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  1. I recently purchased a Nuvi 855. From the description in the owner's manual, it appears that there is a way to create a route in Mapsource and then copy it over to the Nuvi. What steps are required to copy the route from Mapsource to the Nuvi? Any help will be appreciated.
  2. I have been using the Sanyo 2500 mAh NIMH batteries for a couple of years with great results. They are available from Thomas Distributing (www.thomasdistributing.com).
  3. I have the GPS 60CSx and it is great for geocaching (plus city nav as well as I have City Navigator maps loaded). But, to answer your question, given that the GPS 60 is in the same series as the 60CSx, I would think it would be equally great.
  4. You should have a window open on the left with several tabs (routes, tracks, etc) Go to the route tab. Highlight the route. Right click it and select properties. You will see a tab "via points". Highlight and delete the route points you do not want.
  5. Goto main menu, setup, system and then hit menu key on 60csx. Yep. That is it. Thanks!!!
  6. I recall there is a way to find out what software and chipset version my 60CSx is using, but I cannot remember how. Any help will be appreciated
  7. We have a Garmin C550 and have used it since moving here to Helotes and San Antonio in June. We absolutely love it. The text to speech feature is very nice. You put in the address, but not coordinates, like you can do with the Garmin 60CSx (which we have as well, for hiking and geocaching). Overall, I give the C550 a thumbs up.
  8. Amazon.com here. Was very pleased with them.
  9. Finally got it fixed. I reset the GPSr, cleared all my user settings, reinstalled the software and re-installed the City Navigator 2008 update. And, that completely cleared the problem!
  10. I have a Garmin C550. Every now and then, while we are driving, the map view will switch from showing the highway on which we are driving to a view of the entire United States with our "vehicle" icon showing our position. Then, after about 15 seconds, the view will return to the normal map view. I reloaded the unit software, but it still does this. Any idea as to what may be causing this? Is this considered normal? Thanks in advance for your help.
  11. I have a Garmin GPSMap 60CSx and it works great for city navigating. I use the bean bag holder from Garmin to keep it on my dash and it works fine. My wife uses the Garmin C550 in her car and prefers it, but if something like the 60 CSx is all you have, you should be good to go.
  12. I purchased a copy of Garmin City Navigator v8 (DVD version) in November 2006 for my Garmin GPSMap 60CSx. Does anyone know if a free update is available from Garmin? I could not find anything by way of a quick search on Garmin's website, but perhaps I missed something. If a free update is not available, can an update be purchased?
  13. Is there a way to sort the waypoints on the 60CSX so that the geocaches (the ones with the treasure chest symbol) appear first or so that the waypoints with flags appear first? There are times when I want the geocaches to be first. Other times, I want the other waypoints like to places of business to come up first. Right now, it looks like mine are sorted alphabetically. Thanks in advance for your advice. (edited for misspelled geocache)
  14. Not yet, but that's only because I assumed that no one else used this particular material. Does someone else make shields that are equivalent material to the shieldzone? Because I may just ask for a refund instead. I will report back here when I find out which of the three eTrex colour shields currently available from Shieldzone is the correct one. Perhaps if everyone who has a badly fitting one, sent it back, it may possibly make them want to only sell the right one and not offer the others, but I wouldn't bet on it. I have had great service from Shieldzone, so perhaps someone new is on the job at their location. Nonetheless, I have used protectors from another company (see link, below) for my Canon A700 and were very pleased with them: http://stores.ebay.com/ScreenPatronus
  15. From the description, you have plenty of sky view for it to lock onto a satellite (or SV as they are called). Check the setup on the GPSr to be sure it is set for autolocate. In autolocate mode, the GPSr will always find the SVs by searching the sky. That does take a few tens of minutes usually and it is best to leave the GPSr sitting on a table, with full view of the sky, undisturbed for several minutes to autolocate and lock. Anyway, that is my thoughts... good luck...
  16. I have used both the Invisible Shield and some of the other ones that just apply to the screen itself. I like the Invisible Shield much better. I applied quite easily and does not come off. I removed mine once after it was on for several months to see what would happen. I came right off...no residue at all. Of course, I had another Invisible Shield and promptly applied it and it has been on ever since. The screens scratch VERY easily...so a screen protector is a MUST. Hope this helps...
  17. I use the Shieldzone for my 60CSx and have been very pleased with it. However, you are right...there is a bit of a texture to it. If you want a completely clear, completely smooth go with the ones from ScreenPatronus (link below). I use one of theirs on my Canon A700 and it is completely clear. When you order yours for your GPSr, be sure to ask for the "clear" one; they typically ship the non-glare ones for the GPSrs. The non-glare also have a texture to them that is noticeable. So, ask for the clear and you will be good to go. The ScreenPatronus ones are also very easy to install and remove. They work great! http://stores.ebay.com/ScreenPatronus
  18. The Garmin 60CSx, as mentioned in the previous reply, is the only game in town. I use it for geocaching, hiking and city navigation and it is EXCELLENT. Of course, you need to get City Navigator for the city navigation portion. Overall, just plain great.
  19. I have a Garmin GPSMap 60CSx and it works great for geocaching, hiking and city navigation. I purchased Garmin's City Navigator maps and use them for the city nav and it is great!!
  20. Go with the 60CSx. The color screen and ability to put in a memory card is a real plus.
  21. I know this is a dumb question, but how do you install the macro? Got it! Found the how to in the help file on GSAK. Wow...very cool macro!!!
  22. I know this is a dumb question, but how do you install the macro?
  23. If you tried to transfer multiple map segments, you could easily exceed the 64Meg limit, but one or two should not do that. Are you using Mapsource to select the map segments? If so, it should provide you a count of the total map size and you can use that to help you determine if you are exceeding the 64Meg size.
  24. I cannot comment on whether or not saving the track uses a fixed amount of memory. However, I do know that saving tracks causes some of the data such as speed for each segment to be lost.
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