I’ve had my Garmin Colorado for almost a year now. I’m finally getting the hang of the scroll wheel. I’ve done a few trips on some power trails lately followed by writing online logs for the wrong cache. My memory isn’t what it used to be so I’m making a concerted effort to enter something that will help me remember each cache. (note: this strategy doesn’t always work on a power trail).
Something I’ve found that helps me to enter notes faster is to use the left and right direction arrows of the scroll wheel. Let’s say I want to type TREE as my note. The scroll wheel always starts at the letter A. The last two letters in the word EE are closer to A then the first two. If start by entering TR then I have to scroll all the way back to enter the EE.
What I do in this case is double left the scroll wheel >> then enter EE then double right << and enter TR. In this way I scroll once forward and once backward instead of twice forward and once backward. It may not seem like a lot but when you are as obsessed with optimization as I am you make every effort to make things faster.
Two other Garmin Colorado hints:
- Clockwise scrolling brings items closer and counter clockwise pushes items away.
- Hold the right soft key for about 5 seconds and you will have captured an image of your screen. This is great when you need to show coordinates for an Earth cache.
Have a look here for more Garmin Colorado Hints