"Good, but but could be better"4.0 starson by amadensor
Pros: Great integration with Geocaching. Great to have all of the info on the device. Paperless is the only way to go!
Cons: The on screen keyboard is terrible.
Summary: The device is great overall. It is nice to be able to download all of the data directly from the website, and not enter it on the device. The best part is that it uses the GPX files created by Geocaching.com, and it looks to the computer like a thumb drive. This means that you can use it without their special software. That is a great feature if you are borrowing a friend's computer to load more info, or if you don't use Windows.It really could use two things:
There was a glitch uploading the logs back to the website, but that has been corrected in the newest version of the firmware. Accuracy has been very good, and signal pickup in difficult areas is better than average.
The on screen keyboard is worthless, but what do you expect, typing stuff out with a joystick. We rarely put anything in there, and if we do, it is only a word or two to remind us of something we wanted to enter when logging it later.
A great device for Geocaching, but definitely load it with a pocket query. The few loaded by default are not enough to do anything more than figure out how it works, and having up to date info is invaluable when searching for something.
Updated on Jul 2, 2010
1) Add on maps. I would love to be able to get topo maps.
2) Street navigation. It would be nice to know which roads to use in order to get close. In some areas, knowing which road actually goes through to get there can be a challenge.