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Chris CA

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  1. They are okay but you cannot load them onto your GPS. Magellan must have the wording wrong then. From Magellan's website on the Triton 300: Add detailed maps - Upload marine cartography and topographic maps, including the highly-detailed and feature-packed National Geographic TOPO! state series and Weekend Explorer 3D Maps Okay. Make sure it states it is compatible/uploadable to the GPS you are looking at getting.
  2. They are okay but you cannot load them onto your GPS.
  3. The Colorado is not a touch screen.
  4. No difference to the GPS, correct. To you it will seem colder because you lose heat more quickly, but it's not really colder.
  5. Windchill does not make it any colder than it is. If the temp is 30 degrees and you have a 100 mph wind, it will not be colder than 30 degrees. It simply makes it seem colder due to removing the heat quicker from the body than with no wind.
  6. Rong Rockin Roddy... http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-oregon-400t-canada.html and? The 400T does not have routable maps pre-loaded...
  7. Chris CA

    Garmin Plugin

    It willnot work if you heve Flip for Mac installed.
  8. If you can input a waypoint, you can edit that waypoint coordinates. Usually you simply press and hold a button to create awaypoint and the next screen will let you save it as is or edit it (name, cooridnates, symbol, notes, etc).
  9. $298 at QVC -> Colorado 300 Use the $50 difference to go towards the 24k maps and/or the City Navigator.
  10. My point in this discussion is about USB because incorrect statements were made about USB. Not all USB ports will power everything that is plugged into it. If I did had not just sent my Colorado back in for replacement, I would, but I did say "likely won't work" So it is plugged into a low power USB port? If you don't know the difference between a low power USB port and a high power USB port, then the point is moot. So you are also plugged into a low power USB port? Mine runs off USB also with no batteries. I never said it won't run off USB at all. I said likely it will not run off low power USB. I have not tried running off a low power USB port. Huh? Might try doing a little math. If it was MUCH lower than 100mA, it would run a LOT longer than the 14-15 hrs stated in specs. A device that uses 100mA will run for 20 hours on a full 2000mA battery. (2000mA / 100mA = 20) This post give some measured powered consumption for the Colorado. -> http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...w=&st=& It shows 134mA at power up with no other options (backlight, WAAS, etc.) enabled. Therefore, with 2000mA batteries, it should work for up to 15 hrs, which is what the specs state. (2000mA / 134mA = 14.93) I'm done here.
  11. This is not correct. Low power USB will NOT power the Colorado or any other device. Low power USB provides only 100mA and according to the standard will not be used to power devices. It can only be used to provide communication on the bus. Remove the batteries from the unit and plug it into a USB port on your computer, which is likely low power USB. It will NOT be powered up. When a device is connected to the USB bus, it it then polled by the USB controller to see if it is a high power device and see if it requires 500mA from the bus. If it does and the USB is high powered, it will send the juice to the device and enable communications. If the port is not high powered, it will not enable the device on that port and should send a message to the OS and the device telling them that it will not run the device.
  12. Ahh. I did not see that. I clicked on my name and it took me to the geocaching.com profile. Thank you both, kind sirs!
  13. It fits his descrption exactly. The screen got faster as it warmed up later in the day, two days in a row. Unless it was on an inside pocket all the time and taken out only for a minute, simply holding it in his hand would not warm up the entire unit including the screen. And the screen is directly in the ambient air so the screen temp would be pretty close to the ambient air temp. Sure it is. If I leave any LCD device (phone, camera, GPS, iPod) in my car overnight on a cold night (40's), the displays are all slow when first fired up. I doubt anyone traveling to the North pole would leave any electronic device (not designed specifically for that weather) simply hanging outside their parka. They'd take it out when needed then put it back inside. Not all LCDs are going to act exactly the same at the same temps. Different type batteries can also heat up the unit more than others.
  14. Not quite. USB has two "standard" outputs, depending on the what it is made for. USB standard calls for two different options. Low power USB is simply for communication. It requires only 100mAmps output to the device. It will not power/charge a USB device connected to it.device High Power USB is for communication as well as powering/charging the device connected. This requires 500mAmps output to the device. When a device is plugged in, it will communicate with the USB host and negotiate the reqired power level. If requires high power from the USB bus and it is not available, it will not work and you should receive some indication from the USB port device. Plug a printer/scanner that is powered via USB into your keyboard and it will tell you to get bent because your keyboard is only low power USB.
  15. When I view the forums.Groundspeak.com, the message times are 2 hrs off. Aren't these set to be displayed as the users local time? I have the correct time zone set on my profile at geocaching.com
  16. That's bizarre enough to merit a call to DeLorme's tech support, and perhaps cross-posting to their own user forums. Not bizarre at all. Liquids (as in LCD - Liquid Crystal Display) slow down when cold. - See this -> http://www.howstuffworks.com/lcd.htm/printable or this -> http://www.isminfo.com/index.php?option=co...3&Itemid=69
  17. Now? When couldn't you pick Spanner mode? Assuming the stereo puts out 500mA out the USB port for charging, no reason it shouldn't work though I don't believe (not sure) most car stereos are set to power/charge USB items.
  18. $297 trhu Amazon -> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FVLTNA
  19. Yes, it can but it doesn't mean it will.
  20. Purchased Colorado 300 in May. Mid July June returned for USB port on top loose. Received refurbished unit quickly. First unit had 1 GB RAM, this one only 500MB RAM. (Yes I know they are suposed to only have 500MB. Garmin told me they had different suppliers) This unit locks up constantly, every 5-15 minutes. Geting ready to ship this one back.
  21. Just press and hold the Rocker button to create a new waypoint then accept or edit the waypoint as desired.
  22. You don't need to view them on the GPS/computer. You can upload them directly to Geocaching.com. See this -> http://www.geocaching.com/my/fieldnotes.aspx The field notes should be stored in \Garmin\geocaching_visits.txt.
  23. Chris CA

    Field Notes

    See this -> http://www.geocaching.com/my/fieldnotes.aspx
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