I finally managed to reach Garmin tech support on my second call. I asked them which of their handheld waterproof outdoor units that I could strap to my bike would allow me to have more than 50 points in a route while providing turn-by-turn navigation and more than 500-600 points in a track I download to the unit without truncating the track? Given those are the specs of my 5 year old Vista Cx I expected to be pointed to a new model Garmin.
I was wrong.
My unit is state of the mediocre when it comes to Garmin’s outdoor line of products…=-( He did say they “were working on it” in a tone that made it sound like I was asking for their GPS unit to act as a guidance module for my faster than light spaceship!
It’s a bit pathetic, but at least I know not to waste my efforts on any other Garmin outdoor handhelds. I’m going to call Delorme next and see if their unit with SPOT and satellite messaging can do better.
Garmin 1999 called and they want their GPS technology back!