Today we went to look for one cache but this time the Nuvi (using installed coordinates) was 100 metres off compared to the Etrex which was spot on. We input the coodinates to the Nuvi manually and it was still off by 100 metres. How can that happen?
I have used a Nuvi for geocaching overseas when my first Oregon hit the Belgian cobblestones in Brugge and died... I'm not 100% sure but one thing to check is that its switched to Pedestrian mode (or with mine, Cycling/Bicycle mode seemed to work more like I was used to with the Orgeon). The Nuvi, being a in-car GPS, would normally use Automotive mode which locks on to roads, not allow free movement off-road which could explain your problem.
colleda wrote:Also the Nuvi did not show cache names only their GC code number. Is it possible to change this?
I have been muddling my way through this so far, and appreciate the advice I have received, and I eventually hope to become more proficient at this before long - fingers crossed.
There is a setting in GSAK to do this - reverse the process of this GSAK FAQ :
3. I want the GCXXXX code sent to my GPS but currently I just get the abbreviated cache name. How do I fix this?
When you send waypoints to your GPSr there is a box that says "You can build the waypoint name using tags" and the default entry in this box is %smart. This special tag generates a unique smart name for each cache but if you want to see the GCXXXX code then change this to the special tag %code. You can use any combination of special tags in this box but remember to keep the total length of your generated code to the same or less than the maximum length your GPSr can take.
Unless its a limitation of the Nuvi that is...