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Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-07-2015, 10:54 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
So far the only AZ national forest I've found...

So far the only AZ national forest I've found with .img is Coconino where Flagstaff is and now is very restricted - particularly regarding camping. Perhaps with all those camping restrictions they...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-06-2015, 12:08 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Yeah, I found the GIS resources. I almost never...

Yeah, I found the GIS resources. I almost never plan backcountry runs more than "we'll head out towards <fill in the blank>" so I was really looking for data I could put in the unit.

One good...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-06-2015, 09:08 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Because they essentially have a monopoly for...

Because they essentially have a monopoly for ruggedized units appropriate for motos, backcountry, etc.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-06-2015, 09:06 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
For public lands I've been going to the...

For public lands I've been going to the management websites and digging and digging to find whatever maps they have and converting them to .kmz's. *Very* useful but time consuming and none of the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-31-2015, 10:23 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Polarized glasses behind a poly visor made the...

Polarized glasses behind a poly visor made the world distractingly colored a la 60's psychedelia for me. Kind of a cool effect if you're having fun but not so much for riding.

LCD's don't ever...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-11-2015, 07:22 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
You might try: setup, main menu.. push on the 3...

You might try: setup, main menu.. push on the 3 horizontal bar menu, setup drawer, add, "applications" should be an option if any applications aren't in the menu/drawer...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-05-2015, 06:59 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Yup, sounds right. I can see the update from the...

Yup, sounds right. I can see the update from the version you had prior setting it to auto (the default) although I don't _know_ it does this.

On most of the vehicles I use the error when it's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-04-2015, 07:36 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Is your compass set to auto or off? Doesn't...

Is your compass set to auto or off? Doesn't swing in auto only in off.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-03-2015, 06:41 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
This isn't something firmware can probably ever...

This isn't something firmware can probably ever fix.

Is your compass set to auto or off? If auto the heading won't swing, it will be steady but there may be an error depending on local metal,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-02-2015, 08:11 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
We can probably agree that the product...

We can probably agree that the product specifications lacked good on-road performance and functionality which the many users that spend more miles with it on-road than off will find deficient.

And...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-02-2015, 05:36 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
We've sort of thrashed this pony. If you use the...

We've sort of thrashed this pony. If you use the magnetic compass for heading (turn off auto) it deviates too much because of local metal/electrical current or whatever. If you turn on auto it has...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-01-2015, 05:40 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I think one of the things that frustrates me the...

I think one of the things that frustrates me the most is that the hardware is a good platform (albeit with the accuracy issues and no buttons) and garmin has the code in their libraries to make it a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-28-2015, 05:01 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Someone may be able to chime in with more...

Someone may be able to chime in with more detailed explanation... but while planning the route in BC you need to create a "direct" section (vs. automotive or motorcycle, etc.) to bridge the gap.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-28-2015, 02:41 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
A few highlights that come right to mind (the...

A few highlights that come right to mind (the x76's did all of these things well)... No search near current route. Displaying few or no street names when in motion. No ability to initiate a find...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-28-2015, 08:48 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I haven't had hand's on with either so I don't...

I haven't had hand's on with either so I don't know.

For me, a fundamental requirement is that the unit will store indefinitely large logs, at 1pt/sec (or the engine speed if it is faster), and I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-26-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Perhaps when I find the replacement(s) :wink:

Perhaps when I find the replacement(s) :wink:
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-26-2015, 06:35 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Garmin has plenty of units that don't allow you...

Garmin has plenty of units that don't allow you to save the logs, don't allow PC transfer or won't allow logging at 1pt/sec. I don't know/remember about the Zumos. For me not being able to save...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-25-2015, 06:37 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Personally I don't care about shortcuts and...

Personally I don't care about shortcuts and profiles. I've used them and their novelty and usefulness wore off for me. I know where the few settings are that I change frequently plenty well enough....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-23-2015, 04:54 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I was using this wonderful device quite a bit...

I was using this wonderful device quite a bit this weekend.


It reminded me it is one of the worst GPS's for routing I've ever used.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-25-2015, 08:04 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
It would be nice to have the option. I'd way...

It would be nice to have the option. I'd way prefer the method the 60/76 uses too. They put all tracks (as separate tracks) for 24 hours in one .gpx instead of a bunch of .gpx's for every couple of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2015, 12:25 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
:d

:d
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2015, 11:09 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I am very truly so sorry to hear this. I had...

I am very truly so sorry to hear this. I had hopes that if I ever need to replace my 76/60's these would be a good choice... :waysad
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2015, 11:07 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Major Kong would! :lol3

Major Kong would! :lol3
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
In the desert here a lot of ground is just scrub...

In the desert here a lot of ground is just scrub bushes everywhere. Nothing to make one look much different then the other and they are often only 2-3m apart. If you take a position that is only 5m...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-22-2015, 08:07 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
While the accuracy may be "good enough" for...

While the accuracy may be "good enough" for motos, the "noise" in the position causes quite a bit more very annoying heading swings when stopped than most other units I've used on my motos. For me,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 04:51 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
To be fair, to get those accuracies there's a...

To be fair, to get those accuracies there's a base station or other source of precision correctors. Sort of like what WAAS provides but much better. But these are looking at the signal carrier...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 04:34 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Give the guys a prize. Just like the old...

Give the guys a prize.


Just like the old days when you would get ghosts on TV's from the signal bouncing off something and taking slightly longer to reach the antenna, you get signals that have...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 08:36 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
BTW, one feller a while back said when you cut...

BTW, one feller a while back said when you cut through the tech talk, usually the larger gps antenna will perform better. :1drink


My concern with floptana regarding position error is less about...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 07:00 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Maybe you could "associate" (filter) tracks and...

Maybe you could "associate" (filter) tracks and waypoints by date/time...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 06:32 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Someday it would be interesting to do some of the...

Someday it would be interesting to do some of the controlled testing with the units hooked up to external antennas. Best way to confirm or disprove my guess about the antenna being the source of the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-20-2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
There's a lot of variables. The orientation of...

There's a lot of variables. The orientation of the unit, whether your body is blocking satellites, objects that reflect signals, the satellite constellation geometry, etc.

The 60CSx has a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-19-2015, 09:59 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
The 60CSx is considerably more accurate. My...

The 60CSx is considerably more accurate. My guess is because it has a much better antenna (quadrifilar helix vs. mini patch) and antenna system.

Set it to log at one track point per second and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-18-2015, 06:19 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
You don't need basecramp at all to copy and even...

You don't need basecramp at all to copy and even work with your user data.

You can also very easily work with and backup all your user data from the unit through the USB port directly. When you...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-08-2015, 12:21 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Have they done anything to improve street name...

Have they done anything to improve street name display while moving that got broke around 3.7? I'm still running something prior to that 'cus for me it's almost useless for on-the-fly (not following...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-06-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I think you may have answered your own question. ...

I think you may have answered your own question. If the map db doesn't have addresses, well........
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-26-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Old school, home brew sugru is cornstarch and...

Old school, home brew sugru is cornstarch and RTV...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-26-2014, 08:56 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I much prefer to keep the maps on the SD instead...

I much prefer to keep the maps on the SD instead of internal memory if for no other reason than it's *much* faster to transfer the maps to the SD if you do it outside the unit; i.e. with an external...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-23-2014, 08:20 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Isn't that essentially ongoing spending on a bad...

Isn't that essentially ongoing spending on a bad investment? Then definitely doesn't apply. I spent the money and time up front. I'm amortizing at this point.

Now the wonderful thing is just a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-21-2014, 08:30 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Format does little for privacy - you need a...

Format does little for privacy - you need a program (plenty out there) that will scrub the device.


I'm one of the plenty that is *very* disappointed by floptana. If I'm doing anything where I'm...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-10-2014, 09:54 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
There are plenty of deficiencies you'll notice...

There are plenty of deficiencies you'll notice transitioning from x76C, this is just one of them....
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