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Old November 6th, 2010, 03:44 AM
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I'm probably going to pick up a T-moble android phone next week.. Anyone out there using an Android phone to geocache? What software are you using?
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Old November 7th, 2010, 08:26 PM
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I'm probably going to pick up a T-moble android phone next week.. Anyone out there using an Android phone to geocache? What software are you using?
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Old November 8th, 2010, 12:57 PM
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I use a Droid phone and there is a Geocaching.com app for it. Check out the Droid Market and this link.
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Old November 8th, 2010, 04:12 PM
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I use a Droid phone and there is a Geocaching.com app for it. Check out the Droid Market and this link.
Thanks. As soon as I get the phone next Sat from T-moble I give it a try.

How do you like it so far? Did you try any of the 3rd party stuff?
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Old November 9th, 2010, 02:27 PM
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Well, the Droid app is still under development and is way behind the iPhone app but they are working on it and it is improving. More to the point are the hardware limitations. I don't know what flavor of Droid you have but running the GPS puts a big hit on the battery. You are probably not going to be able to use it for a day of caching without recharging.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 06:21 PM
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running the GPS puts a big hit on the battery.
I agree. The first generation droids were real battery hogs. Not to sure about the newer models. Generally I turn the gps feature on online to run the geocaching app. Otherwise I am charging a dead phone by 2 in the afternoon. Other than that the app gets the job done. I usually use it in the quick run out of the house for the FTF only.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 10:04 PM
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Thanks guys. It's going to be the My Touch 4G from T-Mobile. Hope it has an updated battery. Time will tell.
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I am no help. But jealous, i not 2 smot wit dis kine stuff. Still trapped in a plan dat has me locked to WM. Been using GCz by NICQUE. Good stuff. ONI feature I like see added, is the da no show micros button. I am DaGeek and I approve dis message.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 03:35 AM
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Never had a "smart phone" so I don't know if i'm any better than you :-)

With luck I will be by Monday
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Old November 27th, 2010, 03:00 AM
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Got the phone and it's smarter than me. Slowly getting the hang. Downloaded the Geocaching app and it works pretty well.

Anyone know if there is a app w/O`ahu mountain areas? Mine just shows a big blank spot when you get off the highway.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 03:21 PM
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Got the phone and it's smarter than me. Slowly getting the hang. Downloaded the Geocaching app and it works pretty well.

Anyone know if there is a app w/O`ahu mountain areas? Mine just shows a big blank spot when you get off the highway.
Like a topo map? I believe there is an app called Backcountry Navigator. I have not tried it so I am not sure if Hawaii topos are included.

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Old November 30th, 2010, 03:56 AM
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Like a topo map? I believe there is an app called Backcountry Navigator. I have not tried it so I am not sure if Hawaii topos are included.

I saw that one listed, but didn't download it yet.
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