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Re: Which Smartphone for Sailing
If I am not mistaken the GPS feature works as part of the 4G/cellular connectivity, so I guess it won't work on the open where there is no cellular reception, am I right?
I can only speak for Apple products, but for both iPads and iPhones this is *not* the case. The iPad model that comes with 4G also comes with a GPS receiver, but they are not related. It will use cell towers and WiFi networks to establish a position quicker, but the GPS works fine without them. In fact when I'm on a trip I turn off 4G and WiFi to save battery.