Has the GPS receiver seen its day?

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Offline Griff Grof

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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2018, 10:09:34 am »
Iím definitely using my smartphone for caching more than I was back then. I use Groundspeakís Geocachingģ app, which isnít perfect but itís free (now) and does the job.

The big benefit of caching by phone is convenience, including being able to search for caches on the spot - thereís no hassle in terms of planning where youíre going, downloading the GPX file etc.

However, I do tend to use a GPS when completing a series/longer walk. There are various reasons for this, including the longer battery life. 

We had a poll about this on the GAGB FB group earlier this year and 45% said they (mostly) cache using a smartphone, 35% GPS and 18% both. So, there appears to still be a place for the GPSr within the caching community.
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