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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357 View Post
    Then for the price of the 72 you definitely won't be disapointed. (but a tip for the beginner, learn how to use the waypoint function... I know a few people that used to just wander around the woods until the numbers matched up... )
    Uh . . . that would be me . . . but in my defense I had a Magellan and I'm a guy so I never bothered reading the directions first.
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    I do a class with the 7th graders each year using the Garmin Gekos--they are small, durable and easy to use. I would get the model with the computer interfact. I think they retail around $129 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine-iac_Mom View Post
    Um...isn't the whole point of having the GPS unit is to have the waypoint(s) in it so that you can follow its directions to the cache? LOL
    yes, but there is a big difference between having the waypoints, and having the waypoints in the GPS. when i first started (and don't laugh because i know others that have done this...) i didn't know you could put the waypoints into the GPS, so I would wander around the woods with my compass, GPS, and a scratch pad and continue in the right direction by narrowing down the numbers until i was in the right area. (which by the way turned out to be quite accurate...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357 View Post
    yes, but there is a big difference between having the waypoints, and having the waypoints in the GPS. when i first started (and don't laugh because i know others that have done this...) i didn't know you could put the waypoints into the GPS, so I would wander around the woods with my compass, GPS, and a scratch pad and continue in the right direction by narrowing down the numbers until i was in the right area. (which by the way turned out to be quite accurate...)
    Don't feel bad Hiram, there are more of us out there than you realize
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudonim View Post
    Don't feel bad Hiram, there are more of us out there than you realize
    "You mean you can type in the coords???"
    I'm beginning to see it your way - there are more of you than I thought there was!

    I guess it probably helps when I bought mine I ordered it online and had to wait 5 days - so I downloaded the manual and had it nearly figured out before UPS came.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    I'm beginning to see it your way - there are more of you than I thought there was!

    I guess it probably helps when I bought mine I ordered it online and had to wait 5 days - so I downloaded the manual and had it nearly figured out before UPS came.
    Ohhh . . . you're supposed to read the manual . . . this could be where I went wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjake View Post
    Ohhh . . . you're supposed to read the manual . . . this could be where I went wrong.
    Yours came with a manual!!!
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    Thanks, G Team! What do your 7th graders think of Geocaching? I think we're leaning towards getting the Garmin 72 for now.

    Oh, does the 72 have internet connection for the waypoints? I guess I need to look again. No manually putting in waypoints for me! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine-iac_Mom View Post
    Thanks, G Team! What do your 7th graders think of Geocaching? I think we're leaning towards getting the Garmin 72 for now.

    Oh, does the 72 have internet connection for the waypoints? I guess I need to look again. No manually putting in waypoints for me! LOL
    There is no internet connection on the GPS unit, but you can get a cable to connect it to your pc to download the waypoints to the GPS
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    Awww, OK. Well, I'm NOT good with ANY technology! LOL I bet my son and daugther can figure it out though...Sad, eh? LOL

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