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  • Yes. The discharge for NiMH and Alkaline is different. The NiMH won't drop much until it's almost dead the Alkaline will start dropping from the start so will be lower than the NiMH with very little use. At that point the GPS will think it’s almost …
  • Do you have the battery type set for the batteries you are using?
  • When you import to GE it will default to "Generic Text (*.txt *.csv)". In the dropdown menu near the bottom right of the import dialog box change it to all files and you should see your file.
  • Glad it worked for you. There is definitely a problem. I hope it’s fixed soon. They are the best maps I know of.
  • I can get it to come up. Which file or files do you want? Map installer for BaseCamp / MapSource on the Windows platform, Compressed file containing the tiles and overview map. This is useful for applications like Qlandkarte and Linux users, Ma…
  • Which map Generic Routable, Generic Routable (new style) or other? What country?
  • Try the maps again. It looks like the site is working but slowly. After reading your post I tried downloading a map and got “Checking existing maps…” with the dots going around. This went on for a long time so I decided you were correct that the sit…
  • I hope that is just a website problem that will be fixed soon.
  • After you try the Eneloops you will never buy anything else. I like the standard Eneloops not as high capacity as the Pros but more charge cycles and will last all day in both of my Garmins.
  • My biggest reason for not liking a phone for nav. on a bike is not being able to read the screen in the sun. If you can find one you can read in the sun you can work around battery life with a power bank. If it not waterproof you can put it in a bag…
  • I see you said "a ski stadum" If it's cold that could affect the batteries most of them don't like working is the get too cold. If it's cold try Lithium batteries they will work a lot better in the cold. I have never had the problems you describe …
  • All GPS receivers have an antenna. The one on the Oregon is a different type so you don't see it. Don't worry about the signal they will both be good. Go with the one you like better. The biggest difference is the interface. The GPSMAP 64 is a push …
  • You could set up 2 profiles with your topo map enabled in one and City navigator enabled in the other. You could then switch profiles instead of disabling and enabling maps. I have a 64s and an eTrex 20. For hiking either button system is good. On …
  • You said you use rechargeable batteries. Do you have the battery type set to NiMH? If not it could think the batteries are discharged when they are still charged and shut down. If you tap the power button it will bring up a screen that shows battery…
  • It's not a problem. I always charge my batteries outside of my 64 and other Garmin GPSs. It won't try charging them unless the button behind them is pressed. Garmin battery packs will press it but not standard rechargeable batteries.
  • I have a GPSMAP 64s and an eTrex 20. They both have GLONASS and work better in areas with bad reception which include slot canyons than a unit with GPS alone. I don't notice the 64 being any better or worse than the eTrex in the same location. The…
  • On the older eTrex line battery power went through springs and on a hard bump with the bike could lose power for an instance and shutdown. I don't know if Garmin made a change or if I'm lucky but Iv'e never had that problem with my eTrex 20. One t…
  • Looking at the manual I don't see location (latitude/longitude) listed as one of the data fields. With Garmin the fact it's not in the manual doesn't mean it's not on the device but I would check first. If you save a waypoint it will have Lat - Long…
  • Failing all that, I was looking at eTrex a few days ago, as Boyd mentioned. My only concerns with that one are size and the lack of expandable memory. I don't know how big a deal that last point is, but I've heard that it's going to be tough for m…
  • @Tim Will an Edge 20 or Forerunner 10 give you Latitude - Longitude or better yet UTM? If so they would be good as They are small and light An eTrex would also be good. They use AA batteries so power is not a problem. The eTrex 10 is cheep and wou…
  • I may have found A way. When you stop go into "Setup", "Tracks" and change "Track Log" to "Do Not Record" it will stop saving points. When you are ready to start moving change it back to "Record, Show On Map" or " Record, Do Not Show" I have been p…
  • Not sure I ever found it on my Legend either :)) Tracks page near top Track Log "On" "Off" buttons. Going back to the OPs problem, one way that might help is to in Setup, Tracks under "Record Method" select "Distance" and an interval of 0.01. Thi…
  • If there is a pause feature on the Etrex I haven't found it ;) If it's there I haven't found it ether. I think that is one of the things that went away between the old eTrex models and the 10/20/30. I could pause my Legend.
  • When you get to the trail head or before power up your GPS and let it get a good lock on the satellites before resting the trip computer. If it doesn't have a good lock it can add mileage. If you don't have GLONASS enabled I would enable it. With G…
  • As you have found track navigation on the eTrex is not very good for use on a bike. Also the route navigation on an eTrex is not very good on a bike as it will change the route. When I was using my eTrex 20 on my bike I would display a track on the …
  • Yes the Edge Touring has more options for route calculation but I wouldn't trust it or any other GPS to calculate a route on the bike. I want the GPS to follow a route or track I or someone programmed in BaseCamp or other program on the computer. It…
  • Garmin makes a bar mount. I don't have an eTrex 30x but unless they changed the mount from the eTrex 20/30 you could mount it on your handlebar and see it without stopping. I don't know how an edge would work for mountain biking they are more desi…
  • I would use a handheld GPS that lets you can turn recalculate off. My GPSMAP 64s will let me turn it off so will follow the route. I know some other Garmin handhelds will allow this but I'm not sure which ones. My eTrex 20 won't let me turn it o…
  • I have a 64s and eTrex 20 and use both on my bikes. I also have computers on all my bikes so can compare speed. Riding along the GPS speed seems to be real accurate. As sussamb said it's less accurate accelerating and decelerating. Garmin lists th…
  • That's the mount I use for my eTrex 20 and GPSMAP 64s. It will work on the handlebar or stem. It's cheap and works good. I had the eTrex come off one time when I hit a hard bump on a fast downhill. It could have been operator error. I now check th…
  • On a card that size you can have more than one map. I use the Openfietsmap on my bike and an OSM topo for hiking. You can have different maps enabled and disabled in different profiles. That way when you switch profiles you don't need to change th…
  • Yes the author needs to read a little more. "Both devices also feature a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass and a barometric altimeter, "???? GPSTrcklog has not been the same without Rich but I think it's going even father downhill.
  • I also agree on the Eneloops being excellent batteries however I use the standard Eneloops that are rated at 1900 mah and 2100 charges not the pro rated at 2400 or 2450 mah but only 500 charges that Zemartelo uses.
  • The eTrex screen is very sunlight readable. I use NaMH batteries I like Eneloop best but have used others and am very happy with the life. Battery life can very a lot depend on how bright the back-light is, how long is's on is GLONASS enabled is bat…
  • On the quad-helix antenna I have played with the eTrex and 64 side by side and never found one to be better then the other. I wouldn't let the antenna influence my decision. The biggest difference I've found in locations where it's hard to get a si…
  • 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 loo…
  • I agree that's a great price on the Oregon and that it's good GPS. I also agree on the compass, it's not needed but nice to have. After getting use to it on my 64s any GPS I buy will have one. I'm not saying touch-screen is bad just that there is p…
  • I think the "Bed and Breakfast" or is "Inn". If you look under "All categories" do you see any campgrounds? Can you post a link to the maps you are using? In the case of the OSM map from http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ if you don't have a link to …
  • I think the biggest thing you need to look at between the Oregon and eTrex is the touch-screen. It has pros and cons. To some people it's a big advantage but to me it's a deal breaker. If you have a store near you that carries them go in and play …
  • Is the map enabled? If you push the Find key and select Lodging what do you get? On my 64s with a map for my state from the site you link to above Campground is the 5th item on the list.
  • Are there any campgrounds on the map? If there are none the category won't be listed. If you have a map with campgrounds it will be under "Find" "Lodging" "Campgrounds".
  • $300Us for the 30X is a bit excessive imo. For that price I expect a bigger and touchscreen at least for a dedicated device. Why buy this instead of the 64 for a few bucks more?? Garmin’s price for the eTrex 30x is unchanged from the eTrex 30, but …
  • The new 20x and 30x may yet be good upgrades, but everything hinges on (a) how legible (reflective) the higher-resolution display is in bright light, and (b) whether the processor is faster, to at least preserve performance while driving more pixe…
  • Looking at the US site now that it has the 20x and 30x listed the only things in the write up and specks is more memory for maps, higher screen resolution and on the 30x the Hunt/Fish Calender goes away. I don't see the largerer memory as an adva…
  • "I know with camera equipment there is often a big lag b/t announcement and availability. Will these be available in retail outlets shortly or is there usually a lag? From the above link "Available in summer 2015".
  • I'm also wondering what is different about the screen. The excellent visibility in bright is a strong point. Without making the screen larger and or higher resolution I don'y know what could be improved. The price is also up a little. The eTrex 30 …
  • Everyone is different but for me the magnetic compass is the only difference that mattered. It's not needed I was happy without one for years. The only time it helps is when you are stopped as soon as you start moving the compass will work based on …
  • sussamb is correct. There is a slight difference in size and resolution. Both are the same as far as being able to read and are excellent in bright sun. and very readable in less then bright light. Even in low light or no light I have never found ne…
  • The map is the difference of if it will use cycle paths or not. The CN map for Europe must have at least some rotatable cycle paths on it. I've never seen a cycle path on CNNA. OSM is free so if you try it and don't like it you are not out anything.…
  • The Montana and Monterra were specifically designed for use in "hot" mounts. They have a row of heavy duty brass contacts along the side. The cradles have contact fingers that engage the contacts. So everything is waterproof and there's no need for…