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OnXMaps vs Basecamp
For those that have used both, what are the pros and cons? Which one better suits your needs? Appreciate the feedback.
I currently use BaseMap. I think it’s solid but I have not used OnX to the extent others have here.
I started a thread like this a while back and got no responses. It was almost like mentioning some competition for OnX was heresy. Nonetheless, after seeing what Basemap offers vs OnX, I just took the plunge for a year. For $29/yr for every state and what amounts to an "Elite" membership with OnX that costs $100/yr, I figured WTH. I haven't used it in the field yet but it seems to be every bit as comparable to OnX and I haven't found a limitation yet. Not saying there aren't any, but so far it seems very comparable.
I have both. onX is simpler in that your downloaded maps are set. When online, onX uses GE imagery for the last zoom layer. Basemap uses GE imagery as an online option. NEITHER will download GE imagery to your phone for offline use. With onX, all offline cached maps are available seamlessly. Basemap forces you to pick a single cached map to view when offline. If you have a full unit of cached maps, it's a pain to try and figure out which map to use as you drive your quad 11 miles thru the unit to a hunt spot. Basemap has tilt which onX does not so if 3d is something you need, you mmight look at Basemap. Basemap crashed my Firefox browser 100% of the time when I used it, I have never had an issue with onX web map. Basemap at work on a different version of Firefox returns nothing but a black screen. Basemap has updated regularly so some of the other issues I had may be fixed but I currently have no interest in the product. Maybe I'll look at it next year before my year expires. In the year I've had onX, I had one serious issue, filed a bug report, and they fixed it in a week. Also, with onX, if you have a single state, you can add elite for a single month should you have an out of state hunt.
Good info, Bob. Glad you mentioned the downloading cached maps issue. That was a concern I had. Thanks again!
I'm pissed at Onx right now. I paid for Utah maps back in June. I went back to pay the $29.99 for Idaho last night. Charge went through but now they claim you can't buy two states separately...but for an additional $70 you certainly get that 2nd state.
Long before OnX was a sponsor I had four hunting apps on my phone. Scoutlook, OnX, Basecamp, Huntstand. I had dropped Basecamp and Huntstand because I never liked them. But I regularly used OnX and Scoutlook. Now that OnX has wind direction and weather (released for Android last week, and iPhone release is 10-15), I can drop Scoutlook. I used to love Scoutlook, but they have not added any features in a long, lont time and the Ads are annoying - even though I paid for the app.
YZ, my hunting partner upgraded to onX 50 state "elite" for $15/month for our wyoming hunt. He cancelled and went back to his single state when we got back. If you need multiple states all year the yes, it's $99.
WTF!!!? I just sucked it up and upgraded to the premium membership...and now ALL of my way points and tracks are gone! Anyone else ever have this happen? Buyers remorse for sure.
turn your phone off and log into the web map and see if they're still there. If so, export them so you have a backup. The web map should update your phone.
Have you checked out Huntstand.com?
For sure export all your waypoints to GE and a file for backup.
Take a look at gaiagps .com ....a lot cheaper for all 50 states.... Great app.
You can get the full OnX for $65 dollars right now using “Colorado” as the promo code.
I switched to Gaia and I've been happy in two states so far this year.