Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mobile Phone Geocaching - Geocache Navigator & iPhone Apps

Did you know you can go geocaching with your mobile phone??!!

"Are you a first time geocacher looking to purchase a GPS unit? Or have you ever forgotten your GPS unit but still wanted to go geocaching? Use your mobile phone instead!"
"How it works -- Geocache Navigator is linked directly to's geocache listings and provides you with real-time access to caches near your location. Your GPS enabled cell phone becomes both your browser for accessing listings of caches and your GPS unit for navigating to them. Once you have found a cache you can use your phone to post a log of your find." (

Photo © Trimble

The Geocache Navigator™ by Trimble® is a geocaching application(App) that you download onto your mobile phone. Now you can have a GPS that is built into your phone's wireless data network. It's available on a wide range of phones and service providers. The App costs about $5.99 a month. It's best if you have a unlimited data plan with your mobile phone service so you can cache anywhere, all the time, with full maps, and without worrying about extra charges.

Check out for more details, availability and pricing.

[Trimble Geocache Navigator on a Blackberry. Photo © Trimble]-->

The Trimble Outdoors family of GPS-on-cellular applications includes:
~ Trimble Outdoors™ lets you use your cell phone to find your way and document your trips for hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities.
~ AllSport GPS™ turns your cell phone into a GPS-enabled trainer and workout tracker for biking, running, walking and other sports activities.
~ Geocache Navigator ™ allows you to discover the thrill of geocaching on-the-go. Leave behind your standalone GPS device, cables and paper printouts. Just grab your phone, seek and enjoy.
~ Learn more about these apps at
(Learn More About Geocache Navigator)


Travel Gear Blog has a list of "Best Geocaching iPhone Apps" you can download, ranging in price from Free to $9.99

"The iPhone is quickly becoming an indispensable travel tool, replacing the need to carry several gadgets every time you go on a trip. On the Travel Gear Blog we’re going to outline some of the ways you can turn your iPhone into the ideal piece of travel gear."

Ready to get started?
Visit the Apple iTunes Store to download Groundspeak's Geocaching iPhone Application.
[Photos and info from:] Apple iTunes Store©

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