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Problems with my Oregon 400t


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Today I turned on my 400t and went to go do some caching with my boy. We got to where the first cache was and I realized that map was off by ~150-200 feet. I was standing on the corner, near where the gps said the cache was, but my gps said I was over 200 feet away from the corner.

 

Is this fixed by doing a factory reset, getting a new gpx file for the caches, anything?

 

Any help/ suggestions is appreciated.

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Did you just turn the unit on? Sometimes it takes a while to get the most accurate bearings (3-5 minutes). If I reset or do any updates I let my unit set for at least 20 minutes to half an hour before I will use it. After that it is just a quick stat up and go. Did you happen to see the accuracy reading to make sure you had a good lock? This sounds like it is off a lot. I have never had my Oregon been off by that much. I am usually within 10-15 feet of the cache at most.

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Did you just turn the unit on? Sometimes it takes a while to get the most accurate bearings (3-5 minutes). If I reset or do any updates I let my unit set for at least 20 minutes to half an hour before I will use it. After that it is just a quick stat up and go. Did you happen to see the accuracy reading to make sure you had a good lock? This sounds like it is off a lot. I have never had my Oregon been off by that much. I am usually within 10-15 feet of the cache at most.

 

When I was out, I had a full 5 bars signal, and 12-15' accuracy.

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Garmin's topo maps are notoriously incorrect for roads. Topographic features are spot on but roads are often a few hundred feet off. Load one of the free maps from gpsfiledepot.com.

Yup...here's a prime example near Willow, Alaska.

WillowCarnivalLong.jpg

The yellow track log records a 12-mile skijor race I did last January. The track follows the edges of the lakes very nicely. However, it shows the Parks Highway (Hwy. 3) running across the middle of the lake where the race started. Might be possible during the winter months, but the highway, subdivisions and railroad are actually a good quarter mile or more to the east of where they are depicted.

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