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I don't have a csx but had a similar problem with my PPC with high sensitive CF GPS. The delays created by the chipset often made me miss the intersection I wanted to turn at.

 

I'mk wondering if a similr thing is happening here - possibly caused by trying to lock on WASS sats or something similar.

 

Is there a way to disable WASS selection and if so does that make a difference?

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I find that if im on the Map page, even when im the passenger, instead of the Driver, the Map page does no good at times, and I tend to miss turns anyway. A good way, is to page to the Active Route Page, and look at the list of Turns comming up. It gives the distance, and time to each turn in the list. I hope there is a firmware update, because my 60Cx is slow on everything, like the Day/Night mode, takes a full minute, before it switches to the right mode.

 

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Geoff

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WAAS can be turned off.

 

The FIELDS can be added or deleted to include TIME to next turn as well as DISTANCE to next turn.

Keeping the map zoomed out will also give you a UP AHEAD view of your route, so in conjunction with the TIME & DISTANCE fields added, you KNOW what you're expecting. I also (with my new 60c) have the 1st warning beep set at something different than my FINAL warning beep.

These things work for me - just my 2 cents

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I just received my 60 CSX last week, and being ne w to GPSing I absolutely love it! But I agree, mine will give me a warning beep about 1/4 to 1/8th mile before the turn, then a longer beep right at the turn. I haven't changed any of the factory settings, this is how it came. Hope that helps.

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The 60csx warnings do seem to be much shorter than my 60cs was. There is not a way to change it but it is something that has been brought up as a possibel fix in a firmware upgrade in other topics on the forums.

 

I suggest dropping garmin a line and asking them to change it in the next firmware upgrade.

 

Thanks,

kgag.

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The 60csx warnings do seem to be much shorter than my 60cs was. There is not a way to change it but it is something that has been brought up as a possibel fix in a firmware upgrade in other topics on the forums.

 

I suggest dropping garmin a line and asking them to change it in the next firmware upgrade.

 

Thanks,

kgag.

Thanx for the input I guess I'll have to wait. I have to RMA my unit with all the glitches its been having (screen dying for no apparent reason, up on the D pad barely works, etc). :anicute:

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I noticed the same thing comparing my 76Cx to my 76C.

 

Here is a copy of a letter is sent to Garmin, and their reply.

 

I have noticed a "delay" in the alerts when using my 76Cx. As a small, unscientific test I put both of my units on my dash (76C & 76Cx), loaded with City Select 7. I picked a couple of Waypoints and started driving around the neighborhood. Observations: Alerts for making a turn the 76C would give the First Alert at 0.3 miles, the 76Cx would give the First alert at 0.2 mile. The second alert, the 76C would alert somewhere around 475 feet, the 76Cx would alert at around 225 feet.

 

This makes a noticeable difference when trying to navigate busy roads (especially in an unfamiliar area). The 76Cx does not give nearly as much time to change lanes or prepare for an exit. I also switched between my 128mb and 512mb memory. And yes there is a noticeable audible difference between the two units... the 76C being louder.

 

Are these issues that can or could be addressed in a firmware update?

 

PS: Any chance of getting the alarm clock back?

 

GARMINS RESPONSE:

 

Hello I am writing in regards to your 76Cx issue. Thank you for providing us that information. It is true that future firmware updates

would address issues such as these. I am going to pass this e-mail along to our engineers so that future update may contain fixes for these issues. We appreciate your input!

 

I hope the above information is helpful. Let us know if you have any other questions or troubles. Thanks for your time!

 

Best Regards,

 

Zack Olinger

Product Support Specialist

Garmin International

1200 E. 151st St.

Olathe, KS 66062

 

E-Mail: techsupp@garmin.com

Local Phone: 913-397-8200

Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020

Fax: 913-440-5488

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I used the auto-rout on my 60CSx for a cache trip today and noted the first beep at around .5 miles and the second beep at around 500ft. I did not look at the unit instantly as I haven't purchased a mount for it yet and I didn't want to look away from the road until I was confident I could do so safely. I will watch this again and report if I find things to be different.

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I noticed the same thing comparing my 76Cx to my 76C.

 

PS: Any chance of getting the alarm clock back?

 

When I asked Garmin about that, they sad no.

The new x model do not have an option to run program in "off" modus.

So there are not and will not be Alarm clock

or possibility to sample pressure measure when the GPS is off.

 

PS can any of you with an x try to start the stopwatch, turn of the GPS,

turn it on and see if it still runs correct?

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I just used my auto routing on my 60csx today and I noticed that if i miss a turn it just gave me a warning, but didn't pick a new route. I did find that if I hit menu, i could choose recalculate, but is there a way to have it do this automatically?

 

 

Yes you can set this up. Hit menu twice; choose setup, hit enter; choose routing, hit enter; choose follow road options, hit enter; choose off route recalculation, hit enter; pick the option you want and hit enter.

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I just used my auto routing on my 60csx today and I noticed that if i miss a turn it just gave me a warning, but didn't pick a new route. I did find that if I hit menu, i could choose recalculate, but is there a way to have it do this automatically?

 

maybe you didn't veer enough off course -

 

I just got my 60c after years w/ a GPSV & I know (w/ the V), there is an adjustable distance as to when you will be auto re-routed.

 

I will say that the actual re-routing calculation time is light speed faster than the V

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When you turn the unit OFF all functions STOP. YES ... Any amount of back-lighting will cause fast battery drain. New x owners should pay close attention to firmware upgrades. It seems GPSs are no different than any other electronic product ..... new owners are the beta testers and get to find all the new bugs in the product. Just saw that within 6 months a new chip set will be avaliable that uses 50% less power. ;) ImpalaBob

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Just saw that within 6 months a new chip set will be avaliable that uses 50% less power.

 

Where did you see this? Was it at Garmins site?

 

Another dood on this forum posted it:

 

Sirf III LT chipset topic

 

Pretty cool. Johnny Vegas mentoned in another thread that garmin will be releasing some new receivers this summer, I'm wondering if they will use this. I'm hoping this plus a big display like the magellan XL series.

Thread about new GPSr's

 

Cool stuff. I'm not sure I can be patient enough to wait that long though...

 

Temptation!

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I just used my auto routing on my 60csx today and I noticed that if i miss a turn it just gave me a warning, but didn't pick a new route. I did find that if I hit menu, i could choose recalculate, but is there a way to have it do this automatically?

Disable u-turns in the routing options.

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