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General Discussion / Re: Track Point Count
« on: April 17, 2011, 05:19:41 AM »
maps4gps,
Thanks for the reply. I have started to look at and experiment with the settings on my 60CSx. Yesterday I tried two different settings on a 75 mile car ride I needed to take. On the way out I set the options at "Record Method = Auto / Interval = Most Often" and on the way home I used "Record Method = Auto / Interval = Normal". On both settings the the Points collected was 500.

Could this "500" number the max the unit will collect because of where the data was saved, the internal memory? If I had set the option to save the track to the data card would it have saved a higher number of points?

Thanks for your help,
Rob

PS I'm headed off to test a track using the "save track to data card option".

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General Discussion / Track Point Count
« on: April 14, 2011, 05:14:25 PM »
I'm looking at two different tracks of a similar Hike route (same trails) on wikiloc.com. One is mine and the other by a different member. They both cover approximately 10.5 miles. Mine has 170 track points and the other has 2,282. Not even close.

Questions:
Is the a setting on the GPS that sets the number of collected points?

Is there a benefit to the greater number of points?

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General Discussion / Download Track
« on: March 31, 2011, 06:12:25 PM »
Can I download a track from wikiloc and:

1) see it on my computer on a map i've downloaded from GPSFileDepot?

2) see it on that same map that I've installed on my GPS?

Thanks,
Rob

60CSx
Mac

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GPSr Units / Re: garmin 60 csx memory cards
« on: March 30, 2011, 03:41:08 PM »
Just purchased a couple 4GB micro sd cards for my new gps. The site said micro sdhc 4gb, hope these are the ones I need not just the sd style, thought the hc, was high capacity. Let me know if not right ones please, someone. Thanks , Mike

I spoke with Garmin Tech Support today and he said the unit would accept a 4 GB card, but not the HC version.
Did the 4 GB SDHC work for you?

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GPSr Units / Re: 60CSx - Track Log Questions
« on: March 30, 2011, 03:01:30 PM »
Thanks Michael! All good stuff.
Rob

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GPSr Units / 60CSx - Track Log Questions
« on: March 29, 2011, 04:53:37 PM »
I think I'm close but would like to confirm and I have questions (if this is too many questions I'll understand).

To set up tracking I do the following:

Main menu, choose Tracks.

In the track log window:
Select ON or OFF
Q: Is this how I START and STOP tracking?

Choose SETUP..
Check "WRAP WHEN FULL"
Q: this is so if the internal memory fills it will start to over write the oldest track? If I don't check "Wrap" what happens when the memory full? The unit stops tracking?

Then choose Method, Interval, Color & Data Card Setup
Q: What exactly am I setting up on the Data Card? To duplicate the track that's on the internal memory?

At this point the unit is ready to start tracking (right?). I hit MENU twice then page to the TRIP COMPUTER page. I can now hit menu, choose RESET, choose what I want to reset. Now all fields are set to zero and the STOPPED time starts to count.

When I choose to end TRACKING I go back to MAIN MENU select TRACKS and SAVE.

Q: After I've saved the TRACK, and go to the TRIP COMPUTER page all the fields (Moving Time, Stopped Time) are still active. Should I be turning Tracking off or something?

Thanks for you time,
Rob




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General Discussion / Re: Slow learner questions
« on: March 28, 2011, 03:26:32 PM »
Strap yourself in and please remain seated during the entire ride cause you're about to have the most thrilling time of your life with that 60csx!  :)

Thanks MichaelJ!

I'm really looking forward to reaching that first summit and pressing the "mark" button!

I just hope I remember to look up form the GPS to enjoy the "views from the top" ;)

Rob

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General Discussion / Re: Slow learner questions
« on: March 26, 2011, 02:17:02 PM »
That's Basecamp.... a basemap is something completely different.  :)

Glad it's working for you!

Basecamp.....correct.

Thanks for the help!
Rob

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General Discussion / Re: Slow learner questions
« on: March 26, 2011, 05:08:21 AM »
Am I able to open (see) that map on the computer....

Found it....Base Map....Maps....NewEnglandTopo.....I'm there!

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General Discussion / Re: Slow learner questions
« on: March 26, 2011, 04:59:14 AM »
This one will work for you:
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/157/

Just make sure you get the Mac edition.

... you will need a microSD card installed to hold maps.




Thanks Indrid Cold,
I'll check out that map, and the unit came with a 1G card.

Am I able to open (see) that map on the computer or is that only to install on the GPS?

Thanks for the reply,
Rob

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General Discussion / Slow learner questions
« on: March 25, 2011, 05:38:07 PM »
Hi Folks,
I hope you all can tolerate another round of newbie questions. I'm very new to all this.

Just purchased a Garmin 60 csx and I'm taking it step by step. I'm going through the Owner's Manual. So far I been able to mark, name and delete waypoints. I've  also used the track log feature. I have much to learn with the unit it's self as I make my way through the manual.

I'm a bit confused on the computer side of this. I'm using an iMac. I downloaded Base Camp and the New Hampshire TOPO map on this site.

Question: Am I able to open and use the downloaded map (NH TOPO) on the computer? If yes how do I do it?

Thanks in advance,
Rob
Garmin 60CSx
iMac 2010

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