5 Reasons I Won’t Buy The Garmin Colorado 400t
Here are five reasons why I’m not rushing out to buy the new Garmin Colorado 400t.
- No display of nearby caches on mapview. If you’re going after a cache, and watching the map while doing so, you have no idea if other caches are nearby.
- Unable to mark caches as found. Makes no sense to me, but that’s the case.
- Unable to edit existing caches. So, if you have a cache in the Colorado 400t that is the first waypoint for a multi-stage cache, there is no way to edit the listing for any additional waypoints. Makes doing puzzle caches and multi’s very difficult.
- Unable to add a new cache in the field. Must be done through the use of gpx files, so there is no way to create a new cache with coordinates in the field.
- Too expensive. At $550+, for the level of geocaching features on the unit, I’ll wait until version two.
I’ll be the first to admit there are some way cool features on the Colorado 400t, like the sweet display, the nice topo maps, and the ability to have the unit connect as a data device, enabling drag-and-drop. However, the fact that the unit seems to have taken a few steps back with respect to geocaching functionality makes it a no buy until they improve that very important aspect of the software.