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Hi

 

I am new to geocaching and so far have just used maps. My sat nav for the car is faulty :rolleyes: and I am looking to replace it. I have been told that the Garmin Nuvi 255 w will do both jobs :) . When I look on the Garmin web site it says it is not geocach friendly. Will it work? for both ;)

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Not really. They lock to roads, don't zoom in very close and don't have a navigation (compass arrow) screen. The only Nuvis with proper Geocaching support are the 5xx series.

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I have the 255w but use it in addition to my GPSMAP 60CSx. I use the Nuvi for the road routing and paperless features. And the 60 for all off road. But for using for just strait caching as stated above. Not a good choice. :-(

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Yes it can be done.

 

But to answer your question - No - it is not suitable for the task of Geocaching. Better to leave it in the car and grab an inexpensive handheld like a Garmin venture HC.

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I use a Nuvi 255w for geocaching. I use the map navigation to get within easy walking distance of the cache. Once out of the car I go to the "where am I" section in the GPS. I do write down on paper the coordinates, and once out on the hike to the cache, I look at the "where am I" coordinates in the GPS, then look at my coordinates that I wrote down on paper. Once my coordinates are very close to each other, or the same, then I know I'm at ground zero :( Yes it is true, the 255w is not waterproof, and if you drop it, more than likely it will break, so be careful when out in the woods :laughing:

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