Friday, September 19, 2008
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.
Scribbled by Just John at 6:02 PM