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Map cutting in and creating a WPT
January 31, 2011
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OK, I just didn't want anyone to think we could recharge batteries in the units.

Hopefully an update will allow us to go-to a waypoint when we create it, like in the older units. That would be better than bouncing around just to set a new go-to for a brand new waypoint.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

January 31, 2011
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phild31 wrote:...First, the power lead does not charge the batteries in the GPSr. It just powers the unit

Yes thanks - I used the wrong word. I meant to say the cigarette power lead powers the GPSr.

January 31, 2011
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pprass wrote:

phild31 wrote:

...Sorceress suggested a portable power supply and I got one...
It's a Hyperkin 10000mAh portable power supply.

You don't carry that power supply in the field do you ie while actually caching?
I use a power lead in the car that charges the GPS while I'm travelling. So I only use the battery power when I'm out of the car looking for a cache.

First, the power lead does not charge the batteries in the GPSr.
It just powers the unit.

Of course I carry that power supply in the field, why else would I have it?
Like I said, it will run the 710 for about 40 hours before it needs recharging!
It's in my shirt pocket with the lead attached to my lanyard going to the 710.
It weighs next to nothing so it's no big deal, better than lugging around several sets of spare batteries.
If I'm just jumping out of the truck & right back in again I don't bother and just run it on batteries out of the truck.

Again, the x10 units do not have a charging capability, when you plug in a power source it just cuts out the batteries & runs on the power source.

That's why Maggie tells you to have fresh batteries in it when you connect to your pc, while it's connected (not power only) it's running on batteries.

After you save the waypoint, bring up waypoints, tap the little orange arrow on the right of the WPT name, that's a go-to button.
Three extra taps instead of if you could go-to from the page when you made it.
It's not perfect but it's not like you will be spending more than 2 minutes doing it.

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January 30, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

Instead of all that I have the top hard button set to 'mark waypoint'.
I press the top button, adjust the coords, save the waypoint and go..

Yes - thanks phild31, I have the same set-up, but even with that procedure you save the WPT and then you have to go back to the Waypoint screen find the WPT you just created and go to it. It's a 6 tap process.

You can't go to the WPT that you created from the screen after adjusting the co-ords. And what's more it doesn't tell you how far to the location or which direction until it is saved and you call it up again. The 500 and 600 had a much quicker and simpler process.

January 30, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

...Sorceress suggested a portable power supply and I got one...
It's a Hyperkin 10000mAh portable power supply.

You don't carry that power supply in the field do you ie while actually caching?
I use a power lead in the car that charges the GPS while I'm travelling. So I only use the battery power when I'm out of the car looking for a cache.

January 30, 2011
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Battery life is a bit of a problem, no easy solution.
Sorceress suggested a portable power supply and I got one.

It's a Hyperkin 10000mAh portable power supply.
I found it on Amazon.com
I get about 35 to 40 hours from the device, then the batteries of the 710 kick in.
It cost about $15 if I remember.
It's about the size of a pack of cigarettes and weighs about the same.

BTW there is a limit of 2,000 waypoints on the x10s, if you are at the limit you will have to delete a waypoint to add a new one.
I have 3449 caches loaded and that gave me 1239 waypoints.
Those are child waypoints (parking, trailhead, etc.).
When I end up with 2000 wpts I just delete all of them or set GSAK to send no child wpts to my GPSr.

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January 30, 2011
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Instead of all that I have the top hard button set to 'mark waypoint'.
I press the top button, adjust the coords, save the waypoint and go.

Go to Settings, scroll down to 'Assign Button Function'.

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January 30, 2011
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Just a couple of questions that I haven't been able to work out.

1. My 610 came pre-loaded with World Maps, Detailed Maps and Image Maps. The Image Maps are the Geoscience 250k Natmap of the whole of Australia, which cut in when I zoom out greater than 400 metres. This can be annoying as the Image Map is not as detailed as the Detailed Map and sometimes I would like to go out to 800 metres or even 1km to see the bigger picture of the Detailed Map before the Image Map cuts in. Is there any way of setting when a map cuts in? I have resorted to disabling the map altogether which is a solution to some extent.

2. When doing a multi cache and I need to create another WPT, I click on Options (bottom RH button)on the map screen, scroll down to "+AddWaypoint" click on "Location", alter the co-ords as required and save the WPT (sometimes I rename the WPT, but usually leave it on default) Then to actually go to the WPT I just created, I go to the Waypoints button, find the WPT I just created, click on it, click on GoTo. Then I'm asked "Cancel current route and start new one?" to which I click on "Yes".
A rather excruciatingly long process and when compared to my wife who was using a 500 and a caching mate using an Oregon 300 - they were off and knew how far and which direction before I was even half way done!

Is there a quicker way of creating a WPT and selecting it to go to?

I am loving the GPS and there are just a couple of issues to get over that would make it perfect for me - another being battery life!

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