Welcome to this month’s GPS Training podcast, it’s our 27th episode.
So, without further ado let’s get on with today’s podcast ……
It’s our 27th podcast.
In today’s podcast we look at –
· We again chat with Alex from the AA team. You may remember we last spoke to Alex in our 25th Podcast just before Alex and two of his friends Seb and Elliot set off on a 10,000 mile journey through 20 countries in a £600.00 Ford Fiesta and wow what an adventure they had.
· We chat with Ian about some of the stranger things people who have been on our courses are using their GPS units for
· And then finally we have Ian’s FAQ’s, Garmin unit, Garmin watch and SatMap
First of all Alex, it’s Mongol Rally you took part in, can you tell us a little bit about it.
The Schedule – Schedule 2019
Raising money for two charities – mental health charity MIND and the Ashaninka project which helps prevent deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.
So where do GPS Training fit into their trip?
Alex contacted me regarding to buying an inReach mini
but we loaned him one of ours to use on the trip
If people don’t know what an inReach mini is, it is a –
Garmin two way satellite communicator
Uses the same satellites that Sat Phones use which enables two way text communication from anywhere in the world
Use it to track, report in and hopefully not use the SOS button
So if you want to know more about the boys trip please go to theaateam.wixsite.com/themongolrally2019
And if you want to find out more about the Garmin inReach devices please go to gpstraining.co.uk – click on – GPS Store on the top menu – then – on the left-hand side you will see – Garmin inReach – satellite communicators
2 – The next thing we look at on this month’s Podcast is a chat with Ian about some of the different people we have worked with over past year – examples
Michael Eatough – Beijing to Paris Rally
Zoey – Ultra runner
BBC – Tracking – Dynasty series – Africa
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.
This month we are going to look in depth into a question we get asked lots on our GPS Training courses around the country –
Include being able to lock the data fields on the touch screen GPS’s
Satsync or if you have an Active 20 > WiFi Networks>Turn WiFi on>Manage upgrades and then you have the options of
The screen will tell you what upgrades are available
Windows – Select routes you wish to join> left click
Right click ‘Join Routes’
MAC – open up the first route, box appears and then ‘drag and drop’ the second route in to the box at the start or end of route 1
Press and hold middle left button>Settings
Activities and Apps
Select the activity you wish to set the alert for
Either ‘Add New’ with a whole lot of preset alerts or Custom and add one yourself or scroll through the preset alerts, one being Distance>Status ‘On’and Frequency>set the distance
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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