Author Topic: Garmin 810 tips  (Read 13827 times)

Re: Garmin 810 tips
« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2015, 11:55:23 pm »
I rode the Blacksheep 200 last weekend as well. I wanted to give my new touring a thorough test. Several times it nearly got itself thrown over a hedge as it misbehaved all the way round. It froze, it lost its way (kept telling me to make a "U" turn), it shutdown and at odd times stopped giving me TBT instructions. The unit has now been sent back for a refund.

I hadn't tried following the pink (or purple) line as I wanted TBT, maybe I should have. I still want a navigation aid so maybe an 810 or maybe an Etrex.

Re: Garmin 810 tips
« Reply #51 on: October 24, 2015, 09:24:59 am »
I've used GPS in cars, motorbikes and bicycles and I find it's much easier to follow a line on the screen then written or spoken instructions. A quick glance on the screen tells you if you're on the right road or not.
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Re: Garmin 810 tips
« Reply #52 on: October 24, 2015, 06:09:52 pm »
Yes, but with TBT you get both.

Re: Garmin 810 tips
« Reply #53 on: October 25, 2015, 06:59:22 am »
Yes, but with TBT you get both.

That's the problem - too much information 😱
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Re: Garmin 810 tips
« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2015, 07:19:35 am »
No, you get a line to follow but you also get an audible warning of approaching turns and an exploded view of the junction

Re: Garmin 810 tips
« Reply #55 on: February 03, 2016, 02:38:15 pm »
Before I go upstairs and have a play (...), is there a way to have both 'average moving speed' and 'average overall speed'?

Current way is to just turn autopause off so I have my 'audax' speed.

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Re: Garmin 810 tips
« Reply #56 on: February 03, 2016, 07:08:43 pm »
Not both...

On a day when I want to know, I have a box set to 'average speed' and I then make any proper stop a complete separate lap, so I have a record via the lap page of the entire time stopped at controls, and then I can then peruse my laps and deduct the time stopped, and recalculate for a rough moving speed.....

Or have my 800 running on a different setting as well, which is NOT going to happen....
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Re: Garmin 810 tips
« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2016, 06:33:10 pm »
does anyone else have a problem with a downloaded gpx file not appearing in "courses" after it's been dragged into new files (several times)?? I use a mac and have a new 810 and it's pretty hit or miss as to whether the route gets into courses or not.  Can't work out what I'm doing wrong!
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Re: Garmin 810 tips
« Reply #58 on: March 05, 2016, 06:43:53 pm »
Using a Mac, probably ;)

The only difficulties I've encountered with Garmin is when using a Mac.

Re: Garmin 810 tips
« Reply #59 on: March 05, 2016, 07:04:00 pm »
yes DR i think you're right.  Just did it first time on the ancient PC.  Thanks!
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