Welcome to this month’s GPS Training podcast, it’s our 18th episode.
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So, without further ado let’s get on with today’s podcast ……
It’s our 18th podcast.
In today’s podcast we are going to look at the following –
• Our first look at the Garmin Instinct Watch, the three in one watch
• We look at and talk over the new content in GPS Training online resource
• Andy’s Top Tips, both Garmin and SatMap
• ANT + accessories, for Garmin units – what are they?
• And Finally, we are going to look at the future of the GPS Training Podcast as we have some changes in the coming year
1. The Garmin Instinct Watch – more here
The all new Garmin Instinct GPS watch has been launched by Garmin.
This £269.99 watch comes in two colours – Flame Red or Graphite
– 3 in 1 Fitness, Navigational GPS , Smart
– Smaller watch
– Great battery 14hr GPS, Ultra 40hr 10 – 14 days watch
– clear screen
– quick GPS fix mark waypoints
– track backs
– follow route
To find out more about the all new Garmin Instinct watch please go to – gpstraining.co.uk – click on – gps store – then – garmin GPS Watch on the left-hand side.
2 – New content of the Online Resource – more here
Andy has been working hard in the run up to Christmas to add lots of videos and top tips to the GPS training online resource.
– First of all what is the GPS training online resource?
– How do you access it and how much is it?
– Recent additions are
A – Instinct videos
B – GPSMAP66s
C – New Top Tips
D – Active 20 – Wirelessly transfer
To find out more and access the online resource go to – gpstraining – click on – online resource – on the top menu bar – and then log in.
3. Andy’s Top Tips – both Garmin and SatMap
Garmin – Height Data with Barometric Altimeter – calibrate on regular basis and make sure when resetting trip computer / trip data full Satellite lock – Setup Altimeter
Because barometric pressure changes with the weather, hikers must periodically re-calibrate their altimeters when they reach a known altitude, such as a trail junction or peak marked on a topographical map.
SatMap – OS Maps not loading – Remember if zoom out to far OS maps will not load only basemap top right of screen icon 3 x grey conical shapes (Layerd Map) must be there when you xoom in and then use button middle left to select Active 20 (Top left active 12)
To watch all our top tip videos you can do this in the GPS Training online resource go to – gpstraining – click on – online resource – on the top menu bar – and then log in – select your unit and you will see the top tips for that unit down at the bottom of the menu of units.
4. ANT + accessories, for Garmin units – what are they?
ANT+ is the wireless technology that allows accessories such as heart rate monitors, speed/cadence sensors and tempe sensors “talk” to your compatible Garmin device.
• ANT is an ultra-low power (ULP) wireless networking protocol which enables objects from everyday life to connect with each other easily in practical and valuable ways. In millions of consumer devices today
• ANT+ stands for interoperability which means that ANT+ products from multiple brands work together.
• Range 30 metres low energy very similar to Bluetooth
• ANT+ is designed and maintained by the ANT+ Alliance which is managed by ANT Wireless, a division of Dynatream Innovations owned by Garmin
1. What devices do we have that pair with Ant+
Oregon 700 series, GPSMap66s Series, etrex Touch 35t, Montana 610/680, Fenix 5, Instinct Watch
(NB SatMap Active 20 will pair with a Bluetooth Wahoo HR not Ant+)
2. How do you pair these with your Garmin device
GPS Handhelds – Setup – ANT Sensor – Search for new
Watch – Settings – Sensors & Accessories add new
Tempe Sensor, Heart Rate Monitor, Speed & Cadence
3. How do you get the data from the paired device to show on your GPS? Trip computer field/ select one.
Data Category – Current Status – Heart, Tempe, Cadence
4. The future on the GPS training podcast as changes are on their way
– This, sadly is the last Podcast I will be joined by Andy, unless we persuade him to come back as a guest as Andy is moving onto pastures new.
– I know on behalf of both myself and all the listeners we wish you the best of luck for the future and must thank you wholeheartedly for sitting by my side for the past year and a half on the podcast and sharing your extensive GPS knowledge with us over that time.
– Therefore, with Andy’s departure the format of the GPS Training Podcast is going to change a little.
– Over the month before each podcast I am going to record pieces with some regular contributors and you will hear chats with these people on a monthly basis, some you have heard on past podcasts and some are new contributors I have managed to muster together.
– Other guests, as in the past, will just drop in now and then to discuss a specific subject or product.
– Therefore, as this will involve pulling together content together throughout the month from different contributors we no longer will be able to stream it live on Facebook and upload it to YouTube.
Therefore what we will end up with is a pure podcast which is voice only, we may stream the odd interview if the guest is actually here with me but the majority of contributors will be interviewed remotely and recorded.
5. And Finally
– Many thanks for listening and let us know anything you would like to be covered in the Podcast, we made it to our eighteenth Podcast.
– Give us a call especially if you are thinking of a new GPS unit
– Please do look a look at both our physical GPS courses and also our webinars, just go to GPSTaining.co.uk and click on – GPS Training courses
– Please do tell your friends about the podcast and GPS Training
– Don’t forget you can watch us recording this podcast on our facebook page – gpstraininguk – or on our YouTube Channel – GPSTraining
– AND don’t forget to give us 5 star rating on iTunes, it is appreciated.
– Many thanks for Andy joining me for this, his final GPS Training Podcast and best of luck for the future.