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 Post subject: Iphone Theodolite App "Inclinometer"
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:43 pm 
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Brought to us by the glorious inventors of the ODAT tracker (Steepandcheap.com, etc)

Its an augmented reality Inclinometer. I picked this up for 99 cents.
Anyone here trust the iphones accelerometers and GPS to determine slope angle/aspect/elevation?

Anyone compared its accuracy to a traditional inclinometer and compass?


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 Post subject: Re: Iphone Theodolite App "Inclinometer"
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:31 pm 
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Sorry; I have not tested that app, BUT:

Did you catch that they used a picture of Albion Basin in one of the demonstration photos on that link?

And did yall see this one already?:
http://www.wildsnow.com/1773/avi-the-1s ... or-iphone/
HAR! it's a joke!

But seriously:
If you are using an Iphone to check slope angles, play tunez, or do anything in the backcountry, be advised that tests show GSM phones like Iphones can significantly interfere with nearby avy beacons in search mode, apparently worse than a typical CDMA band phone:
http://www.wildsnow.com/1609/jonathans- ... est-notes/
I think the bottom line is if you have to search for someone, make sure your phone/ipod/etc is OFF, to reduce interference.


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 Post subject: Re: Iphone Theodolite App "Inclinometer"
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:38 pm 
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Hah, thats a good one. There's an app for everything now. I wish there was one that would cook me breakfast.

I've heard that about cell phones. I guess it'd be best to set it in airplane mode when in avalanche terrain.


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 Post subject: Re: Iphone Theodolite App "Inclinometer"
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:37 am 
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PhishermanPhil wrote:
I guess it'd be best to set it in airplane mode when in avalanche terrain.


Yea, I just thought about that. My phone take forever to turn on if it's completely off.

If an avy occurs you need to be fast to call for help.

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 Post subject: Re: Iphone Theodolite App "Inclinometer"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:41 pm 
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buckchow wrote:
And did yall see this one already?:
http://www.wildsnow.com/1773/avi-the-1s ... or-iphone/
HAR! it's a joke!


The sad reality is there is the potential for someone to develop an app like this and for others to actually use it in place of an actual transceiver.


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 Post subject: Re: Iphone Theodolite App "Inclinometer"
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:23 am 
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Hey Iphone users, just noticed that there's a free California Road Conditions app. Pretty easy to get around on too. Check it out.

I also found a free altimeter app called Elevation Pro. It's obviously not gonna be super accurate but good enough to use as back-up to support your boasting in the bar.


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