Tip 3 :
The trip odometer is really screwed up with the original settings when you first use the 64s.
Why ? Because even if you don’t move it, like sitting down for a break, it will keep on counting the miles, or in my case kilometres.
Now this isn’t funny as there you are walking around and you have no real idea how far you’ve walked
The only problem with this by the way is that when you look at your GPX tracks they are horrible as they number of points are few, one every 100 metres, so after a few trials, I’ve stopped using this and have changed the settings to the same on my Fenix 5X,
Setup > Tracks > Record Method, set to Time 00:00:05 (actually on my watch its 1 sec rather than 5 secs), this makes the GPX look pretty decent when you look at it, but again if you stop, for a pee, lunch, sightseeing it will keep on recording the distance, so I no longer use the trip counter, as its just not usable.
Shame on you Garmin
- Update 2020
Since these posts on the Garmin, they have finally got around to adding the 64s to Garmin Express for updates
The latest at the time of writing was October 2019, most updates seem to be bug corrections. Personally what annoys me the most and my main gripe with this machine is the still the lack of Auto Pause function. as again it still makes a mess of GPX tracks if you want to export them, have a break / rest and see your GPX track all messed up.
In 2019 I used this Garmin for a six days hike, again I love the screen and the free Open Streets maps that I downloaded to it. Battery life is still a worry, even with battery saver, screen settings set to save battery, you can only get about two days max out of it. I finally got around to buying their expensive rechargeable battery pack so could recharge the unit basically every night without having to carry spare batteries.