Backup Cell Phone Question

Njtaxi

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Hello Everyone,

I'm thinking about buying a Garmin 66st to use as a backup to my cell phone, which i prefer to use with OnX (since the GPS maps look so crummy). Instead, I'm wondering if I can upgrade my android phone (my battery is gettng old anyway) and use my old one as a backup GPS. I guess it would be deactivated, but I'm thinking if I can somehow store maps on it (or just use Google Maps, etc) and use it in place of a standard GPS. Has anyone tried this?

Thanks!
 

GunsAreFun

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You can download all the maps on Wifi and GPS will still work even if the phone is deactivated.

I personally have a Garmin InReach, but if I didn’t, I’d probably consider something like what you describe as a backup. More importantly, get a good case for your phone and a screen protector.
 
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Njtaxi

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Thanks for the response. I guess I'll give it a try. Oh, and by the way, guns are fun!
 
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