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Posted: 12/15/2005 9:14:47 AM EDT
Does anyone else own a Garmin GPS72, if so do you have any problems with it?
I got one for x-mas last year and only used it twice. Now it doesn't seem to be working well.
If I go to a remote location there are ALOT of missed areas, And the compass is never right.
Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 9:16:51 AM EDT
I can't speak for that model in particular, but many (most?) don't have a real compass, but instead give you a heading based off of the direction you're moving.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 9:26:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cdhicks99:
Does anyone else own a Garmin GPS72, if so do you have any problems with it?
I got one for x-mas last year and only used it twice. Now it doesn't seem to be working well.
If I go to a remote location there are ALOT of missed areas, And the compass is never right.
Any suggestions?



What are "missed areas"? Does it have a true (magnetic) compass? If not, the compass won't work right when standing still or moving slowly/erratically.

My Rino 130's magnetic compass needs to be re-calibrated when the batteries get low.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 9:28:15 AM EDT
Replace batteries, then go to this link for updates:

http://announcements.garmin.com/mailman/listinfo/gps72-updates

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:18:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By scuba_ed:
Replace batteries, then go to this link for updates:

http://announcements.garmin.com/mailman/listinfo/gps72-updates



I assume I will have to puchase the cable?


Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
I can't speak for that model in particular, but many (most?) don't have a real compass, but instead give you a heading based off of the direction you're moving.


Thank you I did not know that.


Originally Posted By fizassist:

What are "missed areas"? Does it have a true (magnetic) compass? If not, the compass won't work right when standing still or moving slowly/erratically.

My Rino 130's magnetic compass needs to be re-calibrated when the batteries get low.



Batteries are new, and the missed areas are broken lines in the mapping.
Like this------------ ------ --------- --------- -------
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:54:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cdhicks99:
Batteries are new, and the missed areas are broken lines in the mapping.
Like this------------ ------ --------- --------- -------



Wierd. It sounds like it either needs a firmware update or it is just plain broken.

The latest firmware is dated Feb 05; it can't hurt to try.

www.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00309-00
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:45:42 PM EDT
Thanks guys it sounds like I need to purchase a data cable
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