Originally Posted by tomperanteau
When I look at these handheld GPS
units, I see everything my android phone has and less.
My guess is you aren't looking very closely.
It's not IPX7 waterproof, nor does it float, for starters
. I'd almost be willing to bet the value of the thing it won't take the knocks a dedicated hand-held GPS
/chartplotter will. i know it won't hold all the charts
that some of them will. Does it have an axis-independent compass
I'd hate to lose an expensive, hand-held GPS
/chartplotter over the side, but my PHONE
My phone goes down below when I get on board and never gets outside the cockpit coaming--and usually not even that
far when we're under sail.
Plus: Your average dedicated GPS/chartplotter isn't as exploitable as it turns out many of the new "smart" phones are.
No thanks. I'll take the purpose-built device for this job, thankyouverymuch.