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  1. .... Yesterday I was in Istanbul where I have previously used this GPS with no problem. I met with other geocachers who had no problem with their GPS. I did a hard reset by holding the top left of the screen on start up and it still was unable to find the satellites ... Could my GPS be fried?...

    Sounds like it to me. Best evidence is you've tested it in an area of known good reception where other GPS units are working and yours still doesn't.

  2. Ah, got it - counter-intuitive is the right word, so much so that I misunderstood coggins' perfectly clear explanation originally. Thanks.


    Erm... Basecamp Mobile doesn't access location services either? When I go to add a waypoint it assumes I'm in the middle of CONUS...


    It looks like Garmin has finally out-done DeLorme on non-functionality AND incomprehensibility.


    Quite an accomplishment! :lol:

  3. ]All I'm doing is going to the My Collection button on the bottom Left of the screen, then the Edit button on the top right, then the + button on the bottom left to get the New Waypoint screen. zoom, pan, tap the crosshairs to mark and then the next button to add the Name, description and symbol, then the save button saves it to the cloud.

    Well - I logged into someone else's computer and launched Basecamp, logged into myGarmin and enabled cloud storage. Made one waypoint and synced.


    Now on my iPad in Basecamp I can see and edit that one waypoint. But I don't have the plus sign you mentioned for adding others. And I can only "sort of" edit that one existing waypoint -- it will only let me change the name, symbol, description - not the coords.


    This is not really an Oregon600 question/problem, but I'd like to see what BCM can do before I get one.

  4. you can also mark Waypoints from within BaseCamp Moble.
    i haven't been able to figure out how to do anything with it at all yet. I may be repeating myself here, but K. Is saying you can try out some of these features in BCM without actually pairing it to a Garmin device but I can't see how.
  5. ...when ejecting the SD card on the Mac, it remounts both the internal memory and the SD card. I can reproduce it 100% of the time, but only happens when the SD card is ejected. Ejecting the internal memory by itself is fine. Thankfully I haven't had any data corruption from this on the SD card.. yet, anyhow.

    That sounds vaguely familiar and may not be new. Mac specific, I've had similar behaviour from other devices with memory cards - cameras and GPSRs.


    How? I don't see any way to do anything without a connected device.

    It can interact with the Garmin cloud data without a device connected. So you can view, delete, and do some superficial editing on the iPhone.

    But I don't already have content in myGarmin. How do you get it there to begin with?

  6. ...On the iOS end, it is kinda annoying that you can't send GPX files to Basecamp Mobile from other apps. It prevents that exact scenario. Makes it mostly useful for moving between Garmin servers and the Oregon. ...

    Dang, that was the one thing I *wanted* it to do. It would have been so easy for Garmin to add a hook to "Open With... (Basecamp)" for GPX files downloaded via web pages or email messages.


    Can you go the other way is there an iOS or Android supported way to push GPX files you have up to Garmin's cloud so you can turn around and download them back into Basecamp and your Oregon?

  7. Not being an Android user, I'm a bit fuzzy on something.


    Garmin GLO is advertised as made for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Reviews I've read say it can be used with Android but requires installing additional software and isn't well documented.


    DeLorme's inReach for smartphones will work with both Android and iOS devices. But on Android it ONLY works with DeLorme's "Earthmate" application, while on iOS it will provide location data to any application.


    What's different between Android and iOS devices using Bluetooth GPS? What does an Android user have to look for when shopping for one?

  8. MRC&JLC, can you do a little test? Use the GLO to set a waypoint somewhere on or near your property. Go to the exact spot tomorrow and tell me how closet he GLO thinks you are to the waypoint. To the limit of your patience, repeat this kind of test over a few days and locations.

  9. True, the real test will be returning to a previously marked spot and checking repeatability. But I have a hunch this filtering - averaging 10 fixes per second and discarding the crud - is really doing a good thing.

  10. A general word to the wise: Don't try to load the entire USA jut because it seems like it would fit on one card. Load what you need and no more - the GPS will perform noticeably better that way.


    This has been true of every make GPS I've owned, not just DeLorme.

  11. You've put your finger on it as pertains to speed. The only way I noticed it is when looking at some sample tracks I recorded during my morning commute. On a section of rail line that runs between two nearby roads, the recorded position followed the nearest road until the rail line diverged a bit. Then it would jumped to the other road for a while.


    It IS a minor thing, but to me it seems a mistake unless the app is giving turn by turn directions - otherwise the map should show the raw GPS position. Snap to road may also affect battery and data usage, since the app has to access Apple's map server data to know where the road is.

  12. I recently found out that Apple's mapping app defaults to "snap to road" and that many other iOS apps do also. There are ways in the API to tell the location manager not to snap to road - but if an app developer doesn't take those into account and/or offer the user options, you just get that default behavior.


    Motion-X GPS offers something like 16 different user-selectable activity modes, some will snap to road and some won't.


    Has anyone else he used OTHER apps that record tracks and know which ones do and don't snap to road?

  13. If you can GET cellular coverage (or find WiFi hotspots), your iPhone 4 is still your best bet for on-the-go geocaching.


    For mapping/routing without cellular coverage, I'd recommend an app like TomTom to Navigon. Once these are loaded, you can get the entire road network loaded and have turn-by-turn navigation without any network connection. You can also get USGS topographical maps loaded offline, there are several programs available for this.. Phil Endecott's "Topo Maps" has been around the longest and works very well, but there are a lot of inexpensive options in that area.


    As for T-Mobile's coverage being poor in that area, there's a little known trick you can do with an unlocked iPhone to use it inexpensively on AT&T's network. By loading the correct kind of mobile configuration profile, you can trick AT&T's cellular network into treating it like an iPad for data use only. Then you can buy data bundles as you need them; $15/mo for 500MB or $30 for 3GB. More about this kind of configuration can be found at Unlockit.co.nz.


    Of course, I don't know if AT&T's coverage is any better than T-Mobile, I just wanted to let you know there are other options.

  14. There are no dedicated GPS units made with a wireless connection to let you load Geocaches without connecting to a computer.


    Most of Garmins's handheld units and software are Mac compatible though, so apart from that "works like an iPhone" you can pretty much pick a price point and feature set and find something that will suit your needs.

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