I don't even have a cell phone.Can you navigate to a point with a cell phone and get a read out in how many feet to object? Whats your accuracy commonly if feet?Im a tech junkie and in recent years I’ve looked for excuses to try to purchase dedicated GPS units, but it has continued to make less and less sense, even for top end units. The last several years, ive used an older generation iPhone, in a battery case, using Gaia GPS. The experience is superior in almost every way except absolute battery life (which I mitigate using an external battery pack, in addition to the battery case) and visibility in bright light, which i just deal with.
There are an incredible number of GPS apps on both Android and iOS, I'm sure you could find one that has the combination of features you want. A dedicated GPS is just a little computer with a touch screen. So is a phone, but phone hardware has become much better and cheaper than Garmin's devices. It's just an economy of scale issue, the are hundreds of millions of cellphones sold and Garmin's GPS sales number in the thousands.I don't even have a cell phone.Can you navigate to a point with a cell phone and get a read out in how many feet to object? Whats your accuracy commonly if feet?
Just fired up my Galaxy Tab for the first time in awhile. I had installed the free version of BackCountry Navigator but really didn't remember anything about it. Within a few minutes I was able to load the new map. So this one is definitely worth a look. Not clear on what the differences are between the pro and free version, I think the free version has ads but I have not seen any yet.The only other one of these that I have tried is TwoNav but I know BackCountry Navigator is popular.
I wondered about that. I'm on my second Magellan eXplorist GPS unit, the first having been damaged when I slipped on ice and fell on it. I do like it. I suppose I've gotten used to its quirks, and I really rely on it when out there. But Magellan no longer links to the outdoor line of products (eXplorist) from their home page, no new products announced, and their own online store seems to be the only place that sells them now. But the support pages do not indicate it is discontinued. I've never heard of a product line dying out this way.What article is that? Magellan used to be a viable competitor to Garmin but those days are long gone.
They are also under the covers in a lot of built in automobile GPS systems supplying software, but that's changing as well.Garmin's big focus now is on fitness products like smart watches, bike computers and other weird things like a smart bathroom scale, a baby monitor and a collar that punishes your dog when he barks.