Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Garmin's Open Caching Goes Beta

The much discussed, rumored, and debated Opencaching.com opened its doors in beta today. Garmin touts this as "...completely free online community for creating, sharing and finding geocaches around the world." The difference they're pushing is called "The Awesome Factor" which allows the user to rank the cache. This with the size, terrain, and difficulty ratings are tied together in a single bulls-eye illustration giving the cacher a simple overview of the cache. Their venture into the listing service arena looks promising but the buzz on Twitter affirmed the beta nature of the release with complaints about several features not functioning. Hopefully these are quickly resolved and we'll be able to get a good feeling of this new service.

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