The Official Garmin 62 and 78 Thread

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Emmbeedee, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. canadasax

    canadasax Been here awhile

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    I have a 276c on my bike that is hard wired to the battery.
    Can I use the same power cord to power my 78 (that I am thinking of buying)
    They both use the round power plug and they look the same.
    I love the 276 but it doesn't have a microcard slot.
  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I don't think it is the same, but all I have to go by is pictures of the 276C cable online, and it does not look the same as the one I had for my other Garmins which used the 78 type of connector.

    This is the 276C cable.

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    This is the 60/76/78 cable.

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    Not a great picture but it is much rounder than the 276C as far as I can tell.
  3. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Yup, that big round connector is standard across most Garmin receivers.

    I say "Most", because there's a few (like my ancient GPS12) that couldn't take more than 8 volts on the power lines. The presence of a center pin tells you it's a low-voltage model.
  4. Countdown

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    If you only use Tracks in your 62/78 or participate in Dual Sport rides and follow their Tracks, I have Setup instructions along with may other tips for using your 62/78.

    They can be found on my web site:

    http://www.dualsportwest.com/Gps/GpsOverview
  5. Countdown

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    I copied a gpx file into the gpx folder in my 78. I can see the file there but the 78 does not see it, that is the tracks do not show on the map page.

    I used Mapsourse to downloaded the tracks and waypoints and now there is a temp file in the gpx folder and all the tracks show on the track page and map page.

    What am I doinig wrong?
  6. HogWild

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    You're thinking logically.
  7. Emmbeedee

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    Send me the file as an email attachment and I'll try it on my 62S.
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    Totally forgot it was Garmin!

    On 3-Day Austin to Eureka and back. See D37 message board.
  9. Countdown

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    This is it

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  10. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    So what's supposed to be wrong here? My 62S is not handy so I transferred the file through Basecamp to my Montana and all the tracks are in the Track Manager, ready to use, and so are all your waypoints, in the Waypoint Manager.
  11. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Dumb question....I am using my 62s for a lot of onroad riding and I have a minor issue that may have been discussed but I can't find it. I prefer to use the "Trip Computer" as my main screen. Is there a way to set it to switch to "map" when approaching a turn? My other GPS's can do that, but can't seem to do it with the 62.
    TIA
  12. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Not a dumb question at all, but you won't like the answer. It's not possible to get any of the new generation of Garmin handheld units to switch and notify you on upcoming turns.

    Even the mighty Montana won't alert you.
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    See post 365. copied .gpx file to 78 and it is there but no track in track manager.
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    Tell me, why on earth would you ride with trip computer page on?
  15. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    See post 371. I used Basecamp and sent the file to the gps and it worked.

    The problem must be your procedure because the file is fine.
  16. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Because in certain situations I prefer it. Obviously you don't so do as you want.
  17. Countdown

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    Yes you used different GPS and different procedure so test was not applicable. I used Mapsource to download tracks and waypoints from same opened file and it worked fine so two tests indicate that file opens in both Mapsource and Basecamp and downloads from either, nothing wrong with file.

    I am quite sure that in the past I have copied a gpx file to the 78 and it worked but this time it didn't. That is what I am trying to trouble shoot.

    I will try it again, I was rushing to get to ride that day.

    Just tried it again and it worked fine. Cockpit error!
  18. Emmbeedee

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    Good luck.

    I give up.
  19. dlh62c

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    I 'Imported' the file into Basecamp, then 'Exported' the file to the X:/Garmin/GPX directory on the microSD card in my 62s.

    Not sure what the problem is, all went well.
  20. Countdown

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    The issue was copying a gpx file to 78. I tried it a few times and it did not work. Then yesterday it worked.

    Not using MapSource or BaseCamp, you don't need them on new units, just MS Explore and copy file.