Friday, August 27, 2010


One of my other hobbies is Geocaching. I have not done much caching in the past few years. I was a little disillusioned with all the micro caches in the bushes I was finding. We still cache on holidays and at other odd times. We still use our old Garmin Legend but recently I got a new cell phone. I now have a smart phone, an Xperia by Sony Ericsson. I love the phone and now there are many applications for geocaching. I have downloaded many of them but the one that I have now and I really like is the one made by Groundspeak. Their app for the Droid market is very good. I have been trying it out for the past week and I am impressed. The GPS in my phone is more accurate than my Garmin but the battery life sucks big time when using the GPS, only about 3 hours. I can see myself using the phone for caching when we go into Vancouver or somewhere in the province and we have a few hours to kill, go online with the phone grab the nearest caches and off we go. Very handy. I would not use it for everyday caching but for grabbing a cache on the go when you do not a PQ loaded up in the GPS or the GPS is sitting at home a great way to grab a few.