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elphin

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I guess I am looking for a hybrid standalone GPS that can (on demand) connect wirelessly to my Android smartphone.

 

Here is my thinking. I am happy to load up the geocaches I plan to find ahead of my day, but occasionally I might stray from my days plan and go elsewhere. When you are on the road you can't easily update the GPS with new geocaches.

 

I was wondering if there is a GPS on the market that can connect (via bluetooth would be great, or even a cable) so you can use your smartphone to download geocaches on the fly.

 

I don't want to jeopardise the battery usage of the standalone GPS for this feature, but if it could be turned on and turned off on a needs basis then I imagine the extra battery usage would minimal, and the flexibility of being to add caches on the run would be awesome.

 

Any ideas out there?

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I guess I am looking for a hybrid standalone GPS that can (on demand) connect wirelessly to my Android smartphone.

 

Here is my thinking. I am happy to load up the geocaches I plan to find ahead of my day, but occasionally I might stray from my days plan and go elsewhere. When you are on the road you can't easily update the GPS with new geocaches.

 

I was wondering if there is a GPS on the market that can connect (via bluetooth would be great, or even a cable) so you can use your smartphone to download geocaches on the fly.

 

I don't want to jeopardise the battery usage of the standalone GPS for this feature, but if it could be turned on and turned off on a needs basis then I imagine the extra battery usage would minimal, and the flexibility of being to add caches on the run would be awesome.

 

Any ideas out there?

 

You're more likely get the info you need if you search or post here

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showforum=138

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