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  1. In your opinion. However, based on reading a lot of other posts in this forum, it seems that your opinion is in the minority. I own an Etrex 20 and they're not that great compared to older Garmin units I own. The 30 has a history of being unworkable and the reason why I avoided it (thank god). Yes it's my opinion but at least it's based on experience! Is your's?
  2. Fangamon

    Garmin eTrex 40

    Is this the one... http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1951406
  3. Hey Susy, I still geocache but the ones I use are destinations I use over and over again. [ removed by moderator ] ~
  4. Should have stuck with Magellan cause the Etrex is a backward step...
  5. Yep bug confirmed! Lucky I don't geocache else it would be another issue to deal with on this unit!
  6. Even I've been known to cache 2-3 times a year...
  7. Oh please, anything to replace the qwap icon on the Etrex 20!
  8. Yap, I've got the same now. BIG THANKS!!!
  9. Etrex 20 crashes OFF constantly in the city taking the longest times to get back any satellites. A good back unit if you have nothing else but don't bet your life on it! Great on the water but hopeless in the city!
  10. Try here for the basics on WAAS... http://www.gpsinformation.org/dale/misc.htm#waas
  11. Don't bother, after years of defending Garmin I've bought an iPhone and it's heaps better than my Nintendo like Garmin Etrex 20 that I predict Garmin will mainly disappear as soon as a waterproof iPhone hits the market. Or will there be Garmin for iPhone!
  12. I am the OP! No more posts please...
  13. Selling? I'm interested in buying the hard copy version if only I could find a copy to buy.
  14. www.ianker.com Looks like a great device! Lucky they put an 'i' in the web address else it would say wanker.com!
  15. And what vested interest would that be?
  16. Nasty comments not welcome! Excuse me but how can 'I' be the troll IN MY OWN THREAD! It seems you "Susy" are the biggest forum troll of all. If you don't have anything positive to add then why are you here, AGAIN? http://www.gpsinformation.org/dale/index.html LOL, I refer to one of the authorities on Garmin GPS through one of the definitive online manuals and you laud mass ignorance as an excuse to stifle debate here... ~
  17. Ok, ok! It seems that I'm just wrong with everything, so be it... I learnt more stuff about how to operate my Etrex 20 than any other source I could find. ...I put this up for those who were looking for a manual to work out what the heck stuff means when trying to learn GPS. OK, so it's some what out of date but sheesh, Garmin stuff ain't that advanced for it to be completely obsolete! This book covers the basic functions of GPS and in some depth. What it does not cover is individual functions of particular models. I found this helpful because it teaches the art not the machine as such. That said, let others look at it when info like this is generally unavailable and then let those lookers judge for themselves. I was only trying to help, I guess I won't bother 'trying' here again.
  18. I have an Etrex 20 and it answered almost all the questions I had that the manual didn't cover. You don't know what you're talking about! Paperless geocaching is a feature, not a function.
  19. ^^ No book covers the basics like this one. So what's changed so much that makes this manual obsolete? Gee do satellites send out new signals? Does north point somewhere else besides north. Is a waypoint something different to what it is? Hardly. The manual covers the fundamentals for Garmin. If you need to learn newer functions like how to use a touch screen then buy Touch Screen For Dummies. Most cars still have four wheels but I guess you don't need to know that...
  20. Is there anyway to get the screen back light on during boot up? I want to read the boot texts on the display! Including my CONTACT details that appear on screen at startup...
  21. This manual taught me how to access every function and was invaluable to work out what i could do with the Etrex 20! The information here is up to date because the features you find in the new models only differ in presentation, the functions remain the same under the bling. How different is it to drive a car after 10 new models, nothing! GPS is no newer than when the older units on the cover were made! Don't confuse bling for bang, once your learn the basics everything else becomes easy. It's as relevant today as when it was written.
  22. Oh you already have the best GPS out there right now! Keep it else you will be disappointed with all the new tech stuff as it is mostly bling and does nothing for base accuracy. Upgrade at your peril!
  23. ^^ cheers, I'll give it a try...
  24. Maybe this might help... the missing user manual! Working with Garmin Receivers - A User Manual http://www.gpsinformation.org/dale/wgarmin.htm A complete user manual does exist, it's just not written by Garmin! ~
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