I purchased a Magellan 315 on 16 November 2001. The first waypoint I set was for my lounger in the apartment I lived in at the time. I found my first geocache the following day.
On a trip to Florida a few weeks later, I dropped the GPSr on my parents’ floor. The unit seemed fine until I tried to find a cache. I could not lock in on any satellites. Upon my return to New Jersey, I returned the unit while it was still under warranty.
It was then that I got a Magellan Meridian Gold. I have used that unit ever since. It is well worn. I enjoy looking at the newer models, but am not disappointed at all with my MeriGold.
In February 2008 I purchased a Garmin Colorado 400t. While there was nothing inherently wrong with the MeriGold, I was itching for a new unit. It seemed like the Colorado had features that would be good for me and since I tend to be an early-adopter, it was a nexus of a few things for me.
The unit has had some glitches early on, but the more I use it, the more I love this unit. The most significant improvement for me is that bringing a PDA on a geocaching trip is superfluous at this point. I have all the information on hand.
The Garmin, unfortunately, is tied to the Groundspeak namespace for GPX files. That means loading terracaching, navicaching, or homebrew caches is a chore. I am working on a workaround, but there shouldn’t need to be one. This influence of Groundspeak’s is far beyond a listing site.
Workaround has been found. 🙂
Also blogged on this date . . .
- What are you most likely very wrong about? - 2022
- Widget - 2021
- SCBC 8 Night Cache - 2021
- Under a Lamp Post - 2021
- SCBC 15 a poor house - 2021
- BGG: Dowels @ Poor House - 2021
- SCBC 4 it's test time - 2021
- MCBC 15 at the marsh - 2021
- MCBC 8 in the vineyard - 2021
- SCBC 6 Virtual Flight - 2021
- BGG: Fiber Optics - 2021
- MCBC 7 Tree house - 2021
- BGG: Get a clue - 2021
- BGG: Side by Side - 2021
- GBC 11 - Gadgets galore - 2021
- MCBC 9 at the Museum - 2021
- Take a Deep Breath - 2021
- Historic Hedgesville - 2021
- MCBC 6 at the library - 2021
- BGG: Harlan Springs - 2021
- MCBC 5 battery powered - 2021
- MCBC 3 Solar house - 2021
- BGG: Watch your head - 2021
- SCBC 11 Who's there? - 2021
- BGG: At the Orchard - 2021
- MCBC 11 Moving up - 2021
- Bogart's & The Health of Millville - 2015
- Hopefully, I Finally Get It - 2012
- Family Pizza Night - 2010
- The WidowMaker Burger - 2010
- Focus - 2009
- Mathemagic - 2008
- I Suck - 2008
- Thinking Outside the Box - 2008
- The Tale of Two Geocoins - 2007
- Hydrocodone - 2007
- The Virtual Flap - 2007
- State Mandates - 2007
- Is the Time Frame the Issue? - 2006
- Happy Anniversary - 2006
- Test - 2006
- Kilmer - 2003
- Not 'Reely' Hard - 2003
- Six feet OVER?! - 2003
- Animal Magnetism - 2003
- Why Do I Love Baseball? - 2002