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#101 HoustonControl

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

When I tested mine on one of my evening walks, I found it very accurate if placed on my belt on my right side in as much of a vertical orientation as possible. I'm sure right or left doesn't matter so much, but it should be on the side and not in the front or back. I had 3 pedometers on and counted off 500 steps. One read 487, another read 522, and the GEAR one read 500 exactly -- YMMV.

We cached all day Saturday -- mostly park-n-grabs but with some walking -- and it read 7600 something at the end of the day. I went out for another few hours yesterday and it read 4213 when I was done.
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#102 Baytown Bert

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

Your Icon picture looks thinner...


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#103 HoustonControl

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

It's photoshopped.
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#104 jackrock

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:07 AM

I contacted them for some clarification since the little booklet seems to be per cache.  They want total steps for the caching trip, not per cache.  That makes sense to me.

 

"We are asking that you record the total number of steps you take while on a geocaching trip. You do not need to separate your steps out per cache."

 

I have tested out the pedometer and find sometimes it's very accurate and other times less so.  I am going with the idea that it will average out.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:27 AM

I'm having deja vu. 


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#106 HoustonControl

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:50 AM

Thank, Jackrock. That's good to know!! :angel:


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#107 Eagles1181

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:39 AM

After a quick e-mail to the GEAR survey folks, it turns out they are wanting steps per outing, not steps per cache.  OK, I can work with that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(sorry, could not resist.)

 

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#108 Baytown Bert

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

I'm confused.  What exactly do they want?


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:25 PM

I'm confused.  What exactly do they want?

 

I don't know Bert, why don't you contact the GEAR study folks and inquire. AGAIN!    :angel:


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#110 Baytown Bert

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:54 AM

Me thinks they've already scratched my name off the list for some reason. LOL Curse you Aaron Barbee! (Shaking fist at the gods!)

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#111 bbqbob2

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:42 AM

Not to worry, Bert, you are at the very top of their "S" list, for "S"upercachers.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

So is anyone else counting owner maintenance. I keep having to check on my new series, which have resulted in trips of 2000 - 5000 steps. I decided they should count as it is an integral part of caching.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

I don't see why not.  I "escorted" some cachers to a few of my caches yesterday after work.  Caching is caching whether your finding 'em, hiding 'em or checking on 'em!

 

BTW, my top-quality G.E.A.R. pedometer bit the dust last weekend -- just went blank and won't come on at all.  I had to go to my back-up pedometer.


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#114 cachestacker

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

You have to stop abusing your GEAR, HC.  

 

I agree.  Caching does not simply mean finding.  Maint. should count.  I'm usually checking on various ones of mine when I'm out and never thought about not counting it, actually.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

I don't see why not.  I "escorted" some cachers to a few of my caches yesterday after work.  Caching is caching whether your finding 'em, hiding 'em or checking on 'em!

 

BTW, my top-quality G.E.A.R. pedometer bit the dust last weekend -- just went blank and won't come on at all.  I had to go to my back-up pedometer.

Maybe you need to change the battery? 



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:51 PM

 

I don't see why not.  I "escorted" some cachers to a few of my caches yesterday after work.  Caching is caching whether your finding 'em, hiding 'em or checking on 'em!
 
BTW, my top-quality G.E.A.R. pedometer bit the dust last weekend -- just went blank and won't come on at all.  I had to go to my back-up pedometer.

Maybe you need to change the battery?
As far as I can tell, it's not changeable. Or at least I couldn't figure out how to get to it, short of smashing the thing to bits. Either the battery doesn't make good contact, or there's some kind of loose wire or short inside because I can squeeze on the pedometer just right and it comes back to life... briefly. POS.
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#117 jackrock

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

So is anyone else counting owner maintenance. I keep having to check on my new series, which have resulted in trips of 2000 - 5000 steps. I decided they should count as it is an integral part of caching.

 

 

Go for it.  Caching is not just finding.  Putting caches out and checking them is part of caching.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

So is anyone else counting owner maintenance. I keep having to check on my new series, which have resulted in trips of 2000 - 5000 steps. I decided they should count as it is an integral part of caching.

 

 

Go for it.  Caching is not just finding.  Putting caches out and checking them is part of caching.

Your ABC series?  How long does it take to walk?



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

I broke the clip off the back of mine.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

The battery is changeable.  On the side of the reset button area, you can use a prying tool to force the cover off.

Mine never worked correctly from the get go.  I tried fiddling with the battery, but is was no use.  That GEAR pedometer is so cheap looking, and I was afraid that the flimsy little clip wouldn't last long, or that the thing would get lost during the first serious bushwacking trip.

 

I use my Omron pedometer, since I can place it in my pocket at any orientation and it still counts steps accurately.

I've had it for a few years now, and a few thousand miles of bushwacking.

 

 

I don't see why not.  I "escorted" some cachers to a few of my caches yesterday after work.  Caching is caching whether your finding 'em, hiding 'em or checking on 'em!
 
BTW, my top-quality G.E.A.R. pedometer bit the dust last weekend -- just went blank and won't come on at all.  I had to go to my back-up pedometer.

Maybe you need to change the battery?

As far as I can tell, it's not changeable. Or at least I couldn't figure out how to get to it, short of smashing the thing to bits. Either the battery doesn't make good contact, or there's some kind of loose wire or short inside because I can squeeze on the pedometer just right and it comes back to life... briefly. POS.


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