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I'll continue to carry both..... + vs. -chumley wrote:The fact is that the hardware in a Garmin isn't terribly different from that in a quality smartphone
I'll have to dig out the manual to remember as both units are inoperative... too much vibration from lots of miles of mountain biking, I believe.Sredfield wrote:What were those settings?
Might you possibly be interested in selling one?Sredfield wrote:I have two 76CSX's, one nearly brand new.
Thanks for the explanation. So, what's a good smartphone that has this high level of quality? Any suggestions? I can't imagine breaking my iPhone addiction but it's possible.chumley wrote:GLONASS is an equivalent system to GPS. One was launched by the US DOD and the other was launched by the Soviets and now run by the Russians. They do the same thing. Modern smartphones are able to receive both GPS and GLONASS positioning signals just like those fancy standalone GPS devices. (Basically it gives you 48 positioning satellites instead of just 24).neilends wrote: I've started using my smartphone more for day hiking, to log miles, than I used to. But I still want and have a strong GPS device (I use a Garmin 64 with the GLONASS thingie) for hiking trips in unfamiliar areas or longer distances,
The fact is that the hardware in a Garmin isn't terribly different from that in a quality smartphone. Increasingly the software is the difference. Garmin has a single software option. Smartphones have dozens (or more) software options (via apps) that interpret the data received and display it in the way that best fits the desire of the individual user.
I'm sure Joe would like to hear your experience, to determine if it's "User Error" or something else.hikerdw wrote: I tried to get HAZ tracks working on my cell phone a couple times but haven't been successful
Hmm.. I have the same phone but mine often has trouble determining accuracy with the haz app. I'll have to see if I have some settings on that are causing it to do that.Widowmaker wrote:Well I will stick with my Galaxy S3 it works great with HAZ Tracks
good to know. I'll have to check that out.Oregon Hiker wrote: I click on "Track Manager"==>"CurrentTrack" ==>"View Map" and use the "Distance" shown at the top of the screen which is calculated using a different filtering algorithm than the Trip Odometer.
For those who own the Garmin GPSMap 62xx this same procedure will work for it.tibber wrote:Oregon Hiker wrote: I click on "Track Manager"==>"CurrentTrack" ==>"View Map" and use the "Distance" shown at the top of the screen which is calculated using a different filtering algorithm than the Trip Odometer.
While the View Map distance may be more accurate in comparison to the BASE settings of the Trip Computer, it still isn't the optimum.Grasshopper wrote:For those who own the Garmin GPSMap 62xx this same procedure will work for it.