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Fishallday
Posted: Sep 24, 2018 - 10:51 am


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Has anyone used this app? How well does it work on the boat?

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Posted: Sep 24, 2018 - 02:24 pm


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excellent

used it on Simcoe last week in the fog

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Posted: Sep 24, 2018 - 03:18 pm


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QUOTE (RHYBAK @ Sep 24, 2018 - 03:24 pm)
excellent

used it on Simcoe last week in the fog

As did my Grandson.

Get it, it will be some of the best money you ever spent. Some find that it can be a battery hog if you keep the GPS on all the time.

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Posted: Sep 24, 2018 - 05:40 pm


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I use it on a 7" tablet mounted on the console ( and keep the phone as a backup). I wouldn't go out without it.

Last 3 outings I had to navigate in thick fog, and this app saved the day(s). Boating 8 km from the ramp to my fishing spot without this app was not an option

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Posted: Sep 24, 2018 - 05:58 pm


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Good to hear...so no need to have it on the Fishfinder anymore?

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Posted: Sep 24, 2018 - 07:29 pm


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I have it on my fish finder and on my phone. I can't imagine fishing without some sort of mapping and gps for navigating.

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Posted: Sep 24, 2018 - 08:43 pm


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QUOTE (Fishallday @ Sep 24, 2018 - 05:58 pm)
Good to hear...so no need to have it on the Fishfinder anymore?

In my opinion, having it on the fish finder has two disadvantages: a higher cost and shared screen.

The only issue with having it on a separate device is that you have to protect it against the rain and water splash.

My tablet mount is a rectangular piece of plywood in which I carved room with a router and installed it on a sonar mount

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Posted: Sep 25, 2018 - 03:32 am


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QUOTE (speo @ Sep 24, 2018 - 08:43 pm)
QUOTE (Fishallday @ Sep 24, 2018 - 05:58 pm)
Good to hear...so no need to have it on the Fishfinder anymore?

In my opinion, having it on the fish finder has two disadvantages: a higher cost and shared screen.

The only issue with having it on a separate device is that you have to protect it against the rain and water splash.

My tablet mount is a rectangular piece of plywood in which I carved room with a router and installed it on a sonar mount

There are a few more advantages to having mapping on your fish finder. Fish finder screens display better in the sun, depending on the unit some have better GPS accuracy, there is no need for data and they work without a cell service. I'm sure there's more but those are the big ones for me.

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Posted: Sep 25, 2018 - 04:15 am


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Great app for tablet and phone . I use mine mostly for hard water fishing,but can used for a variety of applications as well..🙂

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Posted: Sep 25, 2018 - 11:50 am


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On both, phone and tablet, there is no need for data and there is no need for cell service.

You can download the maps at home (using your home wi-fi), save it in the tablet/phone and use the maps on the lake without data plan or cell service.

I do not have a data plan and I use to fish in areas where there is no cell coverage. Works like a charm.


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Posted: Sep 26, 2018 - 05:05 pm


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QUOTE (speo @ Sep 25, 2018 - 11:50 am)
On both, phone and tablet, there is no need for data and there is no need for cell service.

You can download the maps at home (using your home wi-fi), save it in the tablet/phone and use the maps on the lake without data plan or cell service.

I do not have a data plan and I use to fish in areas where there is no cell coverage. Works like a charm.

Does cell phone GPS work without data? I've presonally never tried it.

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Posted: Sep 26, 2018 - 08:23 pm


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QUOTE (sabby @ Sep 26, 2018 - 05:05 pm)
QUOTE (speo @ Sep 25, 2018 - 11:50 am)
On both, phone and tablet, there is no need for data and there is no need for cell service.

You can download the maps at home (using your home wi-fi), save it in the tablet/phone and use the maps on the lake without data plan or cell service.

I do not have a data plan and I use to fish in areas where there is no cell coverage. Works like a charm.

Does cell phone GPS work without data? I've presonally never tried it.

Remove any and all SIM card(s) if any from your cellphone, and then give it try I say?:-)

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Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 08:08 am


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Sonar mapping is more important than phone mapping in my opinion whether you are ice fishing or out in a boat. My sonar will never die on me after a long day but a cellphone or tablet definitely can and will, especially on the ice in cold conditions. The last thing you want is to be a long distance from your access point and your mapping device is dead. I have had more than one occasion where I had to walk back during the ice season carrying my sonar in thick fog because my phone had died.

Now if you can wire a power source to your tablet or phone from your main battery than you would be fine.

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  Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 08:50 am


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sad these day no ones knows how to use a compass and a map, or me just low tech lol, but reading this I am going to download that app, now just to learn these "smarty" phones lol

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Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 03:18 pm


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QUOTE (xiaolu @ Sep 26, 2018 - 08:23 pm)
QUOTE (sabby @ Sep 26, 2018 - 05:05 pm)
QUOTE (speo @ Sep 25, 2018 - 11:50 am)
On both, phone and tablet, there is no need for data and there is no need for cell service.

You can download the maps at home (using your home wi-fi), save it in the tablet/phone and use the maps on the lake without data plan or cell service.

I do not have a data plan and I use to fish in areas where there is no cell coverage. Works like a charm.

Does cell phone GPS work without data? I've presonally never tried it.

Remove any and all SIM card(s) if any from your cellphone, and then give it try I say?:-)

Google tells me it only works with some phones. I like my lowrance anyway so I'm not going to bother using the phone out on the water.

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