geocaching with an iphone?

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  1. kelley

    kelley Gets excited over little green things.

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    I'm wondering if iphones have gps? We are wanting to geocache this summer while camping. I'm wondering if I'll need to get a GPS too. (I'm trying to convince Chris I need an iphone for my bday)
     
  2. Karah

    Karah Karah

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    They don't have GPS but they do use triangulation which is pretty much the same thing (pretty darn close) - I actually just signed up to the geocaching website last week so I can start doing it with my kids this summer (I have an iphone)!
     
  3. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    Ha ha.. that's so funny that you posted this. I just replied to the other thread and listed my geocaching app as one of the reasons I love my phone. Karah, the newest iPhone actually does have a GPS in it now. And if you geocache, it is totally worth the upgrade to the paid version of the app. The free version only shows you 3 near by caches, the paid version shows them all and you can log the ones you find and you find them and add notes, etc. :)
     
  4. lmccandless

    lmccandless The Force is strong with this one. Boss of the Applesauce

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    We've had a membership to geocaching.com forever. I haven't even tried it with my iphone yet. Is that the app you use, Karen?
     
  5. Angie4b1g

    Angie4b1g A hundred jobs but Bob Villa ain't one

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    That's the app I use. Works pretty well. Although it sucks the crap out of your battery. And your data, if you're not on unlimited.
     
  6. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    Yep... the one from geocaching.com is the one I use. I think the app was $9.99 when I bought it. Don't know what it costs now. It links up to your account and I like it because it counts the number of caches that we find... kind of like getting a sticker reward in kindergarten! :)

    I really just like it because I don't have to print anything out and if we're out and about and the geocaching fancy strikes us, I can pull up that app and it'll quickly located all the closest caches according to where we are. You pick one and poof you're on the hunt! :)
     
  7. Angie4b1g

    Angie4b1g A hundred jobs but Bob Villa ain't one

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    ^ Yep, all of that. And yes still $9.99. Well worth it, even though at first I was appalled. LOL
     
  8. crazygirl

    crazygirl Opening a post office

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    AWESOME! i'm so glad i read this thread! my husband is getting his iPhone (finally) next month, he'll be thrilled we can still geocache with it!! EEP!
     
  9. tanbanan

    tanbanan New Member

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    i think that's the geocaching app i have on my iPhone. . . we've found a few near our home and when we go on trips, etc.
     
  10. kelley

    kelley Gets excited over little green things.

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    The data usage worries me since I probably won't have an unlimited plan. I don't even know what carrier I'm going to go through yet. Yikes.
     
  11. Karah

    Karah Karah

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    ohhh nice - I do have the newest iPhone, I just assumed it was the same as my old one :D

    But I didn't think about data usage ... hmmm. I'm on a pretty low package right now. Might have to move to the next level up if I can convince dh ;)
     

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