We have built the Farmable App with the vision that the internal GPS on the smartphones we use today will very soon be accurate enough to use for fruit and vegetable farming. We believe that by 2020, the newest versions of iPhone and Android devices will have the necessary GPS accuracy to locate fruit trees within decimeters of accuracy.
In 2019, we recommend that users of the Farmable App use an external GPS system to ensure the necessary accuracy of the GPS data being used to track job performance. You may already have a built-in GPS unit on the equipment that you use on your farm, and we will look into connecting with this in the near future.
Farmable recommends using the Garmin GLO 2.0. The Garmin GLO 2.0 is a compact device, small enough to sit in a cup-holder or mount on the dashboard of your tractor. It connects easily to both iPhone and Android devices. The Garmin GLO 2.0 guarantees an accuracy of 3 meters, making it ideal for fruit tree farming operations. You can see additional specification about the product here.
If you already own a standalone device, simply ensure it is connected to your phone using your phone’s BlueTooth settings before you start a Job in the Farmable App.
Beyond the Garmin GLO 2.0, we have also had success with both the Bad Elf GPS Pro and the Dual Skypro GPS Receiver.
You can find support directly from Garmin on how to pair a mobile device with their products.
In addition, we can offer these additional tips: