I have been out of cell range and had no problem getting an accurate location on my iPhone. I placed a photo in the Photo Album labeled GPS vs iPhone to show the difference between a Garmin 60CSX with TOPO maps loaded versus the $4.99 iPhone App. When I was navigating at night it was so much easier to see the trail with the iPhone app.
Moderator, feel free to move the picture to a better location if needed.
--- In email@example.com, "cjoslyn99" <cjoslyn99@...> wrote:
> I have iPhone and bought the JMT map set iPhone app. It was decent
> enough for quick reference when I did not want to whip out paper maps.
> The GPS however is not really that useful in the wilderness out of cell
> range. While the GPS does function, iPhone uses aGPS and when it isn't
> w/in range of cell tower to assist w/ triangulation, it takes a long
> long time to find your position.
> I have Garmin and 24K map set as well. I bring that along w / iPhone.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bodnar1234" <paulbodnar@>
> > If you have an iPhone you might want to check out Guthooksguides.com
> > You can get an iPhone app covering the Sierra area for less than $5.
> And you will save not only money but weight by converting your iPhone to
> a functioning GPS with mapping and hiking guide.
> > I spent over $250 on a Garmin GPS and $100 on mapping software and I
> think the app is much better. But I'm bias I helped write the app :)
> > Paul
> > > I'm thinking of buying a Garmin Oregon 450t to use in the Sierras
> and on the
> > > JMT. I was also considering The 24K West Garmin software to install
> in the
> > > unit but am concerned with some of the negative reviews at REI. Does
> > > have experience with these items that could enlighten me?
> > >
> > > Thanks, Jack Pence
> > >