Garmin's Tracker app

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Sailorlite, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Sailorlite

    Sailorlite Been here awhile

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    There's an icon for the Tracker app on my Nav V so I gave it a try, without success. A phone call to Garmin's support dept. was interesting in that they couldn't get Tracker to work either - so they "opened a case" and advised me not to expect immediate results. (My setup: iPhone 5s, Nav V, Smartlink subscribed).

    I've been happy with the tracking feature on my SPOT device and am thinking the Tracker app could serve a similar purpose in cell areas at least. Has anyone already succeeded in using this specific app?
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  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I don't have a Nav V but I do have a Nuvi 2597 in my car and it has a Tracker app which works reliably for me. Even my eTrex Touch 35 has a similar feature as well. I sold my Spot last year and haven't missed it at all.
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  3. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    it's a lot easier to use an application that doesn't attempt to tie with flaky bluetooth devices... ie just use the phone OR spot
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  4. Pch123

    Pch123 Bar Crossings

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    Mine worked successfully for ages but just recently it has had an issue that when you go to read the map you have recieved by email, the page is blank.
    Not sure what is going on.
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