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Old 10-30-2015, 04:19 AM
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Default What apps do you use?

Hey there, I'm just curious do you guys use apps on your smartphones for hunting and what are they?
My list is very short, I mostly use these two great apps:
- AccuWeather - for accurate weather predictions
- Spyglass - the best gps app out there, I use it for navigation, marking waypoints and locations, sharing my gps coordinates with pals)
Hope to make the list bigger with your help!
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:30 PM
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I use Trimble GPS Hunt Pro, the mapping capabilities are amazing. the Sun and Moon phase data is awesome too...
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:49 PM
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Default A word of warning about cell ph gps

My Son is a believer in cell phone gps. He uses it constantly, I am the old fart that prints out directions or at least looks up the route I am taking. Here is the rub, he used his cell phone backpacking this year in the mountains of Ohio. He didn't want to buy a dedicated gps for navigation, because his phone does that. Well in the mountains he didn't have reliable cell phone reception and therefore lost his gps app at the same time. This is a real issue for a lot of hunters in my opinion.

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Old 11-09-2015, 05:57 AM
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Thanks, Bruce! I will check it out!
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:32 AM
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Karl, I am also a phone geek, obviously. I truly believe in modern technologies and I'm sure that if you make the right choice it will never let you down. You're just need to be wise. I've been using Spyglass for about a year, it's a decent gps app that works without cell signal. And I'm sure that if you have a proper gps app and you don't forget to calibrate it, you'll get as reliable data as with a handheld gps.
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:58 AM
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Spyglass isn't available for Android phones.
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:54 AM
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I have used scoutlook, google maps
& we loved Life 360 but the did some updating to the app & now is horrible
was great to locate your hunting partners
May have to try the Trimble GPS Hunt Pro as we use Android's also
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:04 AM
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I didn't know that Spyglass is for iOS only. (:
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:08 AM
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gfdeputy2, I heard about Scoutlook, I think it's time to check it out! Thanks!
And Trimble GPS Hunt Pro looks sick, so I think I need to try it out
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:16 AM
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I am looking for an app like the Life 360 but haven't found a good one
it is basically a family locator but I am surprised nobody has come out with one for hunting yet or at least I haven't found one yet
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