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I have a new Garmin Colorado 400t GPS and I've used it to mark waypoints on a snow shoeing trail I frequently use. Is it asking too much of this GPS, or can I see a map of the snow shoeing trail I took yesterday when I am back at home? I know how to see the list of waypoints I've marked, but I want to see the actual map itself again.

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  • rateena Feb 16, 2009

    I've read the manual completely and it doesn't mention this option. The GPS came with "Trip and Waypoint Manager" software on a CD but it is only compatible with a PC and I use a Mac at home and at work. The description of the software says you can "transfer waypoints, routes and tracks between your GPS and a PC."

  • rateena Feb 17, 2009

    I managed to see a waypoint on a map by selecting Where To, Recent Finds,then clicking on a waypoint, but the map is 50& obscured by a dialog box giving the coordinates, etc. My Options are Project Waypoint and Project Waypoint, but neither of these get me back to the map.

  • rateena Feb 17, 2009

    Thanks, I will try this!

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I'm uncertain you could do that on your computer... unless you install the mapsource program that garmin uses... if you just want to see the map again on your gps you can shut off the waypoints in your options menu

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Hey,

the manuals for your unit are available here
http://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/manual.jsp?product=010-00622-45&cID=145&pID=11022

I'm not sure if this is possible on this unit but you can try. I will also have a look into it.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

  • Ekse Feb 16, 2009

    Looking at the manual page 35 in pdf reader or 25 in paper.



    the Tracks Setup might be a solution to you.


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U can call Garmin direct for free tech assistance, they can answer this question quickly with no guessing, here is the link to the site for this free assistance.
https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/marketing/register.htm

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