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Old 06-17-2014, 06:28 PM   #1
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What is the best app for GPS

I'm looking for a good GPS app for my I-phone. Left my Garmin at home and want to go hiking in the woods

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I have had 5 different phone apps for GPS, and not one of them worked with any great accuracy. They all took us places we did not want to be. I do not know of an app that will work for hiking, It would have a more accurate reading since you would be dealing with a small area. I am sorry I cannot think of the name that is used for trekking, it would help you find an app if one is available.

If it were me I would go to the forest service and get their large scale maps of the area(s) you want.

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Old 06-18-2014, 07:39 AM   #3
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The problem with phone apps is that you have to have a cell signal for them to work. If your out of range or in a valley, then your "lost".
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:52 AM   #4
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Try a handheld Garmin such as the 62s. It does not need cell service and is usually accurate to 15 feet. Can download topographical contour maps and never get lost. The Garmin 62 and newer 64 are well liked by serious hikers and mountain climbers. The 62/64 use buttons for input and is much better than the touch screen ones, IMHO. It can be operated by one hand. Very good when hanging on a rope. Good luck!
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:16 PM   #5
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CoPilot!!! It has not failed us yet. It uses your phone GPS.

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Old 06-18-2014, 04:20 PM   #6
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As said above, cell phones need a cell tower for GPS to work (not sure about apple though). My wife and I were in an area where we had little to no cell phone reception. I started off with my phones GPS but it soon stopped working when the signal was lost. Once I got a signal it picked back up. So now I keep a standard GPS now at all times.
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On my past trip there was several places that we had no cell signal, but the GPS still worked.
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GPS Drive. Have used it for years. Works very well. I think $10-20 a year for turn by turn voice. Free if no voice. Or something similar to thus pricing for service.

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