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garmin etrex

Postby aunt betty » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:42 pm

You know? This simple one. No maps but lets you save waypoints, tracks, and lets you backtrack.
The old one with black and white screen.

I would like to dload an app that does that. Not turn by turn navigation but sinple stuff like the etrex.
Help.
Really needed that. Missed our spot in dark. Landed about 250 yards past it. Getting oriented can be tricky sometimes.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby tmclaimerFL » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:44 pm

Why not just get the etrex? I have one.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby aunt betty » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:34 am

tmclaimerFL wrote:Why not just get the etrex? I have one.
Great idea! Send me $150 to buy one.
Or..you could tell me about a free cellphone app that does the exact same thing.
Just go buy...is not always the best solution to every problem.

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Re: garmin etrex

Postby tmclaimerFL » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:47 am

aunt betty wrote:
tmclaimerFL wrote:Why not just get the etrex? I have one.
Great idea! Send me $150 to buy one.
Or..you could tell me about a free cellphone app that does the exact same thing.
Just go buy...is not always the best solution to every problem.

Thanks (I think)

Well the thing about apps is they can be helpful, but if you are in an area with little or no cell service then they are pretty much useless. Signals won't get picked up with GPS or it will be poor and won't load. This is from personal experience. If you hunt an area with good cell service then you would be fine, but a good GPS app won be free. May have to pay a few bucks. The etrex is pretty cheap depending on your budget but the only thing you have to worry about is batteries dying.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby dakotashooter2 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:35 am

What he said about coverage. With an app you phone is located via the nearest towers vs a direct signal from a gps satellite. Reasonably accurate but probably not as much so as a GPS with a direct reading.

Get a GPS with waypoint projection. Take a bearing, estimate (or rangefind) the distance and locate/mark (do it a couple times for cross reference0. Puts you on the money from the truck.

For cheap alternatives there is the garmin backtrack, which really isn't much cheaper than a basic garmin unit or a portable automotive gps (doesn't everyone have one of these?)
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby aunt betty » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:59 am

Dang....there are cell towers within sight of the place I am navigating to.
Screw it. I will ask someone else.
If I absolutely had to have a gps Id just take you two along.
Go buy a boat, dog, semi-autos, face paint, and five mojos.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby OmegaRed » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:04 am

I'd buy an etrex.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby aunt betty » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:07 am

OmegaRed wrote:I'd buy a weiner.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby OmegaRed » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:08 am

aunt betty wrote:
OmegaRed wrote:I'd buy a weiner.
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I'd buy two so I could use them as witching sticks
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby tmclaimerFL » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:29 am

aunt betty wrote:Dang....there are cell towers within sight of the place I am navigating to.
Screw it. I will ask someone else.
If I absolutely had to have a gps Id just take you two along.
Go buy a boat, dog, semi-autos, face paint, and five mojos.
Then call me when your beards are at least a foot long.

Ok?
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby OmegaRed » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:37 am

tmclaimerFL wrote:
aunt betty wrote:Dang....there are cell towers within sight of the place I am navigating to.
Screw it. I will ask someone else.
If I absolutely had to have a gps Id just take you two along.
Go buy a boat, dog, semi-autos, face paint, and five mojos.
Then call me when your beards are at least a foot long.

Ok?


I'd just use the cell phone towers as a point of reference. Like oh, there's them dang cell towers again, I know where we're at!
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby t_baker » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:39 am

I would just buy a high powered rifle. Then you can still shoot the birds that are landing 250 yards away from where you wanted to be.
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garmin etrex

Postby romeocadet08 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:41 am

Motion- X GPS for iPhone/droid

Best GPS app that I've seen...it's a pat app...$5 fee

It's well worth it and has great maps ...I have used it countless times beside my garmin handheld and it's accurate as my handheld

You won't disappointed

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Re: garmin etrex

Postby steve-o » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:20 am

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It can be done with out phone service according to this app.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby Botiz630 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:23 am

steve-o wrote:ImageImage
It can be done with out phone service according to this app.


That's an option, just be sure to download the map for the area you'll be in before you leave.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby aunt betty » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:59 am

Cool! You guys both tried and like Trimble?
Will give it a shot.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby Botiz630 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:13 am

Have not tried it personally, was only pointing out that with it you'll have to download maps prior to leaving cell coverage.

It's free, so no big deal if you don't like it.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby aunt betty » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:22 am

Botiz630 wrote:Have not tried it personally, was only pointing out that with it you'll have to download maps prior to leaving cell coverage.

It's free, so no big deal if you don't like it.

Tried getting it. Its $4.99.
When I clicked buy..it went to a list of stuff to buy.

My phone isnt an android but not sure if its iphone.
LG Spectrum. Really dont know.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby OmegaRed » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:32 am

aunt betty wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:Have not tried it personally, was only pointing out that with it you'll have to download maps prior to leaving cell coverage.

It's free, so no big deal if you don't like it.

Tried getting it. Its $4.99.
When I clicked buy..it went to a list of stuff to buy.

My phone isnt an android but not sure if its iphone.
LG Spectrum. Really dont know.
Phonetarded dude with a smartphone.


It's android - that's like the operating system of the phone. Like Windows or Linux on a computer
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby aunt betty » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:43 am

OmegaRed wrote:
aunt betty wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:Have not tried it personally, was only pointing out that with it you'll have to download maps prior to leaving cell coverage.

It's free, so no big deal if you don't like it.

Tried getting it. Its $4.99.
When I clicked buy..it went to a list of stuff to buy.

My phone isnt an android but not sure if its iphone.
LG Spectrum. Really dont know.
Phonetarded dude with a smartphone.


It's android - that's like the operating system of the phone. Like Windows or Linux on a computer

I know its the opsys.
What I dont understand is why I get asked to upgrade TO android.
I dont get it so I keep saying no.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby Underradar » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:00 pm

GPS on phone will eat your battery.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby aunt betty » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:29 pm

Underradar wrote:GPS on phone will eat your battery.

Tastes like chicken
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby aunt betty » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:33 pm

I found one for $30 plus shipping online. Heard bad things about paypal.
How do I do the transaction safely? Credit card?
Explain how a credit card would be better than debit and why.
Never did paypal and it scares me a little.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby t_baker » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:59 pm

aunt betty wrote:I found one for $30 plus shipping online. Heard bad things about paypal.
How do I do the transaction safely? Credit card?
Explain how a credit card would be better than debit and why.
Never did paypal and it scares me a little.


I paypal everything. I dunno what you have heard bad. I bet I have a paypal transaction every 3 days for the last 3 or 4 years.

Had it for almost 10 years now with no issues.
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Re: garmin etrex

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:55 pm

aunt betty wrote:I found one for $30 plus shipping online. Heard bad things about paypal.
How do I do the transaction safely? Credit card?
Explain how a credit card would be better than debit and why.
Never did paypal and it scares me a little.


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