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Poll Results: What smartphone (or dumb phone) do you use when you ski?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 35% of voters (19)
    iPhone
  • 11% of voters (6)
    Android
  • 1% of voters (1)
    Nokia Lumina
  • 9% of voters (5)
    Samsung Galaxy
  • 0% of voters (0)
    LG Optimus
  • 3% of voters (2)
    HTC
  • 5% of voters (3)
    Blackberry
  • 0% of voters (0)
    My-Touch
  • 18% of voters (10)
    I don't want my phone to be smarter than I am - I have a Dumbphone
  • 5% of voters (3)
    Other phone choice - Please specify
  • 11% of voters (6)
    Poll is flawed - Go back and start over
54 Total Votes  
post #31 of 34

I usually use my Samsung Galaxy Player which is an Android device, but is not a phone. I prefer it because it has better battery life than most phones. It can last a full day of skiing.

 

I usually use my own app, Ski Buddy (http://k0gappsw.com/ski-buddy.html). It is a simple app which gives your speed, distance traveled, altitude, and other info to you in real time as you ski by speaking it thru your earphones. When I am skiing, I am usually most interested in knowing: "How fast am I going now?". This app gives me a good idea of that.

post #32 of 34

For those android users that have a problem with battery life, try JuiceDefender. I run the free version with the default settings. My battery lasts all day now when not using tracking apps. When I am using GPS, I don't get a whole day, so I'll carry a spare battery.

post #33 of 34

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 / Epic Touch 4g phone which is great. Here's the android ski related apps I find most useful.

 

From a 2 seasons ago:

http://www.epicski.com/t/97991/best-free-android-skiing-snowboard-apps

 

Updated list for this past season:

http://bestskisales.com/best-free-android-skiing-snowboard-apps-2012/

post #34 of 34

Android smart phone in weather and impact resistant Otterbox, with My Tracks app.  OK little app to record tracks, speed, vertical, when I want. Nothing fancy.
 

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