Another Feature Request?

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CheminerWill
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Another Feature Request?

Post by CheminerWill » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:41 pm

It would be good to have the option like in previous GPSMAP series, to have 2 small data fields on the map screen. Used to have choice or 0, 2, or 4 small data fields. Now have only the choice of off, (0) or 4. Four small data fields cover almost 1/2 the map screen and defeat the advantage of the bigger display.

gpsrchive
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Re: Another Feature Request?

Post by gpsrchive » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:01 am

Added as Missing Feature #3.

But you all will need to hound Garmin via email, social media and phone calls for features you really want...

Mikkyp20
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Re: Another Feature Request?

Post by Mikkyp20 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:25 am

I support this request.

I would also like to add this feature request to the Oregon 7xx GPS.

gpsrchive
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Re: Another Feature Request?

Post by gpsrchive » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:38 am

Mikkyp20 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:25 am
I support this request.

I would also like to add this feature request to the Oregon 7xx GPS.
OK, it has been added to the Oregon 7x0 Common issue > Missing Features also, but you will have to be extra vigilant to have any chance of getting Garmin to add any features to the Oregon 7x0 series at this time.

If enough of their customer base request it, they might still do it.

Call, email and post to social media frequently!!!

feraltek
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Re: Another Feature Request?

Post by feraltek » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:35 am

Another vote for this on GPSMAP 66S.

Zop
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Re: Another Feature Request?

Post by Zop » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:23 pm

CheminerWill wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:41 pm
It would be good to have the option like in previous GPSMAP series, to have 2 small data fields on the map screen. Used to have choice or 0, 2, or 4 small data fields. Now have only the choice of off, (0) or 4. Four small data fields cover almost 1/2 the map screen and defeat the advantage of the bigger display.
This is the precise reason I am here and just created an account.
I spontaneously cached in some REI dividends yesterday on the 66s and am finding that it's display is pretty poor compared to the 64s.
I too really need to be able to see the map and compass yet still have an option for two small data fields.
Enough to be a deal breaker for me.

Zop
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Re: Another Feature Request?

Post by Zop » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:31 pm

gpsrchive wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:01 am
Added as Missing Feature #3.

But you all will need to hound Garmin via email, social media and phone calls for features you really want...
You wouldn't happen to have all of these email and social media links by any chance, do you?
I sent e-mail to the product support address but haven't heard a thing.
Their chat tool is pooched too.

gpsrchive
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Re: Another Feature Request?

Post by gpsrchive » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:45 pm

Zop wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:31 pm
You wouldn't happen to have all of these email and social media links by any chance, do you?
I will work on getting an up to date list added to all wikis soon.

Here are a few other contact methods:

email:

Garmin support: outdoor.helpdesk@garmin.com
GPSr Firmware Issues: product.support@garmin.com
Computer Software Issues: application.support@garmin.com

phone:

US: (913) 397-8200
US Toll Free: (800) 800-1020
Canada: (866) 429-9296

feraltek
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Re: Another Feature Request?

Post by feraltek » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:01 am

I sent an email to all three addresses requesting two small data fields on the map page, with a link to this topic. Received a reply a couple of days later from product.support@garmin
Thank you for contacting Garmin Support Australasia.
Please see the link below if you wish to share your ideas:
https://www.garmin.com/en-US/forms/ideas/
I submitted the request.


Gary

CheminerWill
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Re: Another Feature Request?

Post by CheminerWill » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:24 pm

I know that page seems like a bit like it is just a marketing/PR function or a circular file cabinet, but maybe someone with influence does read them. I submitted the suggestion there too.

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