+JesandTodd Posted January 30, 2014 Share Posted January 30, 2014 Basically...you don't know how to use the phone. 14ft this way, 23ft that way. Usually my phone is in my pocket when I'm under 100ft away. But, when I got my Garmin, I would do side by side comparisons while caching in the woods. My iPhone zeroes just fine. Don't fault the device because you don't know how to use it. For finding caches, putting the phone in your pocket at 20 or 30' from ground zero generally works well for most reasonably seasoned geocachers. But I'm thinking this method might not be very productive for folks who are hiding caches. Rather than bash someone who you assume isn't using his phone properly, perhaps you could share some tips? Until I read your post, I actually thought I knew how to use my Casio Gz'One for geocaching. But since my experience yesterday pretty much matched the person you were bashing, I suppose I could use those tips as well. I placed my very first cache in the woods, using my iPhone 3GS. I've had nothing but good remarks on cache accuracy and placement. I took several, several readings. But. Since then, just to be safe, and PC...and all that...I've used a Garmin to verify all other cache placements since. (All 2 of them!) I don't think telling someone that they don't know how to use their tool is a "bash" but perhaps I have a different tolerance level for 'bash' then most. (I am a nurse. I get bashed on a minutely basis...) Yes. Put your phone away Look around Use your common sense Find cache Easy There ya go Seriously. That's it, Quote Link to comment
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