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I sometimes get turned around in the woods particularly down at Greenwood quail hunting. I did some research and bought a Garmin Foretrex 301. For my purposes it works OK. However after marking a waypoint navigating back to it is not that great if you are under heavy overhead tree cover. When it is unobstructed from overhead it works perfectly. But I'm sure that would be the same with most any type GPS as they all need good access to the satellites to triangulate properly. Strap it to my wrist and its readily available. Also, I do not have a smart phone so an App was not an option. Google it as there are some videos showing its use.

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I use a Garmin Oregon 600. Easy to use and not too big and bulky. The issue with using your cellphone is most people txt,play games or check out the web while hunting which is draining your battery. If it comes down to where you really need to get yourself out of a jam I want something with 100% battery dedicated to getting me out. Also some newer GPS have the ability to send an emergency signal.

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What everyone says about phone gps apps. They drain batteries and are not all that accurate or become slow when reception is bad. Not that I don't use them though lol. I have US topo maps and huntstand on my phone. I used to have trimble gps hunt on my old phone but I guess they don't make it anymore because I couldn't find it in the app store. Mytracks is another good app for marking. But if you plan on using it a lot then buy a gps

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I've always used my Garmin Gps map 60xs, I used it for hunting and getting around.  Some how I deleted the go to  and only go to where I've been. I'm looking for the cord that came with it to re do the map overlays.  Heck it lasted me sinse it came out so I should buy a new one but the unit is spot on after all these years. 

 

 If you have any brands or recommendations for one Im open to all suggestions.

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I had a Garmin GPS12, Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx, and just bought two Garmin Rino 650s.  I don't use my phone for GPS because when I head to NH, I have no cell signal at all, so a hand-held GPS does much better.  The Rino 650s have rechargeable batteries, but I bought the AA batter holders in the event they run out in the field.  So far, I can ride on my motorcycle for 8.5 hours and the GPS is still at 65%.  Not bad.  But they're not cheap.

 

I've done GPS on the cheap, and they usually go on eBay a week after.  Spend a little extra money for a decent handheld or find a used one on eBay.  The GPSMAP 60CSx can be found on eBay for $100, and it's pretty darn good.

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Dont think you can go wrong with a Garmin. I got an Oregon 550t for about $250 on sale from Cabelas a few years ago. Dont think they make this model anymore but it has all the features i need and then some. I ended up buying one for my son also. You can easily and wirelessly transfer way points between these units, which is a nice feature. I also have several on my phone that work good but like others said, they drain the battery so i usually turn them on only to mark a spot then turn it off. Scout look, trimble, and onx are the ones i use most. Hunt stand and antler insanity are some of the ones i have used. I like onx because it outlines dmz's and labels public and private land but you will need good data signal for that.

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