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Google Nexus 7 - The Perfect Geocaching platform?


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#1 TravelingGeek

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:20 PM

I've been thinking about this for a while and I just got my shipping notice, so I should have it by Tuesday.
Not sure yet, but I'm thinking, maybe. Here's why...
  • Cheap $259 (for 16GB version) compared to high end GPS
  • Big screen (7")
  • Free offline maps (how well these work remains to be seen)
  • Great vehicle navigation
  • Gorilla glass
  • These are going to be sold EVERWHERE. Even sams club, game stop, staples, office depot, and of course Google Play

What I'm not sure about, but am looking forward to testing...
  • GPS Reception
  • Offline maps in Google Maps and how that works with c:geo
  • Other offline map options
  • The sweat factor on using the touch screen (ok, not really looking forward to testing this one)
  • Durability

So... has anyone else had the cool-aid? What do you think?
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:12 AM

I like Locus. - http://www.locusmap.eu/

Maps - http://www.vectormap...ent/vector-maps

Only annoyance is that you can only have 1 state enabled at a time.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 10:59 PM

Humm.. one state at time could be a drag. I haven't really checked out google's offline-ness yet, but if it works under c:geo, I will do that.
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