Has the GPS receiver seen its day?

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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2013, 01:27:26 pm »
They're of more use for premium members too who can download PQ's.
Do you know that you can download PQs to the phone you are using c:geo with, as long as you receive email on your phone too, just like you can with a dedicated GPSr? In fact maybe easier than some as you don't need to connect it to any computer via a cable.

- Create a PQ, it will be sent to you by email.
- Open your email and download the attachment.
- Open c:geo and press 'Stored'.
- Press 'Menu', then 'Manage', then 'Import GPX. c:geo will search your phone for any GPX files and list them for you.
- Select the one you want to import, which will just be the one if you haven't tried before. The phone will then process the file, this could take some minutes depending on how large the PQ was.

You've then got details of a host of offline caches in your pocket. And one good thing with a phone like that one is that you can store many more caches than many dedicated GPSrs can. If you've you've had the PQ in your phone for a long time and you want to check if any certain caches are still available and don't have any issues, then just select the cache and press 'Refresh' to updated the individual cache details.

If you knew all that then sorry, but it might be useful for someone else who is reading here :)


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