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Old 05-18-2012, 11:07 AM
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Default Anyone using Geocaching apps with SGP?

Family is thinking about getting started doing geocaching.
Are there any apps that will work with wifi only?
I.e.; dl maps to device before leaving wifi.

Anyone use BackCountry Navigator with SGP 4 or 5?
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:40 AM
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Hi !

I do Geocaching sometimes and I use the official Geocaching app (Click). Unlike Backcountry Navigator, you won't need to type the coordinates every time. You just got to go on the map, select your cache and you're ready to go. The only thing is that it costs 10 bucks.

Another app that does a great job is c:geo (Click), and it's free!
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:40 PM
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thanks
Any comparison between the two?
Also, any problems with these apps due to flakey compass on the SGP?
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:00 PM
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One more question:
From the geocaching.com website:
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"How It Works

Android phones use a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi positioning and cell towers to determine your approximate location. The Geocaching Application then queries the Geocaching.com database in real-time and provides a list of geocaches near you."


So does the querry require a data connection?
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:08 PM
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Okay, I don't have a comparison between the two, but the Geocaching app has all I need (saving caches to device, compass navigation...). I looked briefly at c:geo and it has pretty much the same features. The main difference is the user interface.

To answer to your second post, it uses GPS to navigate, not data connections. Just pull down your notification bar and click on GPS to activate it.

And, I don't have problems with my compass because it works WAY better when I'm connected to GPS.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:13 PM
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Geocaching? Muggles? FTF?! I do that thing! I do it on my phone (the cheap Virgin Mobile Optimus V).

I would recommend C:GEO as it is free, but there are two versions on the market last time I checked. Be sure not to get the depreciated one.

I would also get GPS Status (ad supported) which gives a little more detailed compass and GPS information when finding the cache.

C:GEO can use *.GPX files that contain caches, so I recommend getting that from geocaching.com site before going out or browse and download the ones you want when you are on Wi-Fi.

The only question would be how would you download maps for navigation when GPS is spotty when doing urban geocaching.

EDIT: It looks like Maps supports caching of maps. Good to know.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:01 AM
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sheesh- I've got a lot to learn
Thanks.
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