Droid GPS with Google navigation

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  1. Jvandyke13

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    Getting ready to go camping and I know that along the way I will be losing cell service. Will the gps and the navigation still work? I know there is a 'use gps' option in the settings so will that allow me to use the navigation even if I don't have service ?

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    I think the quick answer is yes and no. I am quite sure Moto Droid uses GPS radio to lock on to global positioning satellites so in theory it should work without Verizon towers present, however, without Verizon's tower/signal you won't be able to get map refresh since no data can be received.
     
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    This is frustrating because no one knows for sure and I need to know if I will lose navigation in the middle of my vacation or if I should go buy a gps from the store...

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    The GPS receiver definitely works just fine without coverage since it determines your location using the GPS satellites.

    It's your GPS app -- they're 2 separate and distinct things despite how people seem to tend to lump them together -- that may be an issue without coverage if it relies on data. Find a suitable app (i.e. not Google Maps/Nav).
     
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    I see. Do you know of a good nav app that would be fully functional with only gps signals?

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