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#262008 - 07/22/13 02:29 PM Re: Cell Phone GPS [Re: Montanero]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4914
Loc: SOCAL
I tend to agree, but with Garmin's newer high sensitivity receivers I have yet to lose signal, but I tend to avoid the high rise section of town. I was talking to a friend who works in the design of cell phones for one of the majors and she agreed that not allowing the GPS to function independently while in airplane mode is a bad design. But I'm sure there was an good idea behind that flaw.

Meantime, when I need a GPS I have a few dedicated GPS receivers to choose from depending on application. The cellphone is a tertiary back-up.

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#262015 - 07/22/13 06:46 PM Re: Cell Phone GPS [Re: Outdoor_Quest]
Brangdon Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Nottingham, UK
I still trust my dedicated unit more. However, when I was in Iceland it was my phone that got used because it could download local maps. My dedicated unit is quite old and I doubt I'll be buying any more maps for it.
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#262407 - 08/08/13 06:13 PM Re: Cell Phone GPS [Re: Russ]
Outdoor_Quest Offline
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Registered: 08/17/09
Posts: 305
Loc: Central Oregon
Solar Chargers:

Saw the other thread on the $19.00 charger.

What charger has worked well for you and your cell phone?

Blake

www.outdoorquest.blogspot.com

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#262409 - 08/08/13 07:34 PM Re: Cell Phone GPS [Re: Outdoor_Quest]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4914
Loc: SOCAL

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