I too have tried that, and I must say it works fine.HardcoreHarris wrote:iPhone 4 + Groundspeaks Geocaching app = everything you could possibly need for Geocaching.
But: Must have a reasonable data connection and I find the screen is a bit small when it comes to reading the description/notes and last found etc. The ability to log the find as soon as you find the cache is very good. But as said, if you want to give a meaningful amount of information it is a pain I find. Typically I just say "Thanks" and leave it at that which is not very satisfactory. So... typing on such a small screen is difficult for me. No problems with you young people though, I guess.
On a recent trip I saved the cache notes (from GSAK) to my iPad and that made for easy viewing.
I use a 7" navigator running OziExplorer CE (usually set to 25%) in the car which is loaded with waypoints from GSAK. This shows me caches as I drive along.
I use a Garmin eTrex (little yellow one) when I get out of the car.
I record the caches as I find them in a small notebook.
My current thoughts are:
- Navigator running OziExplorer in the car works fine for me
- While I am happy with the etrex it only holds 500 waypoints. A unit which allowed POI to be used might be better for me - GPSMap 60CSx would most probably be an over kill since I don't really need the maps feature
- The idea of reading the cache description/hint/notes etc. while looking for a cache, if not easily found, appeals to me but the iPad is too large to carry around in the field
- Being able to say "Found it" and write a note which later can be automatically uploaded to Geocaching.com also appeals to me
But... which one? Cost doesn't really matter so long as it will do the job.