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Old 01-14-2010, 05:15 AM   #196
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There's nothing to download - just use Web Updater and it'll bring the right version to your Oregon.

If you don't have Web Updater, here it is:
http://www8.garmin.com/support/colle...t=999-99999-27

Enjoy!
Just a warning - there have been reports that this version of the software for some reason does not allow you to see your track on the screen ...

Here's the thread on the GroundSpeak Forums.

Could be a real problem for some, so it may be worth waiting until this is fixed before updating.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:26 AM   #197
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They describe the magenta "go to" line, guessing they mean route line, not the track. Oddly, seems to work ok for others. Haven't tried mine yet (stuck in a soul crushing cubicle for the time being.)

Simulated a route and magenta line does show up.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:18 AM   #198
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I haven't yet updated to the newest software, and I've occasionally had the magenta route line go missing. I've always been able to get it back by stopping navigation and re-selecting the route.

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Old 01-14-2010, 06:26 AM   #199
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They describe the magenta "go to" line, guessing they mean route line, not the track. Oddly, seems to work ok for others. Haven't tried mine yet (stuck in a soul crushing cubicle for the time being.)

Simulated a route and magenta line does show up.
I have not had time to try my 550 to see how and if it's affected - I posted more or less a general warning that people are reporting issues and it may be best to wait before updating.

I did update the two 550s we have so I hope they are not affected but will check later.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:30 PM   #200
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Which model?

OK, I think I've decided on an Oregon as my next GPS. I'm buying it to use on the TAT this summer and hopefully for many years afterwards.

My question is which model should I purchase? I'm currently considering the 300, 450, and 450T.

Are the Topo models worth the extra price or should I buy topo maps sepeately?

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Old 01-26-2010, 06:56 PM   #201
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My question is which model should I purchase? I'm currently considering the 300, 450, and 450T.

Are the Topo models worth the extra price or should I buy topo maps sepeately?
Definitely no on the Topo models if you value creating routes on your computer... just buy the Topo maps on their own. Works out about the same in the end.

The model you choose is pretty much up to you but I bought the 550 with camera - didn't plan to but really happy I did, after the purchase.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:04 PM   #202
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Definitely no on the Topo models if you value creating routes on your computer... just buy the Topo maps on their own. Works out about the same in the end.

The model you choose is pretty much up to you but I bought the 550 with camera - didn't plan to but really happy I did, after the purchase.
Could you explain what buying with the topo maps installed or purchasing them separately has to do with making routes on the computer?
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:14 PM   #203
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Could you explain what buying with the topo maps installed or purchasing them separately has to do with making routes on the computer?
If you buy a gps with Topo pre-installed, you can't use the maps on the computer. There's no way to transfer them.

If you buy Topo by itself, you can load it to the computer, and download the maps to the gps, as well as any routes you create on the computer.
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Thanks, I didn't know that..... Seems to almost punish you for buying their maps pre-installed.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:26 PM   #205
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Thanks, I didn't know that..... Seems to almost punish you for buying their maps pre-installed.
I almost made that mistake myself...

Some people like the convenience of having Garmin do the gps map loading, but I really don't think it's a bargain.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:07 AM   #206
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Thanks, I didn't know that..... Seems to almost punish you for buying their maps pre-installed.
I think it really just benefits the people who don't have the know-how to load the maps from the computer to the GPS.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:11 AM   #207
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The other advantage of buying the Oregon without the topo maps preinstalled is that you can load free topo maps instead of the Garmin ones. There are lots of good free ones available online.

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Old 01-27-2010, 07:19 AM   #208
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The free 24k maps are great for the price and better detail than the 100k that come with the -t. But, the pre-loaded maps are searchable for towns and geographic points which might appeal to some.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:49 AM   #209
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The free 24k maps are great for the price and better detail than the 100k that come with the -t. But, the pre-loaded maps are searchable for towns and geographic points which might appeal to some.
Good point about the free maps. All Garmin maps (Topo included) preloaded or otherwise contain a searchable POI database. So still no advantage to buy preloaded.

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Old 01-27-2010, 09:56 AM   #210
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Good point about the free maps but all Garmin Topo maps preloaded or otherwise contain a searchable POI database. So still no advantage to buy preloaded.

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Oh, I thought I tried to search in PA and NY with free 24k's loaded for those states and didn't get anything so assumed the POI's were with the maps, not the base map. Will try again, thanks.
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