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    Comments in auxiliary waypoints

    GPX file sent as requested. Thanks.
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Ah, this all makes sense. I only walked away 50' or so with the watch. Thanks for the info.
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    Comments in auxiliary waypoints

    I did a cache today that has several auxiliary waypoints with significant (and useful) note/comments. See https://coord.info/GC82PKY I knew the comments existed, but could not find them in cachly no matter what I tried. Investigation just now at home shows several things: - I imported the caches into cachly via a gpx file generated by gsak. The relevant notes are included in the gpx file in <cmt> tags within the <wpt> tags within the <gpx> scope. - The "Waypoints" list for the cache in cachly at this point just has name and coordinates (image 1 below) whichis what I saw in the field - Refreshing cache via GC Live API causes notes to show up in the waypoints list okay (image 2 below) Is gsak using incorrect xml tag for this (even though it is in the gpx scope)? Or is this a bug in cachly? I don't usually refresh caches loaded from gsak unless there is a specific need. I can provide the gpx for this one cache, but don't know how to include it in the post! Thanks.
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Quick followup regarding using compass: I tried using both cachly compass screen and native ios compass app today while out on the trail. Definitely worked better for me today than in the past. Issue of using it in the car remains, so having an option for GPS course following will still be useful. I tried tracking to the cache via cachly app on my watch as well. How does it determine where to point? Turning around had no effect. Neither did starting to walk away from the cache (it still pointed "up" on the watch cachly compass screen). Thanks.
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    I have not used the ios compass app other than checking it at home, so good idea to compare it to Cachly. I'll give it a try tomorrow when I'm out and about. The compass app allows setting a target heading, so it will be interesting to observe how stable it is. I'll post what I find. The fact that GPS "course" reading only reacts to device motion is exactly what is good about it! Compass mode has its use but so does this mode. I agree it should be off by default. Thanks for considering it!
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Thanks for the clarification about follow mode. I'm currently using an iPhone SE, but have had similar issues with previous devices. The most pronounced problems are indeed in the car, and so the metal would be a factor. But I also have issues with it out on the trail with no metal around at all. "Calibrating" the compass has no useful effect for me. This all adds up to a good use case for the feature I am asking for: provide an option to use device motion to determine North when navigating on the compass page. I find it much more stable and accurate overall. Is this possible? I have been using my trusty Garmin handheld but would love to use Cachly more often to navigate since I already have it open to the cache info. Thanks!
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Bumping this topic. I am loving new 5.0 functionality, especially premium maps. But navigation using the compass page continues to be frustrating to me, for reasons discussed in this thread. In general, I have never had a satisfactory experience navigating with a GPS compass pointer in traditional compass mode because it never seems to point accurately despite calibration attempts. I much prefer the mode where the device's motion (changing coordinates) determines which way is considered N (as is used on many standalone GPS units), and find it a much more accurate method of navigating to a target which is more than a hundred feet away or so. Is this the "follow" mode you're discussing in the previous post? I do see the three follow modes while navigating on the map page. But nothing on the compass page. If this functionality already exists, I would love to know how to use it. Otherwise, please consider this a strong request for enhancement. Thanks!
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    posting logs for owned caches

    I thought this might be the case. Thanks for the confirmation, and the info that this is fixed in upcoming release.
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    posting logs for owned caches

    I have an offline list of my owned caches, and tried to write an "owner maintenance" log on one of them while offline. On the "Log Cache" page I selected "Log Type" which brought up the expected page, but it's totally empty (no items to select from). It all works fine when online. Trying to write a log for a non-owned cache brings up the expected list of log types whether online or offline. My offline lists were initialized via gpx file written by gsak. Easy to recreate issue by putting phone in airplane mode and attempting to write a log on an owned cache. Version Cachly 3.0.3 (14). Possible bug or expected operation? If expected, why is this the desired operation? Thanks!
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