Oddly enough, I had no trouble removing it from the standard Garmin bike mount. The battery lasts 25 hours with a 3. Even though it took a little longer, all waypoints taken were marked and labeled accurately. Of course no unit ever meets the ideal. Saving tracks and then clearing the current track would not work because I need to see the previous tracks when I return to explore the areas I hike.
It would be helpful to download maps from others sources like to supplement your navigation. Choices depending upon page may include automotive, stopwatch, small or large data field, recreational, compass, geocaching or elevation plot the elevation dashboard is only available on the eTrex 30. How can I use the current track function without straight lines being created between different hikes? New ones are not created; there is only one. Clearing the current track would remove these and I need all the tracks for a particular area on the screen, so current tracks is the best way to do that. However, reception can suffer in covered terrain such as a stand of trees. And thanks if you can… Bill Never used the lap function. I really enjoy using the device and tallying it with the map on my return.
If I went on three hikes on separate days, it would create three tracks. You can upload topo maps and utilize basecamp software to track and analyze routes. The simple toggle works as both a directional and enter button. Select the new profile to edit the name. We liked the quick access to change the battery.
Is there a less cumbersome way to accomplish the above? Ease of Use The simplicity of this Best Buy winner is what we fell in love with. Jon, Thanks, it appears that what you outlined simply tells the device to display the track log in map form. The eTrex 20x has six buttons in total. I hike 100 meters and check my unit — the trip computer will tell me I have gone 55 kilometers and my track manager will show a current track back to my start point at home 55 km away. By this I mean stop it from recording the straight line, as the crow flies, miles from where the unit is turned off to where it is turned back on again.
Simply choose a track to navigate and it will construct a route of waypoints along the track, add in high and low points, and give you the actual track mileage to each point, as shown at left. Can someone please help and try to be very specific? I have birdseye topo and follow garmins directions to download either directly to etrex 20 or into library then right click, send to device. What and where could this be purchased? It will turn up things like this… The track interval will likely vary by conditions curves vs. Does anyone have feedback about whether Lithuim or Alkaline batteries perform better in the Etrex 20. The results are shown below. On the right are two buttons. One tenth of a mile is over 500 feet! We then walked away and had the device navigate us back.
I would not clear the current track in-between hikes. Another example is trail running. It encouraged me to buy it. If I try to setup units, it only allows me to set it to metric, statute or yards. Profiles — The eTrex 20 comes with recreational, geocaching, automotive, marine and fitness profiles.
Display Quality Of all the units tested, the eTrex 20x sports one of the smallest screens. Entering waypoint information is also a slow process. Is there any up side to me updating the software version and do you have any recommendations for making it trouble free if I do? Its processing speed was average when compared to higher performing devices. Speed What we really loved about this device is how quickly it was able to pick up a new location. How about a separate profile that just shows? I drive into the hills to do a hike.
No problem - the eTrex 20x proved to be perfect for just that! With such a low price point and so many features, this is a steal of a deal. I just want to get rid of the lines or, even better, prevent them in the first place. The track log feature will be useful for an upcoming hiking trip. We could not fully rely on this map to navigate from point to point as it only really contains road not trail information. My problem is best explained as follows: At home I reset all functions or delete as appropriate trip computer, track manager, waypoint manager. It is water resistant, doesn't lock up in cold weather, features a battery life of 25 hours, and is super lightweight. The exterior of the device is equipped with a simple toggle that serves as a button for direction and entering.
Please post a solution if you have one. Enjoy 25 hours of battery life, a large internal memory 3. I noticed the other day that Garmin has updated the software to version 3. Are you loading maps using BirdsEye Select? The eTrex 20 seems to suffer from the malady that affects all new Garmins, where the firmware is far from perfect. The back cover features a simple turn gate screw that is very easy to take on and off.