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  1. Just sold this unit about 5 minutes ago. BignFat ( Mike K. )
  2. I still have this. Seems my price might be a bit much, so reply with an offer. Thanks, Mike K.
  3. This is my original GPS. Started in Geocaching using this. Time to upgrade to a newer unit. Selling for $80.00. Includes shipping in the US only. Complete unit as bought: GPS Unit Serial Data cable Owners Manual and Quick Start Guide Wrist Strap Handlebar mount
  4. Here is the reply email I recieved from Garmin from a earlier post to this subject: Thank you for contacting GARMIN International, We're sorry you are disappointed with the mapping. The fact is, nearly everyone gets mapping data from different map providers who customize the data for different needs. Our TOPO data comes direct from the government USGS service and is nearly equivalent to the 1:100,000 scale maps. These maps are not updated often as most of the major land features do not change often. Of course, there is the whole other issue of configuring the maps so that they can be utilized IN the GPS receiver. Not all of the nicer, 'more detailed' maps are able to be used in a GPS due to memory/system constraints in the handheld units. I will pass your comments along for review, as customer suggestions are very valuable to the company. Also, the Metroguide USA maps are actually current as of December 2001, not 10 years ago. Keep posted on the web for future updates to such software. Best Regards, Daniel Cobb Product Support GARMIN International
  5. I just sent a email to Garmin to express my recent purchase of TOPO. I'm hoping they listen. It definitly will detrmine my purchase of Metro, or even purchasing a Garmin in the future. But when it comes down to it, I might get the NatGeo Topo, and just print out the map when caching along with my bearing pointer. Who knows? Here is the email: Not real happy with your TOPO for the money. and I'm told you copy these maps from someone else. Now notice I said "for the money". I enjoy the maps, but now I have to go out and get the Metro also for ANOTHER hundred bucks!!!! I'd sure would have got the NatGeo Topo, but it won't download into the Garmin....bummer....cause the 1:24000 sounds better, and it looks like I get more. and reading others reviews of your Metro, it sounds like it is more then ten years old in it's updates. I would fully understand if it was about $20.00 for the software....and almost expected!, but at $100.00 buck a crack for every one of your software packages....I definitly expected a whole lot more. Thanks for listening. Happy New Year! Mike K. (BignFat) Geocacher
  6. BignFat

    TOPO and Metro

    When loading the TOPO software into my Legend, it did give a warning before the download that all pervious memory would be erased. After the download, I did loose the base map to the new TOPO (bonus!) and I still have exits, POI, and the other features it previously had.....I think it downloaded with the TOPO. I'll get the METRO soon and add it to my memory to see what it does. It is interesting that others have said that GEO Topo wouldn't download into the Garmin, but the box at Costco says it can....I'm curious? Mike K. (BignFat)
  7. BignFat

    TOPO and Metro

    Is it possible to merge parts of the TOPO and parts of the Metro into a legend at the same time during mapping/transfer without the one overwriting the other? I have just the TOPO now and I'm wondering if it's worth buying the Metro also.
  8. BignFat

    What icon for waypoints?

    Garmin eTrex has a Geocache and Geocache found icons. It is a small treasure chest that is either closed or open...of course with treasure inside when found.
  9. The Stop Nav is gray because you haven't begun to nav yet. Your GPS had found Sats, that good. but have you told it to goto a waypoint yet? When you do...then your navigating, and you'll find that the stop nav will not be grey.
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