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rugerr

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Need help in using Garmin's Tracback feature!!
« on: March 10, 2010, 09:25:29 AM »
HI, I would greatly appreciate any help in learning how to use the Tracback feature on my Vista, hcx!!  I know what it is suppose to do but don't how how to setup that feature.  Thanks!!

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Re: Need help in using Garmin's Tracback feature!!
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 10:03:41 AM »
When you're hiking and leaving a track behind you can use "trackback" to have it guide you back to any point (normally the start) along your track.
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Re: Need help in using Garmin's Tracback feature!!
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 10:16:07 AM »
You can also load tracks from other sources and Track Back over them as if they were routes.

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Re: Need help in using Garmin's Tracback feature!!
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 09:22:54 AM »
I need to know what to use on the setup page!  It has like distance, time or auto, I don't really understand that part!  Thanks, much appreciated!!

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Re: Need help in using Garmin's Tracback feature!!
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 10:14:26 AM »
Distance, time, and Auto are track LOGGING parameters.  Nothing to do with Tracback.

Log by distance records a track point at the distance you specify.
Log by time records a track point at the time you specify.
Auto selects a record method appropriate to the speed at which you are moving.  Closely spaced at pedestrian speeds, further apart at vehicular speeds.

You can log by distance to reduce track recording while you eat lunch on the trail.  It's amazing how far you can go while sitting still if you  record by Auto or by time.  But either of those is much better to use when you are traveling in a car.


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Re: Need help in using Garmin's Tracback feature!!
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 08:55:07 AM »
Can't thank you enough, that was exactly what I wanted to know!!!