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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: November 12, 2013, 04:04:28 pm »
Really? What are they now  ;D

Just noticed on your signature and avatar... What's map route?  :)
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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2013, 08:30:08 pm »
Really? What are they now  ;D

£100 for GB on a DVD


Just noticed on your signature and avatar... What's map route?  :)

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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2013, 08:43:37 pm »
Memory Map prices are here. They are a fraction of the previous prices.
Satmap say:
LATEST NEWS!! Ordnance Survey makes a dramatic cut in the cost of its detailed topographic mapping.

The cost of the royalties are a big part of our prices, so we have been able to vastly reduce the price of most of our Ordnance Survey maps, passing these savings onto our customers.


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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2013, 10:44:50 pm »
I could probably find the answer to this on the net but I can't be arsed to look.

If I buy the Memory Map DVD ( complete with 15% Scout discount, a bargain for £85 ) can I use it with my Oregon 300?

Forget that, I just read another thread and found the answer
« Last Edit: November 12, 2013, 10:54:01 pm by tarmacjohn »

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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2013, 11:33:39 pm »
That's good, in fact bargin but the latest edition is now 2014  ::)
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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2013, 11:52:34 pm »
2012/2014 any idea what the difference is?

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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2013, 10:12:37 am »
2013/2014 - I think it's updated OS maps
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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #38 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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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2018, 10:01:14 pm »
Still use my Garmin GPS most of the time: less lag than my smart phone, batteries last longer and easy to swap batteries, better in the sun and can view it without having to hold it but if needed I do use my mobile with Locus map and I have to use my mobile for Wherigo.
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Re: The demise of the GPS receiver
« Reply #40 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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