March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .


Suunto Quest Watch Query

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Suunto Quest Watch Query

Post by ross88guy » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:44 pm

I just purchased on of the new Suunto Quest watches to use for walking, GC and running, but have just realised that I didnt buy one with a GPS receiver (duh!)

Does anyone own one of the Suunto watches with a GPS receiver? If so, is the receiver accurate and reliable (i dont want something that I going to run out of battery in two hours!) and do you think I should buy one or do you think I should switch for another bit of kit?

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Re: Suunto Quest Watch Query

Post by Donmoore » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:47 pm

i have a Suunto core so its totally different but i'm sure some of the basic features are the same.

You do get a battery life warning so you should not be out somewhere and then realise your watch is going to die straight away. The battery is user changeable so you can have a spare. If you get a good one you get about a year out of it. Cheap ones last about months.

As for the gps I have no idea but would assume its really only goo for making tracks of your runs and not really for any kind of navigation.

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