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    Default Garmin GPSmap 60CSx question

    We are looking at purchasing a second GPS purely for geaocaching, principally as a backup unit, and was wondering if the Garmin GPSmap 60CSx supports paperless caching?

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    In a word... No.

    But on the other hand... Yes.

    Not paperless in the way the likes of the Oregons are, but with GSAK and a GSAK macro some paperless caching is possible.
    I have a Geocaching problem...
    Work gets in the way!

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    No it doesn't but its one of the best GPS you can get. I miss mine

    RB

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    There is a way by using a macro in GSAK, I have never actually tried it.
    As far as I know they are loaded as waypoints with very basic data loaded.
    If you shop around you might be able to find a Oregon 300 at a cheap price, I managed to pick one up for 130 on EBay

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    http://gsak.net/

    GSAK thread starts here http://gsak.net/board/index.php?show...=0&#entry81818

    Read to the end, there's a new macro...
    I used the old version linked, not used the new version.

    Way of working was:
    Load the files grom GSAK as GPX files.
    Re-load as POI files

    Cache 'as per usual' with GPX files. If you need cache page info hit 'nearest POI' and 'Bob's yer Uncle!'
    I have a Geocaching problem...
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    * Cache Walker -Caching by byway, not highway! CacheWalker.co.uk
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    Thanks for the info guys. We are using an Oregon 450 as our main unit, but I'd read that the 60CSX has good battery life and is a very well regarded unit. Thought it would make a good backup unit if I can get one for a reasonable price second hand.

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    I have a 60Cx as my second unit and take it along if we are going to be in heavy tree cover as it is by far the best in those conditions.

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    I use my 60CSx as the main unit and the Oregon 300 as the second unit...


    Use the Oregon to log finds/read the cache page/show the OS map instead of using a PDA. :wacko:
    (Has better battery life than the PDA!)
    I have a Geocaching problem...
    Work gets in the way!

    * Cache Walker -Caching by byway, not highway! CacheWalker.co.uk
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