Originally Posted by Minnewaska
if you have no cell coverage or just don't subscribe to a cell plan at all, the GPS receiver will still work with the same precision.
I'm sometimes amazed at how much misinformation there is on this.
Agreed. Part of it may come from people not realizing that you have to download the charts while you have WiFi so that the GPS will work when you're out of range.
I also wonder if Garmin et al don't subtly encourage this thinking... After all, they have single-purpose devices to sell that are being rapidly made obsolete by phones and tablets.