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It will run the geocaching apps, but it's a bit big to lug around in the woods. Now for use in a vehicle, urban caching, it might be nice but then you have the iPad and iPod.

I don't think it would be of much value since it doesn't have a GPS (at least I haven't founf any reference to it). I was thinking of getting one for an ap that needs a GPS as well as Geocaching.

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I don't think it would be of much value since it doesn't have a GPS (at least I haven't founf any reference to it). I was thinking of getting one for an ap that needs a GPS as well as Geocaching.

Edit to add : if you mean the iPod Touch doesn't have a GPS, you're right.

 

The 3G version of the iPad does have an A-GPS.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPad#Connectivity

 

Some people have commented that you'll look like Moses when you go geocaching with an iPad. But remember how easy it would be for Moses to get to those scuba caches.

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I don't think it would be of much value since it doesn't have a GPS (at least I haven't founf any reference to it). I was thinking of getting one for an ap that needs a GPS as well as Geocaching.

Edit to add : if you mean the iPod Touch doesn't have a GPS, you're right.

 

The 3G version of the iPad does have an A-GPS.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPad#Connectivity

 

Some people have commented that you'll look like Moses when you go geocaching with an iPad. But remember how easy it would be for Moses to get to those scuba caches.

 

If you want an iPad, get an iPad. But if you will only use it for geocaching, then get an old model iPhone or an iPod touch with a GPS attachment. There isn't much iPad specific software for geocaching as it's a bit big, but all of the iPhone GPS apps will work with it if you get the GPS model.

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While I havent actually gone out yet and used my iPad for caching, I have started looking into the best methods of using the iPad for caching.

 

Since the current apps that are specific to Geocaching are only meant for the iPhone-sized screens and I do not like running iPhone apps in 2x mode on my iPad, it left me with an interesting problem of finding a GPS app that can import GPX files.

 

MotionX GPS HD will do this, and for $4, compared to $10 for the official app and $8 for the Geosphere app.

 

In the following post, I explain what I did to get waypoints into my iPad for MotionX

 

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...t&p=4555203

 

The other nice thing about the iPad is the screen sized and the fact that you can view the full cache pages and report live from the site (provided you have 3G turned on with signal). No more scrolling small screens or taking printouts.

 

Keep in mind, depending on where you live and what time of year it is, get the iPad some protection. I will be using the Otterbox Defender when I go caching. while not waterproof, it will add some drop protection.

 

Moses and his tablets? Haha, what an awesome image. I got Moses with a Tablet and an Ammo Tin.

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