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Electronic Compass worth it?
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CamoCacher
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arcticabn wrote:
CamoCacher wrote:
I have one in my GPS V and use it quite often.


Yea but your a support puke that doesn't really know how to map read anyway. Right Sarg' Shocked


W'ever!
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s4xton
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Joined: 23 Mar 2003

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used 3 electronic compasses before - 2 of which were embedded with Garmin GPS receivers. I never got any value out of any. Waste of batteries as far as I'm concerned.

The only time I'd use it is if I was in a stationary location and I needed to plot a vector with precision. I don't trust the accuracy of it even after playing with the calibration a lot anyway.

It's never been helpful for me geocaching.

-Aaron
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