... If you have AT&T, and you're willing to risk the phone if there is a failure in either the phone's waterproofing, or the bag. This phone seems to be listed as water resistant to 6 feet.
I have Verizon and an Iphone, which cost $300 on a 2 year upgrade, or $750 full retail. For me anyway I don't want to risk my phone, when replacing could cost as much or more than a dedicated GPS device.
Of course I could get the Samsung for $99 from AT&T, and use it for sports, and leave the Iphone behind. That gives me a phone to call for help as well as GPS. But $99 would not be the true cost: I'd have to get an AT&T plan, which would have to be voice and data. That's probably $500 annually with a minimum 2 year commitment. And we still have the failure risk and possible replacement at full retail if something goes wrong.
The good thing is there are more than a few ways to get GPS. Options are always a good thing.
Canoe / Kayak Anchors
Deck Rigging Gear
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