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Old 09-21-2015, 10:26 AM
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Hi guys, wondering if anyone has any real world experience with a Samsung s5/active mapping GPS tracks in the back country. Wouldn't activate and use the cellular function but GPS only. Wondering if it's accurate and reliable.
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Cell phones mess with your beacons.

I have used it for fertilizer plots and it is accurate. Another good thing is it saves your favourites and you can view them on a computer.
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I use an old cell phone with backcountry navigator app. Works really well. The signal messes with beacons if you are doing a search. Gives false positives so remember to turn it off in the unfortunate event you have to use it.
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Good to know. I was looking at mounting it to the machine somehow, was curious how accurate they were vs actual gps which are very expensive for larger screens. Cell phone seemed like a decent alternative assuming it was accurate. Just wasn't sure about the radios in them in the back country.
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