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Garmin gpsmap 60CSx is consistently over reading on milage/kl over ground when comparing with other gps users over the same distances,Why and how do I solve the problem ?

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  • iroko Oct 07, 2008

    thanks for the advice but I dont known if the problem will be solved untill I do the update.

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The glide ratio number is changing too slowly . So you are getting over read while comparing other gps system .

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This means there is some problem with the software of the setting currently in use

do a factory reset

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This can be a software problem of your gpsdevice, adn the only way to resolve this is to do a software update on this unt..

Hope that helps........

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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