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team monopoly 1



Joined: Sep 19, 2006
Posts: 13
Location: burnaby

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

I am looking to get a new gps, and wondering what every ones has, what they like /don't like about it.
Right now I have a GPS legend.
I am looking at getting the Garmin Colorado. So if anyone is using that that would be great to hear about.
Also what is this whereigo? All about ?
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d-onion



Joined: Apr 08, 2007
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

I've been using a Garmin 60csx and have been very happy with it. I'm considering going to a Garmin Oregon next as it has some nice geocaching features like loading gpx files. I'm just disappointed that they still have to 1000 waypoint limit, and 200 gpx limit.
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Tulameen_Turtles



Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 347

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

DON'T get the Magellen Triton

We have two Magellen's the Explorist 500 (which we really like) and a Triton 400 (yes Kris has a habit of losing GPS's and we luckily keep finding them) - but the Triton - love the maps but the functionality is just not there yet even with software upgrades.

One day we're hoping to try a garmin, when the budget allows it - has anyone seen the new Delorme GPS units yet?
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team monopoly 1



Joined: Sep 19, 2006
Posts: 13
Location: burnaby

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

The Delorme GPS looks very nice.
The maps are amazing.
Wonder what the signal strength is like.
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CAMOKELLY



Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 482
Location: Abbotsford BC

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

I would love to try a Delorme, however they don't offer any Canadian maps and when I contacted them I was told there was nothing in the works to offer any anytime soon. To bad they are missing a huge market with that decision.
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gearhedd



Joined: Feb 16, 2007
Posts: 124

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

I HAVE TOOK A LOOK AT THE GARMIN OREGON, AND ITS SWEET. TOUCH SCREEN, CACHE PAGE LOAD IN, WERIGO, IT ALSO DOWN LOADS YOUR FINDS WITH A PRE WRITTEN LOG IF YOU ARE OUT FOR A BLITZ.

THIS IS THE GPSR I'M GETTING AT SOME POINT UNLESS SOMETHING BETTER COMES OUT.
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gearhedd



Joined: Feb 16, 2007
Posts: 124

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

NO GET THE OREGON OVER THE COLORADO, I'VE HEARD THAT THE COLORADO TO GO FROM ROAD MAP TO TRAIL MAPS YOU NEED TO PRESS AND MOVE THE WHEEL A BUNCH. THE OREGON IS WAY SMOOTHER IN IT'S OPERATION AND THE SIZE IS SMALLER , I LIKED THE SIZE BETTER. I HAVE SEEN BOTH SECOND HAND.

WERIGO IS A CACHE USING PICTURES AND OR VIDEO (WELL I THINK) ON YOU GPSR OR PALM TO FIND THE CACHE. NON IN BC YET.
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goaliegirl38



Joined: Apr 19, 2008
Posts: 148
Location: Pitt Meadows, Burnaby, or driving in between

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:13 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

I have a Garmin Oregon and love it!!! Feel free to ask any questions you have about it!
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scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:21 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

I have a question about the Garmin Oregon. Will you give it to me???
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Catapult Jeff



Joined: Aug 24, 2005
Posts: 169
Location: Surrey BC

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

"I have a question about the Garmin Oregon. Will you give it to me???"

Great now the skunk doesn't have to be nice cuz he a nobody again. We put him in charge to keep control of him. Hmmm..... maybe he should be banned from this site?

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team monopoly 1



Joined: Sep 19, 2006
Posts: 13
Location: burnaby

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

goaliegirl38 wrote:
I have a Garmin Oregon and love it!!! Feel free to ask any questions you have about it!
How is the battery life ?
how is the screen holding up?
my last 2 gps's both got scratches on the screen , but with this being a touch screen, whats it made of.
On the gpscity site , one buyer was not happy and said you needed mapping software, does it not come preloaded?
what is Geocaching mode ?
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goaliegirl38



Joined: Apr 19, 2008
Posts: 148
Location: Pitt Meadows, Burnaby, or driving in between

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

scruffster wrote:
I have a question about the Garmin Oregon. Will you give it to me???

No, but we can go caching and you can check it out Very Happy
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goaliegirl38



Joined: Apr 19, 2008
Posts: 148
Location: Pitt Meadows, Burnaby, or driving in between

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a new GPS Reply with quote

team monopoly 1 wrote:
goaliegirl38 wrote:
I have a Garmin Oregon and love it!!! Feel free to ask any questions you have about it!
How is the battery life ?
how is the screen holding up?
my last 2 gps's both got scratches on the screen , but with this being a touch screen, whats it made of.
On the gpscity site , one buyer was not happy and said you needed mapping software, does it not come preloaded?
what is Geocaching mode ?

28 caches over 10 days since the middle of Sept when I got it, I'm still on the first set of batteries... (This includes set up and playing with it randomly also) I haven't keep track of how many hours I have it on, but what I've read says about 8 hours depending on screen brightness. I'm just starting to get low battery warnings now.

Screen is holding up great, I don't have an invisishield for it yet, but have used it in the mud/rain, have even dropped it, and no marks or scratches yet. I've had it in my pocket with my keys, pen, whatever else may be in there... It's even survived my purse!

It comes with a preloaded base map, but since I was moving over from an Explorist 400 I didn't have any Garmin software, I picked up the CityNav Can/US microSD card and have been more than happy with it!

Geocaching mode is excellent! No more carrying paper, no more having my GPSr and Palm out there! Everything is in the Oregon, cache description, previous logs, hint on a different screen to avoid accidentally seeing the spoiler, and if you do need it it's already decoded. Once you've found (or DNF) you can log that into the Oregon, and then upload your field notes to geocaching.com and it makes logging your caches a breeze!

Reception hasn't been a problem so far, and neither has accuracy, I'd say better reception than my Explorist (I can get a signal in my livingroom) and the accuracy is equal to, if not slightly better than my Explorist.

At first navigating between screens takes a little getting used to, and I'm sure Garmin could find a way to improve on it, but once you have it down, it's a breeze. Your menus are customizeable. I haven't tried auto-routing or many of the other features yet. I've just been enjoying the giant leap forward from what I was using! One of these days I'll have time to learn all it's features! Razz
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