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Wow I didn't type that how cool! OK I'm heading to Garmin tomorrow. Thanks hikebot, you're very cool......Alston Neal wrote:Yes art walk night....the Mrs. is making me talk to the people who are walking in.PLC85501 wrote:@Alston Neal
Holy, Pumpkin!! You posted at 1742 hours... wife got you stranded at the shop (because you probably don't drive, either... ;) )!?
FriendofThunder, I went to untrusted-spam-site and downloaded just AZ. So I think I'll just get the Garmin SW, it's got to be easier
I believe I have the very software you are referring to; I rather like it...You really ARE technically challenged, aren't you!? ...and here I've been thinking it had to be an act to garner sympathy.Alston Neal wrote: I went to untrusted-spam-site and downloaded just AZ. So I think I'll just get the Garmin SW, it's got to be easie
Believe old eTrex users have to use one of these to transfer files.azbackpackr wrote:What's Basecamp? What's Mapsource?
The map is 100% screen unless you want other stuff on top.CannondaleKid wrote:yet taking into account how much of the screen is used for buttons the usable space is a fraction less.
Myth in my experience... my last Oregon was ridiculously scratched and functioned no different than new. Now you may have trouble seeing the screen. On my current Oregon I took Bruce's advice and use clear packaging tape on the screen to protect it. Dirt cheap, replace as needed.kingsnake wrote:Touch screen is a non-starter (affected by scratches
What are you an Eskimo, this is Arizona. Okay, okay.kingsnake wrote:and, as my iPhone has shown, impossible to operate with gloves on)
You guys do realize there are modern alternatives that don't gum up the display with decomposed adhesive !? Coincidentally, they're referred to as screen protectors (of course, being the Luddite I am, I have no current need for them...)chumley wrote:use clear packaging tape on the screen to protect it
I was going to ask what the GPSmap 64s was all about (guess it must be the newer Garmin technology replacement for the 62 series).. way too expensive for these new release units and always having many firmware problems to deal with and ongoing updates from Garmin to download.kingsnake wrote:I think I may get the Garmin 64S. I did not realize this, but apparently it was just released last week.
The tape on mine was ready for a change after twenty hearty hikes ( 4 or 5 months ). The "Scotch Moving & Storage" tape peeled off without issue. Garmin 64Skingsnake wrote:I've used cut out squares of saran wrap, taped to the sides, to avoid stickum residue on the screen. (my reason for not using clear tape.) Did you get any residue with clear packing tape?
What Joe says and it is not a malfunction and it is not a 60CSx, your new unit it is a 62s and is a redesign with a number of enhancements you will learn to like in time..trust the many users who rated this unit a 4 on a scale of 5.kingsnake wrote:In fact, it powers up as soon as I plug in the USB cable; it does not wait for me to press the power button. That also is different than my 60csx, and may be further symptomatic of the brand new 62s's malfunction ...
Don't say I didn't warn you... (see my post halfway down the previous page) that is my biggest complaint with the 62 as well.kingsnake wrote:In fact, it powers up as soon as I plug in the USB cable; it does not wait for me to press the power button. That also is different than my 60csx, and may be further symptomatic of the brand new 62s's malfunction ...
We've turned your original post above into a problem solving thread for the GPSMap62 seriesWidowmaker wrote:I am looking to get a gps hand held device. I know there are a lot out there. So I guess what I really am looking for is the biggest bang for my buck. any input would be great thanks