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    GARMIN eTrax 30x Setup

    Hi all,

    I am hoping there is some GPS fundies on here that can assist me?

    So I have a eTrax 30x and I would like to know what is the best way to track your route on it. I have always just loaded tracks and followed them under the track function. However my friend who has the same GPS was assisted by Daryl 1 day at Piesangkloof. Daryl basically deleted/disabled almost all the functionality on the GPS and only left like 3 fields which is switchable thru the back button.

    The fields if memory serves me correctly is

    1. Tracks
    2.Dash board
    3.Feild that show distance to end.

    If anyone can assist that would be great.
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    Also I hope this is posted in the correct section - if not sorry
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    I have never deleted any functionality on my GPS, and also used it through the track function. What i did find very helpful never the less was setting up Data Fields on my track view.

    It shows you a multiple of different options for info on the track view at the top.
    I selected 2/4 data fields and then customise them to suit my need. (Ie, Distance to dest, Distance off track, time of day...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denay View Post
    I have never deleted any functionality on my GPS, and also used it through the track function. What i did find very helpful never the less was setting up Data Fields on my track view.

    It shows you a multiple of different options for info on the track view at the top.
    I selected 2/4 data fields and then customise them to suit my need. (Ie, Distance to dest, Distance off track, time of day...)
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    You aren't deleting the functionality, just hiding it from the home screen so it doesnt clog it up and you have less shit to scroll through. I also did it. You still want your trip computer, waypoints and track manager. Possibly a compass.

    Your GPS actually does track wherever you go and it does it automatically, whether you follow a track or not. Its called a breadcrumb. I'm guessing you want to be able to convert that breadcrumb into a track so you can navigate it at a later stage?

    Clear your track log next time you ride so you only have that ride logged, after the ride go into your track log and save it, Give it a name and it'll be on your GPS or you can view it and pull it to your computer with Basecamp or Mapsource. I find Mapsource easier to use but the actual mapping data, unless you have tracks for Africa Maps loaded, is poor.
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    Lots of good info on this site, this page deals with Home Screen Tile Order and adding or hiding functionality.
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    I'm curious if that 'Pointer' data field is functional, or if its a gimmick and won't work for dirt bike riding.

    Pointer - The data field arrow points in the direction of the next way-point or turn.

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    Thanks @Mark250GP wil play around and check. It's like you say it just makes it easy to navigate - more so wen you riding....
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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    I'm curious if that 'Pointer' data field is functional, or if its a gimmick and won't work for dirt bike riding.

    Pointer - The data field arrow points in the direction of the next way-point or turn.
    If you referring to pointer thingie which shows you if you going of track, on mine it works 90% of time, especially where track splits. Kyleschoeman set it up for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whyme View Post
    If you referring to pointer thingie which shows you if you going of track, on mine it works 90% of time, especially where track splits. Kyleschoeman set it up for me.
    Nice! I messed around with my GPS' this weekend to see all the functionality.
    Will add that pointer function and test it to see how it works.
    Thanks!

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