Back in the late 90’s I bought a Magellan 2000XL when I was running boats in the Florida Straits. Before I bought the GPS I would run compass bearings back into the keys and then try and figure out where exactly I was located. GPS changed all of that instantly.
Since then I have had several models of Garmin GPS hand held receivers.
As I upgraded to new models, they got more expensive and the user interface became unusable. Eventually about 4 years ago, I ditched them and started using my iPhone and the app GaiaGps.
Over time, I found that using my iPhone with GaiaGPS was a reliable and super useful tool. I never thought that I would get rid of my Garmin GPS and navigate only with a cell phone.
The app doesn’t require a cell signal which means I can turn on airplane mode to conserve battery.
Today I purchased the new iPhone 8, so my old 6 model will now be used solely as a hiking navigation device and a portable handheld for amateur radio. With the HamLog
app and VNC Viewer,
I can log calls and operate FT8
I will be doing a full video review in the near future.