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OnX Hunt App
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2017, 07:18:21 PM »
Don't zoom, don't try to use layers, don't try to save offline maps.  In other words unless you are hunting in Starbucks you are in trouble.  I was the biggest fan but was burned bad. 

I am very glad I always take and use a paper map.


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Re: OnX Hunt App
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2017, 07:26:13 PM »
I don't blame you. Definitely was a reminder to have backups and not become reliable on technology. I'm not a big tech guy. This app is the closest thing to social media I'll ever have. Don't lose touch with real life people.


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Re: OnX Hunt App
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2017, 07:29:03 PM »
My dedicated GPS with onboard maps has never failed me. Unfortunately onX is moving away from that as quickly as they can towards web based devices like cellular phones.
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Re: OnX Hunt App
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2017, 07:41:52 PM »
I think sadly a lot of things are headed that direction.


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Re: OnX Hunt App
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2017, 01:19:58 PM »
I just loaded it on my new android phone a few days ago & haven't had any trouble. That being said, if they get away from the chip that I can use in my computer & gps, I'll stop using it. I hate having to take my gloves off in the field to use a phone.

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Re: OnX Hunt App
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2017, 08:37:21 AM »
I don't show land ownership on my PC anymore.  Asking me to buy it when I already have it.   >:(
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Re: OnX Hunt App
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2017, 08:43:53 AM »
I tested the app out on a road trip to Wyoming last week. I don't like it for several reasons. When there is no cellular service, the "off grid" maps display private parcel landowner information but don't highlight public land, nor the HMAs or walk-in areas.  Also, as you move your present location moves also to the edge of the map before recentering. That makes it tough to see what's just ahead.

There does not appear to be any way to set the map orientation as "track up" which again makes it difficult to view what you are approaching.

The chip is superior for my purposes.
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Re: OnX Hunt App
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2017, 09:25:15 AM »
The chip and downloaded map should work the same, you need to mess with it for a while to get it figured out.  Make sure you have the layers you want checked when you download them and they should be there offline.  When I download, I check most of the layers and it looks like a big mess.  Then, after you download it you can uncheck a bunch and get it where you want.

Having the private and BMA (MT) stuff on there is hugely valuable to me.  I don't remember if they have the WY equivalents or not, but you can usually figure it out with just the private boundaries.

 

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