Author Topic: Chrissie pressie  (Read 934 times)

Chrissie pressie
« on: December 20, 2014, 11:59:49 am »
Garmin GPSMAP 62s with 1:50k GB Discoverer for £230

Re: Chrissie pressie
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 06:57:54 am »
At last.
Garmin that plots a sensible route.

Not perfect though.

Jag Whitley to home TomTom, 14.6 miles using Daventry Road and Spencer Avenue in S Coventry.
Garmin, 15.2 miles using Cycle Paths through the centre of Coventry and the B4101.

Gattopardo

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Re: Chrissie pressie
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 08:36:37 am »
Do you work at whitley?

Re: Chrissie pressie
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 08:17:34 am »
All’s well and better than expected.
Basecamp behaving itself. Copy a GPX into the GPX folder on the SD card, chop it, trim it, change its name and its on the SD card to be used.

Sweet as a nut.


Yes, I will be in the restaurant in 15 minutes.

Re: Chrissie pressie
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2014, 07:34:07 am »
After a mental wrestle with myself, I took the Garmin back and got a refund.

My logic.
After going through numerous combinations of settings, I ask the Garmin to plot a route between work and home with the unit switched to 'Cycling' and 'Optimise by distance'. It produces a route of 15.2 miles. The shortest of any combination.
With the TomTom adjusted to 'By Bicycle' and 'Prefer minor roads', I ask the TomTom to plot the same route from work to home and it produces a route of 14.6 miles.

Why would I want a device which cannot give me the shortest route?

Re: Chrissie pressie
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2014, 09:36:48 am »
Now I've got two cycle mounts for it.

Make me an offer.

Manotea

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Re: Chrissie pressie
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2014, 11:15:32 pm »
I've gone 'back to the future' with an eTrex Vista HCx from eBay for  £65 to replace my Vista Cx which had decided to stop reading the SD Card.