....by turning off all cellular data before going on your trip and viewing the results.
Hi, I am embarking on an 800-mile cycle across France from Nice to Calais on Monday 17th June. I am raising money for Sport Relief and I live in the UK. I use an app on my iPhone called Strava to track my rides here in the UK, and I would love to be able to do this across France. However, I am not willing to pay anything. I have read that iPhones use assisted GPS for instant results but they DO work using normal GPS (or so I believe, I may be wrong) which I have also read as being free of charge all over the world.
My question is, if I turn off mobile data and WiFi in France, but use the app to record my ride (also, do I need signal for this?) without needing the actual map (as I have a physical map), i.e. so all that you can see on my phone is the blue dot on a grey screen, will this work (I would be uploading it once I reach WiFi spot at the end of my ride) and will it be free?
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