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On the trip computer page,does this show you your current information regarding the waypoint you are headed to? For example,if I'm headed to waypoint "home" and then go to the trip computer page while headed there,I assume this will show me the distance to destination and bearing fields inregards to the waypoint "home"  correct? Thanks for any help.I'm still getting the hang of things.
GPSr Units / Re: Trackback question
July 22, 2009, 12:28:07 AM
Thanks oz,do you know the steps I need to take to impement this function?I cannot make sense of it in the manual.Does the unit need to stay on as you walk in order for the trackback to work?I'm a newbe in this GPS game.
GPSr Units / Trackback question
July 21, 2009, 09:00:11 AM
Can someone please explain to me how to use the trackback feature on my Garmin vista HCX?Id like to be able to follow my exact path back to my starting point.Does it show a trail on your map that you can follow back out?Thanks for any help.
So I would have to add a new map and reload the whole thing again with the new segments and in doing so it would replace the map I already have.....right?
Another question:I only downloaded the segment of the Northeast map that I currently needed.Now,if I want to add other segments to the map I already downloaded will it add them to the map I already have,or do I have to download the whole map agian with the newly added segments(areas)?Thanks for your help.
I got it.Everything installed correctly.Thanks for the help fellas;I'm sure I'lll be asking more stupid questions down the road.
OK,once I have the map downloaded to my computer can I then plug my gps into the computer and download the maps directly to the gps,or do I have to save the map to a disk first?
When I download the update do I hit run or save?
I have a windows PC.I'm interested in the northeast map which includes all of CT.
So once I have the Garmin mapsource CD downloaded to my computer,I go to this site,select what maps I want and it will download them to the mapsource program automatically;then I just plug in my gps unit and it will load it to the miicro SD card...right?
Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Downloading maps
June 22, 2009, 06:14:32 AM
I'm new to the gps scene.I just bought a Garmin etrex vista hcx and was wondering;when I go to download the maps from this site I assume it will automatically put them onto the micro SD card that I put into the gps unit and not store the info on the internal meory of the computer.Thanks for any info.Also,do I need to install tha Trip and waypoint manager CD that came with my unit or is that just for my home computer?