a great app for GPS use on apple or androide platforms,,,
    It is called the GPS hunt Pro …from Trimble… 

    I have been testing it out for a few days. Wow, works great. The Satelite tracking works well…it picked me up indoors….
    The features are great. Easy tracks and ways to mark locations easy and quick. Great detailed maps…
    I picked up a battery extender for my iphone….it adds 8 charges to the phone…long enough for me for sure…
    anyway, for those who may want to use thier cell phones for hunting use…and/or save on the price of a GPS unit…this is a option to look at…

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

    Because of you {#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile} I also looked around and came up with the same app. Still have some ‘playing’ to do with the app but as you say – it looks like a winner so far,
    Been checking out the area for some locations to hunt in the Fall.
    Battery extender is something you’re going to need – no question about it.

    February 11, 2014 at 10:04 am #619123 Back to Top REPORT
    montucky
    montucky

    Joined: 3/25/2009

    There is a great app for GPS use on apple or androide platforms,,,
    It is called the GPS hunt Pro …from Trimble… 

    I have been testing it out for a few days. Wow, works great. The Satelite tracking works well…it picked me up indoors….
    The features are great. Easy tracks and ways to mark locations easy and quick. Great detailed maps…
    I picked up a battery extender for my iphone….it adds 8 charges to the phone…long enough for me for sure…
    anyway, for those who may want to use thier cell phones for hunting use…and/or save on the price of a GPS unit…this is a option to look at…

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

    This is a good app.  Been using it for couple years.   The land ownership is the handiest part.    Because not all GPS units are compatible with Trimble this is a good alternative to buying a new GPS.   35 bucks for an app or 400 for a new GPS just to be able to see an ownership platte.    Helps me be patient waiting for hunt maps I can put in my deLorme GPS.

    February 11, 2014 at 10:42 am #619128 Back to Top REPORT
    mozartsmusic
    Mozartsmusic

    Age: 64
    Joined: 4/29/2005
    Location: Layton, Utah

    There is a great app for GPS use on apple or androide platforms,,,
    It is called the GPS hunt Pro …from Trimble…

    I have been testing it out for a few days. Wow, works great. The Satelite tracking works well…it picked me up indoors….
    The features are great. Easy tracks and ways to mark locations easy and quick. Great detailed maps…
    I picked up a battery extender for my iphone….it adds 8 charges to the phone…long enough for me for sure…
    anyway, for those who may want to use thier cell phones for hunting use…and/or save on the price of a GPS unit…this is a option to look at…

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

    Because of you{#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile}I also looked around and came up with the same app. Still have some ‘playing’ to do with the app but as you say – it looks like a winner so far,
    Been checking out the area for some locations to hunt in the Fall.
    Battery extender is something you’re going to need – no question about it.

    I’ve had good service from extenders from this company in the past, I had yet to buy one for my iPhone 5s. But I’m sure I will fairly soon.

    http://www.mophie.com

    Scott {#emotions_dlg.mathews_nerd}

    That Crazy Old Mormon in Utah! My Bow: Prime Impact 50# @ 29"
    February 12, 2014 at 8:23 pm #619329 Back to Top REPORT
    darrells
    darrells

    Joined: 2/28/2009
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    I got the mophie  juice pack outdoors,and it is great..battery  away”s charged while i”m in the treestand hunting and surfing the net..
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