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post #6 of (permalink) Old 05-29-2017, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by pdomansky View Post
Good to know. I usually carry my Magellan as a backup in case anyway for redundancy, so at least I now know where the failure may be if it can't lock a satellite.Thanks for the info.
For the last two years I've pretty much parked my GPS. The Galaxy S6 I have just seems to do it all what with a nice suite of tracking and mapping apps to choose from, most with great offline pre-caching abilities as well. I just put the thing in low power mode, turn off the mobile data and map away with many hours of battery life.

The eTrex gps we have works well but the smartphone offers a lot more flexibility, even if accuracy of output is not quite as good.


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