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  1. From your description, it sounds like the Vista's position format is set to degrees minutes and decimal seconds(hddd mm ss.s), while you are trying to enter coordinates in a format of degrees and decimal minutes(hddd mm.mmm). You will need to change either the format that you are entering the coordinates in or change the Vista's position format accordingly from the main menu>setup>units.

  2. That is a pretty nice gps. I don't know that I want or need my gps to have a flashlight though. Like others, I have reservations about a touch screen outdoor gps. Touch screen is fine in the car, but out camping or hiking, putting it in your pocket or attaching it to your pack with a clip means the unit might recognize the screen being bumped as commands. Plus touch screen just isn't durable enough yet, but this is changing with the flexible displays being developed now.

  3. I don't have this problem on my Legend HCx with software version 2.30(I also didn't see it with 2.20 before). I asked a friend who has the Vista HCx(version 2.30) and he hasn't had that problem either.


    Just got my vista HCX yesterday and started playing with it. I entered some waypoints and then went and deleted them individually. They disappeared from then waypoint list but when I go to the map page the icons are still there. Some of them I can bring up when I click on them but others I can't. I can go to the waypoint list and they are still not there. The only way I found to make them disappear from the map page was to go through the reset page and ask that all waypoints be deleted. Has anyone else seen this problem?


    I can't duplicate this problem on my new Vista HCx. I created and deleted several waypoints and they were deleted from both map and waypoint list. I'm running version 2.20.

  4. I've only ever seen the track log elevation profile on the sensor equipped Garmin handhelds like the vista and summit. I notice that the manual lists both the Legend and Vista HCx on the front, so they are probably referring to the vista for that aspect, though it would be nice for the manual to note that in that section.

  5. I just spoke with Garmin (to get an unlock code for my City Select 6) and I asked them about the WAAS issue. This rep. wasn't appraised of it specifically, but he did confirm that "internally" they have version 2.70 of the unit software. It is not available online (or for him to e-mail me), but it is good news that a new version is in the works. My unit arrived today with version 2.20.


    My HCx is great. very fast and light. I'm getting 6 satellites from inside my apartment. The error is +- 68 ft. But, it's amazing that I get a fix at all on the 1st floor of a 3 story apt. building. The WAAS turn off issue does occur. I plan to do some caching with it this afternoon. Yee-Ha.

    Brainerd, are you sure that he was not mistaking the Vista HCx for the Vista Cx, as the most recent version for the Cx is 2.70? I would find it odd that they would be that far ahead in software versions without beta versions, as Garmin, like many other companies, release betas with changed single digits, like 2.21 instead of 2.30.


    Vista Cx 2.70

  6. Well I compared that same area on my old topo to my new topo, and the marked location of the mountain peak is located at the same spot on both topos. By looking at the two though, I think that the new version is a much better representation of the terrain than the old that has broken contours and less of them. Plus, I think when somebody is near the peak, it will probably stick out :angry: , so it shouldn't be hard to find.




  7. Actually, I think it got up to around $100 a share last year before the 2-1 split.


    I was watching CSI on SpikeTV last night, and saw a commercial for the Garmin Nuvi. I thought this was kinda-cool since I have been using Garmin products for over 10 years now! Then I remembered all of the hype over their entry into TV advertising with their Super Bowl AD!


    So I got to thinking..............................I wonder what Garmin has done in the way of the stock market? I found that their stock has increased dramaticaly over a 3 year period. It has gone from $17.36 in May of 04 to $58.34 in May of 07. :anicute:


    Anyhow, I just thought this was kinda interesting............... :(

  8. I just spoke with someone at Garmin(a person that I trust and have recieved good info from previously) regarding their new policy. Apparently the new policy is one unlock per unit/software and no more free updates. This will affect new software purchases of the new mapping version due this year and automotive units that come with the mapping. They are going to allow 2 unlocks for the previous versions still(grandfathering basically), until you update to the new version where you will only have 1 unlock and have to purchase extras. This is standard for the software, not specific to the type of unit(i.e. auto, handheld). The only exception to this is their Bluechart software.

  9. I just read somewhere that the 60cx does NOT have an alarm clock. I used that quite often on my Legend CX, and dearly will miss it if it ain't on the 60. Great on hunting trips where you may be a little groggy in the morning for some strange reason, and the dawn doesn't wake you! Can anyone tell me for sure whether or not it has an alarm clock?


    No, the 60Cx does not have an alarm clock like the older 60C.

  10. Well, I still have to change the time again and again on both of my vcr's and dvd players, as well as my new dvd recorder. One of them even synchronizes it's time with the cable signal, but it didn't auto correct. My g shock watch that synchronizes with the atomic clock signal from Colorado will not get an update to correct this either. My new Sony alarm clock I think can not be updated either. So outside of my pc, pocket pc, and gps units, I have to manually change the time. It would be nice if more manufacturers had some way of either updating or manually entering variable information like this to automate the units operation. In the big picture of things though, this is what we have had to do for years already.

  11. One thing to keep in mind though, while the airlines magazine may annotate that a gps can be used, you can still have an encounter with a flight attendant that will not allow you to use it. I have had this happen a couple of times, though I fly frequently, so ultimately it shouldn't happen that often.

  12. Do you have it set for "Over Time", or "Over distance"?


    I have tried setting it to both. Both yield the same result of no plotting.


    Do you have track log recording turned on?


    Hmm. I think I actually have that turned off. I thought that was the option to have the GPS leave a "bread crumb trail." Do I need to have that turned on?


    Thanks again.

    Yes, as that is where the unit pulls the elevation data from for display.

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