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post #1 of 5 Old 06-01-2007, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Got a GPS, now what???

I am a total newbie in the GPS world. Finally got used Garmin2620 for $150(couldnt pass the price) with v6 maps on it. Works great(trip feature is pretty cool), from what I can tell. Other then that, what else i can do? How i can transfer the routes i did to the PC or can I? Or can I transfer maps from PC to gps? Any pointer, suggestions will be greatly appreciated. The manual has way to many pages to go thru.

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-01-2007, 06:54 PM
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Ahhhh you lucky Son Of A Biscuit there in Wilmington. Everytime I get down there I gravitate to the area seafood dives and eat like a wild pig.

Let's see. You have the same model I have in my company vehicle. As far as downloading or putting in routes..............who the hell knows.

I am going to get a GPS to plug in destinations I want to go such as towns and cities and let the device get me there without mapping it the old fashioned way.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-01-2007, 07:02 PM
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What I like the most is saving the "Track" to Google Earth Plus and hit "Play Tour".

You get an aerial replay. That's a lot of fun.

Someone turned me onto this web site but it looks to be a work in progress from my attempts. I'm not enough of a 'puter nerd to fight through that. Some of you guys might be.

Brendan, can we upload .gpx files here?

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-01-2007, 07:02 PM
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might be time to dust off the ol' manual. garmin documentation is decent.
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What to do with it?

Why, GO GET LOST, of course!! Then let the GPS tell you how to get back home.

That's my favorite part of a GPS. You can plan a route with any ole paper map. GPS lets you just forget about routes, take roads that look cool, and then hit "Navigate Home" and head home. :mrgreen:

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