41378Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Upgrading Garmin GPS Survey
- Apr 30, 2013I have an Oregon...550? I don't know, I don't track those #s.My first unit went back to the shop twice -- technology was but a year or so old -- but since they replaced it (the magical serial # change fix), it's been fine.I've gotten used to its 'little ways' -- the interface is enough different from the 60 series that it takes some adjusting. But ultimately I like it better -- the touch screen is slightly quicker and more direct. Or feels that way.It got a bit neurotic for a while, but then Melanie/ACCLanMan took it in hand and did that magic voodoo scrubbing thing she does, and it's been champion ever since.My only error was not getting an invisishield installed on it -- the screen is slightly roughed up. On the other hand, the unit is in better shape than Waterweasel's year younger 62 (he may be particularly rough on units, however -- I think Mel's and Trey's 62s are holding up fine).Battery power (non-rechargable -- I know, I'm awful) lasts about a full day of Power caching. I'd say about the same as the 62.The use of a GPS is so idiosyncratic, however, that your mileage would surely vary.That said, I would probably replace it in kind when its end days do arrive.I really do like the touch-screen navigation.(I do NOT, however, use it to take pictures. Sure, it does in a pinch, & they're fine -- but my phone is more familiar, I guess.)BarbJ/Tygress
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From: Barbara Dukette <bjdukette@...>
To: "CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com" <CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Upgrading Garmin GPS Survey
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:30:39 -0500Matthew, I love my 60csx. I'm on #2. Could I buy yours if its still working?
Barbara Gigi and JoJo
On Apr 29, 2013, at 4:05 PM, "Matthew A" <matthewa625@...> wrote:
Is anyone using a Magellan eXplorist 510?
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Matthew A" <matthewa625@...> wrote:
> I have a Garmin 60CSx that I have had since 2007.
> I am considering upgrading to one of these units: Oregon 450t, 550t, 600t, or 62stc
> I would like to hear all likes and dislikes of these units from anyone. Things like easy of use, accuracy, loading geocaches, logging multiple finds, will it work with GSAK, etc....
> Matthew mda_taz
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