Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 48

Thread: Wondering

  1. #21

    Default

    Well, that's still too bad....

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    535

    Default

    I have never heard of having to pay for a firmware update for a GPS. That type of attitude from DeLorme is one of the reasons why I use a different brand.

    Tried it, like some of it, disliked some of it.

    I do like the easy user interface that my current GPS has!
    I'd really rather not cache, but I am helpless in the grip of my compulsion!

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Falmouth, Maine
    Posts
    246

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gob-ler View Post
    I do like the easy user interface that my current GPS has!

    Magellan?

  4. #24

    Default

    That maybe so Gob-ler however this thread was discussing the ability of a GPS to hold countless waypoints and caches, and the only one I know of with that capability if the PN-40 with the 2.7 firmware update. As I explained, it has the ability to hold every cache in the world and STILL have excessive amounts of room left over for maps and color imagery which is way better than any you will see on your Oregon sir...

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    [x, y, z, t]
    Posts
    668

    Default

    I like the new Garmin nüvi® 3790T


    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?...=63940&ra=true
    Moo

  6. #26

    Default

    Um, Cano..... the only time this Garmin nüvi® 3790T would be useful for a Geocacher would be if some nut job (say Ekidokai ... ha ha) decided to move to Los Angeles and put out a Stud Mill series there...... this is not for cachers.... who in their right mind would bring this out of the car? It isn't even waterproof.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Bangor, ME
    Posts
    6,061

    Default

    Some of the Nuvi's are geocaching friendly. While they may not be waterproof, many caches even in this state are nowhere near water. Lately we have been limited to less physical caches and instead of loading the caches on my PDA (Which is also not waterproof), I have just been taking the Nuvi with me so I have access to the logs and hints if needed. I still use my 'Ol Yeller to find the cache, though. A lot of people cache with their cell phones as well, most likely not waterproof either. I also nearly always carry a digital camera with me, also not waterproof.

    I'm not saying it would not be nice to have all the best stuff and have it built for the outdoors, but I think for most that is not the case. It's not a matter of being in their right minds, it's a matter of wanting to play the game with what you can afford and/or want to play it with. I chose to risk a $120 GPSr to cache, others chose to risk a $220 ticket.
    Last edited by brdad; 04-22-2010 at 09:43 PM.
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

    "The funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realize it doesn't say anything it's to late to stop reading it..."

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    535

    Default

    Oh quite to the contrary Chad, the Oregon does imagery now and it also holds a whole bunch of caches and information without having to go through all the key punching you have to do with the PN-40. Actually the work flow or key punching processes on the PN-40 were a bit of a turn off for me. The Oregon has that part of it to the better hands down or fingers down as the case may be.

    As to your "sir" reference, was that a comment of respect for my person or just a touch of sarcasm?

    It is a case of to each his own. Plus and minus - most GPS's have them and that includes the ones you own as well as the ones I own. Fact is they will get you there.

    Now for all those caches in the world, I wonder if GC.Com has any plans to make that pocket query available to premium members and above?

    There was a time in the not to distant past, actually a little over a year ago when I needed less than one thousand to have them all in the State of Maine, but that has certainly changed in the recent times.

    See you all in a couple of weeks.
    I'd really rather not cache, but I am helpless in the grip of my compulsion!

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Bangor, ME
    Posts
    6,061

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gob-ler View Post
    There was a time in the not to distant past, actually a little over a year ago when I needed less than one thousand to have them all in the State of Maine, but that has certainly changed in the recent times.

    See you all in a couple of weeks.
    I bragged for a long time in national chat that I could have all my unfound Maine caches in one 500 cache PQ - toward the end of 2004 (oddly enough, about the time all the puppies came ).

    A few weeks? The 10 year events?
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

    "The funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realize it doesn't say anything it's to late to stop reading it..."

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    535

    Default

    Ah, the puppies, almost the good old days! Actually one of my puppies is my most visited cache and it is actually a good one.

    I may not make the ten year events, but there is an event in Lewiston. That is if the turkeys do not take me hostage!
    I'd really rather not cache, but I am helpless in the grip of my compulsion!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •