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Haffy
06-02-2010, 04:56 PM
For those of you who love your 60csx here is the latest update from Garmin.

http://garmin.blogs.com/pr/2010/06/garmin-unveils-gpsmap-62-series-updating-iconic-outdoor-handheld-.html

WhereRWe?
06-02-2010, 05:21 PM
For those of you who love your 60csx here is the latest update from Garmin.

http://garmin.blogs.com/pr/2010/06/garmin-unveils-gpsmap-62-series-updating-iconic-outdoor-handheld-.html

Hmmmm... I could get one of these for geocaching and then mount the 60csx on the ATV I just bought! LOL!

dubord207
06-02-2010, 09:57 PM
I still like a lot of features of my 60csx. I still use it to place new caches and get a mostly positive response to the coords.

Not sure what Garmin is trying to do here. The Oregon will do all the things the 62 will and more, so what's the point? Is it cost?

JustKev
06-02-2010, 11:55 PM
Looks like a non-touch screen version to me...so you have a paperless way to cache with either a touch screen or non-touch screen. I'm looking at a Oregon 450 by this coming Friday. Might even find a cache with it as soon as I get it.

WhereRWe?
06-03-2010, 06:27 AM
Not sure what Garmin is trying to do here. The Oregon will do all the things the 62 will and more, so what's the point? Is it cost?

The 62 appears to have the look and feel of the 60csx. It's probably meant for old people like us who have trouble learning new things. LOL! ;);)

firefighterjake
06-03-2010, 07:44 AM
Looks like a non-touch screen version to me...so you have a paperless way to cache with either a touch screen or non-touch screen. I'm looking at a Oregon 450 by this coming Friday. Might even find a cache with it as soon as I get it.

All the cool kids are getting them! ;)

On my recent geocaching excursion I was the only one without one . . . just me and my lowly little Magellan 210. No color screens. No beaming data. No touch screens. Just me, my Magellan and the paper map I taped together. ;):D

JustKev
06-03-2010, 08:27 AM
All the cool kids are getting them! ;)

On my recent geocaching excursion I was the only one without one . . . just me and my lowly little Magellan 210. No color screens. No beaming data. No touch screens. Just me, my Magellan and the paper map I taped together. ;):D

I found my first cache with a Magellan Map 330 that was my Dad's before he passed away. I bought my current Magellan because of Dad's old one and my lack of experience with GPS's in general. Now that I've seen the difference between my Magellan and my wife's Garmin, I'm going to plunk down the cash and get the Garmin....but I have an ulterior motive...my sister gets to use my Magellan until she decides if she wants to get into caching and drag her husband into it. If she buys a Garmin at that point or determines she doesn't wanna go play with Tupperware in the woods, I'll have to invest in the handlebar holder for the Magellan and mount it on my ATV for use as an off-road guide to get us there on the ATV trails....am I building enough of a case for a new ATV that's built for two right from the factory yet?

JustPJ66
06-03-2010, 09:44 AM
NO!! Unless you find that winning lottery combination dear!

firefighterjake
06-03-2010, 01:14 PM
I found my first cache with a Magellan Map 330 that was my Dad's before he passed away. I bought my current Magellan because of Dad's old one and my lack of experience with GPS's in general. Now that I've seen the difference between my Magellan and my wife's Garmin, I'm going to plunk down the cash and get the Garmin....but I have an ulterior motive...my sister gets to use my Magellan until she decides if she wants to get into caching and drag her husband into it. If she buys a Garmin at that point or determines she doesn't wanna go play with Tupperware in the woods, I'll have to invest in the handlebar holder for the Magellan and mount it on my ATV for use as an off-road guide to get us there on the ATV trails....am I building enough of a case for a new ATV that's built for two right from the factory yet?

You had me at "ATV" . . . ;) :) . . . Ironically enough I bought my first Magellan expressly for my ATV after getting lost on the Sunrise Trail in downeast Maine . . .

Now I tend to use my GPSr more for geocaching than anything else . . .

Oh yeah . . . the factory-built 2-ups are pretty slick . . . but I'm saving my pennies for a new Honda . . . well that and a new Skidoo . . . and unfortunately either a very expensive repair to the 4Runner or a new cachemobile.

rcwhit
06-03-2010, 04:33 PM
Looks like a non-touch screen version to me...so you have a paperless way to cache with either a touch screen or non-touch screen. I'm looking at a Oregon 450 by this coming Friday. Might even find a cache with it as soon as I get it.

PLEASE don't go get the Oregon 450, because if you do that, I'll have to go get the Oregon 550t just to stay ahead of my little sister and her husband. Do you want to be responsible for starting a GPSr war???

JustPJ66
06-03-2010, 06:02 PM
PLEASE don't go get the Oregon 450, because if you do that, I'll have to go get the Oregon 550t just to stay ahead of my little sister and her husband. Do you want to be responsible for starting a GPSr war???


YES!! LOL Isnt that what little sisters are for?

JustKev
06-03-2010, 06:19 PM
PLEASE don't go get the Oregon 450, because if you do that, I'll have to go get the Oregon 550t just to stay ahead of my little sister and her husband. Do you want to be responsible for starting a GPSr war???

What you have now is better than your little sister's. What I have has no bearing what so ever on what you have. We do not compete in anything. There is no reason to use me as the excuse you need to go buy a 550.

Oh, and by the way, Bob, we're leaving in a few minutes to head to Freeport to buy a 450......neener, neener, neener

rcwhit
06-03-2010, 07:35 PM
Oh, and by the way, Bob, we're leaving in a few minutes to head to Freeport to buy a 450......neener, neener, neener

Of course you realize this means war!!!! :mad:

JustKev
06-03-2010, 10:57 PM
Of course you realize this means war!!!! :mad:

Actually, if you compare the two units you may be surprised. I got the 450, not the 450T. If you have the 400T, which I believe you have, then you might think twice when comparing the two. I think about the only improvement over the 400 is that I can have more caches and/or waypoints loaded. If I had purchased the 450T, you might have had a valid complaint that mine was better than yours. As it stands, I think we're just about equal.

Mainiac1957
06-04-2010, 03:23 AM
Sorry Kev, I have the 450 as well. Therefore it's better I'm sure.:rolleyes: Better than what you ask? Well everything of course.;) They are all good if they find caches, right!:D

dubord207
06-04-2010, 05:26 AM
Can you bring that to the Relay today. I'd like to see that! Am I getting a chance to ride in the orange jeep again this year? And what the heck were you doing up at 3:23 AM...talking to Eikodokai? See you this afternoon!:)



Sorry Kev, I have the 450 as well. Therefore it's better I'm sure.:rolleyes: Better than what you ask? Well everything of course.;) They are all good if they find caches, right!:D

rcwhit
06-04-2010, 05:58 AM
If I had purchased the 450T, you might have had a valid complaint that mine was better than yours. As it stands, I think we're just about equal.

In a war you are never equal, you have to be BETTER!!!
By the way, can I borrow $500 so I can to go buy a 550t?

rcwhit
06-04-2010, 06:29 AM
Well kev . . . Have you got it yet, have you broke it in yet, have you broke it yet, can we borrow it yet! :d

JustPJ66
06-04-2010, 06:30 AM
In a war you are never equal, you have to be BETTER!!!
By the way, can I borrow $500 so I can to go buy a 550t?


Sure ya can Bob, but it will have to wait for a year or two till we get Kevins paid off. :D:eek::D:eek::D:eek:

pm28570
06-04-2010, 08:18 AM
Sorry Kev, I have the 450 as well. Therefore it's better I'm sure.:rolleyes: Better than what you ask? Well everything of course.;) They are all good if they find caches, right!:D

Glad I'm still using a topo map and compass.....helps to keep my numbers down. :rolleyes:

JustKev
06-04-2010, 09:10 AM
Glad I'm still using a topo map and compass.....helps to keep my numbers down. :rolleyes:

So, if you use the Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer and your sense of direction it'll really keep your numbers down and take you decades to complete the Delorme Challenge.

pm28570
06-04-2010, 01:32 PM
So, if you use the Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer and your sense of direction it'll really keep your numbers down and take you decades to complete the Delorme Challenge.

There's a challenge? :)

rcwhit
06-04-2010, 03:12 PM
Glad I'm still using a topo map and compass.....helps to keep my numbers down. :rolleyes:

But look at all the money you save on batteries! :D