Garmin Etrex 10

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Garmin Etrex 10

Post by batz52 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:18 pm

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can any one help me i have had a Garmin hand held GPS for a little while now and i wanted to find out how to up load my way points (find spots) and tracks on to my computer so i can view them on Google earth if any one can help that would be brilliant.

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Re: Garmin Etrex 10

Post by mrix » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:31 pm

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Re: Garmin Etrex 10

Post by THE MOLE » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:37 pm

theres abit of info on this thread scroll down to skutes post ::g

http://www.metaldetectingforum.co.uk/vi ... ex#p695828" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Garmin Etrex 10

Post by arfur_sleep » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:41 pm

See threads
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Re: Garmin Etrex 10

Post by BILLS FINDS » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:50 pm

http://gridreferencefinder.com/gmap.php#" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

just enter your grid ref 2 letters first 3 numbers on top row and first 3 on second row this will give you the 6 digit grid ref then enter this in the grid ref column on the left it will then show on google maps
ref example : sw343768
then you can export the way points to google earth
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Re: Garmin Etrex 10

Post by Stillburning » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:32 pm

Hi Batz,

I used my etrex 10 for the first time today, part of the reason I bought it was that thread Mole has put a link to ::g

Use the site skute has posted a link to, the waymarks are automatically saved as a .gpx file, the track you have to save through track manager.

A couple of points I would add, for accuracy turn on GLONASS as well as GPS (menu, system, satellite system) and name waypoints beside the flag at the top rather than under notes.

I found there were a lot more waypoints (on my track) than I had added, not sure why it did that but then again my track started in Asia (presumably point of manufacture) so will have to see what happens next time.

I have set the position format to give a national grid reference, so you can get the position as Bills Finds has described - but also because the other reason I bought this have is walking in the mountains so when its fogged in (mostly!)so I can get a fix on where I am ::g

I previously used a Garmin Gecko 201 andf the etrex 10 seems to be much more user friendly and should last me a good few years so at less than £70 from a well known auction site looks like a good buy. ::g
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Re: Garmin Etrex 10

Post by batz52 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:55 am

Thanks for all of the useful help, looks like i have some reading to do.


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