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GPS (stand alone unit) or Smartphone GPS app - Driving in France

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I'll be on a short road trip in September driving from Paris to Normandy and would like your recommendations on navigation assitance -

- Bring a GPS from home (stand alone unit), e.g. Garmin Nuvi updated with France map

- Use GPS app on Smartphone preloaded with off-line map, to minimize data usage

- Rent a GPS unit from rental car company

The factors/concerns:

- Prefer to travel light; GPS is small but would love to have one fewer thing to bring

- Cell phone data usage while using the smartphone for navigation and cell reception

- A rental GPS unit may take time to learn

- Cost, will need to purchase a new GPS unit and France map (my old GPS doesn't take the new map)

Thanks and please share your experience!

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