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 Post subject: Geocaching
PostPosted: May 15th, 2009, 10:35 pm 
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Hi there,
Although not on the island any longer, I rely on many of your input because I've come to trust many of you :)

Sooo...for all you geocachers out there - what type of GPS do you use/recommend? We're newbies to the hobby and are going to be picking up our first GPS over the next week or so.

I've had one person recommend the Etrex Legend HCX to us...any other recommendations - pros/cons?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: May 16th, 2009, 12:03 am 
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hey fellow cacher. I just strated last year and I've found 112 so far. I was using an Etrex legend until I upgraded to a Garmin 60cx yesterday. So far, I love the 60cx.


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: May 16th, 2009, 12:09 am 
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Hey there - yeah I've read great reviews on the 60cx...at double the cost of the etrex I'm not sure I'm ready (or able!) to splurge that deep yet.

Having found 112 caches so far (good job!) I presume you found the legend to do a decent job - any pros/cons?


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: May 16th, 2009, 3:42 pm 
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paella wrote:
Hey there - yeah I've read great reviews on the 60cx...at double the cost of the etrex I'm not sure I'm ready (or able!) to splurge that deep yet.

Having found 112 caches so far (good job!) I presume you found the legend to do a decent job - any pros/cons?



Yep the Legend works great. The only issues I had was that the receiver sometimes loses signal in dense woods, the screen is a little small, and it's black and white, so details such as roads, streams and trails are harder to distinguish sometimes. Yeah it's a little steep in price, but it's probably the most dependable GPS on the market out there right now. I take it everywhere I go and I load up the geocaches whereever I'm headed so I can look for some while I'm away.

I found another today - 1 for 2. The other one was missing. Frind of mine has 450 now and I've met people with over 4000 finds so I have a ways to go. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: May 16th, 2009, 9:39 pm 
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I stumbled upon a cache today purely by accident. Saw a name that's familiar here in the log book. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: May 17th, 2009, 11:22 am 
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Good on you with the find. I thought the Legend HCX was a colour system...? Will have to take another look.


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: May 17th, 2009, 3:38 pm 
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paella wrote:
Good on you with the find. I thought the Legend HCX was a colour system...? Will have to take another look.


Hi. Yep the HCX is a colur screen. From what I hear, it's a great little GPS. It looks similar to the 60cx, only smaller. It's small enough to fit into your pocket.

Found 2 more today on the trails!


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: May 19th, 2009, 4:33 pm 
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Can the mentioned GPS models function the same as the models found in vehicles in terms of turn by turn directions and the sort?

Just curious


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: May 19th, 2009, 8:40 pm 
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socktan wrote:
Can the mentioned GPS models function the same as the models found in vehicles in terms of turn by turn directions and the sort?

Just curious


The 60cx offers turn-by-turn directions, but the screen is smaller so it might be hard to see on the dash mount of a car.


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: May 19th, 2009, 8:44 pm 
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Thanks.

That's a lot of coin.


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: October 5th, 2009, 8:03 pm 
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A co-worker of mine lucked out and found a Garmin Oregon 300 (normally $500) for $130 after trade-ins at a B/S/T store here in Fredericton. I'm so jealous. It displays orthophotography and allows for paperless caching. And it's touch screen! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: October 23rd, 2009, 1:53 pm 
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I bought a Garmin eTrex Legend! Seems to work for what I want to do so far.

$60 at The Source web site


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
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My daughter and son-in-law use their iPhones for geocaching :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2009, 10:10 pm 
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socktan wrote:
I stumbled upon a cache today purely by accident. Saw a name that's familiar here in the log book. :)

maybe we stumbled over the same cache!

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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: November 30th, 2009, 7:26 am 
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Garmin eTrex for $60

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product. ... D7BB6C37B1


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: December 2nd, 2009, 12:22 pm 
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using my blackberry for geocaching...just started and already addicted.


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 Post subject: Re: Geocaching
PostPosted: May 14th, 2010, 11:16 am 
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Is there software available to interface with the Garmin eTrex Legend to download routes and trips?

Just curious


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