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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2018, 08:44:33 pm »
Are we seeing the last few months of the GPS receiver as we know it?

I know this is an old thread, and has not been posted to in quite a long while, but getting back into caching a bit more frequently than I have been for a couple of years I wonder what others are using for their main cache finding tool now? Does everyone use a phone now, or is the dedicated GPSr still the choice equipment of the Geocacher.

For myself, I can say that I am still using an Android phone with cgeo and GPS Test apps as my main device. But still, even for me, the GPSr is not an extinct dinosaur as I have used it for a couple of non-GC.com caches recently where I had to take a photo of the coordinates on the display in a couple of specific locations. My old Garmin emap has a lovely large clear display, as opposed to my smart phone which doesn't.. especially in sunlight. Also my GPS Test app on the phone, even though it uses the same datum as my Garmin is set to, has an additional digit on the minutes which makes it very difficult to obtain some coordinate based challenge photos, and so the GPSr comes out to play then.

 


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