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Old 02-09-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Is there anyone that puts on a seminar or classes on using the Garmin equip. I can use mine but would like to know more about it.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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Great idea!

4200 series and radar, please!
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:36 PM   #3
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Great idea!

4200 series and radar, please!
Now I'd be interested in that!
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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There are some instructional DVDs out there. I did a quick search and found these.
http://www.bennettmarine.com/gps.html

Most brands have some kind of instructional DVD. Don't forget YouTube.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #5
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There are some instructional DVDs out there. I did a quick search and found these.
http://www.bennettmarine.com/gps.html

Most brands have some kind of instructional DVD. Don't forget YouTube.
I have a manual and know the basics, but I was interested in "tips and tricks" in how to use the unit. Maybe there aren't any? I've never seen one of the Bennett videos but they sound fairly basic. Has anyone ever used one?

One thing that I've always thought Lowrance does right is to promote seminars, etc. on how to use their gear. Years ago I went to one of their seminars on how to read and understand their fish finders. It was fun and I learned quite a bit. It doesn't seem like Garmin is in to that kind of thing.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:38 PM   #6
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One of the reasons I like Garmin stuff so much is I never have had to read the owners manual, they just are so well designed you can start pushing buttons and away ya go.
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I second that ease of use. I was pushing buttons on one this week and it all just made sense. Doing that with a lowrance led me into all sorts of sub categories. The garmin just seemed a lot easier to use.

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Old 02-26-2012, 09:34 AM   #8
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The Bennett Marine videos are great.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:47 AM   #9
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Is there anyone that puts on a seminar or classes on using the Garmin equip. I can use mine but would like to know more about it.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:04 PM   #10
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:10 PM   #11
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Click on the link. Scroll down to "On the water"

http://www8.garmin.com/learningcente...ing/index.html
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:38 AM   #12
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Not much help for me on my combo unit, I have the 551s with the chip.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #13
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The storm finally passed and I was to get my boat on the river to try out my new 4212's networked to each other. I spent from 8 am to 6 pm trolling for Stripers and familiarizing myself with the units.
I sure could have used info from a "how to use a Garmin" seminar today .
I did make head way, but it seemed like I was trying to "re-invent" the wheel .
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