Etrex 10 and paperless caching questions concerning downloading gpx files
Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:24 AM
Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:28 AM
But since you are a premium member, you could use the pocket query function, where you can download a whole bunch of caches.
Make sure that you check the description of the cache on both your computer and your device, as occasionally some info is not displayed on your device (it can't handle all the HTML-code used by cache owners for their pages).
Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:49 AM
Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:09 AM
(if I understood what you mean:) The e-mail function only sends you an e-mail that your PQ (pocket query) is ready for download. You then go to the PQ-page, and click the download tab to actually download the PQ to your computer. You can download it to your device only if you like, that is all up to you. The PQ-file is a compressed ZIP-file, which you need to unpack first.
If you have set a permanent download location in your browser, that is where the file will end up. All the cache in the PQ are in one file.
If you click the GPX-button instead of the Download to My Device, you will get a GPX-file containing only 1 cache. The name will be cachecode.GPX and it is a normal file (not compressed) which you can copy from your download folder on your computer, to your device.
If you think you will miss a cache from a PQ, you can click the Preview Pocket Query, which will show a list, and the click the Show on Map, and move the map to the location of your interest, and all the caches which are part of your PQ, have a little balloon (with an electric spark in it), so you can see if a cache wasn't "seen" when the PQ was prepared.
Make sure to click the Is Enabled field, to filter out caches which are out due to maintenance, to avoid disappointment
Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:40 PM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:53 AM
Mine seems to be very accurate when you stand still for a moment -- so when you seem to be getting close, stop and let it settle for a moment. This is true for a lot of differnet models but seems especially so for this one.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:06 PM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:22 PM
To do that you need to switch GPS off (Satellite, Menu, Use with GPS off) then simulate a location (Menu, select location on map).
Once you've simulated that you're in Angleton you'll get the caches there.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:37 PM
Of course it's well possible that the eTrexes work totally different...
This post has been edited by dfx: 10 November 2011 - 02:37 PM
Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:47 PM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:25 PM
As far as i know it's paperless.. so i can seen the "Additional Hints" is it so?
the only question i have:
i'm not a premium member, can i see the Additional Hints too?
I hope you love your etrex 10 as much as I do. The way it works for me is that as a premimum member I can create pocket queries on geocaching.com. Basically, I go to the pocket query area and tell it to find all the geocaches in a 1, 5, 10, etc radius around either a particular city, zip code, or even around a certain cache using the GC code. you can even generate a query based on a route say from your home town to the place you are travelling to that weekend and tell it to find all the caches along 1/2 mile on either side of that route. The pocket query is generated and it sends an email to me that has all the caches (a maximum of 500) that I have specified in a zip file. I click download from my email and "save as" and save this zip file to my hard drive. Then I connect my garmin to the computer using the usb cable that it came with. I go to "my computer" and click on the garmin device (usually device G) and open the garmin then open the file labelled garmin then open the file labelled GPX. Then I open the folder where I saved the pocket query. I open the zip file of the pocket query and inside that zip file is a file with a .gpx ending. I click on that file and drag it over to the window where the garmin/GPX folder is open. Then it is done.
Without being a preminum member I don't think you can generate pocket queries. There are other ways to download the cache info but others will have to tell you how. This is the only way I know. I believe that from the cache page itself there is a place where it says "download to gps" but you would have to that individually for every cache. The pocket query method is the fastest I have found. And yes, the etrex will display the info, the logs and the hint. You get to it by seperate clicks. I click on geocache (and it is already navigating to that cache) then I click description and that gives me the description then click back then click on logs. It will then display the last 5 or 6 logs. The cool thing I have found is that if I have downloaded a certain area, say a state park that I frequent, if I tell it to go to a cache that I have previously logged as found then no matter how long ago I found the cache, the etrex 10 will display my log as the last one so I can see how long ago it was that I logged it as found. You click hint and the hint comes up or it says no hint is available.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:50 AM
When I'm on a cache page, I see buttons that say "LOC waypoint file," "GPX file," "Send to My GPS," and "Send to My Phone." Do you only see the first button? If so, then I'm sorry, but you will have to upgrade your membership in order to take advantage of the paperless caching capabilities of your eTrex 10.
Alternatively, you can download caches from Garmin's OpenCaching website. Those will have full details.
p.s. I just checked, and there are quite a few caches around Lisbon on the OpenCaching site:
This post has been edited by Wintertime: 18 April 2012 - 09:55 AM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:34 AM
the option "send to my gps", don't pass the hints to gps?
i will search at the link that you told me, around lisbon can be nice.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:38 AM
Try it, but as a non-Premium member, "Send to My GPS" will probably only give you the LOC file.