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NeilC

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Re: smartphone/GPS/map
« Reply #30 on: 21:02:50, 20/12/17 »
A compass app requires your phone to have a compass built into it. My cheapo Moto G4 doesn't :-(

BuzyG

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Re: smartphone/GPS/map
« Reply #31 on: 21:51:20, 20/12/17 »
Why not just carry a paper map and compass for back up?  Cheap, light weight and very very reliable. O0

gunwharfman

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Re: smartphone/GPS/map
« Reply #32 on: 22:07:02, 20/12/17 »
So very ASDA!  :D

pauldawes

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Re: smartphone/GPS/map
« Reply #33 on: 06:12:35, 21/12/17 »
Why not just carry a paper map and compass for back up?  Cheap, light weight and very very reliable. O0


The big advantage of doing that is that itís probably better to have a paper map with you IF a major route change neeeds planning.


Easier to look at a large area of terrain on a paper map than on most GPS. (Certainly on device I use..know some people use tablets with good size screen.)

BuzyG

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Re: smartphone/GPS/map
« Reply #34 on: 16:24:43, 21/12/17 »
When the day comes that my tablet weighs the same as an OS map and has an unbreakable screen plus, 100 hours full use battery life,  I'll be ditching the paper map.  Until then the paper map is  the simplest lightest back up, for me, should my smart Phone die, for some reason. O0