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Re: Cool New Software (Firmware) for the Oregon 450 and 550 models

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  • banda_geocacher
    I m curious, how many caches do you two guys typically load on your Oregon, and do you store them on the sd card or in the internal memory?
    Message 1 of 19 , Oct 21, 2011
      I'm curious, how many caches do you two guys typically load on your Oregon, and do you store them on the sd card or in the internal memory?

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Bill Ellis <zionzr2@...> wrote:
      >
      > Yea!!! Restart time much improved!!!!
      >
      >
      > On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:49 PM, John Baker <thenkengrene@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Excellent! I hope this fixes it! I'll know tomorrow when I test it. The
      > > "loading" every time taxes the batteries and slows down the finding of
      > > caches.
      > >
      > > John/thenkengrene
      > >
      > >
      > > On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:30 PM, banda_geocacher <banda@...>wrote:
      > >
      > >> **
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> The change description isn't very descriptive, but it looks like they may
      > >> have a fix for this:
      > >> http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4523
      > >> Brent
      > >>
      > >> --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, John Baker <thenkengrene@>
      > >> wrote:
      > >> >
      > >> > Yes, it is happening to me too! Like the update, but not the slow down.
      > >> >
      > >> > John/thenkengrene (in Abilene caching back home tomorrow)
      > >> >
      > >> > On Oct 14, 2011 6:15 PM, "Bill Ellis" <zionzr2@> wrote:
      > >> >
      > >> > **
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> > I think I noticed a flaw in the update...
      > >> >
      > >> > Now every time I power on the unit it has to reload all the waypoints
      > >> which
      > >> > takes a couple minutes. Before It only loaded the waypoints when I made
      > >> a
      > >> > change to the the files loaded on the unit. so it would power up much
      > >> more
      > >> > quickly if there was no change in the files between power cycles.
      > >> >
      > >> > Anyone else noticed this??
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> > On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 6:24 AM, Bill Ellis <zionzr2@> wrote:
      > >> > >
      > >> > > I like those changes!...
      > >> >
      > >>
      > >>
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > --
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      > Bill
      > a.k.a ZionZR2
      > 512-789-1469
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      >
    • banda_geocacher
      I m curious, how many caches do you two guys typically load on your Oregons, and do you load them on the sd card, or in the internal memory? Brent
      Message 2 of 19 , Oct 21, 2011
        I'm curious, how many caches do you two guys typically load on your Oregons, and do you load them on the sd card, or in the internal memory?

        Brent

        --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Bill Ellis <zionzr2@...> wrote:
        >
        > Yea!!! Restart time much improved!!!!
        >
        >
        > On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:49 PM, John Baker <thenkengrene@...> wrote:
        >
        > > **
        > >
        > >
        > > Excellent! I hope this fixes it! I'll know tomorrow when I test it. The
        > > "loading" every time taxes the batteries and slows down the finding of
        > > caches.
        > >
        > > John/thenkengrene
        > >
        > >
        > > On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:30 PM, banda_geocacher <banda@...>wrote:
        > >
        > >> **
        > >>
        > >>
        > >> The change description isn't very descriptive, but it looks like they may
        > >> have a fix for this:
        > >> http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4523
        > >> Brent
        > >>
        > >> --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, John Baker <thenkengrene@>
        > >> wrote:
        > >> >
        > >> > Yes, it is happening to me too! Like the update, but not the slow down.
        > >> >
        > >> > John/thenkengrene (in Abilene caching back home tomorrow)
        > >> >
        > >> > On Oct 14, 2011 6:15 PM, "Bill Ellis" <zionzr2@> wrote:
        > >> >
        > >> > **
        > >> >
        > >> >
        > >> > I think I noticed a flaw in the update...
        > >> >
        > >> > Now every time I power on the unit it has to reload all the waypoints
        > >> which
        > >> > takes a couple minutes. Before It only loaded the waypoints when I made
        > >> a
        > >> > change to the the files loaded on the unit. so it would power up much
        > >> more
        > >> > quickly if there was no change in the files between power cycles.
        > >> >
        > >> > Anyone else noticed this??
        > >> >
        > >> >
        > >> >
        > >> >
        > >> >
        > >> > On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 6:24 AM, Bill Ellis <zionzr2@> wrote:
        > >> > >
        > >> > > I like those changes!...
        > >> >
        > >>
        > >>
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
        >
        > --
        > ><> ><> ><> ><> ><>
        > Bill
        > a.k.a ZionZR2
        > 512-789-1469
        > <>< <>< <>< <>< <><
        >
      • banda_geocacher
        That s good. My only other concern is that previously I had instances where I would load an updated gpx file with the same name, but the caches would not
        Message 3 of 19 , Oct 21, 2011
          That's good. My only other concern is that previously I had instances where I would load an updated gpx file with the same name, but the caches would not update properly. I think that is what Garmin was trying to fix with 5.10. I wonder if the problem will return with 5.20.

          --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, John Baker <thenkengrene@...> wrote:
          >
          > Yes, with the last version the fewer the caches the faster the load time.
          > Now it should be fast whether it is 100 or 5000.
          >
          > John/thenkengrene
          >
          > On Oct 21, 2011 9:16 AM, "banda_geocacher" <banda@...> wrote:
          >
          > **
          >
          >
          > OK. I was wondering if the number of caches and the location of the file
          > would affect start-up time. My theory was that multiple thousands of caches
          > loaded on the sd card would cause longer start-up times, but I guess you
          > were seeing that even with internal memory. I have found that less than 100
          > caches loads very quickly, even with 5.10
          >
          > Brent
          >
          >
          >
          > --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, John Baker <thenkengrene@>
          > wrote:
          > >
          > > For today'...
          > > On Oct 21, 2011 8:17 AM, "banda_geocacher" <banda@> wrote:
          > >
          > > **
          >
          >
          > >
          > >
          > > I'm curious, how many caches do you two guys typically load on your
          > Oregons,
          > > and do you l...
          >
        • banda_geocacher
          That s interesting. Message replies I tried to post back on October 21st just showed up today on November 1st!
          Message 4 of 19 , Nov 1, 2011
            That's interesting. Message replies I tried to post back on October 21st just showed up today on November 1st!
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