Does your GPS have dementia?

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  1. PDX1953

    PDX1953 Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    My Garmin 750 has been looking for satellites since Sunday evening. I live in McMinnville & took my son to PDX Sunday evening & the GPS was going whacky. At one point it said our elevation was -1150 ft and it couldn't find any satellites today. I'm thinking it's because of the forest fires but was wondering if anyone else is having the same issue. I updated the s/w a couple of months ago so that shouldn't be the problem.
     
  2. Caveman Jim

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    Nah, mine just has brain pharts now & again.
     
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  3. Stomper

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    I just use google maps and the GPS on my iPhone.... no need for "updates" anymore.
     
  4. billdeserthills

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    My Garmin is working like it's supposed too
    maybe if you move to Arizona yours will also

    Much better than the 2 Tom Tom's I had to smash last year
     
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    Can't anybody get around anymore with their GPS going there stuck on the window? Good lord.
     
  6. 2A2Dend

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    Yabbut, then I'd be late for dinner
     
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    Yep, a good paper map back in the day could get you anywhere....o_O
     
  8. AndyinEverson

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    GPS is a great tool ... But nothing beats a map , compass and protractor in my mind.
    Andy
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    I'm pretty sure protractors were the genesis behind the new distracted driving laws.
     
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    Yeah .. it is kinda difficult to use map . compass and protractor while driving....:eek::D
    I still say that for hiking , hunting etc ... A GPS is fine , but learn how to use a map & compass along with knowing your pace count...
    ANdy
     
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    Kinda like being able to hit with iron sights.
     
  12. Crohnos01

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    But why the knife Andy? Or is that so when you are hopelessly lost, you just slit your wrists and end it all? :p
     
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    Just looks cool all together ... It was the knife I carried in the Army ... Along with my compass , protractor , pace counter and a map that "followed" me home...:D
    Andy
     
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    Backed up my data with Garmin Express, watched a Youtube video on how to do a factory reset & everything is peachy keen. Restored all my data so I still have the address of my favorite donut shop in Sacramento.
     
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    Sometimes I think my phone GPS is worried that I have Alzheimer's. When I decide to take a different route to a destination than what was instructed, i would get assorted comments:
    Make a U-turn.
    Do know where you are going?
    Are you sure you really want to do that?
    You never listen to me.
    You're not from around here, are you?
     
  16. Mikej

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    With the first four I I was going to guess "your wife"!
     
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    True story.... I called my wife from the road and while on the phone the female GPS voice says "take the next exit ahead"... My wife immediately says "I thought you said you were on a business trip alone.... Who is with you?".....:eek:o_O

    Did I mention I have a jealous wife?
     
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    Andy, Andy, Andy. (carriage return)
    Ya know, progress is good sometimes.
    STOP
     
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    I still make progress with my map and compass... I can get from here to there.:D
    And I never get lost ... 'Cause people always tell me where to go ... Usually someplace hot and in a hand basket...:eek::D
    Andy
     
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    I had a sweet double-edged Gerber.... it came off my LBE during a night/time op in Southern Honduras back in the 80's..... stupid me (a young, newly minted PFC) forgot to lanyard it. :(:rolleyes:



    Id've liked to seen the face of the "Mo" (short-slang for indigenous "Moron") who may have eventually found it.... for them it would've been like winning the Megabucks lottery.


    BTW- at fist glance your pace counter only looked good for 3.789 K's.... :s0108:
     
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