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May 12, 2011
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I just use a loop made of paracord, looped once through that thing at the bottom of the 710, then around my wrist. The main thing I want it for is to keep from dropping the unit. If I don't want it in my hand, I'll drop the 710 in a pocket.

I had a Garmin Oregon 450 with one of those carabiner things and didn't like it. It makes for an awkward feel in the hand and I almost never used it as a carabiner to hang the unit. I really prefer a wrist lanyard.

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May 1, 2011
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Sorry for multiple posting.

My new Protection-Case with window, belt loop and snap hook:

Carriable with lanyard or fanny pack.

The eXplorist 710 stays clean, dry and unscratched. The window of the Protection-Case is easy to clean.

The operation and visibility are top... 😉

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April 13, 2011
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I've noticed the same with mine, the accidental touching of the screen. I like the setup above, with the wide clip and velcro. As noted, it prevents the unit from rotating and changing settings everytime it touches your jacket or anything else.

I'll probably do something along those lines as well.

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April 13, 2011
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Caotix wrote:

I think this is a way better construction then what Magellan is using.
At least for me.

That is very nice! :cheer:
I think I'll do the same with my lanyard. 😉

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April 13, 2011
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I use a case from GPSOutfitters to carry my 710.
The 'MicroPak' case works pretty good, I don't get the clicking very often and the case is much more versatile than Magellan's case.
It costs $15

The accidental touching of the touchscreen is the only disadvantage of a touchscreen. :huh:

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April 12, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

I use the micro case on my belt, the unit tracks while in the case and it's protected.

Do you find that the touch screen gets "touched" while in the case? I have my GPS in a Magellan pouch that was designed for the eX00 series and when I crouch, bend over, climb rocks etc - I hear all sorts of rapid clicking sounds coming from my GPS. With trepidation I then take the GPS out to see what "new" settings I have :blink:
I know there is a "Lock Screen" function, but that's another 3 taps of the screen - and who can wait that long when there is a cache to be found 😛

April 11, 2011
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I just wanted to show you how I fixed my Lanyard to the eX

I used back to back velcro cabel binder (which is real thin) with the soft side out and a cloth cover inside ( so the hard side can not scratch on my eX.

Therefore I got a 3 layer band which is absolut safe and can not open itself. On the other hand, the clip is real close to the eXplorist and this provides it from "dangling" arround. I use this now for a few weeks and be real satisfied with it.

I think this is a way better construction then what Magellan is using.
At least for me.

February 19, 2011
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Here's a picture to show the lanyard;

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February 15, 2011
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Let me get it fixed, because the lanyard is more than long enough to go around your neck!!! :S


 

 

 

February 15, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

Excellent!
Proof positive Magellan listens & responds to our concerns, even very minor concerns.
Now I'll have to order one, in appreciation at least. 🙂

Wait a minute. Are you talking about this?

http://www.magellangps.com/eXp.....es-Lanyard

It's listed as 20cm long. Isn't that like 8 inches. That won't go around my neck.

February 15, 2011
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Excellent!
Proof positive Magellan listens & responds to our concerns, even very minor concerns.
Now I'll have to order one, in appreciation at least. 🙂

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February 15, 2011
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Ok, a while back there was some confussion about the Magellan Lanyard, as to if it is long enough to go around your neck. Well Magellan listens! Look at the site now...

David


 

 

 

February 5, 2011
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I use this lanyard now, for some strange reason any GPSr attached to this lanyard is much more accurate! :laugh:

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February 5, 2011
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S!G wrote:

This is, what I use. Is this the Carabiner Mount, you guys want to have?

Yeah, that's pretty much what I imagined, Lanyard nirvana! I could make the carabiner part if I can find a source for the same size clips Magellan uses... or trash the official one and pull out the old para-cord.

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February 4, 2011
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This is, what I use. Is this the Carabiner Mount, you guys want to have?

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February 4, 2011
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I made a similar lanyard with 3mm paracord and a buckle by myself. I also have that kind of buckle to a carabiner. Another buckle is attached to my backpack. Maybe, you have noticed the cord on my avatar pic?

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February 4, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

The reason I haven't ordered one is that it looks too short and because of the description of attaching it to a belt or back-pack.
I can't tell how long it is by the picture.
And I would just as soon use Magellan products as generic or other stuff.

Phil

As I said I own one of the lanyards, and the belt pouch, and the Geocoin.... you get the idea.

When it was first announced I specifically remember them harping on the fact it was slightly LONGER then a normal lanyard to give you extra room. It is in the car or I'd compare it to other lanyards I have sitting around, but it certainly seems longer when I used it hiking.

P.S. I think it looks short because the cord to attach it to your GPS is much thicker then any lanyard I've seen before... kinda messes with your sense of scale in the picture.

Actually I have another cool idea, since the lanyard piece is already on it, what if they produced a belt loop with the same quick buckle as the lanyard, then I can keep the same part on the GPS and move it from belt to lanyard quickly based on where I am.

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February 4, 2011
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dwcarr1 wrote:

Hmmm, I'll talk to them about their description on the webpage, because it is a standard lanyard and it is long enough to go around your neck and I only say this having seen it. But we need to get the description changed so that it isn't so misleading....

David

The reason I haven't ordered one is that it looks too short and because of the description of attaching it to a belt or back-pack.
I can't tell how long it is by the picture.
And I would just as soon use Magellan products as generic or other stuff.

Phil

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February 4, 2011
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KI4HLW wrote:

phild31 wrote:

Personally, I don't like just hanging it on my belt - I keep hitting it on trees, bushes & stuff.

What I use is one of these cases;
http://www.gpsoutfitters.com/bag.htm

I use the micro case on my belt, the unit tracks while in the case and it's protected.

That would be nice for hiking, I may look into one. But because of where I live 75% of my geocaching is urban, and stealth is key, try NOT to attract muggle attention with a lanyard and a big GPS hanging around your neck while looking at a bush in a parking lot. Plus when I bend over to look it ends up in the bush, stump, etc, I am trying to look at.

Yeah, I live 6 miles from downtown Boston, the best way to be stealthy is to talk into your "GPSr/cell phone" while tying your shoe at the bush, guard rail, fence post, statue on MIT campus, light pole, etc.
So the unit is just in my hand, no clip or lanyard.

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February 4, 2011
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Hmmm, I'll talk to them about their description on the webpage, because it is a standard lanyard and it is long enough to go around your neck and I only say this having seen it. But we need to get the description changed so that it isn't so misleading....

David


 

 

 

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