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  • 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
  • Garmin 2557LMT vs 3580LMT: Which one should I keep?

    Electronics have what is known as infant mortality. You will get some failures when they are new then almost none for a long time. The chance of failure in year 2 or 3 would be extremely low. I never buy an extended warranty on electronics. Costco is good about standing behind what they sell and as Boyd said many credit card companies extend the warranty. I would not let the warranty influence my decision.
  • etrex30 warnings

    Susamb is talking about Marine settings not profile. If you change it in one profile it will only be active in that profile. You should change it in the profile you are using. Most likely that's Hike in your case. Go into "Setup" then "Marine" then "Marine Alarm Setup" then "Off Course Alarm" enable it. It will then let you set how far off course you want to be before it alarms.
  • 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.
  • Help - Trying to Create a Specific Route and Download it to Garmin 2460 LMT

    I agree with the use of BaseCamp. You can download it free. Use the same map in BaseCamp that you use in your GPS and have the same settings in both. That way the route will most likely be the same.

    With a nuvi you use Trip Planner. I don't use BaseCamp with my nuvi so hopefully someone will give you more information about it.

    I use an etrex 20 with BaseCamp on my bike. With it I create a Route putting in points to force it to use the roads I want it to. After you create the Route you can open it and right click on the intermediate points then select "Don't Alert on Arrival (shaping point)". It will then use them for the route but not alert you so they won't get in the way of turn by turn instructions. It will display a large arrow showing you the turn and beep a little before the turn and again at the turn. You won't hear the beeps but the arrow is up a fair ways ahead of time so if you glance at it now and then you will be OK.

    With the etrex you can't disable off route recalculate so I create a Track from the Route and display it on the map then when I look at the GPS if it's not telling me to follow the blue line I know it's recalculated and is wrong.

    With some of the other Garmin handhelds you can disable off route recalculation. I know that the GPS 62 and GPS 64 will let you. If I got the 62 I would get the 62s or above to get the card slot. Some if not all of Garmin's touch screen units will also let you disable off route recalculation.

    Garmin also makes a bike mount that works with the etrex, GPSMAP 62/64 and some if not all the touch screen units so you could put it on your handlebars so it's easy to see.

    Some of the touch screen units have a larger screen so that might be nice.