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    Onyx Phone AP

    I know there's been a lot of chatter lately about hte Onyx chip. And I for one really love mine. But I was wondering if anyone has actually used the Android or iPhone AP in the field yet. I was considering getting this AP as well. Truth be told...I actually like my phone topo better than my GPS. The screen is much better and I can see it more clearly. And one person in our group doesn't have a GPS with chip capabilites, so I mentioned this AP to him.
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    I agree on smart phone>GPS. There was a promotion for RMEF where if you signed up you got the onxmap app for free. Pretty good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobbhunts View Post
    I know there's been a lot of chatter lately about hte Onyx chip. And I for one really love mine. But I was wondering if anyone has actually used the Android or iPhone AP in the field yet. I was considering getting this AP as well. Truth be told...I actually like my phone topo better than my GPS. The screen is much better and I can see it more clearly. And one person in our group doesn't have a GPS with chip capabilites, so I mentioned this AP to him.


    I may just do that deal.....I am just hoping it works well, and has at least close to the functionality that the GPS version has. Thanks!
    "I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now, and anybody that tries to change it has to come through me, that should be all of our attitudes, cause this is America!!"
    - Charlie Daniels

    "Most democrats in WY are not like other democrats (they actually like babies, guns, and the constitution)"
    - AT Hiker

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    I use the iPhone App and have had nothing but success with it. Make sure to cache the areas you'll be hunting in for offline use and you'll be golden. I use mine for hunting and it really shines on my trapline. I mark my set locations as a point and continue on. It really helps on a long line in not forgetting where your sets are at. Then I can also determine the most expedient manner in which to run my line. I also use the desktop version to find likely locations (trapping or hunting) then I pin those points into my phone for in the field recon. There is much more that this system can do than I am explaining here. Do a little digging and I am sure you'll like what you come up with.
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    I use their app on the Moto X, which is Android based. Caching the maps is easy and having a larger screen that the phone provides in comparison to a GPS is fantastic!

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    Thanks, this is what I was looking for. Will the phones GPS work in airplane mode? Or do you have to keep it on (searching for signal and draining battery)?
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    I believe Brandon had his on airplane mode when we were bear hunting this spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
    I believe Brandon had his on airplane mode when we were bear hunting this spring.
    If you think about it, or don't mind, ask him for me. I guess I could call Onyx as well. Thanks!!!
    "I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now, and anybody that tries to change it has to come through me, that should be all of our attitudes, cause this is America!!"
    - Charlie Daniels

    "Most democrats in WY are not like other democrats (they actually like babies, guns, and the constitution)"
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    I also just bought this for my Android phone and was wondering the same thing. If you cache the maps, will it still show where you are even with no service? I have heard that Android phones will work in air plane mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnhoundman View Post
    I also just bought this for my Android phone and was wondering the same thing. If you cache the maps, will it still show where you are even with no service? I have heard that Android phones will work in air plane mode.
    I know for sure it will work where there's no service. Just not sure about when in airplane mode.
    "I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now, and anybody that tries to change it has to come through me, that should be all of our attitudes, cause this is America!!"
    - Charlie Daniels

    "Most democrats in WY are not like other democrats (they actually like babies, guns, and the constitution)"
    - AT Hiker

 

 

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