+The Blue Quasar Posted December 21, 2004 Share Posted December 21, 2004 Geo Dog and I were comparing what our respective GPS units can do, and this ultimately lead to a "I wish mine would do this" discussion. Geo Dog has a Magellan SporTrak (dunno if there is a type or not) The Blue Quasar has a Garmin 60C So we thought it might be fun to build a wish-list that we could submit to see about future improvements for GPS units. Here are the ideas we brought out, and I hope others might post their ideas too and maybe we can encourage Garmin and Magellan to add features. I've read that 50% of people that own a GPSr are using it Geocaching.... therefore GPSr's should be designed with Geocachers in mind. - Magellan has an SD RAM card slot, Garmin could really use this idea too. Being able to load different files of caches/maps/topos would be nice. - Garmin has icons for Geocache/Geocache Found. While this is a start.... Being able to use ALL the Geocaching icons would be great... like Traditional, MultiCache, Event, Virtual..... Magellan should add Geocaching features (if they have them, we aren't aware of them) - Garmin, after you find a cache, allows you to choose the next closest cache, but that's it. You should be able to click down the list and select (and once you pick, be allowed to navigate by street or direct.... right now it goes to the compass screen only) - A "LOCKED" option for a co-ordinate... this way you can set certain waypoints as LOCKED and they cannot be deleted unless the lock is removed. You could effectively delete all your waypoints and your Home co-ords would remain. Pagers have this feature. I realise that you can do this by deleting types on the Garmin (I don't know about the Magellan) but when you have 8 or moer different types, this would be far easier. - Goind along with the Geocaching icons, you could also add an option that when the user "Marks" a new co-ord there would be a check box/ radio button that allows you to say it is a geocache. This would make multi-caches far easier when doing the next stage and then selecting "Find" for closest. That's all I'm going to put up, let's see what else is suggested. The Blue Quasar Quote Link to comment
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