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Another reason is as soon as you think that one function of your do-it-all device is kinda outdated, you have to change everything at once.