Category Archive: Garmin

May The Geocaching Force Be With You

Giggle you will if Garmin ever offers its new Star Wars voices to handheld GPSr users. It’s Not About The Numbers can just imagine geocachers bashing through bush or their local mall carpark under the guiding force of Yoda or Darth Vader. “Turn you will. Do or do not find, there is no try.” Or …

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Job Vacancy: OpenCaching Ambassador

Pick me, pick me, pick me OpenCaching … I’ve just applied to be a new ambassador for Garmin’s listing service. And you can sign up too. According to OX’s latest blog post, it wants enthusiastic opencachers to “spread the love” about its six-month-old community and “share feedback from active geocachers around the world”. Its job …

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The GPSMAP 62s Gets A Camera

Awhile back I reviewed the Garmin GPSMAP 62s and expressed my love and admiration for it. Well Garmin have just gone and made it even better through the addition of 5 megapixel camera to create the 62sc. TeamVoyagr over at Cachemania points out what I suspect many who upgraded to the 62s will be feeling …

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End Of The Yellow Legend: Garmin Revamps the Etrex

Yes, it’s true. That little yellow friend that you first started geocaching with and who has likely been your backup GPS for the last few years has decided to retire…or rather the Garmin Gods have decided to replace it with a long overdue revamp. It is both a sad and joyous occasion. Sad because the …

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XOX OX

Read ‘em and weep, Cumbyrocks … Today I got a box of Opencaching goodies in the mail – much like the parcel American blogger OX Cacher received all those months ago, inspiring my geo-sibling’s plaintiff e-plea to Garmin. Once opened, my own cache turned out to hold Opencaching caps, lanyards, pins, stickers and … some of the …

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Sibling Rivalry

They say the “family that plays together, stays together” so it was with great delight that geo-siblings Cumbyrocks and kjwx embarked on their first caching trip recently. Here, the duo relate their experiences trying to sneak in a few finds on a fleeting visit to the New Zealand city of Palmerston North for their grandmother’s …

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Caching Up With …

In this occasional series, It’s Not About The Numbers asks geocachers to find themselves, rather than a hidden container. Today’s victim is Robert Harwell, of North Carolina – the winner of our second Garmin chirp giveaway as chosen by our blog readers. Robert Harwell Age: 38 Location: North Carolina, USA Occupation: Founder of webstore GeoSurvival …

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Available for adoption…

Available now for a limited time for adoption: One 30-something geocacher. Slightly used. Knees require reconditioning but engine still runs well. Very high technology requirements. Can be slightly opinionated but is willing to modify opinions for the right person. Persons considering adoption should meet the following requirements: Be patient and understanding with the need to …

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Photo Essay: Any Given Sunday

EXCLUSIVE … you might find American geocacher Erika Jean on the trail of another hide. Here, the keen Arizona photographer lets It’s Not About The Numbers join her and a caching companion on a recent outing via this retro-spective essay. It all starts at the computer. Download and then hit the road. Drive as close …

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Feeling Chirpy? Read The Fine Print

A chirp a day keeps Groundspeak away? Perhaps that’s the hope of Garmin’s Opencaching.com team, with today’s announcement that it will be giving away one chirp wireless beacon every day for the next few months. To enter its ‘Chirp-a-Day’ sweepstakes, American cachers – that’s right no foreigners allowed – must publish an approved cache at OC.com before …

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