+*GeoPunx* Posted December 26, 2012 Share Posted December 26, 2012 I am a very new Geocacher. In fact, it's been one month today. Up until now; my wife and I have been using the NeonGeo app on our Samsung Galaxy S3's. We've had only minimal issues. Mostly when near lots of trees and power lines and low battery life. We've found 33 out of 34 caches we have gone after. Yet, I keep reading on here and other sites that a dedicated GPS unit can not be beat. So, I decided to give one a try. I got an entry level unit. Garmin Etrex 10. So far I am really not impressed. It seems convoluted to get cache lists onto the unit and the Geocaching section of it just doesn't seem real user friendly. I am now finding that I really like using my phone for Caching over the GPS unit. The phone apps just have so much more going for them in my opinion. I can download using Live Maps or change to Managed Maps and import my own queries. I can get a map view or a satellite view. I can log finds and TB's from the app itsself and also can add pictures to the logs as well. So, I guess that my real question is, other than better coverage under heavy cover and a much longer battery life; how much, if any, are we gimping ourselves by returning the GPS and carrying on with our phones. Brian DizzKneePunks P.S. I am so glad I discovered this game! Quote Link to comment
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