Reply to post: Re: Does anyone still use them?

Fun fact: GPS uses 10 bits to store the week. That means it runs out... oh heck – April 6, 2019

Matthew Brasier

Re: Does anyone still use them?

I don't like having "The device that stops be getting lost if the weather gets really bad" and "The device I would use to communicate with emergency services if I become lost" being the same device.

I can see how for navigating towns or driving, a phone can do the job (although I still use a dedicated GPS for driving) but for walking, a dedicated GPS is a very sensible investment.

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