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Garmin eTrex 22x 32x How To Tutorials

The Garmin eTrex 22X / 32X GPS units is a great starter device for those wanting a small form factor and capable to do the basic GPS functions you’ve come to expect with a Garmin. We’ve listed a number of tutorials on this page that can help you with some of the more popular topics regarding the device.

Difference Between eTrex 22X and eTrex 32X

Comparing the user manual between the eTrex 22X and 32X reveals that there is no major functionality differences other than the additional Barometer and Compass sensors and the ability to add custom maps. 

Garmin eTrex 22X User Manual

Click here to download the user manual for the Garmin eTrex 22X / 32X in PDF format.

Garmin eTrex 22X 32X Training Content

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Running

Garmin Vivoactive 4 / Venu Tutorials

The latest generation in the vivo line, after the popular vivoactive 3 series gps watch. The Vivoactive 4 and Venu are identical in terms of functions however the main difference between the two is the display screen and overall shorter battery life on the Venu.

Announced in September 2019, a week before the latest Apple Watch release, availability of these devices has been scarce. As of end of October, the Vivoactive 4 in black is available but the Venu is still 2 months away from being available.

Garmin Vivoactive 4 / Venu User Manual

You can view the user manual for the Garmin venu in HMTL format here.

You can view the user manual for the Garmin Vivoactive 4 in HTML format here.

Garmin Vivoactive 4 / Venu Training Content

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Running

Fitbit Alta – How To Tutorials

The fitbit Alta is a more stylish option than the fitbit Charge, not only allowing you to change wrsit band but provides the usual amount of features you’d expect from a daily fitness tracker. In addition to the daily tracking, silent alarms & clock – you have the additional features such as: Reminder To Move; SmartTrack; Call, Text & Calendar Alert Notifications; Sleep Tracking & Tap Display. That’s right, there are no button with this unit.

I’ve been able to squeeze out 7 days of battery life under normal desk job, walking dog, going to the gym 3 times a week & chasing after a toddler lifestyle. You can use your smartphone and unleash the freedom of the fitbit Connect app to sync your data and view the information under it’s very effective dashboards.

Contents

On this page, you will find our usual assortment of short video how-to tutorials on how to get familiar with your fitbit Alta fitness tracker.

  • How to Setup to a Computer
  • How to Setup Using an iPhone or smartphone
  • How to Reboot or Restart
  • Sleep Tracking Features
  • How To Setup Silent Alarms
  • How To Adjust Activity Goal – Reminder To Move
  • How To Adjust Clock Face and Orientation

Manual

Download the fitbit Alta manual.

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Map & Compass – Navigation Tutorials

Map & Compass is a skill that needs practice to maintain our proficiency. The main reason for this is simple; GPS devices will fail us at some point. You might run out of power, lose it or break it. When this happens, we want to have a backup to continue to navigate out of the wilderness or to maintain our wits (because we’re not lost yet).

So we’ll focus on the basics you need to know in order to use your map & compass.

Content:

  1. How to Navigate a Route Using Your Compass Over Flat Terrain
  2. How to Navigate a Route Using Your Compass In The Woods
  3. What is a Safety Bearing?
  4. Use Pacing to Determine Distance Travelled
  5. Stay On Bearing With A Partner
  6. Stay On Bearing When Solo
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Running

Fitbit Flex Tutorials

The Fitbit flex is your activity and sleep wristband that you can pair with your iOS or Android smartphone. We have produced a number of short fitbit flex tutorial videos that help you get started with your new device.

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Running

Garmin Vivoactive Tutorials

Garmin Vivoactive is the latest in their vivo line, this unit combines the GPS chip from their forerunner series and combines it with their activity tracker vivofit. What follows are short tutorial videos to help you navigate your new purchase or researching if the Vivoactive is for you.

Contents

Scroll down for to see the following tutorials:

  • Unboxing & Quick Setup
  • Updating the Firmware
  • Starting a Workout
  • Restoring Defaults
  • Widgets
  • How to Change the Watch Face
  • Pairing a Heart Rate Monitor
  • Customizing the Data Screens
  • Setup Run/Walk Intervals (Coming next week)
  • Setup Alerts (Coming Next week)
  • Setup Auto Pause
  • Setup Auto Lap
  • Setup Auto Scroll
  • System Settings
  • Download Golf Courses
  • Where to Find Weather

Manual

Download the manual for the Garmin Vivoactive.

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Running

Magellan Echo Smartwatch Tutorials

How to Reset


In this video, we’ll go over the steps to reset your Magellan Echo in case of it freezing up or the display is unresponsive. Note that this will reset your settings and you will need to sync again once you pair with a compatible app such as Wahoo fitness.

Simply HOLD ALL BUTTONS for up to 5 seconds or more until the display goes blank or the tone where you will see the startup screen.

From here, you should see the QR code to scan, this will being you to the documentation online. Or you can press the RECORD button to enter pairing mode.

 

How to Pair with Wahoo Fitness

We are going to look at how to pair your Magellan Echo using the Wahoo Fitness iPhone app.

First thing is to get the Echo into pairing mode, we do this by holding down the backlight button. Now we open up the Wahoo Fitness app.

Tap TOP LEFT icon to see all the sensors, look at WATCH/DISPLAY, tap on PAIR to start the process. You will see a message on your Echo asking you to pair with your iPhone, press on the RECORD button to accept. Once done, you will the number count from the Wahoo Fitness app change from 0 to 1.

From here the watch will sync, and we can go into the running workout settings to further customize the Echo such as assigning buttons and data screens.

 

How to Update Firmware

In this video, we’ll go over the steps to upgrade the firmware on your Magellan Echo using Magellan Echo Utility iOS Application. We will assume that you’ve already paired it using a compatible fitness app like Wahoo Fitness.

First start by pairing the watch to your smartphone (iPhone 5s in this case) and open the Fitness app. Here we see an alert that new software is available. If you haven’t done so, the app will bring you to the app store where you will need to downloand the Magellan Echo utility app.

PAIR the watch with the Echo utility app and from here, the app should direct you to download & install the firmware update.

To complete the process, you may want to turn on/off the bluetooth on your phone, then switch back to Wahoo Fitness and let the watch pair again and you should be good to go.

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Outdoors

Garmin eTrex 20 Tutorials

The Garmin eTrex 20 GPS unit is a great starter device for those wanting a small form factor and capable to do the basic GPS functions you’ve come to expect with a Garmin. We’ve listed a number of tutorials on this page that can help you with some of the more popular topics regarding the device.

  • Initial Setup
  • How to Do a Master Reset
  • How to Setup a Alarm
  • How to Update Firmaware
  • Where To function
  • Routes
  • How to Install & Display Maps
  • How to Average a Waypoint
  • Compass Page
  • How to Change Units & Position Formats
  • eTrex 20 vs GPSMAP 62
  • How to Customize the Main Menu
  • How to Change Data Fields
  • How to Change Page Sequence

 

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Outdoors

Garmin fenix Tutorials

Satellite Page


In this video we will look at the Satellite page on the Garmin fenix / tactix.

When you press the ORANGE button and select START GPS. The outer ring will be your primary indicator of satellite acquisition. However, you want more information about the satellites and reception, you can view the satellite page, just like when using a handheld model.

Scroll down the main menu to GPS TOOLS | SATELLITE.

Now you can using the UP/DOWN buttons to view the various information like our current position, list of satellites and the satellite location page.

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