Author Topic: HCx distance measurement way off.  (Read 2155 times)

HCx distance measurement way off.
« on: 10 June, 2008, 11:23:15 am »
Hi all

When I upload my .gpx file to Bikely etc the overall distance covered seems to be accurate - I am finding this .gpx file the most useful output from the device.

However, on the device itself the odometer gives me complete rubbish, e.g. 3 or 4 times the actual distance covered. Any advice as to settings etc to minimise this?

Re the trip odometer, does this start from zero every time you stop?




Re: HCx distance measurement way off.
« Reply #1 on: 10 June, 2008, 02:01:54 pm »
On my 60CSx, both the trip and main odometer only reset when told to (Info page -> Menu -> Reset).
I get a long list of settings that will be reset. On mine, trip resets but odo doesn't by default. There's somewhere to set the defaults but I can't remember where without looking.

Re: HCx distance measurement way off.
« Reply #2 on: 10 June, 2008, 02:18:38 pm »
But what are the limits for a "trip", how does it differ from the full odometer, or what tells it to start and stop?

BTW re the main issue, distance measurement, this is not a failure to zero anything - I can actually watch it over-reading.

Maladict

Re: HCx distance measurement way off.
« Reply #3 on: 10 June, 2008, 02:30:15 pm »
Mine doesn't do this.  Trip distances are pretty much spot on.

Re: HCx distance measurement way off.
« Reply #4 on: 10 June, 2008, 02:50:13 pm »
That's weird.

Maybe I just didn't zero it all correctly after all.

Current speed always seems plausible and matches well with my computer, when available  ::-)