Category Archive: Garmin

GLO-ing Support For Portable GPS Receiver

Wellington’s Geof Robinson (GC handle: xBoomstickx) rates his geocaching-related Christmas present.
“Santa was listening this year; I had been a good boy and got my Garmin GLO (US$99/NZ$139) for Christmas. What a difference an accurate GPSr makes!

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GPS Tracklog On Garmin’s Pricing Structure

Rich over at GPS Tracklog has suggested Garmin may have a new pricing structure for Personal Navigation Devices. Last month ABI Research issued a report saying that Personal Navigation Device (PND) manufacturers seem to be “moving away from mass market consumer goods to becoming low volume, high value.” While I take issue with their analysis showing that …

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You Asked, OX Answers

Late last year It’s Not About The Numbers sought help to interview OpenCaching.com. Here are two of the questions submitted by our readers and the OX replies  … CRAIGRAT OF AUSTRALIA ASKS: “Do you think that opening the site up as early as you did caused more harm than good?” OX REPLIES: “By launching OpenCaching.com …

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OX Opens Up: Part One

Finally … OpenCaching.com has opened up about its past, present and future. In the first of three interviews with It’s Not About The Numbers, a Garmin spokesman explains the creation of this often controversial listing service. It’s been the question on everyone’s lips for over a year … Why did Garmin borrow the name of …

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Not Everyone Sold On OpenCaching Merchandise

OpenCachers can finally wear their hearts on their sleeves – well, their preferred logo anyway – though not all players are sold on the new designs. More than a year after first launching, the Garmin-run listing service has released a small line of OX merchandise for users to buy. The three items being sold through …

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Update: OX Interview

Never fear, It’s Not About The Numbers hasn’t forgotten its promise to unlock the secrets of Garmin’s OpenCaching.com site for you … OX lead developer Chad DeShon emailed us on Monday to say he was still working on the (lengthy) question list we sent him last December in the wake of Nick Brown’s controversial opinion …

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Taking Photos Caching

Whilst a lot of us like to take photos while caching, with Garmin’s latest update to a number of their recent units, they have now opened new possibilities of taking photos with you where you go caching. Why is this useful? Well, we’ve all come across caches that have a hint such as ‘see photo’ …

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Can You Connect An Android To An Oregon?

                  An important question for It’s Not About The Numbers’ readers: Can you connect an Android phone to Garmin’s Oregon GPSr? Obviously, there are some issues with getting an appropriate connector (my Android has a micro b USB port, while the Oregon 450 has a mini b USB port) but …

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Cumbyrocks: Some Thoughts On OpenCaching(.com) Now

So OpenCaching.com is one year old. At the time it was released, I was awaiting the arrival of my third child, who was born one month later. It occurred to me earlier today that as they were both born about the same time that there may be some similarities here. No, I’m not about to …

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OpenCaching.com Responds …

Here’s what Garmin’s listing service thought of Nick Brown’s post: “We just read your (sTeamTraen’s) article about OpenCaching.com’s one-year anniversary. While we obviously disagree with some of the points and conclusions, we’re always glad when geocachers, like sTeamTraen, look at what we are doing and give us a fair chance. “It would be nice if you …

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