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post #3 of Old 06-26-2011, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by draley View Post
Unfortunately, using your phone for your navigator is your limiting factor. You are totally dependent on cell tower signals. In the forests, this is spotty, at best. A real GPS is better.
Actually, I find that as long as I can get a satellite link, my Droid nav works fine. Lack of a cell tower does not seem to affect the mapping or the nav function. Oftentimes I will find myself in places on my Droid map, but unable to make a phone call. The key is the sat link.

I expect today's smart phones to be the death knell for traditional GPS devices very soon. Ditto for Sirius/XM radio. Pandora radio is free, and infinitely more useable.

Might be time to sell all that Lowrance and Garmin stock, LOL!!

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