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  1. Over the years, I've been running with the eTrex Vista, GPSmap 60 CSx and Colorado 300. But now when I also have the Forerunner 301, I use that one only, unless reception is an issue and/or I need mapping capability as well.
  2. Yes, it will try to determine the most efficient route. It's the old famous "travelling salesman problem" revisited. It doesn't come up with the best route every time, but the good thing is that you can inspect the route it did come up with on a map and then move individual waypoints along the route into a different order, if you think you know better than the 760.
  3. There is no ambiguity with DOP. In a perfect world it's 1 (one), but in reality always more. The error estimated from the signal quality should be multiplied with DOP to get the real error. The fact that two different units, the 60 CS and the 60 CSx, comes up with different EPE does not proove it's a made up number. These units have different GPS rceivers, and the significantly higher capability of tracking weak signals in the 60 CSx may make it see problems with the signals of which the 60 CS are unaware, but may still be affected.
  4. We are helping, by cheering him up, now when the GPS has taken the sensible decision for him! But apart from that, I don' know why it doesn't adhere to the setting you do? Try setting them to metric, then back to the oldfashioned units again, to see if it makes any difference?
  5. For quite a while, my Colorado has refused to connect to one of my computers. It has locked up when the computer icon shows up on the display. I've been using 2.51b. Now, when it was time to install this update, it didn't connect to my other computer either. Removing cards, tracks, waypoints and routes didn't make any difference. I did get it going by keeping the power button pressed until it connected, though. Any of you having connection problems, have you tried that?
  6. One of the single largest issues with the Colorado is that it's not just a beefed up 60 CSx. Many expected that, and got burnt when it turned out that this and that, that was available in the very intricate 60 CSx, was intentionally skipped in the Colorado. The Colorado is still an outdoor unit, but it's a different kind of outdoor unit. It puts emphazise on other things than just what you have in the 60 CSx. Another big issue is, or now a bit more "was", that there were quite a lot of bugs and shortcomings in the first Colorado release, in spite of everything we early testers had indeed found and got corrected. There are still things to do. You can't dial in international characters, for example, so I can't call a waypoint "Åkrök", even if it is. Garmin may very well use some third party tester to verify IP classification. I'm just saying they aren't required to. The main part of the world, i.e. outside the US, are a bit less trigger-happy as far as it goes to taking everything to court. We use common sense to a greater degree. But that doesn't help Garmin much, of course, as the US is their home market.
  7. No, it does not require any third party testing. You can do that yourself. In many countries it's required that you have the test data and documentation ready, so that if some authority asks for it, you should be able to present your data to them within a few days. But the IP rating does not require third party testing.
  8. It's not a proximity alarm per see. Not like what the 60 CSx has. It's just a status message telling you that you've reached your destination. The nüvis do the same.
  9. GMAPPROM is a preprogrammed detailed map, which you'll find in units like nüvis. GMAPSUPP is a file Mapsource creates. GMAPSUP2 would be a secondary such file. But where did you get these files from, if you have a Colorado 300? I'm trying to understand how you are working.
  10. I haven't used the stopwatch much recently, so I didn't know that it can't keep proper time. The other issue, time of day, is of course a fault in some units, as it's suppsed to keep track of time even when off. Provided there are batteries in the unit, of course. If the clock doesn't run properly then, you suffer from longer time to first fix, the alarm clock will not run and the pressure trend recording will never happen.
  11. The algorithm used closes the area by drawing a straight imaginary line from the last track point back to the first one. The same goes for when you use the area measuring function. If you don't go back to where you started, it will just assume the straight way back to that point. It may also be worth noting that if you make a figure like an 8, then the second loop will be counted negative. If both loops are identical, you end up with zero.
  12. The disadvantage of separate compasses is that they don't know where you are going, only where north is.
  13. Most topographic maps don't support autorouting, as they are more geared towards outdoor use, not car navigation. For proper car navigation with your Colorado, use City Navigator maps. Even better, use a nüvi 760. The basemap is supposedly autorouting, but that doesn't work unless you have detailed maps with autorouting installed as well. Or so it should be. As far as I've seen, it doesn't work then either.
  14. The track connection only happens when a route is active, as far as I've seen. They fixed it when you aren't having any route active.
  15. You must be navigating off-road, as the crows fly, to make this visible.
  16. Most, if not all, of my other Garmin units seem to check if daylight saving time is present at midnight at the beginning of the current day. As it's not the day you change to DST, since that usually happens at 2 o'clock in the morning, the GPS will continue on standard time until the next day. The day after that Sunday, you do have DST at midnight, when the day starts, so then it works. The same happens in the fall, although in the other direction, of course.
  17. Garmin are addressing this issue now, but it has not made it into the Colorodo, or any other unit, where road navigation is more like a secondary thing. As I'm writing I now got a bit uncertain, but I think it is the Zumo that has got two different levels of highways to avoid. In Sweden, it would be motorvägar/riksvägar separately. In Germany Autobahnen/Bundesstrassen.
  18. That cache description is a whole geological textbook, so not too surprising it's truncated. They have to put a limit somewhere, I'd assume.
  19. It's more like a "feature". The text string you see will be the same for all maps residing within the same map file (gmapsupp.img in this case).If you want to, you can change this name in Mapsource, prior to sending the map file to the unit.
  20. Sorry. I meant if you follow these releases "on the fly", then you'd notice that they do appear at very irregular intervals. Aren't there file creation dates, at least?
  21. I have the same reason for not using automatic ordering on my 60 CSx. I have to look each time where things are. With the fixed order, I know where to go.
  22. Well, that's what I meant, really. As we were talking about a clock, not a sign with opening hours (09:00-24:00) and as a clock usually changes the display once per second or minute, then there could be no 24:00 or 24:00:00. That has to be 0:00 or 0:00:00.
  23. Would you care to enlighten us about which kind of Garmin GPS it is you are using?
  24. It's not much safer, I know. But at least you have to be stupid twice in rapid succession.
  25. That's already implemented in the Colorado. User profiles are stored in files in the unit. If you like, you can copy the file(s) to your PC, so you can put them back, in case you do a full reset and loose there contents on the GPS. It's only the British who spell it "metre". The rest of us know that it's "meter". And "liter", not "litre". But as pointed out above, we don't drive on the wrong side either, but on the right side. I have a better suggestion: Get rid of feet, yards and miles, so maybe all the Americans will learn how to use metric, finally. Units specifically intended to measure a certain activity, like the Forerunners, have this ability. Units designed specifically for motorcycle use, like the Zumo, has this feature already. There the route itself is often considered to be more important than the destination, so that's the reason for supporting this. That some of these features are available in other models doesn't help the buyer of a Colorado, of course. I'm just pointing out that if a specific feature is important to you, then you should at least consider other models, before you buy anything. There are nüvis with built-in manuals as well, by the way.
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