Dedicated GPS or Android?


My trusty LOCOSYS BT-31 just died and I was wondering if i should replace it at $150, or put that towards a Samsung S2 Android smartphone (SiRFstarIV) at $600?

The later is obviously more flexible for output but is it as good as a dedicated gps logger?


GPSr potential advantages include full-time access to maps even when there is no network coverage, higher accuracy, waterproofing…are those important to you?

For that money you can buy a Samsung Android phone which can do all.

Well, slow fix, not that accurate, not waterproof, after some hours need to recharge battery indeed.

Put Osmand on it and download vectormaps. After that you don’t need a connection (be it by phone or wifi).

You can even use such a phone without a sim card.