Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Salt lake, UT
Bikes: This list got too long: several ‘bents, an urban utility e-bike, and a dahon D7 that my daughter has absconded with.
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Just to follow up. A person in my office called a vendor that I found. They told her that the E-Trex can not provide dirrectons or maps.
Quite frankly, they told her that no GPS can provide directoins or show roads on a map. I suspect thast the trouble I am having is language issues. The vendor has no idea what this device is, they just sell boxes. The person helping me is hesitant to order a GPS at all because the vendors tell her that it cannot be done (the Chinese are unwilling to say they do not know, instead they will say it cannot be done).
It looks like I will be going with paper maps. The reason that is a problem is that the paper maps are sorely out of date and it is actually illegal for a foreigner to be in possession of a map.
We have already ordered one unit and I sent it back. It was simply unusably bad. Even the Chinese here were unable to make it work properly. It was a Windows CE based unit and was not able to be entiely switched to English. However, like I said, even th epeople who spoke Chinese found it to be unusable.
The Assistant in my office is not willing to do this too many times because receiving packages is a huge nussiance. As such, when the vendor says it willl not do it, she is not going to order the unit.
What I wanted was something reasonably inexpensive that would show roads and that I would be able to load some sort of a file into that would tell me as I am approaching a turn. I believe that this can be done; but, the vendors in China all say that it cannot.
Last edited by Robert C; 07-02-13 at 09:52 PM.