Originally Posted by airdale74451
Have any of you used a cell phone app for GPS tracking. I see there are several available but they seem to be for tracking family and social networks.
I'm damn near a Luddite when it comes to technology, but I've got MotionX gps on my iPhone.
I've used it to record tracks, and Cropear loaded the OAT gpx file on it when we were on the Trail. I like it and can manage it, but don't understand half of what it can do. I do know you can track via satellite, so even if you're in BFE and not getting cell service your track is still recorded.
Like OKlr said, it does eat battery. Quickly.
I'll probably buy a dedicated gps unit at some point, but if you've got a way to charge while riding it certainly works fine, and is either free or a dollar or two.