As others have said, yes, it works great as a GPS unit. I will even go so far as to say it is better in almost every single way than a stand alone GPS other than battery life and robustness. Phones are way easier to work with, much faster (processing-wise), and something most of us are WAY more comfortable using. Furthermore, as a trail runner I have found since about iPhone 8 that the GPS outperforms my various Garmin watches for tracking runs. IMO Garmin/Sunto/others really need to step up their game.