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Pete McK

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Re: starting from scratch
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2012, 09:01:55 AM »
Everything posted about the satnav manufacturers users manuals we too have also experienced THEY ARE RUBBISH!

The first eTrex H, which we bought through Ebay, came from a person who had been given it as a present in 2010, it was as new. Since we were completely new to this technology, we both decided to study in detail the supplied Garmin User Manual. Captain Paranoia succinctly sums them up they are no such thing.

It is appalling that Garmin should have such poor customer service, and downright arrogance, as to sell satnavs, often costing many hundreds of pounds, with no useable guide on how to use them.

We ended up writing our own user manual, based upon Lyle's satnav set up list, which John referenced, combined with his Trail Magazine article, and then combined this with our field experience. Being teachers (sciences) we both like to think that we can assimilate technical information, and then communicate it in a clear and easily understandable way. If anyone is interested in our humble Users Guide we are very happy to publish it here and make it available for other forum members.
 

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Re: starting from scratch
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2016, 08:07:16 PM »
Everything posted about the satnav manufacturers users manuals we too have also experienced THEY ARE RUBBISH!

The first eTrex H, which we bought through Ebay, came from a person who had been given it as a present in 2010, it was as new. Since we were completely new to this technology, we both decided to study in detail the supplied Garmin User Manual. Captain Paranoia succinctly sums them up they are no such thing.

It is appalling that Garmin should have such poor customer service, and downright arrogance, as to sell satnavs, often costing many hundreds of pounds, with no useable guide on how to use them.

We ended up writing our own user manual, based upon Lyle's satnav set up list, which John referenced, combined with his Trail Magazine article, and then combined this with our field experience. Being teachers (sciences) we both like to think that we can assimilate technical information, and then communicate it in a clear and easily understandable way. If anyone is interested in our humble Users Guide we are very happy to publish it here and make it available for other forum members.

Hi,
 I'd be really interested in having a copy of your user guide. I find the Gamin one about as much use as a chocolate fireguard!
You could even email me it if you want.

Thanks in Advance

Archie