Enhance Your Riding Experience GPS vs. Smart Phone GPS satellites cover the entire globe Cell towers cover high population areas GPS does one thing well Smart phones do many things average GPS is ruggedized, phones are not Snowmobiling with a GPS Automotive GPS can be used Protect it from the weather Conserve battery power ○ A cigarette lighter plug can be used Ruggedized GPS mounted to dash Hardwire to battery ○ A cigarette lighter plug can be used GPS Map Features The map is part of your dashboard Your location moves on the map Leaves a breadcrumb trail Viewed easily at night Hundreds of gas, food & lodging POIs Zoom in to 50 feet or out to 50 miles Better estimate of arrival time Combines multiple paper maps into one Nuvi Map Settings Display Nuvi Map Settings Display Nuvi Map Settings Display GPS Settings - Vehicle Set your vehicle (icon) Use something that shows direction of travel Custom icons available at Garmin Garage GPS Settings – Map View “North Up” Travel direction ○ North - Icon moves up ○ South - Icon moves down ○ East - Icon moves right ○ West - Icon moves left “Track Up” Travel direction ○ Icon always moves up ○ Map rotates with direction “3D” Behaves like Track Up GPS Settings – Trip Log Set the Trip Log to “Show” Shows a “bread crumb” trail of where you have been Can be used to “TracBack” A Day On The Trail Reset the Trip Statistics Not so obvious Press “Speed” indicator on map display Clear Trip Log Press “Tools” Press “My Data” A Day On The Trail Zoom out to about half your riding plan. A Day On The Trail Zoom in at trail intersections to see what options are on the map. A Day On the Trail Monitor your location, distance traveled and time. TracBack will always be available. Capture Your Trip Log Use a USB cable to connect your GPS to the computer. Capture Your Trip Log Find your GPS listed in My Computer. Capture Your Trip Log Usually there is a \Garmin\GPX folder. Capture Your Trip Log The Trip Log is the current.gpx file. Send Your Trip Log In Copy the .gpx file to your computer Don’t delete from GPS (no harm if you do) Attach the .gpx file to an e-mail Send your trip log even if there are no new trails, to keep the data “fresh” Mapping Services DESIGN - Digital graphic design for print WEBSITE - Map images for your website PRINT – Map printing and folding GPS TRAINING – Instructions on how to use a GPS GPS MAPPING – GPS recording of your trail system Ride Safe!
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