Lot’s of fun 5/5
My whole family loves to find geocaches!
Way overpriced 2/5
Ok, geocaching is fun, and geocaching web & app facilitate the activity well. However, $30 per year is outrageous for what it does. In contrast, for $10 less per year, I subscribe to Gaia GPS, one of the world’s top pieces of navigational software, which I utilize extensively both on the job and recreating with complete landnav confidence. Used by search & rescue teams and the like, Gaia utilizes superb map overlays, route creation, integrated waypoint management, etc with pinpoint accuracy. Geocaching, for more $, links to Google Maps and provides fair locatonal services, at best? Face it guys, $30 a year to manage an app with an average UI is laughable... My weather app interfaces with G maps just as well, also does more, and was FREE
The new update 5/5
By Cold P
My app will not open and I pay for a premium membership what is going on I’m paying for something that I’m not getting
Waste of Money 1/5
With this app, you will see on a map, the cache icons of all listed caches near your location, but unless you are a premium member of Geocaching.com, you can only access minor stuff, like park and grab. You can see the grayed out icons of the better ones, but not access them. The detailed description on the App store says as much, but in a round about way that is easy to miss. It's normal for free apps to restrict full access to the better features unless you pay, but this app charges a lot of money for only bare minimum access. I can't say for sure if this restriction was part of the deal when I paid $10 for the app several years ago, but if it was, I don't remember it. This week I used the app for the first time in quite awhile, and the restriction quickly became apparent. I believe they have purposely taken away a privilege that I paid for.
Stop bugging me for ratings 1/5
One star for nagging.
Bought the app a year ago, then they changed it to a subscription 1/5
I refuse to subscribe to your app now because it is too expensive. You're hurting the geocaching community with your greed.
How do I do this? 3/5
So this is an amazing app I love it but I just don’t know how to create a geocache. I tried it online but it’s all glitchy and doesn’t work right I would rate it 5 stars but there’s no where to make a geocache.
We love geocaching!!! The places we’ve been to. The things we’ve seen. The bond it’s brought to my son and I. All because of geocaching. Thank-you. Now we need to learn how to hide a cache.
Not Happy 1/5
I understand having something like premium, but to access anything above 1.5 seriously. I had tho old app and had no problems, I was extremely happy to hear about a new app, but then I figured out I had to buy premium to access features a had no problems accessing on the old app I was extremely unhappy. And then y’all made it impossible to use the old app. I AM EXTREMELY UNHAPPY.
Don’t get this. 1/5
I down loaded this app because it was free and figured it would be a good way to get into caching but one I realized it was a subscription based app I went back to read reviews. I found that it was previously an app which you had to buy and developer had change it to a subscription based app and not grandfathered all the people who had bought the original.
TLTR: Developer is a sleeve bag don’t get this.
I saw the souvenirs, but there’s no description or pictures to enlarge when clicking on each souvenir. Please fix it ASAP.
Won’t let me use premium account I paid for 1/5
By Doctor Dirt
This app continues to not lap me utilize my premium account that I paid for on any app.
Took a great app and ruined it 1/5
After paying for the original app and being very satisfied with it, the developer decided to get greedy and screw over its clients by “retiring” the old app and forcing you to pay for the new one on a subscription basis. You’ve not only lost a geocacher, but a customer as well.
Basic (Free) App is Very Limited 2/5
I downloaded this to participate in a specific series. I found that I couldn't complete it without signing up to be a Premium member. Even if you have the Geocache ID, you can't search for it and have it show with the free app. Very disappointed and will not continue after this month.
Bring back the Apple Watch App! 4/5
Seriously the compass on the Apple Watch was amazing. Please bring it back.
Like many others I paid $10 for the original app which you stole from us and tried to force us into a subscription model. Nope. Sorry. I’ve removed all my caches because of this crap.
Waste of $6. 1/5
After using the App for a few years on an account that is almost 15 years old, I paid a 1 month subscription to access some premium sites in an area of difficult terrain. The App did not provide access to premium content. When I tried to sign out and sign back in, my login name was no longer recognized.
Great app 5/5
By Mama fluffy
Took a while to get used to the new format. Really like being able to send answers and log at the same time.
Used to be great 1/5
This used to be a great app. Then the developers started charging people to see anything but the basic cache. I haven’t geocached since then and it’s been quite a while. I miss it, but I’m not going to pay to see regular caches. It was fine when we just couldn’t see the premium caches that were considered different from the regular ones, but the fun has left the game. :(
Paid the $10 got taken for a ride 2/5
By Pepper Black
Thanks for letting me know that I paid for nothing. What a ripoff
Great app, but $9.99 / month is absolutely ridiculous. It’s a huge rip-off and the free version only lets you see the easiest and most boring geocaches out there.
Awful Update 2/5
The new update annoys me because in the activity logs, it is much less organized than before
I love geocaching & the app is great for the most part but a few things should be better I feel... one thing for the trip we took I wish to be able to sort by like points in the filter like on the sight.
Best app ever 5/5
We love geocaching this app makes logging caches and trackables so easy
Geocaching is the most interesting thing to do in my travels. Most all interesting things and historical events and locations are marked with geocaches with well presented explainations.
What happened? 1/5
I used to enjoy playing this. Bought the upgrade and decided to pick it up a couple years later. There is a subscription fee??? Lol - no ty.
Don’t support greedy people 1/5
I am all about supporting people who produce a good app but a monthly subscription is ridiculous! Especially for a fun free activity you do occasionally. Do not support the app.
Gets better with age 5/5
As this app is improved it gets bettered.
I’ve been an on again, off again cacher.. the fact that there is premium and monthly installments now is sad. I took up geocaching because I am broke and I cannot afford many forms of entertainment.. and now I’m dumping this. It was a good run. Maybe some day it’ll be free to use again.
Love the sport, and this app is great! 5/5
By Brian Bunny
Best app ever! I really don’t mind paying for memberships... we go geocaching with this app whenever we can. We have found over 600 geocaches, which is so many hours of outdoor adventures! It takes us to great places for walks, and bike rides (even near our home) that we never knew were there! We have also hidden over 50 (using the website to submit for review). I much prefer this app over my gps. We used to have the old app, but this one is much better and I can see why they switched. If you are new to geocaching, buying the premium membership is well worth it!
Hiding a geocache 5/5
I was finding many geocaches and been wondering how do you hide a Geocaching because I know you could buy from the Geocaching App Store it’s just now I don’t know how to place one. Will it lock onto the map or will it be a location I don’t know please respond to this PS I love this. Geocaching is the best 😁
Good Job...NOT 1/5
Well, you've successfully prevented me from geocaching. Even after I paid for the original app, you go and make a new one..."Better". I will not be strong armed into paiding your ransom and I hope that people see your money grabbing ways and downgrade all caches to 1.5, effectively killing your business. If you're reading the reviews at all, you'll see this is the beginning of the end.
Great outdoors 5/5
By team diamond kow
Great thing to get our family outdoors and doing something together.
Love the sport. The app... not so much 2/5
Let’s be honest, the only thing the app developers have to do is make a functional, intuitive app that stores and interacts with users’ data. Since the the app authors don’t regularly create any content, there’s no justification for recurring charges that a one-time charge wouldn’t cover. While the interface works well enough, the app is a serious battery killer. This alone makes the experience a bit miserable. I can go from 100% charge to absolutely drained in about an hour. This absolutely MUST be fixed before I’d even consider paying anything further. $6/mo or $30/yr just isn’t reasonable for an app that’s used only now and then. That kind of pricing demands a considerable amount more content and functionality than what we’re getting. But geocaching doesn’t need anything more than what we already had so there’s no need for such a relatively high subscription price. Please go back to a one-time fee or you’re going to lose a good percentage of the community.
Latest version totally broken 1/5
Just updated a day ago to latest version and now no caches will load at all. Totally broken and unusable. I pay premium membership so this is especially really unacceptable.
Network Error 1/5
I’m really interested in using this app for some fun adventures but anytime I try to make an account with this app, it tells me there’s a network error right after I try to make my username. Any help would be great 😕
Good app 1/5
By Premium cacher
Site would only let me edit my last positive review otherwise I would've written a new one.But the latest update took away the WAZE function so now all you get is the compass. Fine when you are near the GZ but otherwise it is useless. Bring back the guidance system please!!!!!
Don’t do it 1/5
I will edit my review below by adding my opinion on the new version: this is still a ripoff. Visual fixes??? Gee, thanks for nothing.
Just google this app for the appalling details. I think it’s a couple of lawyers trying to make a buck on the back of dozens of volunteers. There are other ways to make geocaching work for you. Google those too. I paid 10 bucks for the last app and wasn’t offered a credit for this one. So disjointed, and so not in the spirit of a game in the public domain. I am beyond disappointed and will never recommend or praise this app over the other options available.
Why monthly rate? 2/5
I live around very few caches and haven’t used an app in a while. I’ve never even used this app before, just the classic version that no longer connects to servers. Come to find that all the caches near me I can’t access and have to pay a monthly fee to access. Why not just charge $5-10 up front for the app itself with unlimited access?
Responding to Doris55 5/5
You get what you pay for!
The free basic membership is merely an opportunity to learn about this hobby and decide if it’s worth $30 a year to pursue it further.
Too many of us are used to free apps, but they can only exist with advertising or donations.
With a Premium membership, Geocaching.com is certainly providing a wonderful product at a reasonable price!
No point to this app 1/5
There really isn’t much of a point to this app and that breaks my heart. I love geocaching, it’s a family activity that we cherish.
It pains me that this app still does not allow me access to my stuff. Great I can see the one trackable in my possession, but I can’t simply click on my hides in my profile to view said hide.
Even a clickable link that takes me to the webpage for my hides would be preferable. I honestly am beginning to question what I pay for each year when I can be a basic member and get the same functionality.
I’m sure my money goes to the aesthetic updates for this app...seems odd it can’t be put to use in having the same programmers make this worth a cacher’s Time.
I don’t recommend this app to anyone. Create a bookmark icon for the website on your phone, that idea is a 4* idea while the app is going to remain at 1* until it’s fixed...which it never will be.
No Apple Watch Support? 1/5
It’s ridiculous all this time that has gone by with no support for Apple Watch.
Paid caches? 1/5
I have been an avid geocacher for over 10 years now and am severely disappointed in the lack of availability without having a premium membership. The joy of geocaching is that anyone can do it, and now it feels like only 30% of caches are accessible. This is a unique and exciting way to get in touch with the world and it saddens me to see its functionality cut in half.
I enjoying Geocaching.
I'm done with geocaching 1/5
Used the old app for about 4 years...it was a fun diversion with the kids. For someone who only geocached once a month at most a subscription makes no sense.
Love it. Keep adding new features. The more it can do the better. 5/5
Great improvement. Love the new interface and the ability to send and receive messages. Great job.
Crashes still 1/5
Update: Crashes and the subscription model is a bad idea. Make it free for those who already paid $10. Still feel ripped off.
Crippled access! use a different app or the website 1/5
I paid for the original app but now suddenly I can no longer see any good caches. groundspeak wants us to pay per month to access anything more than the most boring caches. App is worthless now unless you want another subscription in your life.
Don’t forget you rely on your users to place and maintain caches!!
New to the old app 5/5
This app has improved a lot inside Lotta good writing easy to manipulate send reports and track
Deceptive & greedy 1/5
App not showing difficulty above 2 is ridiculous and worth finding a different caching community.
Paid $10 for their other app a few years ago but they decided it didn’t push enough premium subscriptions so they killed that app and give you this one that locks out a lot of info. — this isn’t info they enter it is info you enter when you crest a cache.
Deceptive at best - unethical company