So what's the consensus with WAAS? Do you enable or disable it while caching and why? I don't know the technical aspects of this feature.
Location: Bristol WI
Wed Sep 17, 2003 3:34 pm
I have found that unless you are in wide open sky, you will not be likely to get a good WAAS reading. I leave it off & have found the the batteries in my Garmin last a quite a bit longer that way also.
Location: Kenosha, WI
Thu Sep 18, 2003 6:23 am
Agreed. I think it's really only useful if you're out on the open water with zero cover. In the woods, it just eats up your batteries faster.
For geocaching purposes, it really doesn't add a whole lot of more useful accuracy. Unless the hider used it to set the coordinates in the first place, then it really wouldn't do you much good.
sbukosky WGA Member
Location: Waukesha, WI USA
Sat Sep 20, 2003 10:46 am
I pretty much agree with the consensus. I like to play with mine and it's neat to come back to a spot and show within two feet of it every time. (Garmin V had a software update that improved WAAS) But, that is assuming that you are pretty well in the open. I'll use WAAS when I hide a cache and leave it average for as long as I can tolerate, but for hunting, I disable it.
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