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  • Garmin eTrex 30 creating waypoints automatically

    My "automatically generated" waypoints on my 20 were always the result of the joystick being pressed while in a pocket.

    I bought a camera belt-pouch for it, and cut off part of the front (in a V-shape) - the part that is in front of the stick. The 20 lives facing out. There is now nothing to press the stick in normal use.
  • shortest or fastest

    Shortest distance will - in most cases - be a total disaster.
    It will literally take you on any road that "cuts a corner" (the shortest distance from A to B being as straight a line as possible) - making the distance less. You will be taken off a highway, and routed onto every small street that makes the distance less.

    The very first time that I used my device, I chose that method. It is the last time that I chose that method.
  • Oregon 600

    "...the high end modern smartphones have come a long way since then."
    Obviously, father than I have.

    "So it will be a plus to be able to use wifi hotspots in addition to GPS signals, even without cell service."
    Got it.

    Where's my piggy bank?
  • "Problem communicating with our servers"

    I continue to receive periodic/sporadic advice from Garmin:
    Trash the .xml file in the Garmin folder on the eTrex
    and the result: nada.
    Do a master reset
    and the result: nada.

    However, I've discovered a work-around; the solution might never be found.
    I used WebUpdater - and it had no problem communicating with Garmin's servers.

    So, problem "solved".