Welcome to this month’s GPS Training podcast, it’s our 24th episode.
So, without further ado let’s get on with today’s podcast …
It’s our 24th podcast.
In today’s podcast look at the following things –
· 1 min 55 sec – We have Oli, from Casio who has flown up from Southampton to be on the GPS training podcast. We talk over the Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F30 GPS watch
· 14 min – we discuss about going overseas with your outdoor GPS unit, but with a Garmin or a SatMap GPS unit
· 32 min 20 sec – We have Tom on from Garmin, but this time we are not talking about Garmin GPS units but the shift in the magnetic North, this is a subject that has been in the news lots over the past few months
· 38 min 30 sec – And then we have Ian’s FAQ’s, both Garmin and SatMap and for the first time ever we have a FAQ for those of you wearing a Garmin GPS watch
This is the third generation of the Casio ProTrek, the Outdoor multi activity GPS watch from Casio.
We had the F10, F20 and now the F30.
Cyclists – Strava
Key thing is the use of the ViewRanger app to download, view OS maps and download and follow shared routes.
If you want to know more about the Casio ProTrek GPS Watch please go to gpstraining.co.uk – click on – GPS Store on the top menu – then – on the left-hand side you will see – GPS Watches
2 – The next thing we look at on this months Podcast is going overseas with your outdoor GPS unit
If you want to find out more about overseas mapping for Garmin users please go to gpstraining.co.uk – click on – GPS Store and the left hand side under mapping you will see Open Street Maps – Garmin GPS
3 – Shift of magnetic North
What is magnetic North?
Shift of magnetic field –
The latest World Magnetic Model was designed to last until 2020, but magnetic north’s rapid and unexpected surge toward Siberia was so great, that researchers had to amend the model early.
News of the magnetic north’s meanderings isn’t exactly new. Researchers figured out in the 1800s that magnetic north tended to drift. Then, in the mid-1990s, it began moving faster, from just over 9 miles (15 kilometres) a year to about 34 miles (55 km) annually.
How will this affect us as –
The North Pole’s erratic movements are largely the result of Earth’s liquid-iron outer core, known as the core field. (Other factors play a role, too, including magnetic minerals in the crust and upper mantle, as well as electric currents created by the flow of seawater, but these influences are small compared to those from the core field, according to the 2015 report on the World Magnetic Model.)
4 – Ian’s FAQ’s
Welcome Ian back to the Podcast to talk over some of his FAQ’s, the frequently asked questions he has been asked on his courses over the past month.
Don’t forget we have lots of tips and solutions to your questions 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.
5 – And Finally
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