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Garmin Etrex Vista Problem

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I have just recently got a Garmin Vista Hcx and started caching with it. It has worked great up until a few days ago. I was with a friend and my arrow was going crazy and not tracking right at all compared to my friends. Not sure what to do. Please let me know if anyone has experienced this or remedies for this. Thanks alot.

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Well, make sure that the electronic compass is set to on, or if you prefer it to be off, make sure you are walkin gquickly, in a straight line. Once you stop, the arrow will spin all over the place, as it won't know what direction you are facing.


If you do use the electronic compass (which I do), make sure you calibrate it. It needs to be calibrated every time you put in new batteries, and more often if you feel it's a bit out of whack. Hope this helps.

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My compass spins on occasion, too - as suggested above, be sure to calibrate it after a battery change or when it's simply acting screwy. I've also started driving/routing with the compass off, and only turn it on after getting out of the Jeep; this seems to help with it getting confused sometimes.

GPSrs can be temperamental li'l beasts.

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