I got the 201 for my wife. She wants to bike all around our NEW neighborhood and find her way back (born without a good sense of direction.) Even though I have a Garmin Street Pilot in my car and a Garmin combo GPS/Sonar unit in my boat I CANNOT FIGURE OUT THIS LITTLE GADGET MOUNTED ON HER HANDLEBAR WORKS! Help.
More specifically, we are only interested in biking out there for a few miles and then coming home. Once we know how to do that, we might explore other features.
So we clear tracks and recognize that the minute we are successfully on line with the satellites, our track begins. But exactly what do we do when we get there and want to retrace our trip?!?! Anyone who can give us the proper steps - in simple English - on follwing the crumbs of bread, will earn our everlasting gratitude and a prize as well. I am staying by this computer 24/7 in hopes someone will solve our dilemma. Otherwise my Chrismas present to my wife of 44 years is a bust.
Thanks in advance,
I just got back from my first bike ride with my Christmas presnt, a Garmin Fortrex 301. This GPS device will track routes, miles, elevation, speed, and heart rate. For training or casual use this has got to be one of the best motovational tools since Polar offered its first heart rate monitor.
In addition to tracking your bike rides, runs and other exercise routines on your computer you can upload them to a web site called motionbased.com. Here you can see what other users (not necessarily Garmin 301 owners) are doing and track their exercise logs. This offers a great deal of motovation not to slack on the days you decide to upload your workout.
The Garmin has been on a number of 'best of' lists and now I can see why. Its almost as good as having one of those internet based coaches (I decided not to renew mine at the end of the season).