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22 September 2011 @ 11:57 AM  / Trail Tech /

Paperless Opencaching

With the latest releases of software for the Garmin Montana, Oregon x50, Dakota, GPSMAP 62 series and the new eTrex 20 and 30 come new additions to paperless geocaching, including some exciting new OpenCaching.com integration. Read on to find out how…

Paperless Opencaching

19 August 2011 @ 10:57 AM  / Trail Tech /

Advanced Geocache Logging with OpenCaching.com

For several years, Garmin devices have supported basic logging of geocache visits in the field for upload to a computer upon return. Improvements in many Garmin handhelds now take geocache logging to a completely new level. Below we cover advanced ge…

Advanced Geocache Logging with OpenCaching.com

2 September 2010 @ 3:38 PM  / Trail Tech /

Map Selection Improvements

In the 62/78series, Montana and eTrex 10/20/30 we have improved the way maps are enabled/disabled. Multiple supplemental map files can now be loaded to a device and to fully take advantage of that we have changed map selection to allow the greatest a…

10 March 2010 @ 11:35 AM  / Trail Tech /

Understanding Track Archiving Improvements

GPS devices are great tools for tellingpeople where they are and for guidingthem where they want to go. Sometimes they are overlooked for their ability to show people where they have been. Garmin’s entire outdoor handheld line records this informati…

Understanding Track Archiving Improvements

10 March 2010 @ 11:35 AM  / Trail Tech /

Personalize Your Map with Custom Symbols

Have youever marked a waypoint and waded through a device’s complete collection of symbols searching for just the right symbol? Perhaps you wished you could make the existing symbols a little larger or a little smaller. With the latest beta firmware…

Personalize Your Map with Custom Symbols

7 December 2009 @ 5:20 PM  / Trail Tech /

Getting More Out of Track Navigation

While the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, in the great outdoors rarely is the straight line an option. For many customers, navigating a saved track is the best option for providing guidance along a desired trail. Tracks are g…

Getting More Out of Track Navigation

7 October 2009 @ 8:00 AM  / Trail Tech /

Creating Garmin Custom Maps in Five Easy Steps

Despite the growing breadth of maps designed specifically for outdoor handhelds, sometimes the best map for a specific activity is only available in printed form or as a PDF or JPG file. Running the latest software releases for Garmin Colorado, Oreg…

Creating Garmin Custom Maps in Five Easy Steps

27 August 2009 @ 2:41 PM  / Trail Tech /

Make the Perfect Handheld with Profiles

Garmin handheld customers often enjoy using their devices for multiple activities. Many times, these activities utilize different features and require unique settings. Imagine a customer wishing to use a Dakotato bike along roads with City Navigato…

Make the Perfect Handheld with Profiles

7 August 2009 @ 1:55 PM  / Trail Tech /

Never Lose a Track Point with Archived Tracks

Recording a tracklog is among the basic features available on every Garmin handheld. Sometimes recordedtracklogs playcritical roles in helping users TracBack® safely in challenging weather conditions. Other times tracklogs may record the perimeter of…

Never Lose a Track Point with Archived Tracks

23 July 2009 @ 5:00 AM  / Trail Tech /

Managing Location Data with BaseCamp

After using a Garmin handheld for a period time, users realize value inthe data collected by their devices. Stored waypoints to mark important locations; collected track logs record hikes along scenic trails or perhaps property boundaries for surveye…

Managing Location Data with BaseCamp

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