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onX on a tablet
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Contributors to this thread:
hardcore247 31-Mar-19
Jaquomo 31-Mar-19
'Ike' (Phone) 31-Mar-19
hardcore247 31-Mar-19
jdee 31-Mar-19
Jaquomo 31-Mar-19
hardcore247 31-Mar-19
Jaquomo 31-Mar-19
onX Hunt 01-Apr-19
From: hardcore247
31-Mar-19
I bought a cheap tablet a few years ago to run onX when I was in the truck. Recently it started crashing 90% of the time. I assume it is the tablet doesn't have enough juice to run onX as they have kept adding improvements. Does anyone have a tablet they use with onX and like?

It would be about it's only use, so not looking to break the bank, just have a bigger screen for in the truck.

From: Jaquomo
31-Mar-19
I use GAIA on my Samsung Tab E and it works great. I pre-download all the topo and satellite overlays before I go on a scouting or hunting trip and use the GPS functionality. Works great. I also download lots of movies and videos on it to watch at night or on rainy days or plane flights.

If your tablet is crashing you should Google it and find out if there is a fix available. Might be a simple solution.

31-Mar-19
I run it on my iPad Air with zero issues...Plus on my Android (Samsung) phone with zero issues...

From: hardcore247
31-Mar-19
Thanks Jaq,

Tablet only crashes with onX. Runs everything else fine.

From: jdee
31-Mar-19
iPad .....we have several of them, two of them have onX and it doesn’t even slow them down. iPhone works great too.

From: Jaquomo
31-Mar-19
Run some diagnostics. There may be hidden imbedded applications running in the background that you arent aware of. I did that with mine not long ago when it started to slow down and even shut down sometimes when watching Netflix. I even had to do some hard resets. There was stuff running back in there that I have no idea what they were or what they were used for (data mining?), but since I shut them off I've had no more problems.

From: hardcore247
31-Mar-19
Tried all that. Wiped everything off the tablet and started from scratch a few times. I thought I had figured out the problem but to no avail. Again it is a cheap tablet. I think it was $80 so I am not out much. And it ran onX for a few years.

I have an Iphone and it runs fine on there, just wanted something a little bigger for the truck. Not real keen on spending all the dough on I-pad since it will be really the only thing I use it for. Just wanted to see if someone was using a "cheaper" tablet where it worked fine.

I have also thought about switching to GAIA, but just haven't talked myself into it.

From: Jaquomo
31-Mar-19
If you arent a diehard IOS fan, your phone store puts last year's Android tablets on sale about this time every year. My first Samsung tablet was $1 and worked great, but last year I upgraded to a Tab E for $99 for more memory to store Netflix movies and it's an awesome tablet.

Then again, for $9.99 a year for GAIA basic, with a free trial, might be a better option than paying the price of an iPad.

From: onX Hunt
01-Apr-19
Our customer support team is really good at knowing which tablets work best and what issues might be causing any crashing. Give us a call at 406-540-1600 and we can troubleshoot a few things to get you up and running.

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