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  1. I haven't tried out the Rove yet but the price and limited functionality make it unlikely that I would. I'm on the fence about the new Garmin as well - my eTrex 20 is actually a better fit to my purposes (smaller, lighter, much better battery life) and I don't know if the trade offs and expense for the 600 would be reasonable for me.


    The non-Bluetooth method I use - at home - is to connect my Garmin to the USB port on my WiFi router. It becomes network-attached storage and there are numerous ways to transfer files from iOS devices to that. But I only use this for copying maps and big GPX files downloaded from various sources. I wouldn't other for one-off geocaches.


    There are battery operated WiFi routers with USB ports available, less expensive than even the Rove. But again, this would be such a narrow usage for me that I wouldn't bother getting one.


    I suspect Walt would suggest buying an Android device and a USB OTG cable, but even there there is expense and having to choose carefully to make sure all the bits work together.

  2. Yes, I'll second Walt's comment... apart from the question of how to get data from your iPad to your Garmin - do learn to use Pocket Queries instead of individually picking them off of the GC.com website.




    Having used this opportunity to plug my favorite online comic, I'm now wondering how best to answer your original question. If you just want to transfer cache information one at a time, in the field ... I'd say it's not worth doing. If you are going to load geocaches in bulk using Pocket Queires at home, it's easiest to load your GPS up at home as well. Unless you're willing to invest in extra gadgets and software to take with you geocaching, it's not something you can do in the field.


    See why it's complicated? I'm tempted to buy a Garmin Oregon 600 just to see if that model's communication features make it any simpler ...

  3. .... 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.

  4. 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:

  5. ]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.

  6. 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.
  7. ...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?

  8. ...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?

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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