Category Archive: Garmin

Need Help Understanding Your Garmin Oregon?

  I know someone who has very recently (as in today) received their new Garmin Oregon 450 after fretting for the last few weeks that it wasn’t going to turn up. Now that it’s here this technologically talented person is having a few issues working out how to use said Oregon, so I thought it might be …

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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 phiki614, of Cromwell, New Zealand; the runner-up of our recent Garmin chirp giveaway. phiki614 Age: 28 Location: Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand Occupation: School teacher (and father) GPSr: Garmin GPS60 – because it was …

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Still waiting for my Opencaching.com gift pack

I eagerly anticipate the arrival of my OpenCaching.com gift pack any day now, just as geocacher OXCacher has received his. His love gift from the Garmin-run site was so powerful that it lead to quick change of web address from www.undergroundspeak.com to OXCacher.com (the OX being the Opencaching.com code for caches and means ‘Open’). So …

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Expect Garmin Handheld GPS units to get cheaper…maybe

Zacks Investment Research has announced they have downgraded Garmin Ltd to Underperform, citing continued deterioration of the PND (portable navigation device) market. Garmin generated around 64% of its third quarter revenue from the auto/mobile segment, the bulk of which comes from PNDs. Segment revenues dropped to around $442 million in the last quarter from around …

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Cumbyrocks reviews the Garmin GPSMAP 62s

Happily my first field experience with the Garmin GPSMAP 62s was it being tossed 10 metres into a blackberry thicket. Despite what you are thinking the GPSr landed safely in my hands and I have been in love ever since. Undoubtedly you are now also wondering what I was doing standing 10 metres into a …

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Poll position: your winner

You voted, and voted and voted … And the result of It’s Not About The Numbers’ readers’ choice poll was a landslide victory for American Robert Harwell (GC name: harwell5), of North Carolina. Congratulations Robert, your new Garmin chirp is in the mail. Two weeks ago Harwell, who helps runs the Greater Charlotte Geocaching Club, …

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Magellan speaks …

Politically correct, that’s the best way to describe GPSr company Magellan‘s stance on its rival’s Opencaching.com service. When Garmin first launched the website a month ago, Magellan Outdoor’s Justin Doucette told Cache Mania it did not have any plans to utilise APIs (Application Programming Interface or, for the non-geeks, rules that a software program can …

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OpenCaching Survey Results: It’s A Knockout!

Three weeks ago, we produced Get In The Ring 2, Round 2 – our follow-up poll on Garmin’s new OpenCaching.com. Those results are now in and it seems Round 2 is a knockout to Signal and the crew at Groundspeak. More than 150 people responded to our survey, so here’s a breakdown of that match punch by punch …

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A Tweet For You

Want to feather your geo-nest with a brand-new Garmin chirp? It’s Not About The Numbers is giving one of the GPSr manufacturer’s wireless beacons to a lucky reader for Christmas. To enter, submit a photo or video that shows us why it’s not all about the numbers for you before noon on December 31st (NZ …

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YouTube: Use It To Help You Buy Your Next GPSr

My long-suffering geocaching widow wife was recently gracious enough to suggest I could get anew GPSr for Christmas. I immediately got all excited and started looking over all the specs and prices of the better GPSr models about. Before going further I should point out that I have been pretty impressed with my Blackberry Bold …

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