I was out caching with the GHMGC yesterday. In the group of 22 people in attendance I only saw one Magellan. I don’t know what that means but I’m pretty sure it means that Garmin is the most popular GPSr manufacturer for geocaching. I noticed something else yesterday, most of the folks in our group had not upgraded their units yet. This contrasts with the groups I cache with in Waterloo were most people are using at least a Garmin Colorado or greater.
The photo at the right is from a GHMGC outing in Stratford, closer to Waterloo Region. In the last outing I went to in Waterloo Region there were 4 GPSMAP 62s, plenty of Oregons, and a few GPSMAP 60Csx. We have a fairly tight knit geocaching community here in Waterloo Region. I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Perhaps the word of mouth helps people switch earlier? Maybe Waterloo’s tech community has somehow influenced the region’s willingness to try new technology. I find the whole thing quite curious.