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DaveM

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  • etrex30 warnings

    Are you using a Route and a routeable map? It sounds like you are. If so and you set the via point to " dose not alert" it won't alert the point however it will still alert you to turns. If you go into "setup" then "Tones" then "Early Turn Waring" and "Final Turn Warning" you can set them both to off. You can also go into "Proximity Alarms" from the tone menu.Then turn on "Proximity Tones" you can set tones or turn them off for "Proximity Alarm", "Approaching Proximity Alarm" and "Leaving Proximity Alarm". Then from the main menu go into "Waypoint manager" Select the waypoint you would like to alarm by pushing in on the joy stick. Then push the "menu" button then go into "Set Proximity" You can then set how close you would like to be when it alarms.
  • No waypoint manager in main menu visible (GPSmap 64s,)

    Are you pushing Menu twice or pushing eater Quit or Page until the scroll bar is on Main Menu? If so the Waypoint Manager should be there. By default it will be the upper right icon. The order can be changed and also the numbers of icons per screen so scroll down and see if it's on a different screen. If you don't find it from the main menu push Menu and select "Change Item Order" and push Enter then push Menu again and select "Include All" and push Enter that should add it back if it's been deleted.
  • Campsite POIs do not show on GPSMAP 64s

    I downloaded the OSM map you linked to and found what you are finding. BaseCamp had campgrounds but not the GPS. Looking into the map of my state that has campground listed I found all of them in BaseCamp but only part of them on the 64s. I then looked at OSM and found the listed campsites are tagged as "tourism=camp_site" and the unlisted are tagged as "tourism=caravan_site". The ones I spot checked on the map you have are tagged as "tourism=caravan_site". I also tried my eTrex 20 and received the same results as my 64s.

    It looks like Garmin has a bug with how POIs are displayed in their GPS
  • Amazing RECEPTION with Etrex 20x

    Which one I prefer depends on the use. The eTrex is smaller, lighter, and has better battery life. It is my preferred unit for things like hiking. With the 64s you can set it to not recalculate a route if you get off route. It also has all buttons instead of some buttons and a click stick. The click stick works well if you are standing or walking but is a pain riding a bike. As you hit bumps in the road and are trying to push it in it will go sideways, up or down. I prefer route navigation on the bike so between that and the click stick I prefer the 64s on the bike.
    As far as the accelerometer, digital compass and barometer that’s a matter of which level of etrex or 64 you get. The eTrex 20 and the 64 doesn’t have them the eTrex 30 and 64s has them. I find I don’t use them if I was buying a 64 today I would buy plain 64 and not the 64s unless I got a good price on a 64s. That’s just my opinion I know others like having the accelerometer, digital compass and barometer.
    I agree with Boyd’s comment on GLONASS that the 64 doesn’t compare to the 62 from that standpoint. The reason I stated that I don’t see much if any difference in the eTrex and 64 is you said the 62 had a better antenna. The 64 has the same or similar antenna as the 62. I don’t think the antenna makes much if any difference. I think the newer unite have better reception than the old ones even with GLONASS turned off and even better with it turned on.