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Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hide

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  1. There don't seem to be many out yet. How do you like yours? Is this your first camera of this type? I have a GoPro2 with WiFi back and getting great pictures and video out of that was so difficult.
  2. Mine does lose the sats occasionally in treed areas. But it is connected most of the time. When did you buy yours? I bought mine from http://www.thegpsstore.com/ How about you, where did you purchase yours? I bought mine from GPSCity, but I was more interested in when you bought yours.
  3. Mine does lose the sats occasionally in treed areas. But it is connected most of the time. When did you buy yours? I'm interested in getting it to do time zones right for me. It has me 1 hour ahead unless I set the time zone manually.
  4. To answer my own question above: The online PDF manual has info on the Elite model buried inside, where appropriate. What a great little device! These Dashboards show what the gps can do, aside from Geolocating photos and video. I especially like the G Force display! (Screen capture from the Garmin VIRB manual)
  5. The 62/78 and Montana also have external antenna connectors. We used the connector on my wife's Montana when her internal antenna broke off the circuit board.
  6. My Elite arrived with documentation for the basic model. I've asked Garmin through their online form for a manual for the Elite model. Would be interesting to know if there is one right now.
  7. Just got my new VIRB Elite yesterday and haven't had much time to check it out yet, but the first thing it wanted to do when I turned it on, after the Language selection, was find satellites to get a gps fix. It only took about 30 seconds to find itself, so it's now ready to geolocate pictures and video. Anyone else have one out there and willing to share their observations?
  8. It can if you tether it to a phone. Yes, but I don't have a smart phone. This unit would serve a purpose if it had 3G and behaved like a Kindle, just tailored for GPS instead of books. Find a WiFi hot spot? They are easy to find.
  9. It can if you tether it to a phone.
  10. The way I use the English language, "only hikers and hunters really buy a stand alone handheld unit anymore" means "nobody but hikers and hunters really buy a stand alone handheld unit anymore." Same difference. Almost all of my geocaching involves going off the beaten path. Places where there is little or no cell coverage. Places where tree cover makes the GPS in most cell phones mostly ineffective. Therefore, almost all of my geocaching is best done with a dedicated unit, whether or not some new Android offline mapping app comes along. --Larry Same here. If someone says something I have to assume they mean what they say. I hardly do any Geocaching anymore so there's no need to assume that's why I own so many dedicated gps units. But having used my iPhone on a couple of occasions to navigate, I know enough to make sure I always have a real, dedicated gps with me. There's nothing quite so annoying as to be using a phone as a gps or music player, or any of the hundreds of other things it'll do, and to find out that its battery is dead and you can't use it for its original purpose. Especially in an emergency.
  11. That's news to me. I wouldn't dream of using my iPhone as a gps. It gets too hot if powered, and the battery only lasts a couple of hours. Long enough to get lost but not long enough to get back.
  12. I never had a problem with my Garmin Rugged Mount on a RAM base. Edit: Sorry, you said Oregon, I read Montana. Different, obviously. My bad.
  13. Just like the Nuviphone! How quickly we forgot the 295W... We still have one, but they are hard to find now. Garmin was practically giving them away when they discontinued them.
  14. I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the data fields bug on version 4.40 here. If you touch the menu button on the map screen when using the data fields dashboard, the gps shuts down. I'm still running 4.40 anyway, since that's the only bug I've found and I can avoid it.
  15. But you do have to have at least one Adventure on your gps for the "Adventure" category to be added to the "Where To" element.
  16. Anyone having any problems? I am waiting for my new uSD card to arrive before updating. Haven't heard of any problems except for one guy on Facebook who reported a Birdseye problem with his, which cleared up once he'd reformatted his uSD card and reinstalled his Birdseye maps.
  17. Has anyone actually confirmed that this "sort" facility is in their gps now? I upgraded to 4.20, confirmed it in Setup/About, but I do not see any Sort command anywhere in "Waypoint Manager" or "Where To/Waypoints". It is on my Montana, but not my 62S.
  18. Garmin Montana Version 4.20 Changes from version 4.10 to version 4.20: Added ability to sort waypoints alphabetically Improved search speed in Where To? menus Fixed review of individual route points through the Route Planner Fixed issue with the Glide Ratio data field Fixed occasional map display issue when using Topo Deutschland 2012 Pro or Garmin TransAlpin 2012 Pro
  19. Duh. Sorry but I can't change the subject or delete it. Grr. Garmin Montana Version 4.20 Changes from version 4.10 to version 4.20: Added ability to sort waypoints alphabetically Improved search speed in Where To? menus Fixed review of individual route points through the Route Planner Fixed issue with the Glide Ratio data field Fixed occasional map display issue when using Topo Deutschland 2012 Pro or Garmin TransAlpin 2012 Pro
  20. What does that do? I'll be covering 5 countries in 17 days. It will break up your track into daily pieces. You may want to geotag your photos by the day's travel and embed them into the track log in a KML file. Depending on how many time zones you travel through, you might want to set your GPSr to UTC especially if you are near Europe. Use the Western Europe time zone with no Daylight savings time for UTC. Then you can use your GPSr time to sync your camera's time. For your track log interval, I would not use one second. It is not necessary and will make the logs too big. Use Auto, Most Often. Try it before you leave. And if you are new to tagging, use GPicSync. It works well and is much simpler. Storage space is cheap these days so I'm not worried. I'm still somewhat confused by this. Fortunately I brought my Garmin 60CSX with me so I used that. I just couldn't rely exclusively on the 62S while I was still learning the device. Let's put it like this, can you tell me how to setup my 62S to be like my 60CSX? I want the tracklog to track every single second and to create new tracks on a daily basis. I do setup my camera to UTC time to make the matching process much easier. After this is all said and done, how do I transfer the tracks from my 62S to the PC? If you want to setup your 62 like your 60, go to Setup/Profile Change and choose "Classic". That gives you the 60 style screens. While you can set up tracking to record every second, it's not usually a good idea. I suggest you set the following: Setup/Tracks, Record Method "Auto", Recording Interval "Normal" and Auto Archive to "Daily".
  21. I'm surprised nobody seems to have mentioned this up to now... GPSMAP 62/78 software version 4.03 Beta as of May 18, 2012 Download (4.48 MB) View installation instructions and system requirements Notes: Although this software is believed to be reliable, it has not yet been released for production and should be used at your own risk. Change History Changes made from version 3.90 to 4.03: Added new route activity types Added support for Kenwood NMEA Waypoint Sentence Improved GPS response at low speeds Fixed issue with preserving routes imported from Basecamp (identical maps required) Fixed Spell Search in German Problems with this beta software may be reported to 62-78Beta@garmin.com
  22. I'd wait, if I was you. I sent this to the Beta team this morning: I played around with my Montana this morning and it looks to me like map selections are not saved in the different profiles, so each time you change profiles, you need to set the maps you want in that profile. In other words, a selection of maps will be enabled, but not the choice I wanted. I have multiple map selection based profiles, quickly accessed via shortcuts so it's very obvious that the maps are not the right ones in the profiles. I tried many times to reset the maps to my selections then switching profiles but it always reverted to the wrong maps. This also happens if I use "Change Profile" instead of the shortcut to switch. I don't remember seeing this in 3.98 so that's where I'm headed. 3.98 has the same problem, which 3.99 was supposed to have addressed according to this from the Change Log: Fixed issues with map set selections across Profiles
  23. I haven't seen a white screen in weeks now - running the latest beta, 3.97 on my Montana, and the latest web updater version on my wife's 650. Power source we use is the Rugged Mount on motorcycles and the Powered Dash Mount in the car. Thanks for the tip, I just installed 3.97 beta and I'll give it a shot this week to see how it responds. Hopefully I'll have the same results as you. Just make sure if you do see a white screen, take all power cables off, or take the Montana off its cradle if you're using one, and hold the power button in for 20 seconds to shut it down properly. If you take the battery out to shut it down, you'll probably continue to see the white screen more often.
  24. I haven't seen a white screen in weeks now - running the latest beta, 3.97 on my Montana, and the latest web updater version on my wife's 650. Power source we use is the Rugged Mount on motorcycles and the Powered Dash Mount in the car.
  25. I'm not going to lie, I read that entire thread twice now and it doesn't make any sense to me. It appears that GMapTool has a DOS or Unix style command line area where you have to insert -l or -j in order to get it to create the type of file you want/need. Is there some sort of an easy command that can just take my previously created whatever.img file and give it a name that a Garmin GPSr will display? It may have a DOS/Unix style command line version but I use the GUI version. Here's a screen shot I made while renaming some maps: At its most simple, all you need to do is add a check in the "Mapset" box and give it a name, then write it. (Make sure you have backups and don't write to a map which is actually in your gps at the time, just in case.) Did you click the word "Website" under his user name to get to the programs? Even though a lot of the programs are Polish, the GMapTool is English.
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