Was there a GPS that most guys favored for hunting

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Re: Was there a GPS that most guys favored for hunting

Unread postby hunter_mike » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:08 am

wmahunter wrote:I am getting ready to pull the plug on my magellon trition and switch to garmin.

Cabelas has the etrex 30 on sale for 200.00 for the next 12 days.

So overall, for the ones with a garmin etrex 30
does it work well in wood canopies?
is it easy to add your own custom maps to it,
can you see your tracking points once you connect to a pc.


i have the etrex 30.
- there have only been a couple times where my signal has bounced around a bit and i was about 50 yards off but it only lasts for a few minutes. 98% of the time i have a great signal.

- very easy to add custom maps using google earth and garmin base camp, once you figure out how to do it.

- I am not sure about the tracking points, I think there is a way but not sure. Someone else could probably elaborate, i dont think the etrex works too much differently than the other garmins.

Thanks for the garmin help link!


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Re: Was there a GPS that most guys favored for hunting

Unread postby Thermals » Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:36 am

I think I am going with the Oregon 600

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Re: Was there a GPS that most guys favored for hunting

Unread postby wmahunter » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:43 am

here is another link for garmin custom mapping.

http://moagu.com/?page_id=155

Apparently someone else who has a magellon triton is in the same boat I am in. We can currently customize our maps of any size in the trition but garmin has limitations. This site is supposed to allow us create the same type of maps and then break it up into tiles so the garmin can read it.
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Re: Was there a GPS that most guys favored for hunting

Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:56 am

bigwoodsmn wrote:
BassBoysLLP wrote:Keep me posted on the battery life. I'm planning to upgrade from my Razr Maxx in October.


The S5 is a fast device. Excellent camera. GPS works fine with Backcountry Nav and myTrails.

Chews up the battery quite a bit faster than the Razr Maxx but I haven't played with the power management settings much.

I see there are a lot of canned power management options to pick from. The most aggressive battery saver turns the screen grayscale and limits services to the most basic: phone/texting/Chrome browser... which extends the phone battery to last quite 4-5 days with only 50% charge, and yet you can still keep the phone turned on.

I'm thinking about buying one of these cases that are actually built in chargers. I had never heard of these charger cases before today: http://www.mophie.com/shop/battery-cases-samsung/juice-pack-galaxy-s-5

I already ordered a couple more batteries - together they were $25 and come with their own charger so you can charge them and charge your phone.


Just pulled the trigger on the s5. Any recommendations on the bonus batteries?
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Re: Was there a GPS that most guys favored for hunting

Unread postby Justin85 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:33 am

Got the Etrex 30 bundle from Cabelas for $169.99.

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Re: Was there a GPS that most guys favored for hunting

Unread postby May-39 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:05 pm

I have the Oregon 450T..Dont waste your time upgrading to the "T" The topo is not detailed enough to be used for more than general idears.
You can upgrade to the chip but then you cant run the public land chip (almost a must have for public beast types)
I had a bear of a time loading basemap to my laptop even then it was not user friendly.
I wish I would have got the 600 with the bigger screen. I do like the intuitive use of it.
That monterra sounds like a future purchase.

That public land chip is just flat out AWESOME.
I have a pal that runs the DeLorme PN 60 and it includes the satellite imagery and same topo as the "t" and still have room for public land chip.
I probably should have bought that.
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Re: Was there a GPS that most guys favored for hunting

Unread postby wmahunter » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:48 am

I purchased a garmin 62s last month.

Check out viewtopic.php?f=21&t=27587.
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Re: Was there a GPS that most guys favored for hunting

Unread postby bigwoodsmn » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:15 am

BassBoysLLP the battery on the S5 was awesome if you change it to grayscale powersaving mode... it was great.

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Re: Was there a GPS that most guys favored for hunting

Unread postby Thermals » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:38 pm

I am still leaning to the 600 over the 62

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Re: Was there a GPS that most guys favored for hunting

Unread postby SonofUlam » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:09 pm

Sony makes a NiMH rechaegeable battery called the "eneloop" as far as rechaegeables for a GPS go - there's nothing that beats them IMO.
A lithium ion battery is good for high output devices like a flash camera, but when you want long lasting powe like the constant drain of a GPS- I recommend NiMH.

The Eneloops come fully charged and can be recharged over and over and will lose very little charge potential over their lifetime. Just make sure you remember NiMH batteries function best when drained completely before recharging.

I've never seen them in box stores, but I bought a 4pk and charger off Amazon for under $20 I believe it was.

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