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I have a Garmin 62s and 60csx I tried to delete a couple of caches on the 62s (they had become archived) and I found there is no delete option in the menu. On the 60csx there is a delete option in the geocaching menu to delete caches. so I contacted Garmin thought I was missing something the only way to delete caches is by deleting the GPX file.There reasoning behind this is

You are unable to delete/modify geocaches in the field on your unit by design. This is to encourage healthy competition at geocaching events. Whether this feature will be implemented in the future is yet to be determined, however, I will be sure to pass along the request.

Not sure how this encourages healthy competition.

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Its got nothing to do with competition. Strange response.

 

It is just by design in the unit. Should never be an issue - mark the caches as found or DNF or whatever and they will be properly handled in the unit. All the Garmin paperless units have always worked the same way.

 

Purge the old GPX files and load new ones each time you go out. That way you never cache with old data in the unit.

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Since the caches don't come up when searching (unless you explicitly choose found caches), I've never understood the obsession with deleting them while you're still in the field instead of waiting till you get home when the unit is hooked up to your computer anyway.

 

I always start by clearing all .gpx files off my unit, then I load the caches I want, I'm guaranteed fresh data, and have never gone after an archived cache (unless it got archived very recently).

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Since the caches don't come up when searching (unless you explicitly choose found caches), I've never understood the obsession with deleting them while you're still in the field instead of waiting till you get home when the unit is hooked up to your computer anyway.

 

I always start by clearing all .gpx files off my unit, then I load the caches I want, I'm guaranteed fresh data, and have never gone after an archived cache (unless it got archived very recently).

 

One time I did it away from home and the computer was when I was on my trip. I loaded up a ton of caches across multiple states and each night when I logged them on my phone with painfully slow reception I deleted them off my unit. I dont' like all the clutter on my unit.

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One time I did it away from home and the computer was when I was on my trip. I loaded up a ton of caches across multiple states and each night when I logged them on my phone with painfully slow reception I deleted them off my unit. I dont' like all the clutter on my unit.

Then you didn't load the info as caches, you loaded it as waypoints, which are able to be deleted in the field.

 

There's no "clutter" when they are loaded as caches, found caches do NOT come up in searches.

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On paperless caching units, you delete caches by deleting the underlying .gpx file. Most people do this at the same time they are loading new caches as its no extra effort.

 

Where is this no extra effort button at?

 

The send to GPS button is in plain sight.

The remove for GPS button should be right next to it.

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On paperless caching units, you delete caches by deleting the underlying .gpx file. Most people do this at the same time they are loading new caches as its no extra effort.

 

Where is this no extra effort button at?

 

The send to GPS button is in plain sight.

The remove for GPS button should be right next to it.

So you load 20 caches from individual pages you're wanting to go back to the same 20 pages and click a delete button?

 

Its much easier to delete all the .gpx files out of the /garmin/gpx/ folder, can be done with minimal mouse clicks.

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