Summit Treestands
onX hunt
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
babysaph 12-Oct-21
SIP 12-Oct-21
midwest 12-Oct-21
HDE 12-Oct-21
babysaph 12-Oct-21
rattling_junkie 12-Oct-21
Whip 12-Oct-21
SIP 12-Oct-21
SIP 12-Oct-21
yooper89 13-Oct-21
Lost Arra 13-Oct-21
Pyrannah 13-Oct-21
yooper89 13-Oct-21
Will 13-Oct-21
grossklw 13-Oct-21
Cheesehead Mike 13-Oct-21
BowSniper 13-Oct-21
soccern23ny 13-Oct-21
Lost Arra 13-Oct-21
timex 13-Oct-21
SIP 13-Oct-21
babysaph 13-Oct-21
WapitiBob 13-Oct-21
Cheesehead Mike 14-Oct-21
WapitiBob 14-Oct-21
Scrappy 14-Oct-21
midwest 14-Oct-21
soccern23ny 14-Oct-21
midwest 14-Oct-21
Helgermite 14-Oct-21
Babysaph 17-Oct-21
SIP 17-Oct-21
Cheesehead Mike 17-Oct-21
SIP 17-Oct-21
From: babysaph
12-Oct-21
Anyone use this app and do you like it? Thanks

From: SIP
12-Oct-21
Like it very much for what i do

From: midwest
12-Oct-21
Much prefer Gaia.

From: HDE
12-Oct-21
Yep yep.

From: babysaph
12-Oct-21
will it take me to marked areas like a GPS

12-Oct-21
Yes, it's awesome.

From: Whip
12-Oct-21
I use it a bunch for everything I do from my own property, to blood trailing, finding camping spots in the summer, E-scouting, and yes of course on out of state hunts. The more I use it the more I learn about all the things I can do with it. I typically hunt enough different states to make the premium version worth it.

From: SIP
12-Oct-21
Yes, you can use it to direct you to a marked area. You make a waypoint, then click on it and choose “go to”. Will tell u a straight line distance and draw a line to it.

From: SIP
12-Oct-21

SIP's embedded Photo
SIP's embedded Photo

From: yooper89
13-Oct-21
I really like it. There are others similar but I’ve found OnX to be the most user friendly.

From: Lost Arra
13-Oct-21
The phone gps apps are all very handy. Each one has it's own learning curve. OnX is probably the easiest. It helps to use it a lot and not just when you are on a big hunt. Onx with a regular compass came in handy last month in Wyoming when we got "temporarily disoriented" one night. Without tracking enabled OnX can get you to any waypoint but on a straight line which may not be the safest route especially at night.

I would still never hunt anywhere without a regular magnetic compass that can be kept a safe distance from a bino harness using magnetic closures.

From: Pyrannah
13-Oct-21
"compass that can be kept a safe distance from a bino harness using magnetic closures".

haha!! i recently learned the hard way on this one...... oops

From: yooper89
13-Oct-21
I really like it. There are others similar but I’ve found OnX to be the most user friendly.

From: Will
13-Oct-21
I love my OnX. Sadly, I have so many waypoints etc in there now that I cant afford to stop paying them! They got me for life.

From: grossklw
13-Oct-21
I'll never use anything else, too many waypoints across the west and pheasant spots both local and in SD. I'm also hooked for life.

13-Oct-21
I really like OnX too and like a few others I'm addicted to the waypoint crack.

One thing I really wish is that instead of giving a general heading like "ENE" in SIP's photo, I sure wish it gave an azimuth or bearing in degrees such as 70° or N70°E. Those of us who still use a compass to help navigate would really appreciate it. That's one of the reasons I still use my Garmin GPS for more precise navigation. ARE YOU LISTENING ONX?

From: BowSniper
13-Oct-21
I prefer Hunstand App.

From: soccern23ny
13-Oct-21
@sip is that a compass bearing? If so how did you get it up? I've looked for this and asked onx to no avail

@pryanna touch screen gloves too! Some gloves give off a magnetic field. Learned the hard way as well

From: Lost Arra
13-Oct-21
I think the 61 in Sip's photo is the temperature although ENE could be 61 degrees. On my screen that circle is either Wind or Temp.

From: timex
13-Oct-21
Yes to me it's absolutely worth the $ I don't use any of the hunting features. I mostly just use it to find out who owns land. I'm always looking for new hunting spots & especially when I see a field loaded with does I use the landowner info to locate & contact then I'll approach & inquir about possible herd control. This has worked for me over the years & especially considering I'm more concerned with a freezer full of venison than horns. It's a different way of approaching a landowner than just asking to hunt. More like offering a free service than just wanting to use their land to hunt.

From: SIP
13-Oct-21
Lost arra is dead on. It was the temperature

From: babysaph
13-Oct-21
thanks guys

From: WapitiBob
13-Oct-21
back up your data no matter who's app you use

just sayin...

14-Oct-21
One thing to realize about OnX is if you back up your waypoints on your computer or wherever and then you delete the waypoints off your phone, if you re-upload the waypoints to your phone any photos or detailed notes you attached to your waypoints will be lost. This has been frustrating for me because I like to take photos and make a lot of detailed notes about what tree stand trees are available near a certain waypoint what wind directions the stand favors etc. But OnX has a 1500 waypoint limit so I can't have all my waypoints from multiple states in my phone because I hit that limit. So I need to delete waypoints off of my phone at times and then just upload the waypoints I need for whatever state I'm going to. When I re-upload those waypoints all that extra detail that I included with the waypoints is gone.

From: WapitiBob
14-Oct-21
GAIA doesn't have the data limit; partner switched just because of that.

From: Scrappy
14-Oct-21
If your a veteran give Onx a call directly, they really support their vets.

From: midwest
14-Oct-21

midwest's embedded Photo
midwest's embedded Photo
Click on a waypoint in Gaia and it gives you a bearing and coordinates. Mine is set to UTM.

From: soccern23ny
14-Oct-21
As far as backups go.

Keep it simple. Excel spreadsheet, copy and paste coordinates from you waypoints to the spreadsheet with a simple footnote. At least for important waypoints/scout locations

@midwest. Onx does lack in that regard. I asked them to add it/update that feature. We will see. I only trust my phone/app GPS so much. Plus real compass is easier

From: midwest
14-Oct-21
So many more cool features on Gaia, it's not even close and way less cost.

From: Helgermite
14-Oct-21
OnX is a handy tool when scouting a new area to log beds, rubs, scrapes, and trails etc. By adding a waypoint with an appropriate icon and color you start to get a good picture of an area. Over time even if it's years you will accumulate enough data to target specific locations for stands. I've kept grouse flushes in just a couple of years we can see the concentration of flushes in certain areas and don't waste as much time in less productive areas that look equally as good when on foot.

From: Babysaph
17-Oct-21
So in the pic above I actually need a compass in conjunction with my phone and head in the ENE direction?

From: SIP
17-Oct-21
U can click on the location icon and it will center you. Then if u click on it again, it will turn to orientation mode, where it will turn the map the way you are facing/pointing. Then you can always know which way you are going

17-Oct-21
Unless your GPS reception isn't that good like when you're in heavy timber or you're not moving fast enough and that little direction pointer jumps all over the place. I hate that thing. I use a compass.

From: SIP
17-Oct-21
Location certainly isnt perfect, but even on airplane mode i have never had an issue getting to where im going. Im asking this because i dont know, but does any kind of mapping app have better location pinpoint?

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