+Night Stalker Posted August 10, 2004 Share Posted August 10, 2004 When I select a waypoint and go to off road, the GPS does not know where it is or where I am going. This morning as a test I took my Magellan SporTrak Pro and my new 60CS. I entered the same waypoint in each and started to walk. The Magellan immediately started to point in the direction I needed to go. The Garmin needle did not move for about 30 paces. When I changed direction the Magellan immediately adjusted to my new direction. Again the Garmin was slow to pick up my new direction. This seems to happed all the time making it almost impossible to find a cache with the new machine. When I contacted Garmin I was advised that I needed to calibrate the compass. That at speeds below 10 mph the 60CS does not use satellites to guide the user, but uses the compass. This sounds like B*ll Sh*t to me, especially since most users turn off the compass feature to save power. Quote Link to comment
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