Lodge Pole Posted August 26, 2011 Share Posted August 26, 2011 (edited) Yesterday I bought a nice clean used garmin GPSmap 60 SCx, and spent time, lots of time reading the manual, and making little way points in the field to 'find'. I set a lot of settings, and played around in the menu. I came up with a lot of questions, I am sure time and use will answer, but I have one I can't seem to find a clue to answer. I am hoping someone here has a same gps unit. From on I hit the Find button, selected cities, and it ran a list. I chose one, and the gps ran out as straight as an arrow line to that city. I searched the book hard to figure if there is a way to get this type of Outdoor hand held gps to follow and point out roads before i take them. It was left on when i bought it some 85 miles away, and I discovered that upon getting home last night, and it tracked every move I made, but I thought the unit was off. So it knows where I have been, but I might like to use it on a motorcycle to tell me how to get where I am going if it can do that too. The major use I have is hiking trails, and caching, which is all very new to me. But if it can do raods too, that's a big plus. Another question I was saving, is how do I go about down loading from this site? I am no pc guru a bit, and please don't use accronyms, unless you also text the word, like L&L (Lock in lock, meaning a sandwich box) But please don't use pc lanugage either as accronyms, because I just won't 'get it' Old Dawgs have a hard time learning new tricks, and the more times you push a button the hard the bite is Using an example would help a lot. My zipcode is 03886, and not far from me are several caches. There is a little one I haven't looked for yet, as I was fairly sure i could find it with no gps. It's called 'Peanut on a Stick'. The Garmine GPSmap 60 SCx has USB, and I have just registered it with Garmin, and down some sort of communications down load and test and the gps can talk to garmin. For all I know the gps will need a DL (Down Load) to talk to Groundspeak. Old Dawgs are real wordy, so take care if you reply On Edit: I found out how to down load Peanut on a stick. The next thing to do is go find it sometime tomorrow. What do I do then? Edited August 26, 2011 by Lodge Pole Quote Link to comment
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