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GPS Apps???
There has been some talk about getting a GPS enabled fish finder as apposed to getting just a great sonar or flasher (Vex, Marcum, Bird, etc). Most of my fishing is done on the ice so my focus currently is on a fish finder for ice.

I just received a Marcum LX-7 from my DW for Christmas and I am looking very forward to using it this weekend.

My question is this: Isn't there a GPS App of some kind available for an iPhone/Droid that you can track POI or mark hot spots??? Dumb

Frozen Rod
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You can use "my tracks"
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A great one I use is the Boating app from navionics. it works great and connects to my T box transducer.
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I use one called topo maps on my Iphone and like it. It uses the actual UFGS maps. I would like to find a good lake mapping in app for the phone or download for my Garmin Hand held.



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There are a lot of apps available. Some good, some pretty worthless.

Five years ago there was not nearly the selection, and the best one I could find for offline use (cached maps) when I was deep in the mts hunting is Maverick. It's the only app I've ever paid for, and it's worth it. I've never had a reason to change as it does pretty much everything I need.

My phone is now my hunting and fishing GPS. When hunting I carry a backup, but never use it except to mark camp/truck. I've used Maverick on my phone to navigate Flaming Gorge at night, mark all my hunting spots, and put me right back on the exact spot on the ice that produced last time. Most phones are surprisingly accurate and able to reproduce within just a couple feet - as good as any dedicated gps I've had.

I sync it with Google Earth, so all my waypoints are backed up. And I get on GE to mark all sorts of features (such as underwater humps or points per topo maps) and upload those to the phone. Satellite images and topo maps are both default maps that can be cached for use offline. My one complaint about the maps is the default topo maps (USGS) don't zoom in past level 15.
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Thank you Charina! That was exactly the information I was looking for.Smile
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Is that app stilled called Maverick?



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Yes, Maverick. I know it's on android. Not sure about apple or windows (does anyone even use a windows phone any longer?). I see it on play store as Maverick: GPS Navigation and Maverick Pro. Pro is the paid version that I use with all the functionality. The non pro is not very functional, just a way to try it out.

There are a lot of other apps. Trimble puts one out for hunting that I played with a bit. It's a good one too that many hunters use. What I most disliked about it was that it would automatically revert to my current location, even though I navigated to a remote location. It had some bells and whistles that were a bit easier than Maverick to use (like distance between two points), but there were no game changers, or functional that was enough to overcome the auto re-centering frustration. I like laying in bed after a day hunting, scoping out my plan for the next day - satellite and topo on the phone is how I do it, so I need to be able to navigate to other areas and keep that on the screen. Pretty sure Trimble is available on iPhone as well as android as I put it on my wife's phone as a backup.
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It looks like it is a no go for Apple. I have a good topo just doesnt do lakes. I amy spring the 10.00 for the naviaonics for lakes.



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I use Spyglass for fishing and navigation. It works when offline and supports several map types. And it allows to mark spots and waypoints for tracking, really helpful. And very accurate. Here it is, if interested https://itunes.apple.com/...;at=11lLc7&ct=fs
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Navionics is nice - I downloaded both the "Boating" app and the "Hike Bike" app, though they're very similar but have some key differences. I use the free version, but I like that it can do paths and measure distances.

I also have a few other free GPS apps that allow recording waypoints and give coordinates and altitude. I like "Free GPS" and "GPS Receiver HD" which allows for exporting waypoints to Google Maps.

I haven't experimented with each of them enough to say which one is the best - but they're all free and don't take up a ton of space, so it's worth trying a few out. Either way, I've decided I won't be paying the extra for a GPS/Sonar unit or stand-alone GPS at this point when so many free apps are available.

Curious if anyone's paid the $10 for Navionics and if it's worth the upgrade?
(This post was edited by fishlips on Dec 31, 2015, 11:00 AM)