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Old 10-16-2018, 04:44 PM
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Default Swing the coil app?

Has anyone tried it? 0 reviews and they want $3.99 for it. Doubt I値l spend money for it until others review it.

Has a good idea though it tracks your steps while swinging and can mark your location of finds. Anyone tried anything like it? Think the gps in a phone is even capable of that kind of tracking?

I知 not trying to talk anyone into it, I always recommend reviews before deciding on a paid app, I知 honestly just curious.


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Old 10-16-2018, 09:13 PM
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Sounds like ti does use the gps in your phone. I haven't looked into the app but it may be kinda fun, and a nice way to record your finds.

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Old 10-16-2018, 11:09 PM
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Sounds like ti does use the gps in your phone. I haven't looked into the app but it may be kinda fun, and a nice way to record your finds.


I知 just afraid to invest 4$ into a load of c」@p lol the idea is awesome though


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Originally Posted by L0S3R View post
Has anyone tried it? 0 reviews and they want $3.99 for it. Doubt I値l spend money for it until others review it.

Has a good idea though it tracks your steps while swinging and can mark your location of finds. Anyone tried anything like it? Think the gps in a phone is even capable of that kind of tracking?

I知 not trying to talk anyone into it, I always recommend reviews before deciding on a paid app, I知 honestly just curious.


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Does the app developer really need to have a databse full of your movements to sell off to a third party? If the dev isn't doing it now, rest assured it isn't too far off in the future.

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Old 10-17-2018, 01:21 AM
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does the app developer really need to have a databse full of your movements to sell off to a third party? If the dev isn't doing it now, rest assured it isn't too far off in the future.
good answer !

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Old 10-17-2018, 02:04 AM
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The CTX has a built in GPS so I just used that. You can try a regular GPS app that is non-detecting specific (like a walking app) that also records your steps.

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It probably notes when you pause and than assumes where you are digging your hole.

Throw that smart phone away.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:12 PM
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This is the only reason I considered it. It only marks finds if you mark the find yourself, supposeably.

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Questions?
Can you actually read the screen in sunlight on your phone?

If not what good is a phone app unless you are night detecting?

If you can use the screen in sunlight what make/model phone are you using?

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Old 10-18-2018, 09:08 PM
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Questions?

Can you actually read the screen in sunlight on your phone?



If not what good is a phone app unless you are night detecting?



If you can use the screen in sunlight what make/model phone are you using?



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Yeah I can actually it痴 an iPhone 6 and it automatically adjusts the screen brightness. Pitch black or super sunny I can still see it just fine.


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Old 10-18-2018, 09:19 PM
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Always read the fine print before downloading any ap. You'll be amazed at many (most?) of them.

If you want a real scare this Halloween, read what you have agreed to in the aps that you already have.




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Some of you take detecting a whole lot more serious than I do obviously

I hope someone posts the "tracking" meme where it shows he ended-up in the tavern, that was funny

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backcountry navigator works well for this.

only real issue with any of them would be the accuracy of civilian gps. +/- 12 feet doesnt do much good when you consider the coil on the ground.

I use it at large sites, to see i've hit a general area, rather than trying to see ip close that i've hit every square foot.

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I used to use an app called tect-o-trac. It was cool, but think about how many times you go over the same spot and find stuff you missed the first time. I just wing it, but to each his own...

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I tried it out the other day..

Kidding aside, I am always leery of anything tracking my location, even if I am told a hundred times it isn't being transmitted or used in any way. Location is just too big a part of success in this hobby.
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:21 PM
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Default keep in mind gps accuracy

the accuracy of gps is within 15 feet. so I am not sure that will do much good. I used commander compass free iphone app to find hunt locations and it usually does a good job since if you get me within 15 feet I will find the general area.

but a small find hole could be hard to find with a 15 ft error rate.

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Old 10-25-2018, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Gauntlet View post
Some of you take detecting a whole lot more serious than I do obviously

I hope someone posts the "tracking" meme where it shows he ended-up in the tavern, that was funny
that is exactly where Andy and Lance ended up after every hunt.

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