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Slow Updates on the Map Screen
July 16, 2010
3:40 am
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I'm having the same problem and it just seems to be getting worse - it has gottent to the point that I only use the GC to log my finds and look at the hints. When I'm not caching with my wife and son and start to hand the GC to one of them, they just look at me and shack their heads and wait until I hand them one of my Tritons, they've refer to it as my "little" joke! I really hate to say that and I don't want to sound negative, but it is just the reality of what is going on with the unit. I did the clear memory thing and cleaned the memory up on the unit, but it didn't seem to make a lasting difference! 🙁 I too hope that they get this fixed soon!

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July 15, 2010
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Can't say I'm not getting disgusted with this problem. Submitted another support ticket to magellan today so that they know it's still an issue. I moved in about a 100' radius while caching today over the course of a couple minutes and the map / compass screen never updated. Blech.....

July 5, 2010
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I'm very aware of how the compass works in the GC - since I've been using a Meridan and Triton 1500 & 400 for years, all of which work the same way. The problem is, if I have the Triton in one hand and the GC in the other and the Triton is updating as I get closer to the cache and the GC doesn't do anything. The map just freezes, however, the Triton continues updating. Eric as GWS copied the files off of my GC and is taking them back to test them. So hopefully we'll see something soon.

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July 4, 2010
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The GC doesn't have an electronic compass, instead it updates itself based on your movement and bearing over distance. As you have to be moving for it to register the compass should not be relied upon when not moving or once you're at GZ.

Yes, I realize the compass display won't update, but on both the eXplorist 200 and 500 (my previous devices) the unit would continue to grab coordinates and update the bearing and the distance based on an average of the coordinates that were being pulled.

Therefore, but setting your GPSr down you could let it settle in and get more accurate readings. With the GC, if you sit it down the heading and distance never update and never average.

As this worked in previous eXplorist models, I'm hoping it's going to be addressed in a future firmware update.

July 3, 2010
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lach wrote:

The GC doesn't have an electronic compass, instead it updates itself based on your movement and bearing over distance. As you have to be moving for it to register the compass should not be relied upon when not moving or once you're at GZ.

Line the sun or moon image on the compass with the sun or moon in the sky and you will have a pretty good bearing with-out moving to register it.

BTW that's the new 'futuristic' compass image

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

July 3, 2010
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The GC doesn't have an electronic compass, instead it updates itself based on your movement and bearing over distance. As you have to be moving for it to register the compass should not be relied upon when not moving or once you're at GZ.

July 3, 2010
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How many caches have you logged with the unit? I'm wondering if I should wipe the unit and go back to a clean load, however, I'm going to wait until after tomorrow when I see Justin (Magellan Outdoor Rep.) as Geowoodstock. To be honest, I could really care less about the awards on the Unit, though I do like the stats, I can live without them.

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July 3, 2010
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I'm having the same issue David and find myself turning to my eXplorist 500 once I get close to the cache area. Not only does it appear to be slow updating, but mine will only update while 'in motion'. If I set the GPSr down to try to average out the coordinates, it just sticks.

While oodles better than before the 1.4 update, it still has a ways to go before I completely give up the 500.

July 2, 2010
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Well, I've been using the GC now for about 2 weeks and I've taken the time to log all of my past finds (about 1180) into it as well as logging about 60 new caches with it and I have to say that I like this little GPSr, however, I'm noticing a major slow down in the update speed of the map screen. I've been running it, for the past week, with around 1,300 caches loaded into it as I've been traveling from Southern California to Northern Washington and the screen refresh continues to get slower and slower. Yesturday, while caching a wooded area the satellite screen showed a solid lock on several satellites, however, the screen was taking several seconds to update the screen, so I'm having to pull out my trusted Triton to find the caches. Today I reloaded the GC and I'm hoping that this will help, if not I guess being clearing the memory and taking it back to factory defaults, giving up the idea of keeping up with my stats!!!

Anyone else had similiar issues? :blink:

To close, I will say again that I really like this little GPSr and I believe Magellan is on the right track with it - hard for a devoted Triton Geek to say! 😛

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