This app is so much fun you can do it with friends or family.You have to make sure that the muggles don’t see you.If I were you I would be asking what is a muggle.A muggle is a person who doesn’t know what geocaching is.I recommend to get this app it is so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great hobby 5/5
I’m going on 3 or 4 years with this hobby. I use this app as well as two others to find caches. This is the most user friendly. And I enjoy the souvenir challenges.
Love it but... 2/5
By Well what do we have here????
I started geocaching about 7 years ago with my family. I’ve continued to love it and see the great changes that have come through the years. Despite this, I do have to say that I’m incredibly disappointed. Before, you could access all level of caches, not just level 1 ones. This makes the experience for families and those want to experience geocaching for free less appealing. The creator do have to keep in mind that a lot of members have to cover gas and travel costs to reach caches, along with the price of the app. Mainly, it just doesn’t seem fair to offer things for several years to free users and then take back certain aspects.
No taxation without representation 1/5
I’ll never pay the monthly fee for something that should be free seeing as we already paid $10 for the app years ago. What is the money going towards? They don’t put out any caches they don’t maintain the existing caches! We do all that ourselves. Wish I could give 0 stars or negative stars.
Greed killed this app 1/5
I like many others bought the original groundspeak app back in the day. It was a 1 time purchase and I was ok with that.
Now they want you to pay for a subscription for this new app. This while they don’t provide the content or maintain it. That is done by volunteers.
If they drastically reduced the price maybe I would consider it, but not at this price point.
By Great iphone 6 app
It’s pretty interesting
Fun activity; questionable ethics 2/5
I started geocaching almost 10 years ago - hubby and I loved all aspects of it enough to fork over the $10 for the full app (pricey back then). But, then, the app stopped working because groundspeak required more money from users. This seemed unfair, as half of the community were happily volunteering time and supplies to create the caches in the first place. Then, the subscription model of $5/month! To access data that is uploaded by others on caches that are maintained by others! And, that the majority of users only access a few times per year, and usually as a fun and leisurely activity with kids or friends! I spend less than half that for hardcore business and productivity apps that I use DAILY, like several times a day! Sadly, I left geocaching for several years because I was so turned off by this. I just came back as several people have asked me about it and I find that there still have been no major developments to justify this cost. Just basic design tweaks here and there. This is so disappointing, as geocaching is a fantastic activity that once brought people from all over the world together and relied on the volunteer efforts of placers and maintainers. It still has those aspects but is definitely tainted by greed somewhere in the mix. 😢
Needs improvement 2/5
By Jdude is wanting credits
This app hardly gives you any options as a basic member. It’s pretty much pointless to pay for premium if you can access the website.
Try it 5/5
I love this game/hobby and I love this app. Very easy for a technophobe such as I to navigate. If u are looking for an all ages activity that gets you out of the house, I highly suggest this.
Groundspeak ripped off users and stole $500 mil 1/5
By tech support user
I don’t know what is up with the corp but stealing more than $500 million from users that used the geocaching classic app and refused any refund when the app was shutdown. escalation to BBB and personal correspondence has never been resolved.
High-tech thieves like Theranos.
Little respect for original purchasers! 1/5
I too am one who paid to download the original app; now the company wants subscription payments. Grandfather in your customers who already paid and show some gratitude to those who helped create your company. Shameful money grab!
How can this app have a 4.7 review??? Is it another shady move that the company is submitting its own false reviews; I wouldn’t trust them again to spend a penny on this bait and switch scheme....they need to be held accountable and Apple will be receiving a complaint from myself to correct the unethical practice going on with this app.
Miss trackables 3/5
I wish the number of trackables in a cache still showed up on the cache’s homepage.
Great but 5/5
By Sonic hammer
Long time cacher. The ap is great I wished there was more content for the free version to get more people involved
I set up my account on the website but when I sign in with the app the credentials do not sync.
The compass really needs to be fixed 3/5
By CC in AZ
It’s frustrating to always need to open the iOS compass, which then somehow fixes the compass on this app. This is a big enough issue that I can’t do a higher rating.
Bad app 1/5
Been a member since 2005 and introduced hundreds of people around the world to geocaching. Myself and many of those refuse to geocache because we
paid for the $9.99 version and then you bailed on us loyal users for a greedy subscription model. Bad app, bad company, pad people
I kind of wish that you didn’t have to pay monthly to edit and so if I wanted to edit where I would have maybe put it than it would be a lot easier and I wouldn’t have to pay my money. (I feel that it’s too much money anyway) maybe it would have gotten a 5 star rating if there was more recent photos too beaus a lot of things have changed and it’s hard to understand the map that we are walking for. I also think that it is really fun to look for them and find hints and added on to my kids actually get out now during summer so it’s a great app but I give it 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Compass is worthless 2/5
Too many times while navigating to a cache the compass will reverse north/south, or show a cache ahead of you, but as you walk in the direction on the arrow the distance to the cache increases. I have used this app for years successfully, but recently it has become unreliable. This problem has existed long enough that they should have fixed it by now!
Paid for premium and caches disappeared 2/5
On an iPhone X and app worked until I upgraded to premium. I used the filter which was great until all caches disappeared from the map. I reset filters and force closed the app. Still nothing. Had to reinstall app. If it happens again I am canceling. I didn’t pay $30 for the developer to not do validation.
Miss old app 4/5
I miss the old app. Hate to feel I can't learn something new, but this seems less functional. I'm clicking on buttons to find something with little success (like who hid the cache - do I have to open in browser to find this). Souvenirs?? Where are they. Maybe I need to click more!!
Update. It's getting better! I can see souvenirs now as a list, but not the souvenirs. I'm finding things but still lots of clicking.
Added update. Now works great. Love it. Thanks for all the work to make caching more fun!
Geocaching begins 5/5
2016: I am very new to all of this. Did my first cache with a friend Monday night and immediately loved it. Got the free app that night and went out on my own hunt Tuesday and very quickly paid the $30 for a years membership once I saw how many there were to find. Been caching every day (3days now) and have had no problem with the app. Can't wait to find some trackables and some more swag. Will update once I've been using for a while.
I have renewed my subscription every year because this is just so much fun. I don’t get to do as many anymore but it’s still worth it for me to have my subscription active when I am in a new place and want to find a quick (or not so quick) cache.
Off road caching 5/5
By to much fun club
Fun fun fun. Gets you out of the house for a new adventure
Not happy 1/5
Was a great thing until they changed the basic and premium settings. They turned my own hides into premium only finds while I was basic since 2005. Not even an email to say that it was happening. Bye bye hope you actually see your loss.
A great day out 5/5
By Yvette K.
What a great way to spend the day with your family or loved one exploring, solving and hunting for treasure. 😁
I can’t understand how to use this app 1/5
By Paper is better for some things
I first bought this about 10 years ago and paid $9.99 when I bought it. It worked great back then. I have not used it for quite some time and when I tried to use it now, nothing seems to work. It just keeps telling me they want me to buy the premium package. Very frustrating. I’m not able to get any information.
Great family activity! 5/5
Great for all ages! Our pitbull pup also enjoys going out with us and hunting! So much fun, giggles, and excitement!
Best game ever 5/5
I love geocaching
Paid Subscription! What? 1/5
I paid $10 for this app back in college. Now I have to pay to get the same features that I already paid for. Existing customers should have been grandfathered in. Talk about terrible business ethics.
By mcg mob
Geocaching has always been fun, but now this app makes it so much easier. Now I can focus on the fun!!
Didn’t I already pay for this? 1/5
Paid ten dollars for this app a few years ago. Now they want more money to look for geocaches that have been around for longer than that. How about grandfathering old subscribers in?
I like this app. It's very good for beginners, but as I am getting quite good at finding Geocaches, I decided to look for a cache with a difficulty of 3. I couldn't find any and came to the conclusion that since I didn't have a premium membership I couldn't do 3.0 difficulty. So I thought: "Maybe the premium membership is about $10, and I could find more caches." But no, it is thirty dollars, and maybe I can get it maybe I can't. However I would also like to say that I wish you only had to pay the thirty dollars once. Then it would have been a done deal. Please fix this,
Big rip off 1/5
I geocached a lot several years ago so thought would try it again. I downloaded this app and to my surprise they want a cache of money to use it. People put most of these cache’s all over public land and these jerks are making money off our land. I’m going to write ever level of government city, county, state and federal and complain about how our land is being littered with these caches and a small group make money off our land. I can understand a one time cost for the app but $5 a month???
Great app 5/5
By Micheal p h
Get this app and start geocaching. It's really fun. It’s a great way to explore new areas and it has something for everyone!
Is there a way to stop the tutorial from happening every time I open the app?
Lots of Fun 5/5
By Starz, Karen
Really enjoy caching and the app makes it easy!
Would love to use this 2/5
But don’t use it enough to pay a monthly fee or a yearly fee. I’ll pay once, though, to have it forever. Getting really sick of everyone doing subscriptions, especially apps that don’t need it.
Too bad 1/5
Excessive fees. Maybe if they paid me for the caches that I create we could make a deal. But since they are profiting off of my work with no compensation to me, then we must part ways.
It is reasonable for fees to develop the app, just not excessive fees.
My guess is that any positive reviews not mentioning the fees are fake reviews. The fees are the “elephant in the review” and they are so large I don’t know how you can not mention them...
Hard to cancel subscription 3/5
Not really worth $6 a month for occasional use. I cancelled on the Geocache website thinking that would stop my subscription only to find out that iTunes was still charging me. So it took two months to cancel and cost $12 which Geocache was unable to help with.
Needs to get better 3/5
After a long time with this “new” app, I still can’t log my trackables together with my log entry. Another one is editing a post and add pictures. I always have to use the browser version.
These are things that haven’t been touched since the beginning of this app. PLEASE add these features and It could be a 4-5 star.
Unable to download? 1/5
Hate it 1/5
By Glenda for love
Since the new version I hate it. I want to go back to the old version. It’s so hard to navigate to a cache now. Hello Cachly!
How do I add a hidden cache
Gotten better! 5/5
This is a pretty good app for use on the fly. I like the improvements. Also, it is quite accurate. Sometimes I use it along with my GPS receiver. Definitely worth the price.
I like it, lots of things in my area but 3/5
A lot of these are on private properties or on the properties of some business and it kind of takes away from being able to enjoy it in the same way. I know that is not the apps fault, but they’re also not going to pay for something if I get a ticket for trespassing.
Grandma K 5/5
By Grandma. K
I’m addicted ❣️🤗😉
Would not recommend to people I hate. 1/5
By emojis are cancer
To the people who want to know what this is basically it’s a whole journey for nothing at all, you can find yourself in a situation where you might get lost, damaged, or in almost every case i’ve been in, cut or bruised. Basically what i’m trying to say is don’t get this app if you don’t want to take the risk of getting lost for junk.
The best 5/5
This is my favorite game
Apple Watch 5/5
I love your app but I would like to add it to my Apple Watch.
Plus, when I click found it or didn’t find it I’d like to be able to remove that. When I first started geocaching I was looking around the app and I didn’t know what I was doing. I clicked found on a cache and I couldn’t click to unfind it. So now I have a found logged that I never actually found. It messes up my numbers. I want to see an accurate account of my finds.
But love your app so far besides that.
Useless for Viewing Caches 1/5
When I tap a link on my phone, it opens the geocaching app, but it opens it to my location and not the cache in the link. Tapping the link again does the same thing. What is the point of having this app associate with geocaching links if it’s going to be useless?