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MNMizzou
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: New Garmin Toy... Reply with quote

Saw this on their website today, wonder when someone will use it here in the metro?

http://garmin.blogs.com/pr/2010/10/garmin-chirp-brings-geocachers-even-more-creativity-connectivity.html
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knowschad
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just coming here to post that. You beat me to it!

At $20 per chirp for something that requires a Garmin (I think.... some smartphones can receive the signal too, right?), and then only certain models, I'm not seeing an immediate future in these. But I suspect we will first see them used in conjunction with WhereIGo caches.

Interesting concept that could certainly change geocaching as we know it!
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

knowschad wrote:
(I think.... some smartphones can receive the signal too, right?)


I'm not aware of any device besides the garmin handhelds that can receive the signal. This is the same wireless technology that allows some garmin users to send waypoints to on another.
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Tri-Chick
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI:

New Examiner.com Article: Groundspeak's response to surprise release of Garmin Chirp http://ow.ly/2WdVW

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