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eTrex Series

Postby Redstorm » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:34 pm

Please post all discussions on the eTrex series (Legend, Legend HCx, Summit HC, Venture HC, Vista, Vista HCx, ) in this thead. Thank you.
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Re: eTrex Series

Postby snail-works » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:38 am

Hi, i'm using friend's Legend C now. Sometime i got accuracy at 10m, but i can't track the road properly. When i review my track log at computer, it shown like the attached file, all are the useless track (use MSM as base map here) :shock: :frus: :fire: waste my time! My setting is 1sec time interval here and i tracked by cycling.

Can somebody explain why this happen and advise me what should i do with the GPS unit.

Thanks.
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Re: eTrex Series

Postby tympg » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:44 am

snail-works wrote:Hi, i'm using friend's Legend C now. Sometime i got accuracy at 10m, but i can't track the road properly. When i review my track log at computer, it shown like the attached file, all are the useless track (use MSM as base map here) :shock: :frus: :fire: waste my time! My setting is 1sec time interval here and i tracked by cycling.

Can somebody explain why this happen and advise me what should i do with the GPS unit.

Thanks.


Suspect it's the nearby tall buildings causing a lot of reflected signals (multipath signals) to be received by your unit. I suppose you could try getting a re-radiating antenna, but then again it'll be a bit awkward to set it up with your GPSr on your bike.
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Re: eTrex Series

Postby snail-works » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:14 am

Hmm... i think it's time to save money for 60Csx or Vista Hcx already...
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Re: eTrex Series

Postby brahym » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:46 am

how to add custom icon for vista?
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Re: eTrex Series

Postby edgarchen » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:27 am

We cannot include custom icons in the eTrex devices.
But the custom icons for custom poi, we can create them using Garmin POI Loader.
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Re: eTrex Series

Postby yoladu » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:59 pm

snail-works wrote:Hi, i'm using friend's Legend C now. Sometime i got accuracy at 10m, but i can't track the road properly. When i review my track log at computer, it shown like the attached file, all are the useless track (use MSM as base map here) :shock: :frus: :fire: waste my time! My setting is 1sec time interval here and i tracked by cycling.

Can somebody explain why this happen and advise me what should i do with the GPS unit.

Thanks.


I think you did not enable "Follow Road' mode. This kind of logging is consistent with GPS drifting
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Re: eTrex Series

Postby tympg » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:04 pm

yoladu wrote:
snail-works wrote:Hi, i'm using friend's Legend C now. Sometime i got accuracy at 10m, but i can't track the road properly. When i review my track log at computer, it shown like the attached file, all are the useless track (use MSM as base map here) :shock: :frus: :fire: waste my time! My setting is 1sec time interval here and i tracked by cycling.

Can somebody explain why this happen and advise me what should i do with the GPS unit.

Thanks.


I think you did not enable "Follow Road' mode. This kind of logging is consistent with GPS drifting

Why would you want to enable "Follow Road" mode? This mode is not useful for tracking as it results in tracks that merely follow existing roads.
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Re: eTrex Series

Postby silverbeauty » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:29 pm

Bro snail-works, let me try with my eTrex HcX sometime this week on that stretch of AMK and see the results.

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Re: eTrex Series

Postby waypoint » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:37 pm

Don't forget to also set the track-log resolution to 1-point/sec or, if by distance, 0.00m.

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