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Garmin BaseCamp - what is it?

Garmin BaseCamp is the free route planning software from Garmin. If this short video we give you a quick overview on this piece of software. To keep up to date with all the top tech and team news sign up to our weekly newsletter Just sign up to our mailing list on the left h...

Garmin GPS Device Data Field Options

Garmin GPS Device Data Field Options Please find below a selection of Data Field options that are available for your Trip computer / Compass Screen / Map Page Data Boxes. N.B Depending on the model of your GPS Device you may not have all these choices available. Some data fiel...

What are the best batteries for a Garmin GPS?

Batteries, Chargers and Power Saving for a Garmin GPS Why has this become such a hot topic? The reason is the change of use from a basic GPS with no maps to the use of GPS with digital maps that scroll when you are in motion and the tendency to leave the map page active when on ...

SatMap - Calibrate your Altimeter

The SatMap Active12 GPS has a built-in Barometric Altimeter, this is more accurate than using a GPS signal only for elevation data.The default setting in your GPS is for elevation data from the maps. Each map is supplied with a "height data set" that provides spot heights at regu...

How to put on and take off a Garmin Carabiner, belt clip on and a Garmin Oregon and eTrex GPS

A number of you have been having problems taking the carabiner on and off a Garmin GPS. Once you know it is easy so I have created a small YouTube film of how to put on and take off a carabiner, belt clip of cycle mount for a Garmin eTrex and Oregon GPS. To keep up to date wi...

An introduction to Geocaching

Getting InvolvedThe leading Geocaching website is Geocaching.com and once you have registered you can download cache details direct to your GPS (this is called paperless geocaching). Downloaded caches will be found in the GPS Geocaching manager; you will then be able to navigate ...

Downloading GeoCaches to a Garmin GPS

How to download GeoCaches to your Garmin GPS and then find them on unit so you can go GeoCaching. One of the most popular websites to use for Geocaching is http://www.geocaching.com/ You need to first register on this site as a Basic Member. 1. To be able to send Geocaches dir...

How to create - Garmin Adventures

Turn your favourite walks into Adventures and share them on the Internet.  If you are a confident walker; spare a thought for other folk who arenít so sure where the best walks are by sharing your walking experiences on the internet. Route sharing with GPS guidance & di...

Training support - FAQ's, Forums and Ask a Question

If you have bought a GPS from GPS Training we give you unlimited support so you get 100% out of your GPS unit. The best way to access this is by visiting our Training Support portal or e-mail techsupport@gpstraining.co.uk Training Support Portal Here you will find FAQ, Forums ...

Using a Mac Computer with Parallels Desktop for users who prefer Quo mapping with your Garmin GPS

Some of you like me have a Mac computer, and can perform Route/Track planning using software such as Garmin BaseCamp® which you can run quite well with your existing Garmin GPS unit. However, compared to BaseCamp, I have a preference for Mapyxís® Quo®-based software. ...

Choosing the Position Format for your GPS

Your GPS settings should match the Grid & Datum of the map you are using – details of which should be on the map itself, it is very possible that local maps might be using different systems. You should never use your GPS without first checking the accuracy and veracity ...

Calibrate your Garmin GPS compass

We get many phone calls from people telling us their GPS is pointing them in the wrong direction. The question we ask is - When did yiou last calibrate your GPS Compass? This often gets met will a wall of silence. So every time you change your batteries or you move more than 10...

Outdoor GPS user manuals

Garmin Outdoor GPS - eTrex, Dakota, GPSMap, Oregon, Montana and Monterra user manuals When you buy a GPS you now longer get a intruction manual, therefore GPS Training have collated the instruction manuals for all the main Garmin & SatMap Outdoor GPS units. A great starting...

How to create Garmin Custom Maps for a Garmin GPS

How to create Garmin Custom MapsIf you own one of the latest Garmin handheld GPS units then you will almost certainly have OS Discoverer mapping for use when navigating in the UK and will have discovered that navigation becomes easier when you have a detailed map on the screen of...

Add a start up message to your Garmin GPS

Start Up message for New Generation Garmin Outdoors units. Itís useful to have a personalised welcome message in the start-up routine on your Garmin GPS device. This should contain simple contact details in case of loss, like name, telephone number and maybe email address so if...

Garmin eTrex tutorial videos - How to use a Garmin eTrex GPS

Struggling to use your Garmin eTrex GPS unit? Below are some great videos (if you don't mind the American accent) that will really help you get to grips with using an Garmin eTrex GPS unit. Waypoints - Learn the basics of creating & managing Waypoints on your Garmin eTrex 1...

GPS Training - About our Support

If you are thinking of buying a GPS for the first time or upgrading your existing GPS and Digital Maps then let us help you to help you stay on track with routable mapping, plan routes with turn by turn directions both on and off road, search for routes & trails on the web an...

Looking after and backing up your Garmin map card

Some words of caution around SD cards We had a few tales of woe recently where users have either lost cards whilst changing batteries of deleted the contents of their expensive SD cards in error. Make sure you donít lose your SD card whilst changing batteries on the go as weíve ...

GPS Training - Set up sheets for your GPS

As many of you may have discovered you need to set your GPS up correctly and there are quite a few settings to choose from. Please find below the set up sheets for the most popular models -GPST Support Documents are offered as .PDF.files        • GPST S...

GPS Training Newsletters - Top Tips

At GPS Training we do a number of newsletters every month, these keep you up to date with everything going on the the world of Outdoor GPS.We do our main monthly newsletter which goes out the first Tuesday of every month and then every Friday we to a - Weekly Team News and Top Te...

Remote login - info here

If you need help with your BaseCamp Software, it is sometimes better for us to remotely login to your computer. This enables us to demonstrate a solution to you using your own BaseCamp Software loaded on your computer. If we need to use this remote login, we will ask you to click...