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  1. Before contacting Garmin try hard reset: shutdown, press together PAGE, ENTER and POWER for couple seconds. After that device will return to factory settings and be patient to get first satellite lock.
  2. Some my tips how to work with crappy BaseCamp program. Allways delete unnecessary downloaded BE images from My Collection, leave only few. Remove sd card from gps, backup and delete images from internal memory, do not insert sd card to computer with a lot of images! Before working with Basecamp insert empty flash card to computer. After downloading few images move them to other location, do not let collect a lot of them. After work clean up temporary files from C:\Documents and Settings\{Name}\Local Settings\Temp\BaseCamp. Hope this helps.
  3. Edit : and like I mentioned above, typical of Garmin. No one GPS receiver that's obviously better than everything else in all specs. I'm sure that is all part of their business strategy... to keep us wanting more all the time. Maybe it is the strategy of Garmin. But this would be a bad strategy. Other companies have also great units. Delorme Lowrance Compegps http://www.twonav.com/?op=2_0〈=0en∏=275 http://sportiva.twonav.com/?lang=en There is no reason to wait any longer if it is really 160x240 Pixel Just watch this video and compare the speed of map drawing !!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K_fYm_SH7o In this video comparison speed between raster and vector, but not raster and raster
  4. I am using Sanyo Eneloop AA batteries and should to say that I don't need expensive lithium's because Eneloop has fairly good performance in freezing temperatures. Earlier generation NiMH cells had a very poor temperature tolerance and struggle below freezing. The LSD appears to have better cold temperature performance limited testing down to 0 F have found no appreciable drop in capacity.
  5. Found good review "Martin fields vs invisible shield vs durasec!" here http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53139 , but want to add some comments from my own experience. I am used invisible shield on Oregon 300 and now using durasec hightec on Oregon 450 and like it. Differently than invisible shield durasec hightec applied on the screen exactly without gaps! Installation went very easy without air bubbles thanks to ZAGG's application kit that I kept from previous protector. Should to say that nevertheless durasec hightec is thicker than invisible shield about 0.15mm it not decreased touch sensitivity. Stickiness of surface remained about the same, but I can live with it if I scroll with fingers through the screen without stress. I can't confirm the statement from the review that "The HighTec was NOT CLEAR ENOUGH", it need further investigation, but overall I happy with this protector.
  6. Tried BoxWave Anti-Glare version on my Oregon 300 but it not adhered properly on edges of the screen, replaced with Zagg.
  7. Since nobody seems to have any thoughts or ideas to share I thought I'd give you my findings. I made a waypoint to my car and returned to it at the end of the day. The GPS said it was 20 feet and east of where my waypoint was set. I checked the accuracy and it said it was 25 feet, so I figured it was that particular error that caused the discrepancy. I noticed that the GPS takes a little bit more time to find satellites when starting cold and it does take a few seconds longer to calculate a new route, though nothing to really complain about. So overall, the "new" update wasn't too bad. Some thoughts is here http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=234504
  8. Update: this issue is not profile dependent but if all vector maps disabled or not (including base map). Seems it's Oregon specific issue because on 60csx no such behaviour. First I fougth that it's profile dependent because not all maps were disabled on some profiles. Why I need to disable all vector maps? Because I want to create waypoints with sequence numbers 000, 001, 002.. on the custom raster map. Waypoint's name derives the text from the name of vector object when vector map enabled.
  9. Yes, you are right, changing profiles helps temporary to solve the problem. Seems it's bug that hard to reproduce on other devices.
  10. I have Oregon 300. Suddenly I noticed that after creating route and pressing "go" no routing line on the map. Even waypoint icons dissapeared. Track line not showing properly too, only one black leg pinned to cursor. Performed hard reset, problem persists. Performed Forced Upgrade to 2.5, problem persists! What I can do else?
  11. It's only my own experience. The gps by me is used in the city not often, especially in large, with tall buildings and narrow streets, but the result I got greatly surprised: 1. Firmware 4.0/3.0: track rides on the roofs of houses 2. 4.0/2.90: track jumps but slightly less 3. 3.70/2.90: - almost no jumps!!! Time between testings is the same up to 5 minutes, the state of the sky (clouds, etc.) roughly the same, route the same. These results is the main reason why I reverted to 3.70/2.90.
  12. I think to remove micro sd card is not necessary, but if you worried about it, remove. Be sure to back up all your data, waypoints, tracks, routes and etc. Be sure that your 60csx is sirf version, because if it is MTK version, you cannot revert to 3.7/2.9 .
  13. http://www.gawisp.com/perry/chipset_firmwa...etTypeG_290.exe http://www.gawisp.com/perry/gps60/GPSMAP60CSx_370.exe Before reverting backup all your data!!
  14. If your 60csx is sirf version you can revert to last successful firmware 3.7/2.9. I did so and now very happy with sensitivity and accuracy. 2GB uSD limit is not problem for me.
  15. No, limit not exceeded, files per both kmz only 21. Error report and kmz files sent to TrailTech@garmin.com Received response from Garmin: "From looking at the kml files, it looks like you are trying to use super overlays and the minLodPixels tag. Garmin devices don't support super overlays. To control which images are shown on top you can use drawOrder. See this forum post for more details about which xml tags are being processed: https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=2646." The minLodPixels tag is generated by Global Mapper 10 (Display When File is...) parameter. After removing this tag from doc.kml file problem seems to be solved.
  16. No, limit not exceeded, files per both kmz only 21. Error report and kmz files sent to TrailTech@garmin.com
  17. Seems that higher resolution kmz (3x3km 1:10000 map 0.86m/pixel) not showing properly on the top of lower resolution kmz (15x15km 1:50000 map 4.3m/pixel). It is visible only small part of high res map! Other parts is covered by low res map. If I delete low res kmz, high res map looks ok. Does somebody else noticed such behaviour? Both kmz files have been made with Global Mapper with chunks 1024x1024 and "Display When File is.." parameter were set to 49 on first file and 48 on the second file. If it is bug I will send error to TrailTech@garmin.com.
  18. Excellent - that will teach me I use Memory Map most of the time! Is there an accessible location, for waypoints, on the Oregon directly? Hi, All your current tracks, waypoints and routes is here /garmin/gpx/current/current.gpx
  19. Tried walking with Oregon 300 (FW 3.20) and 60csx under dense tree cover about 5km (WAAS off). 60csx track seems as usualy accurate and maximum difference between tracks in one place reaches 40m. Seems that pointer of Oregon 300 is lagging from the pointer 60csx most of the time and freezes staying away when stopping. It's only my own observations and I need more exhaustive analysis between two devices at low speed under dense tree cover.
  20. Is the way to switch off land feature name when creating new waypoint to allways autonumbering (001, 002, etc) like 60csx?
  21. I tried a bike trip yesterday under dense and moderate tree coover wth my oregon 300 and tracklog looks smooth, but have long drifts up to 30m from the good known trail track. What your experience Yogazoo?
  22. What confirmation you need? As you can see in specs "high-sensitivity GPS with HotFix™" , looks like STM Cartesio. HotFix™ is a trademark for STM Cartesio.
  23. Very cool price, but just curious why Etrex Venture HC battery life 14 hours is lesser than 25 hours Etrex Vista HCx? Venture's electronics is more simple than Vista's and seems GPS chipset the same MTK...
  24. I received one invisible shield from ZAAG for my Oregon 300 2 months ago, but it not fitted exactly on the screen, dimensions apeared shorter by 1mm and narrower by 0.5mm. I can live with that and dont know is it only my case, but...
  25. I am using Sandisk microsd 4GB class 6 on my Oregon 300, no issues, no crashes, very fast data transfer through native usb card reader on pc.
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