+Cardinal Red Posted May 11, 2013 Share Posted May 11, 2013 I have never even considered using BaseCamp. Probably because I don't even know why I should have any interest in it. Any information welcome, but that really is not my question. When I got my Oregon 450t recently, it came with software version 5.2. I have done two updates since then and have been happily using version 6.2 for about two months now. I recently noticed a difference in functionality between my 450t and a seemingly identical unit a friend owns. I checked what software version they were on. It's on 4.2 That got me to thinking. I remembered something troubling, and looked it up again. Here it is below: IMPORTANT: if upgrading from a software version less than 4.80 you must follow these steps for future BaseCamp Compatibility: If you are a user of BaseCamp now, or plan to be in the future, you must follow these steps to ensure your data is protected during this software update: 1. Connect your handheld unit to a computer and launch BaseCamp. Transfer all tracks, routes and waypoints to BaseCamp. 2. Delete the /Garmin/GPX folder from the handheld's mass storage. Update the handheld's software via WebUpdater and reboot the handheld. 3. Reconnect the handheld to a computer and transfer your data from BaseCamp back to the handheld. I don't think my friend will ever have an interest in BaseCamp either, but I don't want to be the source of bad information. Are they only saying if you have any generated BaseCamp data, will now be incompatible going forward if you don't follow these instructions? Or are they saying that if you don't follow these instructions, your unit will never be BaseCamp compatible again? I would like to believe it means the former. I personally would be OK with the latter, but I need more info before advising my friend. It really does read to me like that you have to use BaseCamp now if you ever decide you really want to use BaseCamp later. Probably written by the same people that get paid to make the content of their manuals worthless. Hopefully it really means that if you have never used BaseCamp, never generated any data with it, there are no concerns for you. I hope so. Quote Link to comment
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