Garmin has posted several entries to their Trail Tech blog since yesterday’s Garmin Adventures announcement. They also released updates for BaseCamp and compatible units. Here’s a bit more on what they had to say…
The Garmin Adventures post goes into how to download and navigate Adventures in the field. You can see some screenshots from a unit above. At this point though, the content is pretty thin, so chances are you’re more likely to post an adventure than download and follow one.
The BaseStation post discusses compatible units (Alpha 100, Astro 320 and Rino 6xx series). BaseStation allows you to track all users (or their dogs) on a laptop. I have to say that this makes me wonder if we won’t see some new units from Garmin soon to take advantage of this capability. This could include satellite communicators, search and rescue units, more handhelds with unit-to-unit communication, etc.
The tempe is a temperature sensor that uses the ANT+ capabilities found in the Montana, Oregon 450 & 550, Dakota 20, sensor-equipped models in the GPSMAP62 series, eTrex 30, Rino 650 & 655t, and fēnix. You can see some tempe data fields to the right. Too bad this wasn’t available when the country was in the middle of this summer’s scorching heat wave.