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I have a garmin legend hcx when using the tracking mode all i get is a straight line and not the true route

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  • martinjohnbi May 06, 2010

    do i reinstall from the garmin web site

  • martinjohnbi May 06, 2010

    i am up to date on my maps

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    tracking back on track!

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Download and reinstall the map database. You get straight line displayed when the road data is missing or corrupted.

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    Here is a link to the update site which has step-by-step instructions to update the maps and be sure to let me know if for any reason it doesn't work out.

    If you get a chance, don't forget to rate me, and good luck...Thanks



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    Have you checked to make sure that your area is covered and that you have maps for your region installed?

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    This is stuff right out of the manual, but if your maps are up to date and cover your area...we should make sure you are looking at the right place.

    The eTrex GPS shows on the Map screen your location and the way point connected by a straight black line. On the Navigation screen it shows your location and bearing with a bearing pointer. Make sure that you have not locked yourself on the map page by highlighting the options menu button, press the thumb stick selecting "Start Navigation", and press teh thumb stick again.


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