It IS About the Numbers

TweetMany posts I’ve read online question Garmin’s motive for launching opencaching.com.  A recurring theme is “why do we need another listing site”.   From what I can tell this isn’t so much about what a cacher may need, it’s about about what Garmin needs.    As $4 billion dollar company Garmin needs to protect it’s market […]

Magellan Sets Its Course

TweetMy view of the launch of opencaching.com is that Garmin is using the site as a marketing vehicle.  Geocaching as a hobby is growing exponentially.  Garmin wants a larger share of that market.  The companies that I think should be most concerned about OC.com are the other hardware manufacturers.  The GPSr manufacturers are drawing up […]

When is Geocaching Free?

TweetFree is a relative word.  I had a GPS before I knew anything about geocaching.  It was with my second GPS and etrex Legend that I discovered geocaching.  I didn’t buy the etrex for geocaching it just worked out that I could use it for this new geocaching thing.  When I was doing that geocaching […]

Groundspeak Responds

TweetOver the last couple of weeks I’ve been having a telephone and email exchange with one of the co-founders of Groundspeak,  Bryan Roth, regarding the launch of opencaching.com.   I can’t expect Groundspeak to come out and say bad things about Garmin, why would they, I did feel it was important to get some perspective […]

Opencaching.com Really Is Open

TweetI wrote last week that goecache placement saturation could be a problem as more geocache listing sites enter the market.  After posting this I received a cryptic message from a contact at Garmin that indicated I would like what I see when the site is launched. Now that the site is live I know what […]