Garmin 800 question
Just bought a GArmin 800 with the OS 50,00 map pack. Trying to get to grips with the basics and have a couple of qeustions:
1. Is Basecamp the best software for managing the GArmin on my Laptop.
2. In the devices list there appears two drives , one seems to be the Garmin itself and the other I think is the SD card which the OS Map comes on. How do I check the available space on each – can you store tarcks and routes on either – will they both be displayed as courses on the Garmin
3. Is it best to create routes in the library and then export them to the Garmin drive – or is it better to create them on the Garmin HD directly
4. How do you delete routes off the Garmin drive – if I create a route in the library it seems to be easy – but can’t delete them from the Garmin drive – obviously doing something wrong.
ThanksPosted 6 years agocnudSubscriber
I too am a little disapointed with the 1:50k mapping, I now add a Garmin OS 1:25k map for the area I’m visiting as a second map on the Edge’s memory card for navigating with.Posted 6 years ago
For routes and tracks I use Memory Map and convert to a TCX which I import through Training Centre, but you can use any of the mapping sites/software out therenemtbroutesMember
I use the BaseCamp software and 1:50k O/S map to plan routes then follow them when I’m out riding off-road. I find there good enough for the job (i.e. I don’t get lost when I’m using them). For me, it also keeps the cost down, don’t want to buy any more maps. I use the tracks option (not routes) in Basecamp to plan my rides and download them to the 800.
neilb67 / cnud
What do you not like about the 1:50k maps?
The new version of Basecamp will be out soon (beta available now from the Garmin site), hopefully that will address some of Basecamp’s quirks.Posted 6 years ago
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