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DerekJ_MI

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I have one.  So far it works well, at least in my State.  So I loaded it up with the DK 200 maps and took it to Kansas this past week.  The load up from my computer went fine.

When in Kansas I went to start it up and I was able to select the GPX file just fine. I did and it loaded.  Then I went to press GO and it would think for a few seconds and a box would pop saying that I've exceeded the 124 mile distance for the program to work.  I tired going to the map and pushing GO there and I got the same response.  What the heck? 

I tried loading the Coast to Coast 212 mile route and it worked fine.  I tried loading up all the other shorter events that I've been doing and all those loaded just fine and worked when I pushed GO.  Keep in mind I'm in Michigan and almost all the rides that I've loaded are in MI.  DK obviously  isn't.  So I tried loading up Almanzo 100 as that's in MN.  I got the same error box as I did with trying to start the DK route. 

So, What's going on here?  How do I correct this issue?  I really like the computer but this is not good.  Likely some type of adjustment but I can't figure it out.

I need help.

thanks,

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DerekJ_MI

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Any one? 
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OTHRider

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I'm not familiar with your specific GPS but I have had a similar occurrence with older GPS units back when I was hiking more.

Basically, when I exceeded some random travel distance and turned on my GPS it would be "lost".  If I would go back and tell the GPS to acquire satellites or re-home or whatever the term was, it would then run fine and accurately.  When I returned home, I would have to do the same actions for it recognize where it was.

However,  if I left the GPS unit running while I made my trip, it was tracking constantly and knew exactly where it was at the end and during any subsequent startups in the area.  Yes, it would also use some battery life, so I just made do.

I'm currently using a Garmin 510 and have never had the issue arise over several 1,000 mile trips.  Good luck with your unit.
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DerekJ_MI

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This is still an issue.  My unit works fine (so far) as long as I'm within 124 miles of home.  Which covers most of my riding.  However going out of state is a no go as it won't allow me to access and run the file (even though you can see them on the unit).

Magellan is of no help.  Their customer tech service is horrible.  It took them over 8 weeks to finally tell me to go buy another unit.  They never ever addressed my question. 

DO NOT BUY ANY MAGELLAN PRODUCTS as you will get no customer support at all.  There are no phone numbers to call.  And I checked with the better business bureau in California and they have an "F" rating with many complaints.

Still looking for help.  I'd hate to have to toss this out but I need a unit that works everywhere I ride, not just around the home state.
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This is still an issue.  My unit works fine (so far) as long as I'm within 124 miles of home.  Which covers most of my riding.  However going out of state is a no go as it won't allow me to access and run the file (even though you can see them on the unit).

Magellan is of no help.  Their customer tech service is horrible.  It took them over 8 weeks to finally tell me to go buy another unit.  They never ever addressed my question. 

DO NOT BUY ANY MAGELLAN PRODUCTS as you will get no customer support at all.  There are no phone numbers to call.  And I checked with the better business bureau in California and they have an "F" rating with many complaints.

Still looking for help.  I'd hate to have to toss this out but I need a unit that works everywhere I ride, not just around the home state.


That sucks, sorry you have to deal with that.

Not being snarky but genuine question -- how much did you save by going with the Magellan? It's not apples to apples but the Wahoo Bolt is roughly the same price -- smaller display though. 

FWIW my wahoo performed flawlessly at DK. Brought a spare power source to charge it up about halfway, no issues. 
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DerekJ_MI

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The decision to purchase the unit had nothing to do with the price of it or other units.  At the time it seemed to serve my purpose.  And to date, as long as I'm riding on events within 124 miles of my home, it's fine, so far. I like the colored graphics of the unit.  I do not need a computer that runs my life as some of the units can do.  I need simplicity.  I need to know how fast I'm going, how far I've gone and a graphic that tells me when and which way to turn.  I also like the computer to record my ride for when I'm not following a predetermined route (free riding so that I know where I've been and how and/or how high I've climbed. 

I don't need wattage, splits, weather and phone calls, messages and all that other stuff. 

I'm looking at a Garmin 820 or 520 or the Wahoo Element Bolt.  We shall see.
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