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    GPS for hunting

    heading to Colorado for an archery elk hunt. Question is, I good with my iPhone GPS motion x app that I use all the time and like, or would it be worth the investment in a stand alone high end garmin hand held? Concerned with cell service and battery life. Thanks for any input.


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    Quote Originally Posted by forest ninja View Post
    heading to Colorado for an archery elk hunt. Question is, I good with my iPhone GPS motion x app that I use all the time and like, or would it be worth the investment in a stand alone high end garmin hand held? Concerned with cell service and battery life. Thanks for any input.


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    Nothing wrong with using it but I would have a stand alone GPS.
    Apps suck down battery and almost all the GPS units are AA or AAA which are cheap and eliminate the need to recharge.
    Always carry some spare batteries!!!!!
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    I like my motion X on my iphone, but would never rely on it on a Western hunt. I honestly think a $100 investment into a good map chip and a >$300 investment into a OK GPS unit will be one of the best investments you will make. I packed out a deer this fall, took 6 hours...4 were in the dark and I got out safe and sound thanks to my GPS (and the lord above) simply backtracked my route.

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    Garmin 655t. Add Hunting GPS maps. You'll be good to go. Agree, I would NOT use my iphone.

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    Thanks guys!


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    I'm going with the Garmin Oregon 600 and adding maps for Montana $399 + the maps!

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    We have a Garmin in the office. Will see what model it is and make some comments then.

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    I have never used that app as I use Garmin Oregon 450 w/ Colorado hunting map from on x maps.

    If you need cell service I would depend on a phone app in the CO mountains.

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