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64 st not showing distant caches

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I have 60, 62s and 64st.

 

When I load caches for example a PQ at a destination location a couple hundred miles away, and I do a spell search, they show up on my 62s, however on the 64 none found.

 

I can go on the map screen and move to that location, see the caches, click on one and it comes up fine.

 

Annoying as when I leave home, i wish to put in a specific cache as my course plotter, and can't get it to show up using the normal method of going to the geocache screen doing a spell search and accept.

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Yes, that is correct. That is how it works.

 

Is there a question in there or are you just posting to let off steam?

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Sounds more like he's wondering why there's a difference in behavior, and if there's anything that can be done for it. Your 'It is how it is' answers that.

Never understood why, though. As a 'counter' example, you can spell search a POI in that list from a zillion miles away.

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Sounds more like he's wondering why there's a difference in behavior, and if there's anything that can be done for it. Your 'It is how it is' answers that.

Never understood why, though. As a 'counter' example, you can spell search a POI in that list from a zillion miles away.

 

Thanks for the positive feedback.

 

As you know, the documentation is somewhat lacking and the best way to get honest upfront answers are user forums. There is always the goof answers, but easily ignored. I was thinking there may be a range setting but was unable to find and on my 62, never had an issue. Often load it up before heading out on the trail as no internet when there and it is nice when you can just bring caches up, pick the number #1 goal and route.

 

I suppose when they make some features right, we have to loose some. My 62 never has an issue except for little bugs with it, for example pick a cache, and unless I let it sit on the compass for a few seconds, if I go to the cache don't get the details.

 

Thanks again, and Red90, was asking for help.

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Honestly, I haven't owned a 62, and am surprised that isn't similarly hobbled for distance. The 62 was released in the summer of 2010. Perhaps that was about the end of the ability to do a quick 'far search'. I know that by the time my 450 was built, that was an issue.

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Honestly, I haven't owned a 62, and am surprised that isn't similarly hobbled for distance....

I've had the 62s and 64s since they first came out, and both are indeed similarly limited in search distance.

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Honestly, I haven't owned a 62, and am surprised that isn't similarly hobbled for distance....

I've had the 62s and 64s since they first came out, and both are indeed similarly limited in search distance.

 

I do not speak with any authority, but I believe this limitation in the newer models was to limit processor load since the newer models support loading hundreds of thousands of caches. Yet you can search for a city anywhere in the world that's in your map. Go figure.

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This was a limit long before we got to 'hundreds of thousands'. It was a limit back in the 2000~5000 days.

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This was a limit long before we got to 'hundreds of thousands'. It was a limit back in the 2000~5000 days.

 

Was it? I thought "search by name" did not have the limit in the past.

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This was a limit long before we got to 'hundreds of thousands'. It was a limit back in the 2000~5000 days.

 

Was it? I thought "search by name" did not have the limit in the past.

 

No, there wasn't such limits on those old units. Your thoughts are correct. smile.gif

 

Hans

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