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position averaging feature on the X10 series?
August 29, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

Oh yeah!
The interface of these units is great. It's much better than the Garmins and the old Magellans.
There is a learning curve but it's not too hard to figure out.
There are so many options on how to set it up for your preferences that it can be confusing at first, but by playing with it for a while and checking this forum you will be up and running quickly.

Once you get your unit don't be afraid to ask questions.

I thank you for your help already phild31. I assure you I will not be bashful. Also I will be glad to assist with inquiries if I come across something that my miniscule knowlege can cover!

Actually, I do have a little experience with handheld GPS. I was hooked big time when I bought my first one 10 years ago. Garmin Geko 101. We have come a long way since then.

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Oh yeah!
The interface of these units is great. It's much better than the Garmins and the old Magellans.
There is a learning curve but it's not too hard to figure out.
There are so many options on how to set it up for your preferences that it can be confusing at first, but by playing with it for a while and checking this forum you will be up and running quickly.

Once you get your unit don't be afraid to ask questions.

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

August 29, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

There's a lot of things the manual does not tell you how to do.

When you create a Geocache it will average the coordinates automatically.
To average a waypoint you must do the steps I showed, but I haven't seen any instructions in the manual for that.

Excellent, and even though I don't have it in my hand yet, I can tell that interface is much better than my Garmin already.

August 29, 2011
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There's a lot of things the manual does not tell you how to do.

When you create a Geocache it will average the coordinates automatically.
To average a waypoint you must do the steps I showed, but I haven't seen any instructions in the manual for that.

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It will usually take 15 to 20 seconds to average the waypoint.

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I did check the manual and it indicated that the unit will averaged the position.

This was not mentioned in the waypoint section, but it is reasonable to assume that this features is also active for waypoints too.

The other thing I noticed is that the manual does not mention that the user can define the calculation time for averaging. On my Garmin this is in the menu.

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To average a 'Waypoint' do this;

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denisetdoris wrote:

Yes it is. I've used it for creating geocaches, and it's very accurate. I'm sure it's there for waypoints as well, I just haven't had occasion to use it yet.

Thanks for the info. That is what I had hoped. It has been my experience that if you do not average a waypoint, you could be off by quite a significant amount. I marked one once (did not average it) and when I returned, found my mark to be about 80' off.

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Yes it is. I've used it for creating geocaches, and it's very accurate. I'm sure it's there for waypoints as well, I just haven't had occasion to use it yet.

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

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Hello All,

Pretty psyched about getting my new 610 I ordered last week. Should be shipping tomorrow or Wednesday, I hope.

I have used Garmin and Magellan units for years in the field. I have owned two Garmins, and two Magellan models.

My Garmin Vista HCx has a position averaging feature that calculates a fix for an optional period of time when you create a waypoint. The theory is that your POI position will be more accurate by taking multiple position readings and then calculate an average of them.

I did not see this in the 610 manual. Is this feature present?

Thanks

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