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Jonas
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Garmin news Reply with quote

I saw that there was a new 3.10 update available for the Garmin Oregons.

It added a new waypoint averaging function and some other changes described here. One being, Improved GPS performance at slow speeds in tree cover.

After I updated my Oregon, I had to go into the menu configuration to enable the new waypoint averaging application for the button to show up in the menus.

While at their site I also noticed that they have announced a new GPSr using the touchscreen interface called Dakota. It looks to be similar to the Oregon 300 in features in a smaller and lighter format but with lower resolution screen.

-Jonas
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Bunganator
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting that. It took some effort, but I finally figured out how to actually make it work.
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minnesotabrad
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those upgrades have been available for awhile with beta upgrades they have just got around to releasing it non-beta. In fact if you are interested they have already released another beta upgrade version 3.12.
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Sharknose Bunnies
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Garmin news Reply with quote

Jonas wrote:

It added a new waypoint averaging function and some other changes described here. One being, Improved GPS performance at slow speeds in tree cover.


Might be coincidence or perhaps I was just imagining things but I downloaded this update yesterday and seemed to have a lot less bounce with the signal under tree cover today.
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Bunganator
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so the cachers in the national forums are useless, so I will see if going local will help. I'm trying to customize my startup screen with the new upgrade, but I can't get it to display. Have any of you had success with this yet? I have found an Oregon FAQ that tells what to do, but I keep getting a message when I reconnect my unit that says files didn't transfer correctly. Any help?
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minnesotabrad
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bunganator wrote:
Ok, so the cachers in the national forums are useless, so I will see if going local will help. I'm trying to customize my startup screen with the new upgrade, but I can't get it to display. Have any of you had success with this yet? I have found an Oregon FAQ that tells what to do, but I keep getting a message when I reconnect my unit that says files didn't transfer correctly. Any help?


There is a file /Garmin/startup.txt which you can create/edit, just add in your information and it should show.
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Bunganator
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

minnesotabrad wrote:
Bunganator wrote:
Ok, so the cachers in the national forums are useless, so I will see if going local will help. I'm trying to customize my startup screen with the new upgrade, but I can't get it to display. Have any of you had success with this yet? I have found an Oregon FAQ that tells what to do, but I keep getting a message when I reconnect my unit that says files didn't transfer correctly. Any help?


There is a file /Garmin/startup.txt which you can create/edit, just add in your information and it should show.


Thats the thing. I did all of that and I can't get anything to show.
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minnesotabrad
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should not have to transfer any file. Open up the GPS and look for that file and edit. I had done it to my 400t when I had it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess transfer wasn't the right word. Is there any special formatting I need in the file? This is what it looks like:



Why won't this show up?
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minnesotabrad
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get rid of the <!-- --> I think then it will work.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it! Thanks Brad!
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