Using Smartphone GPS

in gps •  11 days ago

    Hi Friends,

    Perhaps I am naive, but I had no idea that your smartphone GPS did not need cell service to work properly. I figured you had to have bars of service in order for the navigation and maps to work properly, but it turns out I have been wrong!

    With the hiking and prospecting I have been doing, I was thinking about picking up a handheld GPS device, which are not cheap. I am glad I didn’t because my iPhone has been working great to show me where I am, which can help me navigate to where I need to be.


    Of course, make sure you have a way to charge your battery and don’t break your phone on the trail, otherwise you will be up the creek without a paddle, so to speak.

    Glad I am up to speed on all this, but if you have any other similar tips, I would love to hear them!

    Thanks for dropping by,


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