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Tip of the Day 2/24:Choosing a GPSr —Chip

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to discuss the processing chip.

The key name to remember here is SiRF,a chipset that makes receivers more accurate. Invest in a SiRF chip-enabled GPSr. It will save you time in the field.

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Do you like your GPSr? Would you recommend [...]

Tip of the Day 2/17:Choosing a GPSr —Memory/storage

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to discuss memory and storage.

Cheaper and older GPSr units,including the Garmin 60 series,come with only 24 MB or less of internal memory. That’s enough to hold a few states’worth of maps,which doesn’t seem like a big deal until you [...]

Tip of the Day 2/10:Choosing a GPSr —Geocaching features

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to discuss geocaching features.

In the early days of handheld GPS navigation,most GPSr manufacturers included a few geocaching features strictly as an after-thought. Cache waypoints were all but indistinguishable from any others and the volume of information that users could capture was [...]

Tip of the Day 2/3:Choosing a GPSr —music/video

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to discuss music and video.

The spacious memory and storage capacity of today’s units have enabled many manufacturers to add the ability to play MP3 and video files. We can’t imagine why this would be useful for geocaching (unless you’re a devotee of the [...]

Tip of the Day 1/27:Choosing a GPSr —area calculation

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to discuss area calculation.

This feature calculates the area encompassed by a series of waypoints. You won’t need it for geocaching unless you’re playing a game at an event!

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Tip of the Day 1/20:Choosing a GPSr —water resistance

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to discuss the importance of water resistance.

Believe us,you’ll need this! GPSr devices get dropped onto wet grass and in mud puddles all the time. A unit labeled “water resistant”can survive a brief dunking or a few minutes in the rain. One [...]

Tip of the Day 1/13:Choosing a GPSr —vendor website

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to explain why a good vendor website can supplement your GPSr.

Most vendors do a pretty good job of providing basic documentation and firmware downloads from their websites,but some add special features like downloadable maps,satellite images,and specialized lists of waypoints. Also [...]

Tip of the Day 1/6:Choosing a GPSr —tides

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to explain why you may or may not want tides.

You’ll probably never need this information unless you geocache at shorelines where water level is a factor. You don’t want to use a handheld unit designed for land navigation when you’re out at sea. [...]

Tip of the Day 12/30:Choosing a GPSr —interface

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to explain what to look for in an interface when shopping for a GPSr.

There are lots of options here and your choice is a matter of personal preference. We prefer scroll wheels or touch screens. However,the most popular GPSr with avid cachers [...]

Tip of the Day 12/23:Choosing a GPSr —screen

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to explain what to look for in a screen when shopping for a GPSr.

Look for a unit with a bright screen that is large enough to deliver detail without making the receiver bulky. Auto navigation units generally excel in this area,but most [...]