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    GPS phone

    Iv been reading the threads bot using your phone as a gps as iv been thinking bot getting a gps for a while, but now I think il up graded my phone to a smart phone as I only have an old school one. I want good gps so im not going fuck round with the free apps il buy the viewranger one after what I read on the other thread what I want to know dose all the gps on the phones get the same seivse (ie a $300 phone) in the bush or are some phones gps way beter (ie a $1000 phone) or brands to stay away from. I don't want go to the expnce of buying a phone then found out the one I broght dosnt work in the bush. The other thing I want to know is how hard is it to work the gps on a phone as im not very good with tec. If its easy talk to me bot it than write bot im happy to ring you thanks Hayden

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    Hayden, in my experience the GPS receivers in mobile phones are much of a muchness.

    HTC Explorer and Samsung Galaxy. The software I use is:

    Oruxmaps, with the NZ Open GPS topo layer for bush
    Osmand for road nav

    What phone are you using ? Make sure it has a real GPS, not just A-GPS (which requires mobile signal).

    when in the bush, switch your phone to flight mode to save battery power
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    Hayden don't take this the wrong way but you sound like a tech tard(just like me)

    I have a map thing on my phone.
    I don't really know how to work it but use it to discuss areas with people in civilisation.

    I have only just upgraded to a gps with maps and still working out how to use it but have what i want it for sused.(almost)

    In my experience the touch screen on my phone will not work if wet. And even on flight mode will eat battery power(3 days if you don't touch it(so why even take it?) and about 2 days trying to use the app occasionaly.)

    On the other hand my gps works with wet fingers and is still goin on the cheap Arse dicksmith aa batterys it came with months ago.
    God knows how long it would last with some decent batteries.

    Plenty of people on the forum use there phone as gps.

    Not for me thanks i am too retarded, i want something i can drop,get wet, work with frozen fingers.
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    ebf I haven't got a smart phone yet so im open to idears on witch one to buy

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    If you have the money I'd say buy a gps seperate.
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    veitnamcan nar I woulden take that the wrong way couse it the truth lol but all my hunting is a sat & half of sun so battery life isn't a probl

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    My Smart phone is smarted than me...............

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, I think comes in a water resistant version

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    VC, my phone lives in dry bag specially made for phones, you get them from macpac. Touch screen works fine thru the plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    If you have the money I'd say buy a gps seperate.
    Toby's onto it. A gps is a gps. A phones a phone.

    They're not there yet with putting a decent works in the hills GPS into a phone.

    You can beat decent old school garmins.

    Buy a gps if you want a gps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    VC, my phone lives in dry bag specially made for phones, you get them from macpac. Touch screen works fine thru the plastic.
    Having gone threw 3k worth of phones in less than a week and averaging less than 6 months out of a phone i think i will stick with a separate gps
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Having gone threw 3k worth of phones in less than a week and averaging less than 6 months out of a phone i think i will stick with a separate gps
    First name basis with insurance auditor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    First name basis with insurance auditor?
    Have never insured a phone.
    Can't be worth it?
    I insured my ski for the first year.
    20k cover 1800 a year only fire and theft and only covered when chained inside a locked garage with no windows.

    Thieving Cunts the lot of em.
    I wouldnt insure my house either if it wasn't a condition of my mortgage, i would pay off another mortgage instead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Have never insured a phone.
    Can't be worth it?
    I insured my ski for the first year.
    20k cover 1800 a year only fire and theft and only covered when chained inside a locked garage with no windows.

    Thieving Cunts the lot of em.
    I wouldnt insure my house either if it wasn't a condition of my mortgage, i would pay off another mortgage instead!
    This makes me feel cheap. My life insurance is under 500 a year easy.

    I just did some math its acutally over 520 a year but would be under 550.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    This makes me feel cheap. My life insurance is under 500 a year easy.

    I just did some math its acutally over 520 a year but would be under 550.
    They must recon you have good chance of not dieing:thumbup:

    I just reduced mine and the wifes cover to just clear mortgage and other debt and cover a decent Piss up and hole in the ground.

    Insurance is killing us literally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Have never insured a phone.
    Can't be worth it?
    I insured my ski for the first year.
    20k cover 1800 a year only fire and theft and only covered when chained inside a locked garage with no windows.

    Thieving Cunts the lot of em.
    I wouldnt insure my house either if it wasn't a condition of my mortgage, i would pay off another mortgage instead!
    If your going through that much on a phone it could be worth it. I have never worried but I take better care of expensive items if I can.

    Just had a play with that app that ebf mentioned and it works with fresh maps. Pretty cool but I guess it would much the juice faster than cookie monster chewing down hash cookies.

 

 

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