Squeaky the Squirrel wrote: »
Can you not do it all on your phone?
Feck Garmin and all their overpriced crap, big thanks to google maps for putting them in their place.
Lardy wrote: »
You can, but there is no replacement for a dedicated gps to be honest. Not to mention the battery drain on the phone by using the phones gps.
Also, the garmin handheld gps devices are second to non and very cheap! No need for any maps either. You don't navigate by maps when geocaching.
DaveNoCheese wrote: »
Cheers mate, bit out of my price range at the moment.
frankie2shoes wrote: »
I've been using a samsung galaxy s2 and found it very effective. in the car I can just navigate to the cache site using the phone sat nav and then zone in on the cache. Really don't see the point in buying a garmin for just geo-caching.
Sh1tbag OToole wrote: »
Garmin foretrex 401. I use a free proggy called gpsbabel to convert them to .gpx and copy them over using the cable. Before I used a yellow eTrex which I still use the odd time.
MunsterGeo wrote: »
Newbe to geocaching and delighted to find the forum here in Ireland that has a section for the hobby.
Been looking at the Garmin Foretrex 401 for a little while now for other outdoor activities and have been viewing various Youtube videos on it.
How do you find it in the "real world"? In terms of accuracy how does it compare to the eTrex you own? I know that accuracy is a combination of factors but typically how does it compare? The satnav I use in my vehicle typically reports an accuracy of between 3 and 5 mtrs. Is the eTrex or the Foretrex any different?
The Foretrex appears to be quite an affordable unit and the fact that its wearable I like.
Oh, forgot to mention that I'm also interest in the conversion program you have mentioned. Is it intuitive to use or is there a learning curve involved? Does software come with the Foretrex or will gpsbabel communicate with it? Will be using Windows Vista and / or Winows XP professional depending on what computer happens to be available at the time.