Originally Posted by funrivers
My smartphone works fine out of cell range. I download maps before leaving cell/wifi range and they work fine. I think dedicated gps units are a thing of the past.
Really, wow?! I never even thought to check this, as the battery drains so darn fast when out of phone range I just put it in airplane. Even then the battery drains in a week so you'd need an external battery pack to charge it.
I have a 60CSX too and hate it. But it is bomber and I keep it 'biner'd to my boat so it is handy at all times. I wouldn't do that with my phone. Every time I need to add a new river it is a major hassle but I just relearn and figure it out. gpsdepot.com helps a lot and has tons of maps.