I just got a new DriveSmart 61 NA LMT-S to replace my old Nuvi 2689. So far I am happy with the new GPS except for one thing, I can not figure out how to have that thin blue line appear on the map while I am driving. I like knowing how I got to a place.
I use the GPS at work, it's always on regardless of having a route programmed, sometimes I am following another truck to a job and the blue line helps me the next time as if it was a programmed route.
There is a spot/app on the 61 called "Where I've been" but all that is is a overhead look at where you've been, blue line and all, but I can't figure out how to get the line to appear on the live main map as I am driving.
Anyone know if this is possible? My 2689, 2460, and if I remember correctly even the 330c I had years ago was capable of the 'live' breadcrumbs.
Look under Map and Vehicle, Map Layer, Trip Log and tic that box.
Thanks, I had also contacted Garmin with the same question and they gave the same answer, and that's where it was.
These new GPS's have so many layers and apps I needed breadcrumbs to find my way through them, felt like I was going around in circles.
I'm sure it's documented elsewhere on here but there's actually two types of breadcrumbs.
1) Type listed above - does a reasonably good job of creating a track. Points are dropped dynamically. Fewer points on straight sections, more on turns.
2) Bread crumbs every second - this is a hidden feature which is found in the developer menu. A crumb is dropped every second regardless if you're moving in a straight line, around a curve, standing still, etc. Useful for those of us interested in what the speeds are around a particular curve/corner was.
Note, this does not roll over the log file and is limited to the storage space available in the internal memory. Check periodically and move to the pc.
From the main screen
1) Tap on View map
2) Tap on speed (bottom left corner)
3) long press the speedometer at the top center (~5 sec)
4) scroll down and tap on diagnostic logging
5) Tap on General
6) tap on start recording
7) put a check mark next to gpx
8) Tap on the 3 horizontal lines top left corner, then tap on start
You'll notice there's a stop bottom and timer on the bottom left corner now to indicate it's recording. If the map data has a speed limit for the road you're travel on, you'll notice the stop button is covering it up. Simply go exit then go back to the map view and it'll be formatted correctly.
@zx1100e1 ... Thanks for posting that information. I knew about the various settings for track recording on my Oregon handheld, but didn't realize this option existed on the automotive devices.
I am not sure if I will find a situation where I need to use this hidden feature, but it is great to learn something new.
Thanks for that info. I'll file it. When I started this thread I was looking for the one that leaves the blue line on the map so I can find my way to a from a place during the course of a day without a programmed trip. I have been directed to where that is.
For example I followed someone on the first round (of a many round day) to a job and needed to be able to find my way on my own the rest of the day.
This was very useful back in my motorcycle days when it was all about the corners and being able to hit them at a comfortable pace, even if it was 2x over the recommended corner speed
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