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  1. MacBandit

    City Select V6 Cd

    So how do you plan on reinstalling 6 without 5? I've tried doing this and it required that I had 5 installed prior to installing 6.
  2. If you have WAAS on turn it off. I've found that if you are in an area where there is no way you can see a low horizon WAAS satellite then you are far better turning it off as it tends to cause the GPS to react slowly which causes issues with signal lock. Also if you are on a slow moving trail with a lot of twists and turns it can help to have the compass on so the unit always knows the orientation of the sky.
  3. Pretty cool device to send with your kid. It can notify a parent that the device has left a predefined area by sending an SMS message to their cell. The problem with devices like this is it's by a company that has little to no background in GPS or gaming so it will probably do both okay but not great like one would want for real use. So in this case it will probably be great for a younger kid but probably not an adult.
  4. I have not had this issue since I got mine about 6 months ago. I put mine through a lot of very hard and abusive circumstances as well. Not intentionally just back packing and motorcycle riding for some reason it keeps getting tossed and hits the ground but it keeps working and with nearly no scratches.
  5. I've only noticed lag with the 60CS when I was in an area with poor reception.
  6. You may have a battery saving mode of some sort turned on. If you do then it will sample less often thus your lag.
  7. I've experimented with several home made mounts, but I am most satisfied with Garmin's bean bag mount. Just my humble opinion. After repeated "ratcheting" of the adjustable pivot nearest the GPSr the ability to lock was finally lost. This is probably a result of using it in a way that was not intended. Perhaps it is poorly designed. I called Garmin and they said they would send me a replacement. Great customer service as always. Regardless something more substantial was needed for the way I use the unit. I ordered the Ram mount and am very impressed with it. We will not get to use it much until this weekend but are pleased at this point. I hope the release gets easier or I get better at getting it out. Thanks to all who answered. This is such a great resource. What do you mean by ratcheting and what pivot? All the pivots move freely with no ratcheting if you loosen enough prior to moving them.
  8. I believe the water temp function is to be used with an external water temperature sensor you can connect to the 60C.
  9. MacBandit

    Ifinder H2o

    Just because the contacts are not covered well does not mean that they are not sealed water tight on the inside with epoxy. Most devices are even non-water proof electronics. The dust caps on the Garmin 60 are just there to protect the contacts not to water proof them I suspect it's the same on your iFinder.
  10. Try www.getfeetwet.com good prices and an excellent return policy.
  11. MacBandit

    Terraserver

    Wish they had those high rez color aerials where I live. I just checked and it's still B/W and has an area of about 9 city blocks for maximum zoom.
  12. I have Topo USA which works really well with the color screen on the 60. The con is the road detail is a bit out of date and there are no road numbers for any sort of forest service or other land management roads. Otherwise the POI are great because it gives you Fire Lookouts, mountains and shelters. The most important part of it the elevation lines are still very accurate and very helpful.
  13. Street Atlas USA still works under OS 9 and National Geographic Topo works under OSX.
  14. MacBandit

    60cs Display

    Just because the rubber caps don't seal perfectly doesn't mean the connectors themselves aren't sealed in the body of the GPS. I would suspect that the connectors are filled with epoxy on the inside of the GPS thus making it waterproof with or without the rubber caps. Otherwise they couldn't advertise there waterproof rating. I've let mine sit underwater completely submersed for several minutes without any negative affects.
  15. What brand and type of batteries do you use?
  16. I believe the arrow will be there in autoroute mode with the latest firmware update.
  17. I have an antenna with a right angle as well. It goes in far enough to work but does look like it could go in further. As a note though the connector on my antenna is so tight I have to use a screwdriver to pry it back out. Also I have not had the shut off issue. I'm still running sw version 3.30. Unfortunately my GPS has gone flying more then once and in none of those occasions has it shutoff due to the impact.
  18. 1. No it routes pretty darn fast no matter what. 2. It pulls up a list of the most recent search results.
  19. How do you do that? Once in your GPS call up a menu from the map page. You should have the option to turn on or off a specific map, or map set. Different Garmins do this a little differently. I have the Vista. I will have to check it out. Thanks. The vista is pretty much the same as all the other higher end Garmins. Once in the map setup menu go to the Map Information icon it's the one with the letter 'i' within a bubble. Once there hit Menu again and you will get the option to turn off or on whole map sets. I have the topo mapset on, but no topo. Pretty weird. Try turning off all mapsets and then turning on just topo.
  20. Thank you for the reply I'll keep that in mind but I'm looking for a way to do the search within my Garmin GPS.
  21. How do you do that? Once in your GPS call up a menu from the map page. You should have the option to turn on or off a specific map, or map set. Different Garmins do this a little differently. I have the Vista. I will have to check it out. Thanks. The vista is pretty much the same as all the other higher end Garmins. Once in the map setup menu go to the Map Information icon it's the one with the letter 'i' within a bubble. Once there hit Menu again and you will get the option to turn off or on whole map sets.
  22. When building the map to transfer to the GPS you select the area you want from one map and then change to another map and add the area you want from that one as well. Once you have completed selecting maps sections from all your maps then you transfer the data to your GPS. Your GPS will then have multiple maps you can switch between.
  23. This is the answer I was looking for.. Thank you.. Decision made. Your very welcome. Just so you know on one the new color GPS units such as the 60CS which I purchased recently the Topo map is fantastic. Just as a side note the accuracy of the roads in Roads and Rec. and Topo is not the greatest. Many many missing and misplaced streets but it's not all lost it is very helpful at times but you just have to be prepared for it to be wrong at times.
  24. I would get Metroguide. I have both and on my old Vista it was nearly impossible to use Topo on it due to the size of the screen and lack of color. The Topo lines would blend with everything else leaving you trying to figure out which line was a road, creek, trail, or elevation line. Metroguide does in fact contain nearly all the same data except for the lack of topography lines.
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