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Garmin 2720-Altitude?


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I have a Garmin 2720 GPS, is there a way to get a alititude readout on it?

 

I noticed that if I save a current location as a favorite it will show altitude, but is it possible without going through that step?

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Couchrocket

Read the manual. You can customize the display in the "map screen" for both "while navigating" and when just driving w/o a route "engaged." In both of those customization menus, there is a plethora of choices for what you can have displayed. ETA, Speed, Dist. to next, alt., etc. Easy to do, once you've messed with it a bit.

 

If you don't have a manual for some reason, you can download from Garmin here.

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Thanks guys, I was just up in Santa Fe , NM, now that's a high place, 6911ft elevation where I was visiting a friend of mine.

 

I thought it would be nice to see the elevation as I was riding, I'll go check it out, I checked out the manual, but didnt' find a whole lot there.

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ShovelStrokeEd

I have a 2730 but I think they are similar.

Menu/settings/map/map data fields/wide or thin and then choose your preference. I still haven't figured out how to configure it like I want but I'm getting closer. I much preferred the system on my GPS V where I could select the number of fields and what I wanted in each.

 

Whoever wrote the Garmin manuals is an idiot.

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I have a 2730 but I think they are similar.

Menu/settings/map/map data fields/wide or thin and then choose your preference.

That is helpful, Ed. Thanks.

 

Whoever wrote the Garmin manuals is an idiot.

Or lazy. Or both.

 

The manual for the 2720/2730 merely points out what is already obvious while ignoring everything that really requires instructions. For example, it's completely un-obvious that you should click a menu item called "thin" in order to find where to add alitutude to a display -- the manual doesn't help you at all in discovering this, but it points out the painfully obvious stuff like click 'faster' if you want to a faster route but 'shorter' if you want a shorter route.

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ShovelStroke ED,,

 

I tried your suggestion, and it work , too bad Garmin doesn't have end users in mind when they write their manuals.

 

thank you

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