/ GPS watches - daft question
Fairly sure my Garmin 910XT (so fairly high end) can do it although I've never used it. You can download the manual from the garmin site so you should be able to find out
Yes Garmin 910XT does give you current grid ref, as does the 610 and I think the 310
I should add that you can't see the grid ref changing as you walk with the 910, you effectively have to say you want to store a waypoint and it will show you the waypoint info on the screen, if you move a bit then you need to cancel back out and repeat that you want to save a waypoint. Sa a wee bit of a pfaff, but ok for occasional use.
The 610 is a lot easier, you just go to the Where Am I screen and the grid ref changes as you move about.
Not sure how the 310 works
> Yes Garmin 910XT does give you current grid ref, as does the 610 and I think the 310
And the 405 cx
> Not sure how the 310 works
The 310 works as you just described for the 910. I only ever use it to locate myself on a map if I have become totally disorientated (e.g., in a white out), and then work off the map from there so it works fine for me for emergency-only use.
I also enjoy having the GPS traces to show where I have been :o)
Thats the only reason I'd want the location facility.
Most times I just want it for speed/distance for running and bike so the 310 looks to be about the lowest cost device with the facility (as far as I can tell!)
Are you sure that works on the 910 Dom and not just the 310 ?
Someone told me this before in a similar discussion and I tried it and couldn't get it to work on the 910 and there is no mention of it in the 910 manual.
Just checked again - if you press Enter on the map screen nothing happens
Ignore - found it :-)
I've got a Suunto Ambit... It's fantastic. I use it for running and cycling with a Heart rate monitor. I also use it to get stats for days on the hill. It gives awesome graphs and is incredibly accurate. I wouldn't use it for general hill walking navigation unless I had to, but nice to know it's there. It is good for navigating trails on runs, as you can create and imput routes, and it gives you a basic onscreen map. Tbh, it's probably a bit too high spec for what I actually need, but it was my 21st birthday and its a brilliant piece of kit none the less.
> And the 405 cx
Really? How do you get that? (Not saying you can't do it, but I've never found it?)
its a bit of a jungle trying to guess what 'category' I need to look in ! seems that to get basic position as well as speed/distance I need to get a lot of other features as well. the Garmin 310XT is looking the best value for money at the moment and I quite like the simple handlebar mount they do...
Would have suggested you look at the Garmin Fenix but as its still newish the prices are well above that of the 310XT. Am wondering if the inclusion ABc would be of use. GPS height is notoriously inaccurate.
405 series shudders!
The Ambit does look nice but I'm struggling justifying spending almost half the price of my bike on a watch !
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