[pct-l] is iPhone 4s all I Need

Diane Soini of Santa Barbara Hikes diane at santabarbarahikes.com
Thu Apr 5 08:44:19 CDT 2012

Yes, it may have been user error. He says now his problem was he  
forgot to take it out of airplane mode. However, I remember him  
discovering this error, fixing it, and still not being able to get  
the phone to orient well enough to use the star chart. That's all the  
experience I have with iphones as I do not have one myself.

On Apr 4, 2012, at 9:14 PM, J J wrote:

> My experience has been different. Using an iPhone 3Gs, I got GPS  
> locations everywhere except in deep canyons. And was able to relate  
> them to Halfmile's waypoints without any problems. I did not try to  
> use the star chart.
> On Apr 4, 2012, at 8:16 PM, Diane Soini of Santa Barbara Hikes wrote:
>> Went hiking this weekend in the wilderness behind Santa Barbara. The
>> iPhone's GPS didn't seem to work very well. We couldn't even use the
>> star chart app. When else would you want to use the star chart except
>> for when you can actually see stars? The phone couldn't tell where it
>> was so couldn't orient to the sky. It seems phones don't work very
>> well in the wilderness. I certainly wouldn't trust one for navigation
>> away from the city.

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