+jotne Posted February 13, 2006 Share Posted February 13, 2006 i ask Garmin if they would add the pressure trend recording to the 60CSx. I've found that having garmin tell you "no" means nothing in what they will actually do. It was not 4-5 months ago that I emailed garmin asking if they had any plans to do a memory card based unit in the future, as while I wanted to shift from my 76s to a color unit there was no way I was going to do it until they had memory card ability. I was simply told they had no plans to do anything in the future with memory card ability. This does not really surprize me since they probably are not allowed to release any product changes or even updates until they are offically announced. So just because they tell you no, doesn't mean it won't happen. There's a big difference between giving someone a heads up in future product releases vs. exisiting product firmware enhancements/suggestions. It could very well be that in the trade-off between adding the new SiRF and microSD that they had to change hardware sufficiently so that the sleep mode is no longer possible without the new hardware drawing too much power while it's sleeping. That would make sense since all the applications that use to require sleep mode is now gone. It would also explain why the compass on/off would not affect the power drain all that much. One improvement that Garmin should have made a long time ago was to goto USB2. I mean come on, who still uses USB1 besides them? They've ALWAYS been behind in developing their I/O ports. It took them forever to go to USB1 and now it's taking them forever to go to USB2. With the large miniSD card capacities, it will take more than an hour to load a 512mb card! Since Garmin removed sleep mode, the stopwatch also stops running when you turn the GPS off. Quote Link to comment
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