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Old 07-04-2013, 08:00 PM   #64
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Originally Posted by sarathmenon View Post
A motorcycle GPS costs the same as a high end phone (roughly 600 bucks), so the cost of replacing a GPS is comparable with a phone. There are cheaper GPS units available, and there are cheaper phones as well.
It's not only about cost (even if I'm not sure that you can compare a high end 600$ waterproof moto GPS with a not waterproof and not gloves friendly phone but I digress) but about losing everything at once.

Imagine that I'm on a 2 weeks trip and I lost/break my GPS. Not fun but I can live whitout it. I can plan my route (I always do anyway) and take notes , buy a map, ask for directions and so on.

But if I was using my phone for everything, I would have lost my music, my web browser for hotel/camping/restaurants reservations and seeking, my phone, my GPS, my camera...for the rest of my trip.

No, thanks

Another reason is as soon as you think that one function of your do-it-all device is kinda outdated, you have to change everything at once.
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