ncsu95 Posted January 4, 2005 Share Posted January 4, 2005 I bought the family (me, wife, and 22 month old daughter) a Garmin eTrex Legend for Christmas so that we could start to enjoy some outdoor activities. We have now found 6 caches and have a DNF on a micro. My issue is this...as the day progressed today (we started around 2:30 and ended at 5:00), the GPS seemed to get less and less accurate. All of the searches were in wooded areas, but as the day went on, it seemed that one second it would say 65 feet straight ahead and the next, it would say 45 feet to the rear-left (or whatever). Is there a technical reason for this? I also seemed to find that it was most accurate when walking at a faster pace (ie, to finally get it close, I would walk really quickly...it seemed to straighten up then). But I couldn't get to ground zero on my GPS for the micro. The first time I did (it said 3 feet or so....I understand that it might be 40 feet or so though). Couldn't find it, so we tried again after letting the daughter play on a playground, and couldn't get it closer than 60 feet or so. Any help? Oh, and this stuff is addictive. Quote Link to comment
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