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by Art
Thu May 16, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Would you buy the 66?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Would you buy the 66?

I found it absolutely useless to start with, but now it’s getting there. Took 6 months tho.
by Art
Fri May 10, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 3.00
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 3.00

I’ve only given it a little time, but there might be a step in the right direction in the stuff I look for. The current Garmin Topo map for Australia (V6), some things in the map screen made it crash often, and definitely a lot more chance of crash if a lot of Birdseye imagery is enabled as well. It...
by Art
Fri May 10, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 3.00
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 3.00

Still not here in Aus.
Did it have to be done by Wifi on the device, or using WebUpdater/Garmin express is ok too?
by Art
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80
Replies: 25
Views: 1125

Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80

I think the hardware is good, but for a closed platform it doesn’t mean much with bad software.
I still can’t believe the difficulty they seem to have porting the same program from one device to another.
by Art
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: HRM Can Not Connect
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: HRM Can Not Connect

It’s a lot more than that. Expedition mode will turn the GPS receiver off as well, and most modern controllers have a low power sleep mode that can be set to wake up at intervals. It will wake up, turn everything on to get a position, record a point, and turn everything off again. I made a home-brew...
by Art
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Register Device for Geocaching
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Register Device for Geocaching

A unit that they exchanged someone else probably :D
I can’t fathom them even thinking these things they swap units for are hardware issues.
by Art
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Register Device for Geocaching
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Register Device for Geocaching

I don’t know if this is related to your issue, or even deliberately done by Garmin, but with firmware 2.10 I was able to copy the GGZ folder of preloaded geocaches that came with a 64st to the same folder on a 66st, and they worked jus the same. They are now old geocaches I know, but I was just chec...
by Art
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Firmware 2.50 Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Firmware 2.50 Issues

For the compass calibration, I suspect it might just be harder for a Human to turn the device end to end, while keeping it’s centre axis in the same position.
by Art
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Firmware 2.50 Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Firmware 2.50 Issues

I can calibrate the compass ok, but the last part turning the device end to end fails often as you say. I’ve had two units and this was the same for both. Since I’ve still not used a 66 much outdoors, I can’t comment much on the rest, except it still turns off for me a lot when browsing the map scre...
by Art
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Tablet USB port not recognised
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Tablet USB port not recognised

What Windows version is the tablet?
Maybe it needs a driver.