Does it have a sexy intelligent woman's voice telling you about what you are seeing? The Skyscout has that.
I have never had a problem with it locking on as long as I am outside.
Hahahahaha. No, it has no voice like the SkyScout does.
Also, the skyscout is really very accurate when you want to locate things or identify things. Holding an ipad in front of you is nowhere near as accurate and still results in a lot of searching and comparing.
But the iPad app is really helpful when planning what will be visible when and if the moon is going to be in the way or not for example.
I'm a peaceful person looking for clarity and harmony and willing to help. If you believe my post had the intention to harm you in some way, you are probably wrong. =;-) Please verify first before assuming something bad happened to you. I can be a bit too brief at times. =;-)