The all-new eTrex solar and live tracking on the Motorola Defy – Satellite Link
In this month’s podcast –
1. After we discussed the Garmin eTrex SE last month Garmin released the eTrex solar last month, the first solar powered GPS unit
2. Nationwide GPS courses for 2024
3. Live tracking – Motorola Defy – Satellite link – Beta resting and our thoughts
4. Al Pepper – our first ‘Ambassador’
5. We then have Andy’s top tips
1. Garmin eTrex solar
After we have had the Garmin inReach SE for a 8 months it is great to see this updated version, the first-ever Outdoor GPS unit which has a solar panel – Garmin eTrex Solar
Solar Charging -With the addition of solar charging also gives us the ability to now have a built in lithium battery, which will give you unlimited battery life in sunny conditions (75,000 lux) or upto 100 hours when using GNSS and multi-band tracking.
Multiband satellite network, new addition for the Garmin eTrex Solar – This all new multi-band GPS gives you access to multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites which gives you improved positional accuracy.
Live Geocaching on the Garmin eTrex Solar – With the Garmin eTrex Solar you now get automatic cache updates from Geocaching live, including descriptions, logs and hints. When connected to the Garmin Explore app, each find will upload to your geocaching.com profile.
Garmin Explore app alongside the Garmin eTrex Solar – You can connect the Garmin eTrex Solar to the Garmin Explore app, once connected you can undertake wireless software updates, get access to cloud storage, plan trips, get smart notifications and access additional mapping.
Live weather – When connected to the Garmin Explore app you can get real-time forecast information, so you’re aware of any changing conditions.
To read an indepth review on the Garmin eTrex Solar go to GpsTraining.co.uk > Product Reviews > Unboxing and first review
2. Nationwide GPS courses – 2024
All our course dates for next year are now online
Our course prices go up in price on Friday 22nd December – so please get yourself booked on before then.
If you want to find out more about our GPS courses please go to our website > GpsTraining.co.uk > GPS Training Course
3. Live tracking – Motorola Defy –
Andy has been Beta testing the new live tracking feature for the Motorola Defy – satellite link
It has been on the Bullit app for some time now, but it does not function
4. All Pepper – our first Ambassador
Over the coming months you will be seeing/ hearing lots about Al.
Who is is –
YouTube Vlogger – We first came across him on the Cheviot Challenge
Posted a video after he, his dad and uncle participated in it – Tracy and Katherine appeared in the video as he approached one of the summits.
He is an ultra-runner from the NE
On one of the videos, where he competed in a Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks ultra he struggled a little bit with regard to navigation to I reached out to him.
After a number of phone calls he is our first-ever – Ambassador
You cannot fail to like hem, really nice guy.
He mentions us lots now in his videos and I will collate a number of these in a news article some time before Christmas.
5. Andy’s Top Tips
Garmin Explore App – after importing (+ from Map) or open GPX with Explore – find transfer better if convert to course
Go into Collection folder – 2 x Drawing pin icon route, curved line course, footprint track, after selecting track or route select 3 x red dots top right – copy as course then select track or route – 3 red dots delete
Garmin Connect you can now convert activity to course to navigate with –
More – Activities – all activities etc – select activity – 3 white dots top right save to my courses
Add courses to bottom tabs – Select More bottom right – select Edit top right – – new feeds – + courses – select Save
Coros App – one of the easiest to save activity to course or export as GPX
From activities tab – select activity – 3 white dots top right – Save Route – Also export data from same menu GPX share via email
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