Posted By John Watkins
on 12 Nov 2019 11:16 PM
i have owned a couple Garmin GPS units in the past but no longer use one. I use my cell phone exclusively. All newer cell phones have a built in gps chip that uses satellite technology. You DO NOT need cell phone reception to utilize the gps function. But you do need to download an app designed for hiking, hunting, etc. I personally use GAIAGPS downloaded from the app store for my iphone. I have also used it on an Android phone. They have a free version and a paid version that has a few more bells and whistles but not necessary.
You can put in a claims corner markers latitude and longitude locations as waypoints prior to going in the field so you will know when on the claim. Or you can find a corner marker in the field and make a waypoint at that precise location. This app will also track you as you travel if you want.
Check out www.gaiagps.com for more details.
Best of luck gold hunting!!
Hey John. I got the gps app on my phone also use google maps but the cords are off. When I tried to find the claim I just bought.
I happens to find one corner by accident then worked out where I was.
I remember something about having to set my gps to NAD 83??? Guessing the updates to google and such make it off from what seller sent. Anyhow how do I change to that nad83 ??