GPS App for Android?
Last Post 06 Apr 2018 08:37 PM by DAVID HAY. 7 Replies.
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DAVID HAYUser is Offline
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25 Mar 2018 09:05 PM
    Hello all,

    Does anyone have an app that they recommend so I can use my phone as a handheld GPS when I'm far from any cell towers.

    Thanks
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    JOSEPH STASIKONISUser is Offline
    Sluicer
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    25 Mar 2018 11:12 PM
    "GPS Waypoints Navigator" I have been using it for about 5 years. It is great.
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    26 Mar 2018 09:41 AM
    Several good ones.
    I use
    Backcountry Navigator
    Because they offer several varieties of Free Maps
    The mountains are calling and I must go. - john muir
    DAVID HAYUser is Offline
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    26 Mar 2018 01:35 PM
    Thanks guys,

    I'll look into them. The developers of the apps always say how great there's are, and you can't trust the reviews listed are legit.

    So, thanks again.
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    DAVID MONTEITHUser is Offline
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    28 Mar 2018 05:32 AM
    I also use GPS waypoints navigator to map claim corners and use routes to view entire claim and my location in relation to it. Good support from app.
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    28 Mar 2018 10:12 AM
    A lot of people think you need Wi-Fi to use a phone GPS in the field.
    That is not true if the app will download maps "GPS Waypoints Navigator" will do that.
    In fact I recommend you turn off Wi-Fi and Data to conserve your Phone battery. If left on the phone keeps checking for a connection and will drain the battery in no time. I have a couple of old phones I use just for the GPS.
    I have some 1000 plus waypoints on my phone. I mark and label everything when I am out prospecting and use the phone GPS to put me back on the exact same spot again. I mark the waypoint name with the bucket number from that spot and later put in a note what came out of that spot. I have a bush out in the desert I return to every time we have a flood. It always has a little something waiting for me.
    The learning takes a little time to understand to use GPS waypoints navigator but it is well worth it.
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    06 Apr 2018 07:57 PM
    OnXmaps.com has a phone app. It will cost about $30 or so but it really works good! A great Montana company that provides great topo maps for hunters, hikers etc...
    DAVID HAYUser is Offline
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    06 Apr 2018 08:37 PM
    I think GPS Waypoints Navigator is the winner.

    $7.99 seems reasonable enough for something that apparently really works and does everything I think a GPS app should do and I want it to do.

    I had actually downloaded Backcountry Navigator free version months ago, but couldn't get it to work, so no spending $$ on the pro version. Sorry DJ.

    Maybe I'll try OnXmaps when I feel a little more flush. Haven't found much about it.

    Thanks everyone, may all the dust you encounter be gold dust.
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