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Old 08-27-2014, 09:20 PM   #16
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I just want it to work and not have to be putzing around with issues.
This is the EXACT reason I finally gave up using Garmin's crap. Oddly enough, my S5 has been great using OSMand and my aging eyes don't need to see the screen because I get voice prompts giving me directions.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:38 AM   #17
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two weeks into using the Garmin I am dissapointed. Perhaps I just can't be made happy :), but the gyrations needed to import routes with basecamp are vexing. I like the size of screen, I hate the fact that my Garmin will NOT pair with my headset.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:56 AM   #18
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I tried to use Basecamp. I plugged my 2009 Zumo into my mac. It downloaded the maps, but froze the mouse.

Before I spend money and a new GPS it has got to work with this one first.

Basecamp did not look to be user friendly; even less so without a working mouse! I had to turn it off and turn it back on.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:00 AM   #19
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Basecamp did not look to be user friendly; even less so without a working mouse! I had to turn it off and turn it back on.
Ummm, get a working mouse.
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:08 AM   #20
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two weeks into using the Garmin I am dissapointed. Perhaps I just can't be made happy :), but the gyrations needed to import routes with basecamp are vexing. I like the size of screen, I hate the fact that my Garmin will NOT pair with my headset.
i understand this so very well. :(



tried to bluetooth three routes (red-hard, yellow-ds tires, green-street) to a buddy and his garmin. fail, bluetooth doesn't work so well if it's not pairing to a headset.

tried wifi-direct. fail, service doesn't work on his garmin.

tried microsd card in a sdcard adapater. fail, too many points. (really, WTF is a gps for, walking in the backyard with 3 points or less?)

gave up, handed him my extra phone, bluetoothed the track/waypoints over in 30 seconds, set it to the yellow route his tires could handle, to follow and meet up with us later. he held the $500 garmin in one hand, and the $80 android in the other. shook his head, and rode off.

i'm sure if i had a few hours, a really fast computer, a printed manual for basecamp, another for the garmin in question, one tutor familiar with each, and some good coffee from jproaster i could have gotten the track onto the garmin, but i'm ignorant of how.

if i can release one person a month from the clutches of garmins mess, i'm happy.
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:52 AM   #21
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What software are you using?
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:05 PM   #22
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if i can release one person a month from the clutches of garmins mess, i'm happy.
It is all about the $$$$$.

Lock you in and force you to pay ransom.
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