Search Members Help

» Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]

 

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

reply to topic new topic new poll
Topic: REI geocach GPS< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
gluster Offline
Navicacher




Group: Members
Posts: 1
Joined: Dec. 2009
Posted: Dec. 17 2009,3:02 pm QUOTE

I am completly new (like 30 minutes) to geocaching and am curious about the specific use GPS that REI sells call Agisphere Geocaching GPS and is designed just for this activity.
Does anybody have an opinion on this product. I have not seen it yet but is priced very attractivly at $70. Comes preloaded with cach sites.
Back to top
Profile PM 
DudleyGrunt Offline
Cache Master




Group: Members
Posts: 544
Joined: April 2008
    Posted: Dec. 17 2009,8:15 pm QUOTE

Not familiar.  Did a google search and didn't find anything.  You're not talking about the GeoMate Jr., are you?  That's the only geocaching specific GPS I'm familiar with and I know REI sells it.  It's also about $70.

http://www.mygeomate.com/

Welcome to the world of geocaching.  I'd highly recommend also checking out your local geocaching group and get involved with them and their forums.

Hope you'll keep active on these forums, as well, though.

Happy trails!


Edited by DudleyGrunt on Dec. 17 2009,8:18 pm

--------------
Dave - Happy Trails!
"We never seek things for themselves—what we seek is the very seeking of things."
- Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

GeoCachers4Christ
Military Assoc of GeoCachers
Facebook - Geocachers Unlimited
Back to top
Profile PM 
Quinn Offline
Caching Madman




Group: Members
Posts: 1146
Joined: June 2001
    Posted: Dec. 23 2009,5:57 am QUOTE

Yes I agree. But you may also find that buying a GPS that is designed just for Geocaching might not actually be what you want. As long as you get a reliable one using the same type settings for coordinates you will be happy. Find one that can be used for more than just Geocaching.

--------------
"I Cache...Therefore I am!"
    Quinn Stone
Back to top
Profile PM ICQ 
JJW Offline
Navicacher




Group: Members
Posts: 37
Joined: Oct. 2002
    Posted: Dec. 24 2009,6:19 am QUOTE

gluster,
I have a handheld Garmin Vista HCx and use it for Geocaching
but
I also use it canoeing, skiing, hiking, bicycling, motorcycling, snowshoeing, I used to use it in the car, Motorboating
:D

Regards,
John
Back to top
Profile PM AOL MSN YIM 
mrcanoehead224 Offline
Navicacher




Group: Members
Posts: 15
Joined: Sep. 2008
    Posted: Mar. 23 2010,4:10 pm QUOTE

Quote (gluster @ Dec. 17 2009,3:02 pm)
...GPS that REI sells call Agisphere Geocaching GPS...

it's a moot point now but REI lists it as "Apisphere Geomate, jr Geocaching GPS". That would be an advantage to some on this site as their caches (in some people's opinions) have not been compromised.

I know a few cachers from the other site that see that tool as a breach of trust. The user is not even required to create an account over there. So that means thousands of caches are available anonomously to anyone with 70 bucks. IMO, I think it'd be better to pick up an eTrex and then it could be used for canoeing, skiing, hiking, bicycling, snowshoeing, etc. as JJW mentions
Back to top
Profile PM 
KFL Offline
Caching Maniac




Group: Members
Posts: 152
Joined: Mar. 2008
    Posted: Mar. 23 2010,4:53 pm QUOTE

Quote (mrcanoehead224 @ Mar. 23 2010,5:10 pm)
[quote=gluster,Dec. 17 2009,3:02 pm]I know a few cachers from the other site that see that tool as a breach of trust. The user is not even required to create an account over there.

Even "on the other website" you do not need an account to obtain the cache information (and the coordinates if you know how) - except those premium member - only caches, which are not included on the device. So while I am not promoting the idea, nothing has been given away which would not have been accessible anyway.
Back to top
Profile PM ICQ 
Joukkusisu Offline
Navicache Dude




Group: Members
Posts: 53
Joined: Jan. 2009
    Posted: Mar. 23 2010,4:55 pm QUOTE

Also, I'm not sure the "cache out of the box" concept works well in the real world.  Since it's preloaded with caches, the user can't add new caches to it until they purchase an update package.  That means some caches on it may have gone missing since it left the factory.  The product designer, in an interview, said that they wrote an algorithm that selected regular or large caches that have been around for at least two years, thinking that these caches would less likely to go missing any time soon.  Another concern with preloaded caches is that since it covers the entire country, there will likely be less caches nearby to wear the user lives.  They can quickly find all the caches in the area and cannot add more, even though in reality, there's probably a lot nearby they could find if they had a regular GPSr.
Back to top
Profile PM 
DudleyGrunt Offline
Cache Master




Group: Members
Posts: 544
Joined: April 2008
    Posted: Mar. 23 2010,8:08 pm QUOTE

Quote (KFL @ Mar. 23 2010,6:53 pm)
Quote (mrcanoehead224 @ Mar. 23 2010,5:10 pm)
[quote=gluster,Dec. 17 2009,3:02 pm]I know a few cachers from the other site that see that tool as a breach of trust. The user is not even required to create an account over there.

Even "on the other website" you do not need an account to obtain the cache information (and the coordinates if you know how) - except those premium member - only caches, which are not included on the device. So while I am not promoting the idea, nothing has been given away which would not have been accessible anyway.

That's a good point, especially considering certain areas that have experienced "cache thief" issues.

--------------
Dave - Happy Trails!
"We never seek things for themselves—what we seek is the very seeking of things."
- Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

GeoCachers4Christ
Military Assoc of GeoCachers
Facebook - Geocachers Unlimited
Back to top
Profile PM 
7 replies since Dec. 17 2009,3:02 pm < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

 
reply to topic new topic new poll

Quick Reply: REI geocach GPS
iB Code Buttons
You are Posting as:
Guest
Do you wish to enable your signature for this post?
Do you wish to enable emoticons for this post?
Track this topic
View All Emoticons
View iB Code