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A couple of months ago our Garmin Edge 800 stopped being reliable. It turned itself off whenever it felt like it – most of the time when we were really relying on it. We had run out of open source maps, and were told that it would cost in excess of $150 to have it looked at. We'd had enough.
As soon as we arrived in Korea we purchased a smartphone for navigational purposes. As it turns out this was the best gear swap-out we've made in a long while – smartphones make navigation a pleasure because they are SO user friendly.
Smartphones are easy and intuitive – you can quickly download detailed maps of any country, which are easy to move, zoom in and out of, and create points of interest.
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