Ok, I have been a etrex user since they were the new, it has saved my bacon a few times just never got around to pc syncing. This thread and a spare day renewed my interested.
yesterday I downloaded the quo software went through the usual learning curve, bought some additional maps(quite reasoonable)and already had the cable, serial to usb driver pl2303 or something are easily availible online.
Using an everytrail acc with several maps created on an iphone or by friends. I sent these to quo, then sent them back onto the etrex. All tracks came up as "truncated" even the shortest because they have two many way points.
Seems a track created on a modern gps will have more waypoints for accuracy but thats more than the etrex can handle. Using the quo facility "simplify segment" you can reduce the waypoints, you must first set the preferences to whatever you think is appropriate ie every 50 metres or so.
The other confusing bit was syncing up the etrex which even though the cable is usb you still need to select "garmin serial device" an the appropriate port.
Taken 24 hours of my life to get this working smoothly but will probably put another year or so into the etrex's usefulness.
I alraedy have a couple of bike brackets for the etrex range so it would make sense to stick with them. Does anyone have any experience with the legend, vista models or would it be better to miss out those and go straight to the 60 csx, Dakota, Oregan range?