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06-20-2013, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
Isn't a phone GPS on data? Depending of course if you have a Garmin phone or something.
Most smartphones have a standalone gps antenna in the phone connected to the circuitry. However some features required by mapping software/apps require a data connection to help with triangulating (and other extra features[restaurant reviews/gas station prices ect) but many have an offline (no data) mode which allows you to just use the internal GPS chip , all Garmin (or any company for that matter) is give you the mapping information for the location in question (street names/cities/buildings ect).
Essentially if your phone's GPS applications gives you the maps to where you are traveling you will be able to use your gps to pinpoint location without data connection.

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