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August 10, 2012
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Orrrr I could tap the geocache and the info pop up 🙂 Like it sometimes does, mainly not 🙂 ..... or like my Triton 2000 does excellently!

Firesong

I'm only trying to help you get the most from your new 610 by telling you about the features I have found and tried for over a year.

Basically the tap the icon option is best for when you are panning around on the map and are curious about a cache you see on the map.

Please, try setting a side button to 'Geocache Details', then pick any cache from the cache list and GO to it.
Then press that side button and see what happens.
Then press that side button again and it will go back to the map.
It's much easier than fiddling around on the map when all you want is the hint or description.

Phil

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August 10, 2012
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My Triton 2000 held up fine under the same abuse I've heaped on my 710, but the 710 does everything better than the Triton 2000.

Because I was used to the Triton there were a few things on the 710 I didn't like right away, but after a few weeks of using and trying different set-ups the 710, in my opinion, is better in every way!

The only thing I like about the Triton more than the 710 is the flat back of it, the Explorist's rounded back slides on rocks, logs and stuff when I put it down more than the Triton did.

My back up GPSr is an Explorist GC, not the Triton because even the basic GC is better than the Triton for geocaching.
And I put them to a side by side test on a cross country road trip from Boston to Seattle & back, caching all the way in 2010, before the 510/610/710 came out.
The Explorist GC is easier to use while geocaching than the Triton.

The Triton works fine for geocaching, hiking, hunting & fishing and I still like my Triton 2000, but it's just not as good for any use as the new 510/610/710 Explorists.

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August 10, 2012
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I love my explorist 610. I have had it for one year now. Mostly I have treated it gently, but it has also been soaked, dropped, stepped on, cycled on/off a gazillion times and still looks almost new. This unit is truly a hikers friend!

August 10, 2012
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The Triton does not use touch screen to access the menus so one touch, anytime, on an icon brings up the info.

The Explorists use touch screen for menu access so you have to pan the map first to work the icon touch for information feature.
After you pan the map tapping an icon will work every time.
But if you can't see the icon under the arrow it can't work at all.

The side button set for Geocache details is the easiest and best way to get the info for the cache you are searching for or the cache list.

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August 10, 2012
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Orrrr I could tap the geocache and the info pop up 🙂 Like it sometimes does, mainly not 🙂 ..... or like my Triton 2000 does excellently!

Firesong

August 10, 2012
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I thought you just wanted to see what is under the arrow.
You have to pan the map before you can tap an icon for the description page.
And when you pan the map the arrow will still cover whatever is under it, the arrow is a position marker so it will pan with the map.

The best way is to set a side button for 'Geocache Details'.
Then when you press that button while on a 'Go To' that geocache's description page comes up, press it again and it goes back to the previous page.
When you are not on a route or 'Go To' the button will bring up the geocahe list.

Here is how I have my side buttons set;

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August 10, 2012
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Another way to do it with a map selection is pan the map a little bit so that the icon isn't under the arrow and then select it.

August 10, 2012
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Are you searching for the cache by using just the map screen and not 'GoTo’. If that is the case, yes it would be difficult to select the cache via the map screen if you are standing on top of it.

You can program one of the hard buttons to ‘Geocache Details’ and then pressing that button will give the list of geocaches. The first geocache in the list will be the one you are standing on, select it for all the geocache information.

Graham.

August 10, 2012
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It isn't about zooming into 10 ft of map. I want to select the cache by touching the icon. Zooming in to 10 ft doesn't make that any easier! Rather than telling me to zoom in, go and try to select a cache or waypoint while your arrow is dead on top of it. Tell me it works 10 times out of 10 times. It doesn't. I usually end up having to go through the menu's to select the geocache and get the 'hint' or info im looking for.

August 8, 2012
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Zoom in silly!

Then any geocache near your position will be visible on the map.
At the risk of being redundant, if you zoom in all the way the "big fat arrow" will cover ten feet of the map.

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August 8, 2012
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I know I'm under the arrow silly. Try selecting a geocache under the arrow to get details and you will know what I mean. And I know that Maggie has been working on the 'big fat arrow' (my wife's words) for a chunk of a year now. Maybe

August 6, 2012
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Welcome to the forum.
Any questions or problems you have the people on this this forum will be happy to help.

I also still have a Triton 2000, but I use a 710 now.

The arrow size is being addressed for a future firmware update.
Basically what's under the arrow is you, if you zoom in you will be able to see what's hidden by the arrow.
Zoom in all the way and the arrow covers only 10 feet of the map.
Zoom out all the way and it covers 2000 miles.

For myself I like the map set for track up, that way whatever way I'm facing or moving is the top of the screen.

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August 6, 2012
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I was a previous owner of 2 triton 2000's
Sold one to a friend for basic fishing use.
Still have the other.

So far my initial impression is ok. I use gps'r for
outdoor hiking, 4x4ing and geocaching.

I like that my old maps transferred over.
However I too hate the large pointer. It takes up to much
of the screen and if it's over top of a waypoint or
geocache icon I cannot select the geocache/waypoint by
tapping on the screen on it. It's a huge thing. Sometimes
I can get it to work usually not if I am over it.
I end up going into the screen menu and selecting it.

Compared to the 2000 the screen redraw is slower as well.

Battery life is pretty good. I use the precharged duracells
or enloop with good performance set to alkaline.

I like the menu's, I like the different options available to
mark geocaches and waypoints. It's different than the 2000 obviously
but easy to navigate when you get the hang of it.

I don't care for how often the arrow will start to spin if I am in
one place for a while. I have the screen set to north up. But not
a big deal.

It is quicker to acquire satellites than the old 2000.
All in all pretty decent.

If 2 things could be changed it would be the arrow size and
being able to select what's under the arrow better (waypoints etc)

My wife still loves her T2000, but Im the one spending the hour
finetuning the geocaches and transferring them to the gps'r She
doesn't see that end of it.
I like the drag and drop of 3000+ caches done in seconds/minutes
better in the 610 🙂

Firesong

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