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3 hours ago, BobT said:

Personally, I still use my Garmin GPSMap78sc. I have it loaded with Upper Midwest Fishing Info and a Minnesota Topo product and love it. I use it for hunting, ATV riding, and fishing. I'll use it until it won't work anymore. 

BobT I remember when you got yours.  I use the Basecamp software and was hoping I could update it.  The backlight doesn't work and so it is hard to use.  Maybe I need to check and see if there is a way to get it to work.

 

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 The back light doesn't work at all, or you can't get it to stay on? 

 

Here is what the manual says to adjust settings.

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Using the. Map my walk app to go down a bike path and back again, lines are right close..  

Basically the same chips in both devices.

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13 hours ago, Macgyver55 said:

 The back light doesn't work at all, or you can't get it to stay on? 

 

Here is what the manual says to adjust settings.

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Thanks for the tip.  Ends up the batteries were too low to allow the backlight to work.  I have been using it plugged in in the truck and so I never thought about the batteries.

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21 hours ago, Tom7227 said:

  Anyone have any info on how well the phone works as a GPS device?

 

 

I use my Samsung phone and google maps for GPS navigation every single day in my business and it rarely leads me astray. I also use the same phone and the Navionics app for ice fishing and it seems to be quite accurate. I believe my phone works just as good or better than either of the two older GPS units I have owned.

 

If you are happy with the function of a flip phone though, I can certainly see why you would rather have a handheld GPS unit.

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21 hours ago, Tom7227 said:

BobT I remember when you got yours.  I use the Basecamp software and was hoping I could update it.  The backlight doesn't work and so it is hard to use.  Maybe I need to check and see if there is a way to get it to work.

 

 

Tom, just got a Cabelas ad today and they have the Garmin GPSMAP 64st on sale right now for $199.99 Reg $349.99.  And a few others. 

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On ‎11‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 11:34 AM, Big Dave2 said:

 

How about some valuable information regarding handheld GPS units from you then?

 

Relax I was just joking around Big Dave and Del. :D

I use my lowrance 522c when fishing hard or soft water.

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1 hour ago, chaffmj said:

 

Relax I was just joking around Big Dave and Del. :D

I use my lowrance 522c when fishing hard or soft water.

 

It's OK. Use what you have or like, don't grovel!  🙄

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3 hours ago, chaffmj said:

 

Relax I was just joking around Big Dave and Del. :D

I use my lowrance 522c when fishing hard or soft water.

Isn't that another antique device?  A double joke. Well played.

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