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Poll Option Votes Graph
I take my smart phone climbing 47
71% 
I have a smart phone but don't take it climbing 5
8% 
I don't have a smart phone 12
18% 
Screw being helpful 2
3% 

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Smart Phones and Climbing
ARidgley
30/05/2012
3:13:04 PM
On 30/05/2012 Duncan wrote:
>You never know when you might want a cheeky game of Angry Birds.

Flight of The Phoenix?

ryguy
30/05/2012
3:59:17 PM
i just got a smart phone so i can live in the pines and act like i'm looking for a job in the outside world.

it sorta works, until the battery is dead.

nmonteith
30/05/2012
4:14:19 PM
On 30/05/2012 ryguy wrote:
>it sorta works, until the battery is dead.

In areas with dodgy one bar reception I find the phone eats battery life. I think it must be trying to boost the signal or something? So I make a habit of turning it to airplane mode when I'm not using it. That way the phone lasts for 5+ days on a road trip.

benjenga
30/05/2012
4:32:14 PM
On 30/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>On 30/05/2012 GusR wrote:
>>On 29/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>>>My smartphone in my crag pack has replaced my
>>>
>>>d) headlight
>>
>>
>>Really?
>>
>>Do you strap your smartphone to your forehead when you are cooking in
>>the dark?
>
>It's not my campground light - but my emergency benightment light forJa
>single pitch cragging. The 'flashlight' mode (turns on the camera flash
>permanently) is surprisingly bright. I can easily pack up my gear in the
>dark and navigate out via a walking track with its light.

You forgot to say neil that it makes a great impromptu caveing torch.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
30/05/2012
7:18:40 PM
What is a smart phone?
climberman
30/05/2012
7:39:01 PM
On 30/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>On 30/05/2012 ryguy wrote:
>>it sorta works, until the battery is dead.
>
>In areas with dodgy one bar reception I find the phone eats battery life.
>I think it must be trying to boost the signal or something? So I make a
>habit of turning it to airplane mode when I'm not using it. That way the
>phone lasts for 5+ days on a road trip.

It is desperately trying to communicate with the base station it's communicating with. Flight mode is a great idea. You know how lost people always seem to run out of battery just after contacting police ? It's this reason. I often leave it off if I'm hoping to use it as acomunications backup in the event of a mishap. Texts use very little power compared to a phone call, but you don,t have guaranteed delivery.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
30/05/2012
7:44:47 PM
What is flight mode?
Dr Nick
30/05/2012
8:01:01 PM
A smart phone is a phone that you can use if you wear a beanie to the crag. Flight mode is a setting that tells you how awesome you are and to get back on when it senses that you've fallen off. Tieing in seems to disable it, but it's really cool if you put it near your mat.

nmonteith
30/05/2012
8:13:41 PM
On 30/05/2012 benjenga wrote:
>You forgot to say neil that it makes a great impromptu caveing torch.

Ha ha. I forgot about that. My smartphone also handles horrendous Bungonia gorge caving mud.

kuu
Online Now
30/05/2012
8:17:58 PM
On 30/05/2012 Dr Nick wrote:
> snip
>but it's really cool if you put it near your mat.
>
Is that like an iPad?

;-)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
30/05/2012
8:54:45 PM
On 30/05/2012 Dr Nick wrote:
>A smart phone is a phone that you can use if you wear a beanie to the crag.
>Flight mode is a setting that tells you how awesome you are and to get
>back on when it senses that you've fallen off. Tieing in seems to disable
>it, but it's really cool if you put it near your mat.

Ta. That is what I expected...
~> I can't see myself getting one any time soon then.
;-)
pecheur
30/05/2012
9:49:02 PM
On 30/05/2012 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:

>Ta. That is what I expected...
>~> I can't see myself getting one any time soon then.
>;-)

Hmm I suspect if I spent more time surfing Chocky in front of M9 at Buffalo he might have a different opinion ;)
hero
1/06/2012
9:32:13 AM
Smart phones are what dumb climbers have.
ljenna
6/06/2012
3:02:18 PM
If you would consider it completely, your smartphone could be your ultimate companion for anything and everything related to what you actually need. From being something that would direct you to a lot of different places, it could do that, actually.

And most importantly, it would not be hard to actually carry it. And with the proper cases in tow, that would secure it just right.
mattbrooks
7/06/2012
10:37:25 AM
Ha ha neil, finally got off my slack arse to get an iPhone. Love being able to read the guide at the crag and its probably a bit better than printing up a guide off climbing.org that is out of date 2 weeks later because of Bundy, Neil, Ben and Co lol.

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