I had a random thought about digital apps for hiking and backpacking. With this being the age of smartphones, I’m curious how many people will use gps apps, compass apps, or other apps along those lines?

Don’t get me wrong. I grew up using a paper map for trips, however, never learned how to properly use a compass, although, I had one.

I’ve been curious why people would download say a compass for a phone and not be able to use it with a map.

Also, why would people rely on technology knowing that there is a chance it would go dead or fail?