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    Default eTrex 35t navigating a route or saved track issues

    'm new to GPS devices like the etrex, so please bear with my ignorance here if i'm missing something. I purchased a eTrex 35 for it's versatility, I can use it for navigating and recording tracks while MTBing, bike packing, back packing and hiking, but I'm having problems with it getting it to follow Routes or tracks and was hoping maybe someone here could help me figure this out.


    If I setup a route in Garmin Basecamp, then load it to my device. It loads fine. Then on my device I go to the start of the route, hit the search button, choose Routes, then touch the Route I designed to pull it up. It looks fine on the map at this point, then I hit the GO button. The screen flashes "Calculating" (what's it calculating, I already set the route), then it screws my route up completely. Adds a bunch of points then draws a bunch of triangles between the new points. I noticed that it looks like it's drawing lines between my current location, and each point on the route, so it makes it look like a bunch of spokes out from where i'm standing to each point on the route. Any idea how to prevent this? I've tried the multiple activity profiles when designing the route, and they all do the same thing when I put them on my eTrex 35t.


    Since that's not working worth a crap I thought maybe I would tried navigating a saved Track. So I went on a short walk and made a track. Then went to Search, then Tracks, and pulled up the track I saved. Pressed the "Go" button and the track shows on the map, but there's no navigation features displayed at all when I walk the same track again. It just shows the track on the map. Is there a way to make the eTrex's navigate a track?


    So next, I thought maybe I could convert a track to a route and that would do it for me, but it screws the routes up like above.


    Thank in advance for your assistance!
    Mark

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    Create the track in Basecamp, transfer to your device, use Where To? and select the track on device.. but read this informative thread:
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    Thank Catymag,

    I've created tracks in basecamp, transfered to the device then use to to and Selected the Device. It shows the track on the map, but does not navigate (audible warning or distance to turns/waypoints)the track. Just shows it as lines on the map.

    I've read that article before I posted here. He's having very similar same problem i am with the tracks where the track loads, but there's not navigation functionality to the track. I've read that the etrex 20 and 30, and edge devices will show arrows on the screen and give an alarm when a wayport or turn is coming up. I can't figure out how to get the 35t to do that. maybe they took the functionality to navigate a track out?.
    Last edited by markwb; 29th April 2016 at 16:24.

 

 

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