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Post Re: Phones & GPS
Like a few here, I started out with the paper printouts and no GPSr. It didn't take long to get tied of that so I bought a Garmin eTrex, yet I still insisted on using printouts and finding GZ by following the coord numbers as they increased and decreased! Crazy I know...

Then I bought a Garmin Dakota 20 and went paperless and started following the arrow, now that was the way to go. Why I even started downloading Pocket Queries into the GPSr, that sure beat loading them one at a time.

Then I got a work supplied iPhone, and the beauty of that is you don't need to download caches at all, they are all there at the press of a few on screen buttons. I often use the GPSr and the iPhone side by side and they don't vary much at all for accuracy, and the best part of the iPhone is that it can show all past logs, not just the last six or so like my GPSr. Plus I use the Groundspeak app to guide me to caches in the car using Bluetooth and the iPhone talking maps.

03 October 17 1:25 pm
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We still use a dedicated Garmin GPSr for our caching, but we both have GA Cacher installed on our phones "just in case".

We started off with a basic first gen yellow Etrex, then upgraded to a GPS60. We've now used a GPSmap 62s for more than six years, and makes our older models look brand new.

I hope to buy a new GPSr soon, and it will probably be a GPSmap 64.

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