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How to use: Sight N go
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Oliverthenakedbear



Joined: Sep 28, 2009
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Location: Vancouver

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: How to use: Sight N go Reply with quote

Hey GPSr users...

Got a question about the function (Garmin models I figure) "Sight N'Go".

It seems like the purpose of this function is to point your GPS at something in the distance and then lock in the directions and GO.

What I don't understand is...on the compass (Especially on the Oregon series and Colorado), they have this blue arrow and red arrow. What does the blue triangular arrow in the middle represent? Is that me? Does it ever move?

I tried googling to see if there were instructions on how to use this function, but could not find an answer more preliminary then...Just point and go. Seems kind of useless function to me or at least redundant...if by marking waypoints and waypoint manager in the Oregon, you can also project waypoints. But I'm going to shut up and listen to you experts. Your help is appreciated. Beanie

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savant9



Joined: May 02, 2009
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Location: Langley

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: How to use: Sight N go Reply with quote

Sight n' go is a great feature, which is very useful on things such as a multi cache where they say to project a waypoint 237 meters @ bearing 167 degrees.

The blue arrow is a pointer indicating the direction to an imaginary line that is perpendicular to your course. You're correct, it doesn't move, but it will flip the other way if you are completely messed up.



You will note that the red arrow breaks if you stray from your course, the amount of offset indicates your distance from the original course. In my posted screen shot above you can see that i am approx 500m off my course.(just above and right of the compass shows the amount of each division dot - 0.25km)

Play around with the feature, it is a useful one.

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Oliverthenakedbear



Joined: Sep 28, 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: How to use: Sight N go Reply with quote

Thanks Savant9 for your help. I think I'm beginning to see how this function works. After I push the LOCK DIRECTION, there are two options: Set Course and Project Waypoint.

I can se the use of project waypoint. What about Set Course? Does the GPS just assume you will go in a set direction forever and ever?

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