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Garmin Etrex - ORdnance Survey Grid reference nos

I have just purchased a garmin etrex.

It shows my position in terms of lattitude and longitude.

I would like to be able to see my position in terms of the UK Ordinance Survey Grid reference numbers.

Is this possible?

No doubt this would require connecting to a computer - if so can you tell me exactly which cables I need to connect to a USB port on my computer?

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You shouldn't have to connect to a computer. I don't have an OS map in front of me but I'm guessing they use UTM with a WGS 84 datum (if the map was produced after 1984 that is). Got to the Setup page then select Units. Change Position Frmt to UTM/UPS and Map Datum to WGS 84.

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