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Re: Garmin EtreX 20X any good for Adventure/Enduro riding?
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2017, 02:19:34 pm »
Sprocketman, thats basically exactly the setup I was thinking.  :thumleft:
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Re: Garmin EtreX 20X any good for Adventure/Enduro riding?
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2018, 04:54:44 pm »
So what maps do you use with the Etrex?
Got the Unit now and it comes with Recreational Map South Africa as well as I've got downloaded Tracks4Africa.
I connected it to Basecamp and  I can see the dirt tracks etc from Tracks4Africa map.
How do I get that...the maps (Tracks4Africa) onto the GPS? Am I missing get something in Basecamp?

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Re: Garmin EtreX 20X any good for Adventure/Enduro riding?
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2018, 02:46:09 pm »
I also use the Etrex with T4A.  All I do is, with Basecamp open and Etrex connected:
- On the menu bar click maps
- Install maps
- Follow the wizard

I can take screenshots of the entire process and post here later if necessary?
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Re: Garmin EtreX 20X any good for Adventure/Enduro riding?
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2018, 05:30:01 pm »
Great info guys, thanks for sharing it  :thumleft: Looking at GPS units as well. My old 215 W finally killed by dirt road.
 

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Re: Garmin EtreX 20X any good for Adventure/Enduro riding?
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2018, 12:10:32 am »
I also use the Etrex with T4A.  All I do is, with Basecamp open and Etrex connected:
- On the menu bar click maps
- Install maps
- Follow the wizard

I can take screenshots of the entire process and post here later if necessary?

Thanks that did the trick - it seemed to have been doing an update and that's why it didn't show up the first time.
Used it today and I was surprised how good it worked. Even showed basically non existent single track on the thing.
Got a Rost offroad bracket for it and very happy with the whole setup.
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Re: Garmin EtreX 20X any good for Adventure/Enduro riding?
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2018, 06:34:21 pm »
Starting to look into this.

Is there a big difference between the 10 and 20 except for the price difference?

Which would be the best buy - 10,20 or 30?
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Re: Garmin EtreX 20X any good for Adventure/Enduro riding?
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2018, 06:52:19 pm »
http://www.tramsoft.ch/gps/garmin_etrex2_en.html
I found this rather useful web page which explains the differences etc.


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Re: Garmin EtreX 20X any good for Adventure/Enduro riding?
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2018, 11:03:09 am »
Starting to look into this.

Is there a big difference between the 10 and 20 except for the price difference?

Which would be the best buy - 10,20 or 30?
I think the 20 is the best, My reasoning is that the 10 is black and white and that makes maps harder to read, the 30 is almost the same as the 20 and the only differences are not very useful
(I cant even recall what they were, when i bought mine i did the research..)
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Re: Garmin EtreX 20X any good for Adventure/Enduro riding?
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2018, 11:31:41 am »
Starting to look into this.

Is there a big difference between the 10 and 20 except for the price difference?

Which would be the best buy - 10,20 or 30?
I think the 20 is the best, My reasoning is that the 10 is black and white and that makes maps harder to read, the 30 is almost the same as the 20 and the only differences are not very useful
(I cant even recall what they were, when i bought mine i did the research..)

Exactly that is why the 20 is what most enduro guys use  :thumleft:  My son has two side by side in Rost brackets - one zoomed in, one out.
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