- Jan 30, 2006
- Right where I want to be
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Carrying a whistle on the outside of your jacket is a pretty good idea in case you get hurt and need to get the attention of people.
Yes, how do you think the skiing apps work?Very sad. The whistle is a good idea. Though I hope in the case of this woman her passing was instantaneous.
Here's a question. How advanced are cell phone tracking GPS functions now? If someone is unconscious in the woods, but their phone is on can that help rescuers locate them? I know people are always concerned about big brother, but if there was a way you could turn on a tracking feature for use while skiing, hiking, boating etc, I'd certainly use it
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The phone GPS isn't a true GPS. I think it using cell towers to triangulate. The more the better the location accuracy.The GPS in my phone tells me I'm running around about three blocks from where I am currently sitting. Maybe these things work better in the mountains? I have trace or whatever it's called loaded, but never bothered to use it.
Edit: perhaps my location finder is pinging off cell towers instead of satellites?
The phone GPS isn't a true GPS. I think it using cell towers to triangulate. The more the better the location accuracy.
Stand corrected new phones do.The iPhone GPS is a true GPS. I frequently use it in the woods with no service and have never had a trouble with the location tracking, except my biking loops have a net elevation change of ±100 feet.