Can you navigate with just a GPS watch? We discuss this and lots more in this month’s GPS Training Podcast
1. When are watches best suited compared to a GPS unit – our personal experiences.
This discussion has come about after my experiences last week.
For the latest ‘walk and talk’ video I was creating with the Garmin Epix (Gen2) We planned a route on our free OS route planning software and headed off into the Cheviot Hills.
I have walked many long distance/ waymarked trails with just a watch
Could I navigate a pre-planned route that was put together by linking undefined footpaths together?
Struggled, needed to use an OS map
A OS map on a GPS unit
IT ALSO through another question into the equation
1:25k maps – You need these to show you the open access in England and Wales – I could picture these in my mind.
To find out more and watch the ‘walk and talk’ I refer to please go to our website – gpstraining.co.uk > Homepage and halfway down the homepage you will see a link to ‘walk and talk’ – let me take you on a walk with a GPS unit
2. Transferring your planned activity to your GPS using the Connect app to a compatible GPS unit and then following ‘a course’
What are we looking at here?
Traditionally we have planned a route in Garmin BaseCamp (or another route planning software) and transferred this to a unit using a USB cable.
We then follow either the route or track
But with a number of the ‘new generation units’ we can do this wirelessly using the Garmin Connect App, this converts it to a ‘course’ though.
To find out more about our GPS courses please go to our website – GPSTraining.co.uk > GPS Training Courses (top Menu bar) > Garmin Classroom based courses
3. The next thing on this month’s GPS Training Podcast is Andy’s top tips
Montana 700 – Raining there is a setting for Rain hidden away – Home screen – Setup – Accessibility – Touch Sensitivity change from normal to Rain
Rain: Helps the device ignore false touchscreen input in rainy weather.
Also lock screen – tap power button – touch padlock icon – bottom screen now shows padlock – unlock tap power button (Carry Cloth to dry)
Fenix 7 watch and Epix – Touch Screen off or on Start & down button together
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
4. And Finally
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