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Managing maps on Garmin - Hooray for JaVaWa tools!

While GPSMAP62st comes with preloaded European 1:100k scale recreation maps, topographic maps are necessary for MTB trail planning. I decided to purchase a TOPO map from Garmin Store. While to download was nice and easy, I still came across a number of issues, some of which called for third-party tools to solve. Read more...

Choosing the right GPS for mountain biking

Choosing the right GPS for mountain biking is more difficult than it may first sound. All devices are compromises in terms of their features (size, weight, display, battery time, usability etc). Therefore there is no such a thing as the universally best GPS. In order to find the right GPS you need to think twice what features you want to prioritise. Read more...