geohiker

Garmin Chirp

41 posts in this topic

Here is an interesting new device from Garmin.  The Chirp will broadcast info to the newer Garmin GPSr units when you get within about 30ft.  Could be used for redirector or give hints when in the area of GZ.  Of coarse you have to have the latest Garmin units for this to work.  Another nudge to get people to upgrade?

http://www.gpsfix.net/garmin-chirp-announcement/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry to sound negative, but that's a lot of money to lose if a cache gets muggled...  :'(  ...it's bad enough that ammo cans have gotten so expensive...

It is, though, a cool idea.  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was thinking the same thing so the Chirp would have to not be in the container. If the Chirp got Muggled, that would be a pretty expensive loss.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We got these in this week. I read something today that said they would work with any ANT device. I have not been able to call my Garmin rep to ask any questions, but it is on my list.  O0 He has "ofice days" on Tuesdays, so I will try him then. I might just take one of mine and Michelle's Oregon 300 up to the store and "play" and see what happens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The web site says they work with Garmin GPSr handhelds that have wireless communication.  That is the units that can share waypoints.  For example the GPSMAP 62st and 62s would be compatible while the GPSMAP 62 would not.  It makes that $100 to get the sensor package a little easier to spend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Far side of Missouri City.... How long would you guess REI.com will take.  They said "usually 2 to 3 weeks" for the backlog, but i figure that was default text.

Not really in a hurry, but I am curious.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Far side of Missouri City.... How long would you guess REI.com will take.  They said "usually 2 to 3 weeks" for the backlog, but i figure that was default text.

Not really in a hurry, but I am curious.

ussualy 7-10days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While I was updating the firmware on my GPSr this morning I noticed it added support for the Chirp.

So I guess if you're getting one or going after a cache where a chirp is used you'll most likely have to update your firmware.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The web site says they work with Garmin GPSr handhelds that have wireless communication.  That is the units that can share waypoints.  For example the GPSMAP 62st and 62s would be compatible while the GPSMAP 62 would not.  It makes that $100 to get the sensor package a little easier to spend.

pretty sure this page was not current the other day, because it now lists more units. our Oregon 300's are "on the list" YAY O0

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=74811#productTab

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I looked up the answer to my own question.. No the Colorado does not support the Chirp, eventhough it has the ANT capability to do so, it is not designed to do so.  I wonder if Garmin will upgrade the Colorado........  :tickedoff:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now