Thread: Garmin eTrex 10
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:17 AM   #8
AvalanchePass
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Thanks for the reply once again.

I made a bid on an S5 but I was outbid so I need to decide whether to go higher.

In the meantime a friend has offered me his old S3 at no charge.

Your experience has been that a modern smartphone performs at least as well as a low end GPS. Plus it's easier to upload/download OSM maps and tracks. Any feel for whether that would hold true for an S3?

Here's a side by side comparison with the S5.

The S3 has:
  • Android 4.3 (Locus Map requires 4.0.3)
  • GPS and Glonass
  • Compass and Barometer
  • 64 GB microSD
  • Replaceable battery
  • Wifi, Bluetooth
  • USB 2.0
It doesn't have the water resistant designation and of course the screen resolution, camera, etc. are not as impressive.

So on paper it seems like it should work. Any thoughts?

Thanks,
AP
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