Garmin Geocaching Live Log Syncing Functionality

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    I am a long-time Geocacher and Garmin GPS user, and have been connecting my Garmin GPS units to my computer via cable to upload my geocache log as drafts (previously “field notes”) for years, and am ready for a better way. The feature that sends your logs wirelessly and automatically from your GPS to your Geocaching account was a major reason for my upgrade from my trusty 64 to a 66ST.

    I like my 66ST a lot, but I am very disappointed in how it sends those logs as posted logs rather than drafts. I would much rather the logs be sent wirelessly automatically as drafts, and not posted as the generic “Submitted via Garmin Geocaching live” post on each cache page.

    Until and unless Garmin gives us the option to send our logs as drafts (like the mobile apps), rather than as posted logs on each geocache page, the value of this feature is essentially zero to geocachers like myself who prefer to QWERTY type a unique log for each find.
     
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    Does the GPSMap66 post it's data directly into the 'Logged Visits' screen like these? :-
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    Sadly, yes. It posts a "Found it" log: "Submitted via Garmin Geocaching live."
     
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    I contacted Garmin support, and they are starting a support case that will entail involving Groundspeak to incorporate the ability to send logs as drafts.
     
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    I think that's the same thread I posted in #5
     
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