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I just got a Garmin Nuvi 30. Can anyone tell me if I can geocach with this? There is not any cords to attache to a computer. I am thinking I can not use it. I would like some help before I return it.

 

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JonathanDaddy

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There is not any cords to attache to a computer.

As far as I can tell from some Googling, the Nuvi 30 uses a standard mini-USB connector.

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Odds are you've already got such a cable lying around your home for use with a tablet, phone, camera, etc. You can use the same cable for the Nuvi.

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FWIW, most new phones use a micro USB connector. The last time I got a phone with a mini USB connector was several years ago.

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I used a Nuvi 200 for ages before I used my smartphone. You can import .gpx files but it displays the GC number (which is enough of course). It was pretty sensitive although battery life is a bit short. Connectors are mini USB, not so common but available.

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I just got a Garmin Nuvi 30. Can anyone tell me if I can geocach with this? There is not any cords to attache to a computer. I am thinking I can not use it. I would like some help before I return it.

 

Thanks,

 

JonathanDaddy

 

Try reading this. http://geocaching.williamsonnetwork.com/index.html

I haven't tried it myself yet.

I've been using the process in the link with a NUVI 360 for a number of years and now am using it with a NUVI 2595 and it works good. I have found that the NUVI is a little hard to use at the cache site and usually use it for the web pages and routing to the cache then use my old GPS V to navigate to the cache. One of these days I'll get an Oregon which should handle both jobs.

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