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Has the GPS receiver seen its day?

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Offline Mashcast

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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2013, 10:01:59 am »
I'm caching on my phone (Samsung Galaxy SII) - using the c:geo app and I think it's pretty good so far.

Phone caching has it's advantages especially for urban caches where you can paperless cache and also log your visit from GZ. No need for any planning if you have a decent network connection.
Also c:geo has allowed me to save any number of cache details offline as a basice member (i thought this was a premium perk but the app does it anyway) - going offline just using the GPS part of the phone saves a lot of battery.

For longer walks and rural areas then I suspect a GPSr would be more ideal. My 6 year old likes navigating to the cache and I do worry that my phone will break if she drops it. They're of more use for premium members too who can download PQ's. I'll be looking to get a cheapish GPSr from ebay soon to try it out. It's also more convenient to replace batteries.

So I would say both have advantages and disadvantes still, so GPSr is not dead yet  :)

 


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