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Old 07-03-15, 06:39 PM
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Hand-held GPS vs iPhone

I am looking to add GPS to my bicycle cockpit. I already have a Garmin Oregon and an iPhone. My concern is that when using a GPS app on the iPhone, the battery charge gets used up fairly quickly. Is a hand-held GPS a better choice for directions/mapping? I already have a Cateye computer for distance, speed, etc.

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Old 07-04-15, 12:54 AM
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Depends on which iPhone you have, and you can always get an external battery. I like using my phone for just a phone, personally.

Best advice is to look for a garmin 500 on sale somewhere and just get that. or 510, now that the 520 is out.
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I would use the Oregon. It has better battery life, is easier to read in sun light and is waterproof. You can get a bike mount for $10 https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/shop...-11023-00.html
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Thanks, mibike. That is what I decided to do!
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