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    [SIZE=3]I have a newer Garmin Drive GPS and have the latest maps.....their maps and .50 cents will buy U a donut....if you have an iphone...U can get Waze map FREE as a download and you can connect your phone and it works great...it tells you directions...shows you a map etc....j I have a Premium 2018.....

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    When I'm off the beaten path, I don't rely on my phone. Unfortunately, it can't always get a good signal. My Garmin, on the other hand, has been very reliable. To each their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amx304 View Post
    When I'm off the beaten path, I don't rely on my phone. Unfortunately, it can't always get a good signal. My Garmin, on the other hand, has been very reliable. To each their own.
    With Google Maps you can download a map area and it will work with just a GPS signal. It doesn't have all of the same functionality and sometime wigs out when there's a marginal signal and it's trying to switch back and forth between offline maps and online maps but we've used it a few times up in the mountains. There's are some other threads here, too, about other offline apps out there, some of which are free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AstroKats View Post
    With Google Maps you can download a map area and it will work with just a GPS signal. It doesn't have all of the same functionality and sometime wigs out when there's a marginal signal and it's trying to switch back and forth between offline maps and online maps but we've used it a few times up in the mountains. There's are some other threads here, too, about other offline apps out there, some of which are free.
    I'm aware of the offline maps. The issue is the phones GPS receiver isn't anywhere nearly as good as a standalone GPS. 90-95% of the time, my phone can handle what I need. Its that 5-10% of the time that I like having my Garmin to handle the navigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amx304 View Post
    I'm aware of the offline maps. The issue is the phones GPS receiver isn't anywhere nearly as good as a standalone GPS. 90-95% of the time, my phone can handle what I need. Its that 5-10% of the time that I like having my Garmin to handle the navigation.
    Yeah, it's worked OK on some well-documented trails up in the mountains (and we have the onboard nav as a backup) but if we were doing any serious off-roading I would want something like a Garmin.
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