Loading waypoints, etc. related to power source

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searchjaunt
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Re: Loading waypoints, etc. related to power source

Post by searchjaunt » Sat May 18, 2019 7:33 am

gpsrchive wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:34 pm
searchjaunt wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:42 am
As said in the other thread, I'm wondering why a (large?) GGZ lets the 66 hang on the loading waypoints screen whereas this is no issue on the 64. I don't see anything mentioned about this on the common issues about this device on this site.
We still have to do some testing before we can add it to the list!
Any idea yet if the issue is serious enough in order to be added to the list?

searchjaunt
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Re: Loading waypoints, etc. related to power source

Post by searchjaunt » Thu May 23, 2019 9:09 am

Any idea when this problem will be on the issue list? I've contacted the local Garmin office, but they don't even care to read e-mails properly and get non relevant answers.

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Re: Loading waypoints, etc. related to power source

Post by gpsrchive » Thu May 23, 2019 1:36 pm

Posted in Common Issues as Bug 53.

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Re: Loading waypoints, etc. related to power source

Post by ivhs72 » Thu May 23, 2019 6:11 pm

searchjaunt wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:49 am
ivhs72 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:35 pm
I'm not loading any GGZ files. The GGZ folder in my 66s is empty.
Wouldn't it be interesting to know if GGZ has the same issues as PQs GPXs? After all, GGZ is, afaik, specially designed to replace a huge amount of GPXs, no?
From what I can recall, the GGZ folder was setup to ship with GPSr devices so that anyone purchasing it could start geocaching right away, not have to load any GC's. I remember the first one I saw had some caches listed that had already been archived in our area. I also don't think they've been updated since the first one was published several years ago.

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Re: Loading waypoints, etc. related to power source

Post by gpsrchive » Thu May 23, 2019 11:29 pm

ivhs72 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 6:11 pm
searchjaunt wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:49 am
ivhs72 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:35 pm
I'm not loading any GGZ files. The GGZ folder in my 66s is empty.
Wouldn't it be interesting to know if GGZ has the same issues as PQs GPXs? After all, GGZ is, afaik, specially designed to replace a huge amount of GPXs, no?
From what I can recall, the GGZ folder was setup to ship with GPSr devices so that anyone purchasing it could start geocaching right away, not have to load any GC's. I remember the first one I saw had some caches listed that had already been archived in our area. I also don't think they've been updated since the first one was published several years ago.
Yes, that would be the 'preload.ggz' file in the Garmin\GGZ directory, as shown in the Files & Folders page here at the wiki! It is common practice to either delete the file or rename the file extension - just be aware doing so usually results in a long boot process the next time you power the GPSr on!

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