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GPS / Heart Rate Monitors, Linux, Cycling...

I have various questions related to GPS watches and cycle computers, particularly when used with Linux. [more inside]
posted by andrewcooke on May 18, 2016 - 5 answers

Mac OS X application crashes, but only for one user. Why?

Fairly gnarly Mac debugging / troubleshooting question, concerning an app that crashes on launch consistently, but only when run by a single particular user. So far, it's stumped everyone. Lots of gory technical details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Apr 14, 2015 - 13 answers

Update Garmin Nuvi 50

I have a Garmin Nuvi 50. It has free updates. The memory is full. My google-fu needs help, all that I could find was information about deleting extra voices. That's not enough. It seems to me that the proper step would be to delete the old maps and then upload the new maps but I don't find anything that describes that. Please help.
posted by notned on Mar 3, 2014 - 5 answers

How to display 300+ GPX cycling routes over a Google Maps base layer

GPX Visualization on Google Maps: I have 300+ GPX files of bike rides that I'd like to be able to link to somehow over a Google Maps base layer, visually approximating this. This is related to my previous AskMe about cycling every road in a town; I need to visualize what roads I have/haven't ridden, and link that progress to a blog. Would like it to be as low-weight as possible; the 300 (uncompressed) GPX files amount to 100+mb currently (route+track+waypoints) and is only getting larger -- vanilla GMaps doesn't play nice with that many files. Much more information inside... [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Dec 2, 2013 - 14 answers

Garmin-compatible bike training schedule for a 180-mile ride

I want to sign up for Bike Around the Bay. If you're familiar with the MS150, it's similar — 180 miles over two days, circumnavigating Galveston Bay. But I need a training plan. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on May 18, 2013 - 4 answers

Help choosing a car GPS system

We have been thinking of buying a GPS for our car; but been having a surprisingly difficult time making up our mind (at this point primarily between the Garmin nuvi 50LM GPS navigator and the pricier Garmin nüvi 1450LMT 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator). Would love to have your recommendations/suggestions if you have used either one of them (or a similar product). [more inside]
posted by justlooking on Dec 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Garmin Signal Strength in a pocket.

Garmin Forerunner 305 Filter - So the wrist strap on my Garmin that i use for MB and running just broke. If i put it in a pocket of my CamelBak, will it still get a signal? Just as accurate? TIA!
posted by flipmiester99 on Aug 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Snail trails on Garmin Nuvi 255W

Snail trails on Garmin Nuvi 255W. When out and about this device is now making pale blue 'snail trails' on the map tracking the car from A to B. It is working as it should otherwise. Does this mean that the device is on its way out? I checked some forums but could find any mention of this bizarre behavior.
posted by lungtaworld on Aug 6, 2012 - 5 answers

I could purchase Yoda, but....

Just got a Garmin nüvi 1450. Garmin will let me download voices for it. Some of these are amusing, but are there other sources for voices beside the official Garmin Store? I'm willing to consider both free and paid voice packs if they're out there.
posted by hippybear on Apr 3, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I help my dad get the most out of his Garmin GPS that I just gave him?

I just gave my dad a Garmin etrex legend hcx for his birthday. I have a mac, he uses Ubuntu. Could anyone help me help him get the maps that he needs to make his new tool as useful as possible for him? [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard on Sep 18, 2011 - 7 answers

How does a GPS calculate which route to display? Shortest? Fastest? Most ridiculous?

How does my GPS decide which route to take? Fastest? Shortest? What? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Oct 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Garmin eTrex Legend HCx with Open Street Map

Garmin eTrex Legend HCx with Open Street Map - anyone used it? [more inside]
posted by Dali Atomicus on Sep 4, 2010 - 5 answers

What's my gadget solution?

Can you recommend a device that measures pace, distance and (I guess) GPS for use while running? I'm most interested in tracking my pace and distance. And, if affordable, saving whatever routes I've run and uploading them to my computer. [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner on Apr 13, 2010 - 22 answers

Back-seat driver needs to parler francais

GPS fans: I have a Garmin nuvi 1300T bought 12/2009 with USA maps. It's been worth the cost already, but now I need maps of France. Should I add European maps to the US Garmin, or buy a new one in Europe?
posted by PaperDragon on Feb 6, 2010 - 3 answers

Can you adapt the Garmin GTM 20 receiver to USB interface?

Can you adapt the Garmin GTM 20 receiver to USB interface? [more inside]
posted by parttimeninja on Jan 18, 2010 - 0 answers

Help me help my boss not get lost.

My boss wants me to research GPS units for him to use since he'll be traveling a lot more in the near future. Any recommendations? I really don't know what I should be looking for in a good GPS unit. [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Jul 14, 2009 - 18 answers

Microsd card for Garmin

Can I buy Microsd card for my Gamin 400T for a sandisk or any other microsd card maker? I'm after an inexpensive 4GB card. Any recommendations are appreciated. Thanks...Orlin
posted by orlin on Jun 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Love Polar HRM with footpod..envy Garmin Forerunner...help.

Without going ahead and junking my existing Polar system for a Garmin 305 or 405, is there any relatively small GPS unit I could clip onto my mp3 player armband to add the functionality I'd like (uploading routes to a Sportracks, motionbased, trainingpeaks like service...with the added benefit that I'd have something to take on a hike or go geocaching? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Jun 15, 2009 - 4 answers

GPS without the navigation

My Garmin Nuvi (350) won't navigate when I attach it to my car's charger, which is a bummer for obvious reasons. It turns on, but the screen shows an image of it being attached to a PC, and it only goes back to navigation mode if I unplug it. [more inside]
posted by Bakuun on Feb 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Using Garmin GPS II Plus with Mac OS X

It is possible to transfer waypoint data from an old Garmin GPS II Plus model to a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5? [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Jan 28, 2009 - 5 answers

ok to buy dicontinued garmin nuvi?

Can anyone give me a reason not to get a Garmin nüvi 350 just because it has been discontinued by Garmin? [more inside]
posted by Amby72 on Dec 1, 2008 - 6 answers

Alternative to MotionBased and Garmin Connect?

Alternatives to MotionBased and Garmin Connect for tracking running workouts with a Garmin Forerunner 305? [more inside]
posted by letitrain on Aug 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Which GPS?

As a late birthday gift my father wants to get me a GPS for my truck. He asked if I wanted a TomTom or a Garmin, but I'm not familiar with either one. I looked online a bit but found all the models and crap confusing, so I seek advice here. [more inside]
posted by PossumCupCake on Jul 24, 2008 - 24 answers

What cheap GPS to get for occasional driver in Canada?

What cheap GPS to get for occasional driver in Canada? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Dec 9, 2007 - 7 answers

OS X software for Garmin Forerunner?

Is there any good, preferably free, OS X software for the Garmin Forerunner? [more inside]
posted by jedro on Aug 26, 2007 - 3 answers

A Garmin newbie question about Mapsource unlock codes

I just purchased a Garmin 370. It came with two Mapsource unlock codes. My question is how do I use these codes? The device did not come with any media containing the PC version of their mapsource software. Are these only good after I purchase additional mapping software from them ?
posted by flyby22 on Jul 30, 2007 - 1 answer

GPS, accelerometer pods or something else for running?

I’m training for a marathon and I’m looking for a training tool to keep track of my progress and to keep me motivated. Should I go with GPS, accelerometer pods or something else? [more inside]
posted by racingjs on Apr 26, 2007 - 14 answers

What maps do I need for my GPS handheld?

Which maps do I need to buy in order to use my GPS in London? [more inside]
posted by louigi on Feb 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me get from here to there

I have a Garmin GPS unit, I would very much like to get some maps on it. [more inside]
posted by quin on Dec 26, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me use my Garmin GPS device with my Powerbook

I just bought a Garmin Forerunner 205. I love it, it's neat, wow, awesome. But I use an Apple and the software isn't compatible. Can someone walk me through how I can get my PowerBook to recognize the unit (and download the data) when I plug it in via USB and if there are any programs I can use that are similar to the "Training Center" software included?
posted by tumbleweedjack on Dec 22, 2006 - 7 answers

Nike + iPod or Garmin Forerunner?

I am about to start running in a more serious capacity, which is to say to train for races. I love gadgets, so I am drawn to both of these for various reasons. Which is better, Nike + iPod or the Garmin Forerunner 201? [more inside]
posted by bDiddy on Sep 17, 2006 - 11 answers

Should a single dead pixel bother me?

Should I ask to return my new GPS? [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Apr 11, 2006 - 12 answers

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