GPSmap 78 series

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Re: GPSmap 78 series

#11 Post by dvpro » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:20 pm

bernGPS wrote:Yes, I do notice that the unit shut down on its own. The track went missing after I turn it on again.

But when I was in Iskandar, power was purely from batteries. It also turned off by itself.
Let's hope everything's fine with latest v2.70 firmware. O:)
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Re: GPSmap 78 series

#12 Post by bernGPS » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:25 pm

dvpro wrote: Let's hope everything's fine with latest v2.70 firmware. O:)
I hope so too. In the mean time, have to resort to bring another etrex Vista just to make sure.

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Re: GPSmap 78 series

#13 Post by sarawakguy » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:43 pm

bernGPS wrote:I hope so too. In the mean time, have to resort to bring another etrex Vista just to make sure.
Problem on your unit sifu? Keep us posted...

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Re: GPSmap 78 series

#14 Post by bernGPS » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:35 am

sarawakguy wrote: Problem on your unit sifu? Keep us posted...
I dont know if it is a problem or not. Just that it doesnt do things the the CSx units were doing. I suppose have to find out more. In the mean time, for mission critical tracking, etrex Vista HCX/76CSx will run concurrently.


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I had another long distance run consisting of 7hrs continuous tracking few days ago. My 78s was set to auto achieve daily. This time, the tracks are still in the gpx folder but there are many of them with each file containing 3000 points. So I need to go combine all the tracks into one again. I find it annoying. I really missed the CSx Save to Card function where one gpx file contains the whole day's tracks.

Also, the track trace on the screen disappear if the set is switched off and than on again.

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Re: GPSmap 78 series

#15 Post by dvpro » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:15 pm

bernGPS wrote:I had another long distance run consisting of 7hrs continuous tracking few days ago. My 78s was set to auto achieve daily. This time, the tracks are still in the gpx folder but there are many of them with each file containing 3000 points. So I need to go combine all the tracks into one again. I find it annoying.
Yes, I'd guess you have to live with that. :mrgreen:
bernGPS wrote:Also, the track trace on the screen disappear if the set is switched off and than on again.
In addition to current track log that is visible on the map, I believe you can also set any of the archived track logs as a Favorite, so that it would be visible.
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Re: GPSmap 78 series

#16 Post by P99 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:20 pm

bernGPS wrote:Just that it doesnt do things the the CSx units were doing.
There are functions which are not supported in the new 62/78 anymore. Nobody knows why Garmin do this. The 62/78 series is "degraded to a toy". Additionally the accuracy is still poor on these units. But this is depending on the chipset.

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Re: GPSmap 78 series

#17 Post by hayamaguchi » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:32 pm

And now, the most important question: DOES IT FLOAT ???? :mrgreen:
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Re: GPSmap 78 series

#18 Post by BanBan » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:39 pm

bernGPS wrote: I had another long distance run consisting of 7hrs continuous tracking few days ago. My 78s was set to auto achieve daily. This time, the tracks are still in the gpx folder but there are many of them with each file containing 3000 points. So I need to go combine all the tracks into one again. I find it annoying. I really missed the CSx Save to Card function where one gpx file contains the whole day's tracks.

Also, the track trace on the screen disappear if the set is switched off and than on again.
I haven't got my hands on the 78 or 62 Series yet. But as you pointed out above their tracks management is not quite like the 60CSx. I am also one of those who like the save to card and one day's track in on gpx file feature.
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Re: GPSmap 78 series

#19 Post by hayamaguchi » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:41 pm

OK, sorry, the specs say that it DOES float. Does anybody know if the receiver is any different from the one in the 76csx?
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Re: GPSmap 78 series

#20 Post by dvpro » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:06 am

According to this article it uses STMicroelectronics Cartesio chip which is used in the Garmin Oregon and Dakota: http://www.gpsfix.net/gpsmap78-internal-2/

I believe earlier 60CSx/76CSx uses SiRfStarIII chipset, but newer units use MTK chipsets.
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