Friday, September 19, 2008

Garmin Colorado


This beauty is my next big purchase. It's going to be a while, because it's far from cheap. It does, however, provide a ton of features that previous models do not, and it has a great interface with the new control wheel.

One of the biggest selling points is that it allows "paperless" caching without the use of a PDA. When you load caches to the Colorado, you are loading the entire description, hint, logs, size, and even the inventory (trackables). No need to print out the cache page, or use a PDA for that stuff.

It has the latest generation of high-sensitivity receiver, electronic compass and altimeter, and the ability to wirelessly exchange waypoints with other GPS units. It comes pre-loaded with some pretty decent topo maps of the U.S., but nothing for Okinawa (what a shock!).

Maybe, just maybe, the boss and I will decide that our tax return has enough room left over for one of these; I'll keep my fingers crossed.

6 comments:

JaxRolo said...
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P.J. said...

Dream world for me. As much as it would be cool to have a Colorado... won't be happening any time soon unless the new-job fairy comes along and gives me a much higher-paying job!

Just John said...

I feel your pain P.J. I have to plan waaaaay ahead for such things, and usually save and pinch here and there.

cary said...

"Dear Santa..."

Hey, it's worth a shot!

Gawfer said...
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