I walk the Northumberland Coast Path with Chris, the Coast Walker.
In this months Podcast –
So, without a further ado let’s get on with this month’s GPS Training Podcast
1. Chris the coast walker
Chris has been on Podcast twice before
Podcast 41, just before he was setting off – http://gpsonlinecourse.co.uk/gps-training-podcast-number-41/
Started in East Anglia and he went Clockwise and he has just come out of Scotland back into England on the homeward leg back to East Anglia.
If you can support Chris, please do go to his JustGiving page.
You can find out more and sponsor him at – thecoastwalker.com
2. The next thing on this month’s podcast is planning your walk on a mobile device on our free OS route planning software.
If people don’t know, what is the GPS Training Free OS route planner?
On our pre-Christmas podcast, we mentioned that you could use our route planner with an iPad Pro.
A gentleman called Ian kindly left a comment after listening to it saying ‘You don’t need an IPad Pro to use the free route planning software. I have a standard iPad 5 with a small wireless mouse and it works great’.
So this got us thinking –
A wireless mouse, what could we do with this and an iPad, mobile phone (Android or iPhone) and our free OS route planning software.
We now have 2 x new training videos (one for iPad/ iPhone users and a second for android Users) on how you can plan your walk on your device using our free OS route planning software and a wireless mouse, then transfer it onto a compatible Garmin GPS device.
To find both the OS Route planning software and the two new training videos please just go to our website – GPSTraining.co.uk > OS Planner (top menu bar) and right down at the bottom of the page there are 2 x new training videos taking you through everything
3. Walk and talk series on YouTube – 1 year on
– What is the walk and talk series?
Practical review/ guide on each of the GPS Units
Walking in the hill with each of them
– Still have a couple of units still to do – Mainly Garmin GPSMAP 66sr – but all the other units have been done
– What do people want to see going forward?
4. The next thing on this month’s GPS Training Podcast is Andy’s top tips
Make customers aware if walking in a National Park and the route has not be created as a turn by turn route but as a direct Route, N.B downloaded routes from websites will be direct need to leave unit on Hike profile with Direct Routing.
Hike NP only to be used if you have created Route in Basecamp with map on unit as Turn by Turn less than 50 points.
Carrying on from above – Setting in units under Setup – Routing named off-route calculation, this is normally on recommend off if you do not what your turn by turn route to try and recalculate if you deviate slightly from it, GPSMap series in main routing setting, Montana in advanced setting, not avail on etrex
To find more top tips please do sign up for the GPS Training online resource, this is packed full of video top tips. Go to our website – gpstraining.co.uk and click on the – Online resource – on the top menu bar
Tel: 01669 621044