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Found a loop.
June 11, 2012
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You are most likely hitting a data limit on the unit.

I have between 2000 – 3000 geocaches loaded with between 10 to 25 logs each, loaded via GSAK with no problems. I would be surprised if loading via VP makes any difference. The 10,000 geocache limit is most likely with only one or two logs so if you require more logs the number of geocaches has to be reduced.

A work around would be to spit the 10,000 or more geocaches you require into smaller PQ files and load them onto the SD card in a folder you are not using like “Custom POI” or it may be possible to set up a new folder. The “Import” feature on the unit can be used to transfer which ever PQ you need to the internal memory. The PQs remain on the SD card so you can import them as many times as you require. There is a thread on the forum explaining how to do this in more detail.

Graham.

June 10, 2012
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I tried VP.

At first glance there's no way to edit the caches. There's no cache information given which would include recent log types. That's a necessary item. Loading the same PQ's as with GSAK there are 10186 caches. I need to be able to go through and delete anything that hasn't been found or needs maintenance which would drop it down to about the 9700 figure.

So if I do a test and not use the same information as with GSAK the test wouldn't be valid.

The only way it may work for me is to edit the caches with GSAK, save the database from GSAK as a GPX and try loading it into VP.

So that's what I did and I may have found part of the problem. GSAK was loading the child waypoints into the GPS. I don't need them.

Anyhow, I have a number of logs in the GPS now.

I'll try it for a while and see how it does.

June 10, 2012
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phild31 wrote:

I've found that I don't really need 10,000 caches loaded to my 710.
I usually have about 5,000 to 6,000 on it with at least 10 logs.
If you keep it under 7,000 you can add a lot of new caches without having to decide what to keep on the 710.

The reason I go with as many caches as I can is because I never know what I'm going to be doing on my days off. I may not keep that many in there all the time but I keep them ready to load up.

I am a biker and I let the handlebars decide which direction I'm going so if the bike wants to go from Rawlins Wyoming to San Diego California, the caches are ready to go. (Wierd huh?) It's totally possible that the ride may change half way to one point and I end up somewhere totally different. To top it off, I may not do any caching along the way.

It's a never ending process keeping everything updated. Todays upload consisted of 9748 caches and I only download those which have been found in the last 7 days on all quarys except the local one. I also delete anything that has a 'not found' or a 'maintenance needed' indicator next to it.

I saw the next post concerning the VP and I will try that and pass it on.

Thanks

Jake81499

June 10, 2012
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jmebd wrote:

phild31 This forum is not owned or run by Magellan, but several members of the forum are beta testers for Magellan and the Magellan Outdoor team keeps track of what we say on the forum.

Laugh Thought you always said we all were beta testers for their units? Laugh

Makes it more fun and adventurous that way!!!! YEAY!

Laugh I guess it depends on the definitions of "several" and "all" Laugh

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June 10, 2012
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I just got a note back from Jeff at Magellan and he's asking you to please trying making the same load with VP, instead of GSAK and see if you experience the same issue...

David


 

 

 

June 10, 2012
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Your post has been forwarded to Magellan....

David


 

 

 

June 9, 2012
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phild31 This forum is not owned or run by Magellan, but several members of the forum are beta testers for Magellan and the Magellan Outdoor team keeps track of what we say on the forum.

Laugh Thought you always said we all were beta testers for their units? Laugh

Makes it more fun and adventurous that way!!!! YEAY!

June 9, 2012
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This forum is not owned or run by Magellan, but several members of the forum are beta testers for Magellan and the Magellan Outdoor team keeps track of what we say on the forum.

I've found that I don't really need 10,000 caches loaded to my 710.
I usually have about 5,000 to 6,000 on it with at least 10 logs.
If you keep it under 7,000 you can add a lot of new caches without having to decide what to keep on the 710.
The files that add up in a hurry are the cache page photos.

Using GSAK I update my cache files and load just what I want to the 710 any time I feel like it.

After a while you will develop a system that works for you.
For example, I don't have caches I have found loaded to it.
But as with any system if you push it to the limit you may run into some problems.

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June 9, 2012
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Hi all...

I have 9700 or so caches in my 710. I've only had the 710 a week or two.

I found a loop in which the GPS wants to restart itself in order to gain better performance.

I'm using GSAK to upload my caches.

With 9700 or so caches and uploading 4 recent logs, I go into the Geocaching screen and check the numbers to make sure they all uploaded.

I go back out of the Geocaching screen to the map screen and the GPS will say it needs to reboot for better performance.

When it completes I check the Geocaching screen again and go back to the map screen where it restarts again.

I tried this several times and tried reuploading the caches to the GPS with the same results.

SO.....

I backed off on the number of logs sent to the GPS from 4 down to 2.

That fixed the reboot loop.

I'd like to have 4 logs but I can do with 2. I haven't tried 3 logs to see if it still has the problem.

Just curious, Does Magellan read this forum or is it Magellan sponcered or anything?

Just curious.

Thanks all, and I love the 710 so far.

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