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So I'm doing a nice little hike this weekend when I look at the trip computer and it tells me that I should arrive at my destination at ~6PM, now I know I'm not the fastest hiker in the world but 9 hours to hike 3 miles. Turns out the clock had reverted back to Auto which apparently is GMT, I reset it back to Pacific Time and it worked great until I shut the unit off and restarted it where it then went back to AUTO. Am I the only one this is happening to and is there a setting to keep it where I want it or do I need to reset the thing to the correct time zone every time I use it. You would think this silly thing would know what time zone I'm in after all it knows within a few feet where I am on this planet.

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That's exactly what "auto" is supposed to do. The unit compares your location to a time zone map and sets the time accordingly. Are you in an area near a TZ boundary? I wonder if the map is not accurate.

 

You might want to make sure you have the map loaded as well. If you connect your 62 to your computer look for a file called gmaptz.img in the \Garmin folder, if you don't have one that could cause an issue.

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That's exactly what "auto" is supposed to do. The unit compares your location to a time zone map and sets the time accordingly. Are you in an area near a TZ boundary? I wonder if the map is not accurate.

 

You might want to make sure you have the map loaded as well. If you connect your 62 to your computer look for a file called gmaptz.img in the \Garmin folder, if you don't have one that could cause an issue.

 

You nailed it on the head, no gmaptz.img, hmmmm. Any idea where I can get the file.

If I set the GPS to Pacific Time why does it keep going back to Auto?

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That's exactly what "auto" is supposed to do. The unit compares your location to a time zone map and sets the time accordingly. Are you in an area near a TZ boundary? I wonder if the map is not accurate.

 

You might want to make sure you have the map loaded as well. If you connect your 62 to your computer look for a file called gmaptz.img in the \Garmin folder, if you don't have one that could cause an issue.

 

You nailed it on the head, no gmaptz.img, hmmmm. Any idea where I can get the file.

If I set the GPS to Pacific Time why does it keep going back to Auto?

WebUpdater saw that the file was missing and reinstalled it on the 4th try, apparently I needed to close the E: folder before it would add the file to the \Garmin folder.

 

Thanks for the help it is much appreciated.

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