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Firmware 1.6
January 28, 2011
2:42 pm
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I installed v1.6 of the firmware a couple weeks ago. With the new version, it seems to update better when I am close to a cache. Before the update, it wouldn't refresh fast enough. However, now when I stop moving, the compass/map 'spin'. I have it set so that my direction of travel is the top of the map.

Is this a new bug, or is it directly related to updating more frequently when close to a cache?

January 1, 2011
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March 18, 2010
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Used v1.6 on a caching hike yesterday. Even though the stated improvements were supposed to help when close to the cache, we still overshot and had to backtrack about 40 ft. I guess we walk too fast.
The averaging function for marking a new cache allows 2 minutes time to average but always finishes within 10 seconds.

geocaching name: cindy&randy
I (Randy) am the guy, and therefore entitled to hold and control the TV remote and of course the GPSr.

December 29, 2010
5:35 pm
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I just installed the up-date, went smooth with no problem.
Today I'll get out and try the GC to see how the updates work.

The GC is my back-up now, I haven't used it in weeks because I'm really loving the 710.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

December 29, 2010
5:22 am
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I received the Explorist GC for Christmas and upgraded to 1.6 and it seemed to install without any problems.

December 26, 2010
2:58 am
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VantagePoint didn't recognize the update, had to go to the Magellan wed site to find it. The update says:

This sustaining release includes all the benefits of the 1.4 Version released in May (Click Here to see eXplorist GC V. 1.4 Benefits) as well as the following updates:

Bad Nav Fields (related to bad positioning close to destination).
Position averaging bug when placing geocaches.
Smart Arrow slow down.

December 25, 2010
10:23 pm
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March 20, 2010
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I'm suprised that no one has said anything about the update from the GC that was released a couple of days ago! Firmware v1.6 is out!

Merry Christmas,




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