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Garmin 800 help
#61
I use a Satmap now and found the OS mapping worth its weight. When you have to abandon the plan to camp on the trail its very nice to be able to check out an OS map for the nearest camp site.
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#62
"Breezer" Wrote:You dont have any routes as you are not a cyclist. I fail to see how having to load a omg amazing custom map with trails on it is any different to simply downloading a gpx file to a garmins existing map or me loading it into memory map on my phone! My OS maps show all my amazing trails on for example and I can hide/show them as I wish as they are not embedded in it, just overlays.

Quite the contraray - The opensource maps contain GPS'ed data fro other users, cyclists, hikers, walkers, geocachers, geeks etc. Take a look at Blean on the opensource map for instance and you will see some fine work done on there, many of which are not found on the OS maps. So for cycling/mtb, its useful to have, although you are relying on existing/current data.

OS Maps are clearly excellent, but dont have man-made stuff or pre-travelled uknown routes on (if you catch my drift)
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#63
The 800's screen works perfectly with gloves on, I was tinkering with it for the first 20min last night and unless you have very fat fingers or are wearing ski gloves it works just the same as without gloves on. Its a normal touch screen, not capacitive like newer mobiles so dosnt require your body's electrical impulses to make it work. And I have a screen protector and a silicone case so should still look good as new for years Wink
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#64
"Treehugger" Wrote:Eh? There's no way it could come off when riding or in a crash.

Andy please take my advice, i know its a new model and has a different clamp but i have seen one come of in a crash at Surrey. if you lose it for the sake of a couple of quid getting a strap and sticky pad i will personally give you a slap.
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#65
"Deadpool2e" Wrote:Andy please take my advice, i know its a new model and has a different clamp but i have seen one come of in a crash at Surrey. if you lose it for the sake of a couple of quid getting a strap and sticky pad i will personally give you a slap.

Mine twisted a bit when a stick bounced up and hit it but it stayed put. as for the screen still worked fine with gloves after being rained on and full of mud in Wales.
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#66
"Treehugger" Wrote:... this isn't singletrackworld!...


http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/to...y-question

Oooo the irony.  Big Grin
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#67
"Blackers" Wrote:http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/to...y-question

Oooo the irony.  Big Grin

That made me lol!

Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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#68
"Deadpool2e" Wrote:Andy please take my advice, i know its a new model and has a different clamp but i have seen one come of in a crash at Surrey. if you lose it for the sake of a couple of quid getting a strap and sticky pad i will personally give you a slap.

OK, if i can figure out a way of doing it I will. Its not as easy with the silicon case as it dosnt leave anywhere to stick one of those lanyard things to.
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#69
"Treehugger" Wrote:OK, if i can figure out a way of doing it I will. Its not as easy with the silicon case as it dosnt leave anywhere to stick one of those lanyard things to.

Good man, its not the mounting that breaks anyway it would be the zip ties that attach it to the bike.
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