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Get the PC cord with it, and it'll do you just fine! I love mine!


Here's something to chew on...

I have sold GPS for 7 1/2 years, and have taught GPS clinics for 5 years. I have used just about every GPS receiver made in the last 8 years, and can "borrow" for "field testing" nearly any current GPS receiver I want to, for any amount of time, at the store where I sell them (and do so...often). I have owned more GPS receivers than I have pairs of shoes in the last 5 years. Well...Guess what the only handheld model is I currently own? Yup...The Foretrex 101!


There will be those that tell you to get a color mapping unit with xxmb of memory and an internal compass and barometric altimeter, and whatever else. If you don't mind spending the extra money, then go for it...They are really fun. But, there's something fun about saving serious money and still being able to do something just as well as those that forfeited the $$$ too!

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As a beginning geocacher, I am wondering if anyone has had experience with the light weight garmin fortrex 101? It got a backpackers award, but how about for geocaching?


I have one, but don't use it for geocaching. I prefer a gps with the electronic compass for caching. I use the Fortrex as a pedometer when I am caching and sometimes as a fancy odometer when in the car.


I don't think there would be a problem using it for geocaching, it sems to be plenty sensitive and gets a lock fairly fast. I did have to send the first one back because of a problem on how long it ran on a set of batteries. Twice I had the first one in the car and with a new set of batteries it shut down once after 2 hours and 45 minutes and again after 2 hours and 46 minutes. I really haven't had a chance to test the replacement for a real long period, but I have ran it steady for about 3 and a half hours and it didn't shut down.

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