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Offline Bob33

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Re: OnX pissn me off
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2019, 05:35:44 PM »
You cant blame the app for your lack of preparedness  :twocents: not a ton of service up chinook pass so probably would have been a good idea to download a few maps before you headed to no service land. I used it in 5 states this year.with zero issues.  A few of those I did a heck of a lot of roaming outside of my intended hunt area.  When in doubt download it.  Theres an option for a 100 mile square so if you even think you may sniff the edge of it then take the two minutes and download it.  The app works exactly as intended and is a fantastic replacement to a traditional GPS if you take the time to learn it and use it properly.   :twocents:

I do have maps downloaded, do use the broader map function, but I don't have a map of the state all the time.  If the state roads map and private/public overlays were available with a subscription, it would help a lot. I have a 2GB/mo data plan and have poor service at my rural home so it's never been necessary to spend the money for unlimited data.  That would cost me a significant monthly increase for a hunting app that I use 2 months a year.
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Re: OnX pissn me off
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2019, 05:41:21 PM »
You cant blame the app for your lack of preparedness  :twocents: not a ton of service up chinook pass so probably would have been a good idea to download a few maps before you headed to no service land. I used it in 5 states this year.with zero issues.  A few of those I did a heck of a lot of roaming outside of my intended hunt area.  When in doubt download it.  Theres an option for a 100 mile square so if you even think you may sniff the edge of it then take the two minutes and download it.  The app works exactly as intended and is a fantastic replacement to a traditional GPS if you take the time to learn it and use it properly.   :twocents:

I do have maps downloaded, do use the broader map function, but I don't have a map of the state all the time.  If the state roads map and private/public overlays were available with a subscription, it would help a lot. I have a 2GB/mo data plan and have poor service at my rural home so it's never been necessary to spend the money for unlimited data.  That would cost me a significant monthly increase for a hunting app that I use 2 months a year.
wifi at a public library?
Yeah, I have wifi at home so at least that isn't charged against my bill, I am not always aware in advance where I am going to end up :)

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Re: OnX pissn me off
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2019, 06:18:06 PM »
Wi-Fi at starbucks, McDonald's or quite a few other places.
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Re: OnX pissn me off
« Reply #48 on: January 09, 2019, 06:20:39 PM »
Plan ahead and you will do great with the App. They guys at ONX have helped me more than a couple of times and gone above and beyond to help make sure I was taken care of.

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Re: OnX pissn me off
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2019, 08:30:59 PM »
I took a chance this year and got the app.  Admittedly i'm pretty new at it but I found it so handy.  I downloaded the entire vail area although it took a bit of time.   don't have anything to compare it to tho.  definitely kept me from getting lost in the vail maze.
I did see a cool thing someone else did.  somehow they copied the screen and texted it.  so it showed right where they were when others were trying to find them.

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Re: OnX pissn me off
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2019, 08:34:45 PM »
I took a chance this year and got the app.  Admittedly i'm pretty new at it but I found it so handy.  I downloaded the entire vail area although it took a bit of time.   don't have anything to compare it to tho.  definitely kept me from getting lost in the vail maze.
I did see a cool thing someone else did.  somehow they copied the screen and texted it.  so it showed right where they were when others were trying to find them.
you can also mark your position with a waypoint and text (share) that pin with a friend if they too have onx.  Comes in as a link.  When your buddy clicks on it, it automatically uploads to their onx
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