Garmin GPS Question

Hi,

Just a quick question re the satellite acquisition screen on the Nuvi 5000.

What is the purpose of the sun,moon and a red dot circling the satellites.


JD
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Reply By: Angler - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 09:58

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 09:58
You have got me there, no idea at all. My garmin does not have this showing.

I do have a decision to make at the moment. Do I pay around $100.00 for a garmin map update or purchase a new unit at somewhere around $150.00 complete with new warranty and a free update next year ?

Seems the actual unit is worth very little.

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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 11:38

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 11:38
As you haven't stated which unit or map version you own, it can be hard to say which way to go! Which unit would that be for $150.00??? Sounds like if you buy a map upgrade now, you are going to need it next year as well??? In that light, maybe the $150 is the cheaper way to go???
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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 10:17

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 10:17
Hi - suspect the sun and moon icons are meant to represent the location/direction of these objects relative to your current position. Not sure what the red dot is.

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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:48

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:48
The red dot is the direction you are currently travelling. The satellite page is displayed as a "north up" reference, therefore this indication will give you an orientation of the satellites in the sky relative to your direction of travel.

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Reply By: obee1212 - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:36

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:36
get a new one with the latest map and keep the old one for spare. Or give it to me. Or sell it to me for thirty bucks.

Owen
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