New Garmin GPSr - Oregon "Touchscreen"

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Post by McPhan » 25 December 08 7:16 am

Maybe a look at this before updating to 2.7 or 2.8

http://www.gpsfix.net/?p=261

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Post by Big Matt and Shell » 25 December 08 6:11 pm

Thanks Mcphan,

I got the new toy today and would have updated for sure when I got home...

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Post by McPhan » 25 December 08 7:07 pm

Enjoy the new arrival :) :) :)

I was going to check if Santa had been good.

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Post by ClockworkLemon » 25 December 08 7:40 pm

McPhan wrote:Maybe a look at this before updating to 2.7 or 2.8

http://www.gpsfix.net/?p=261

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Damn, I wish I'd seen that before I updated last night...

Mind you, the majority of problems appear to be with the automotive profile, which I don't anticipate using. I think I'll have a bit of a play around now, and see if any of those problems rear their ugly heads, though.

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Post by March Brown » 28 December 08 10:08 am

Have been using 2.8 since it was available and only found one of those problems related to the track log but next time the unit was turned on that issue hade gone away.
Mind you I usualy only use the geocaching profile and marine.

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Post by Fuddley » 28 December 08 1:58 pm

Got myself an Oregon 300 for Christmas, what a great toy. Don't get me wrong the old Etrex has served us well and cost nothing, with nearly 600 finds under it's belt, but after doing only 11 caches with the Oregon, the Etrex is now well and truly put to rest.

One question (and I kwon I have seen the answer somewhere) How many caches will the Oregon hold?

I have a 2Gb card installed, with about 930mb of maps, so have plenty of space.

Thanks in advance.

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Post by Map Monkey » 28 December 08 2:09 pm

Enjoy Fuddley :P It will hold 2000 caches, 200 GPX files, whichever one occurs first. :lol: You could also place 1000 caches as pure coordinates only in the GPSr as waypoints if you really needed them. 8)

There is a GPX file size limit of around 8 Mb, though this is usually only achievable with GSAK. :wink:

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Post by Fuddley » 28 December 08 2:13 pm

Thanks MM

I had tried to load about 2500 as one GPX file with GSAK and it told me that I was loading too many, but did not tell me what it would allow.

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Post by Fairly Magic » 30 December 08 6:54 pm

After forgetting to charge the NavPin :oops: and having to reinstall all the software and then create the queries and all the rest of the aggro involved we have seen the need to upgrade to an Oregon. (see Snuva, didn't take me long to convince Sirius I needed a new GPS). :twisted:

So now my question is where do I buy one for the best price and fastest delivery? I want it now (she pouts).

Cheers Quilter

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Post by Fuddley » 30 December 08 8:13 pm

I got mine from OctaPC in WA. cost $559 + $22.10 for fast post.
I ordered it on the 19th of Dec and it arrived in Bundaberg on the 24th. Pretty good service as far as I am concerned.

Where ever it comes from you won't regret it

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Post by nibbler » 30 December 08 9:38 pm

Got an upgrade for christmas and have to say love the feature especially the Field notes function and am not missing having to have a PDA for the log notes and hints

The only draw back is the back light ...its a lttle too dim for my liking even after adjusting the map profile

Got mine from RYDA.com with very fast delivery

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Post by SnoopySniffers » 02 January 09 2:31 pm

Does this unit have waypoint averaging?

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Post by McPhan » 02 January 09 5:19 pm

There is no inbuilt averaging.....however, there is this Wherigo cartridge which will put averaging on your Oregon.

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Post by Team Wibble » 22 February 09 6:35 pm

Got one from Cartographics a couple of days ago and loving it. Its a big step up from the Old Foretrex, that's for sure.

Just a question about invibleshields, I had a look at zagg.com and all looked great, added an Oregon shield and a couple of camera shields to the basket, went to checkout and it wants to charge me $68USD for shipping alone :shock: :shock:

Is there any other alternative place to buy these things? No way am I paying that much for shipping!!!

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Post by Fuddley » 22 February 09 6:42 pm

We got some Tom Tom ones from Harvey Norman, and trimmed them to fit, cost about $10 or $15 for 3, and you get at least 2 for the Oregon out of each one.

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