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Tip of the Day 12/16:Choosing a GPSr —sun/moon

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to explain why or why not you may consider using sun/moon information.

Standard fare in outdoor units,this features tells you the time of sunset,which is useful information when you’re out in the wild trying to squeeze in one more find.

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How [...]

Tip of the Day 12/9:Choosing a GPSr —routes

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

This is a very useful option that a lot of GPSr owners don’t use. Some receivers let you specify a sequence of waypoints to visit in the order that you choose. Since this [...]

Tip of the Day 12/2:Choosing a GPSr —battery

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to explain why or why not you may consider batteries as part of your GPSr purchase decision.

Most handheld GPSr devices deliver 10-12 hours of service on a set of two alkaline batteries. Rechargeable receivers,while common in auto-mounted units,are rare in rugged [...]

Tip of the Day 11/18:Choosing a GPSr —Tracks

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

Look for a unit that can store a breadcrumb trail of your path as you search. Not only is this useful when you’re trying to retrace your steps to find your car if [...]

Tip of the Day 11/16:The Future of Satellites

In our weekly Tech Tuesday tip,we tell you how to use technology to help you geocache.

The nation’s network of geostationary satellites,which is maintained by the U.S. Air Force,won’t last forever. New satellites must be regularly deployed to replace aging technology. As we were going to press,disturbing stories were emerging about [...]

Tip of the Day 11/3:Choosing a GPSr —basemap

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

There are two kinds of maps involved in a GPSr purchase. Basemaps live on the PC and store information sent to and from the GPSr. Navigation maps live on the handheld device [...]

Tip of the Day 10/27:Choosing a GPSr —flashlight

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

Some units include an LED flashlight,which can be handy when you’re poking around in caves,tree holes or wooded areas. LED isn’t a replacement for a conventional flashlight,but it’s nice to [...]

Tip of the Day 10/20:Choosing a GPSr —camera

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

Magellan’s Triton series includes a 2-megapixel camera in the handheld unit. Because geocachers love to exhange photos of their adventures,a camera as part of a GPSr can be a helpful tool. However,[...]

Tip of the Day 10/13:Choosing a GPSr —alarm

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

Some GPSr units can warn you when you’re approaching a waypoint. We can’t imagine why you’d want this for geocaching,because you’re presumably scrutinizing your destination anyway. What we’d really like to see [...]

Tip of the Day 10/6:Choosing a GPSr —turn-by-turn directions

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to explain why or why not you may consider turn-by-turn directions.

Units with auto navigation can guide you to a point with voice guidance. Few handheld GPS units do this well when it comes to being precise enough to geocache. You can invest in [...]


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