North up or Track up?
Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:32 PM
Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:38 PM
Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:48 PM
This post has been edited by TrailGators: 11 February 2007 - 08:49 PM
Posted 12 February 2007 - 05:44 AM
I use track up with my 2610 and with my hand held when geocaching. It just seems more natural to me.
Posted 12 February 2007 - 06:47 AM
One of the problems with track up is that it prevents me from getting a "north up" mental map in my brain. For example, when visiting Phoenix, I used track up to guide me to me destination, but right now I can't picture which way is north in that area.
Posted 12 February 2007 - 10:28 AM
Posted 13 February 2007 - 05:33 PM
Posted 14 February 2007 - 08:38 AM
I agree but my wife likes Track up more so when she uses the GPS we switch it. She has convinced me that track up is better when our GPS is being used in the car though.
Posted 14 February 2007 - 05:49 PM
Posted 14 February 2007 - 06:26 PM
Posted 14 February 2007 - 07:56 PM
Posted 17 February 2007 - 09:08 PM
Though I use my gps's more for mountain biking than geocaching, and I keep it in my backpack - so whenever we stop to see where we are, the gps does not seem to always stay oriented in the direction we were traveling. So with north up I just pull out my trusty compass and all is well
Otherwise, with track up, I have to start hiking until the track up is actually up!
Though if it was handlebar mounted I might go track up....
Posted 18 February 2007 - 04:33 AM
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 07:31 PM
North up is very easy to use, similar to using a map or mapping software on the PC. north is obviously up, right hand of screen is east, left hand west and bottom south. when I study my route & cache hides on pc I get familiar with map in north up, with track up setting on the GPSr the map orientation keeps changing so it can get confusing in new locations. With the small screen of the 60cx and vistacx the map turning I can loose any reference points I pick when glancing at the map, which when driving is annoying.
This post has been edited by hogrod: 02 July 2007 - 07:32 PM