Garmin Chirp

Garmin seems to be catching on to Geocaching. Where previous GPS devices only had rudimentary support for Geocaching it seems Garmin may start adding features especially for us cachers out there.

This morning Garmin Germany tweeted a link to a Flickr Set about the Garmin Chirp.

” Simple to use and password-protected, chirp can be programmed by any compatible wireless-enabled Garmin handheld to store geocaching hints and other information. When other geocachers arrive near your cache, they’ll be alerted that the cache is nearby, and then they’ll be able to access the hints you’ve loaded into chirp. And when you return, chirp will tell you how many visitors have been to your cache.”

It will be interesting to see if this only works with Garmin GPS devices or also with GPS enabled smartphones. In any case, this is a great trend that may lead to many innovative scenarios. Need to get my hand on one and play around with it….