Walk and talk - a practical guide to the use of an Outdoor GPS Unit

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Walk and talk - a practical guide to the use of an Outdoor GPS Unit

Over the coming year we are going to produce a walk and talk each month - a practical guide to the use of an Outdoor GPS unit.

In a series of videos we look at a number of Outdoor GPS units and give a simple, practical guide on how each of them works and the navigational experience each of them gives.

Introduction video

Quick links - GPS units

Garmin eTrex SE Outdoor GPS Unit

Garmin eTrex 10 Outdoor GPS Unit

- Garmin eTrex 32x Outdoor GPS Unit x 2 vids

Garmin eTrex Touch 35t Outdoor GPS Unit

- Garmin GPSMAP 65s Outdoor GPS Unit x 3 vids

- Garmin GPSMAP 66s Outdoor GPS Unit x 2 vids

- Garmin GPSMAP 66sr Outdoor GPS Unit x 2 vids

- Garmin GPSMAP 67 Outdoor GPS Unit x 2 vids

Garmin Oregon 700 Outdoor GPS Unit

- Garmin Montana 700 Outdoor GPS Unit x 2 vids

- Garmin Montana 700i Outdoor GPS Unit

- SatMap Active 20 Outdoor GPS Unit

Garmin GPSMAP 66i Outdoor GPS Unit x 3 vids

Quick links - GPS watches

Coros Apex 2 GPS Watch

Garmin Instinct 2 GPS Watch

- Garmin Instinct 2s GPS Watch

- Garmin Instinct GPS Watch

- Garmin Fenix 7 GPS Watch x 2 vids

- Garmin Epix (Gen 2) x 2 vids

- Garmin Fenix 6 GPS Watch

Quick Links - Two-way satellite communicators

- Motorola Defy - Satellite Link 

- Garmin inReach mini 2

- Garmin inReach messenger

- Zoleo

 

If you have any feedback or there are any units you would like me to cover in future 'walk and talk' videos please leave these in the comments box below.

Walk and talk - Garmin eTrex SE

You will join me on a ‘walk and talk’ with the Garmin eTrex SE from Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

I put the black and white screened Garmin eTrex SE through its paces on both the uplands and along the riverbanks of River Tweed and was very impressed with it.

Products discussed in this video

1. Garmin eTrex SE

2. GPS Training free OS route planning software

3. GPS Training online resource

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin eTrex SE

1. Welcome to the walk and talk with the Garmin eTrex SE

2. Planning your route for a Garmin GPS unit using free OS route planning software - 00:30

3. Downloading the .gpx file and transferring this onto a Garmin eTrex SE - 02:18

4. Transferring a .gpx file onto a Garmin eTrex SE using Android File Transfer if you are using a Mac - 03:30

5. Loading the course and resetting the trip and track data on a Garmin eTrex SE - 04:45

6. Climbing up an old drovers rode away from Peebles - 06:56

7. A review of the Garmin eTrex SE, what are the new features and why is it so different? - 07:23

8. A look through the pages you see when navigating with a Garmin eTrex SE - 13:50

9. The River Tweed - 16:51

10. Crossing the River Tweed on Neidpath Railway Viaduct - 17:00

11. Saving your track at the end of a walk on a Garmin eTrex SE - 18:35

12. Thanks for joining me on the latest walk and talk with the Garmin eTrex SE - 19:31

 

Walk and talk - Garmin eTrex 10

Out for a lovely evening walk, putting the Garmin eTrex 10 through its paces, the basics of GPS navigation.

 Products discussed in this video

1. Garmin eTrex 10

2. Garmin backpack tether

Other resources mentioned/ showcased

1. Free OS Route planning software

2. Online Resource 

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin eTrex 10

1. Overview of the walk and GPS unit - 00:00

2. Planning a route on free OS route planning software - 00:50

3. Transferring the GPX file onto the Garmin eTrex 10 - 04:00

4. Resetting the trip and track data - Garmin eTrex 10 - 04:52

5. Loading the route onto the Garmin eTrex 10 - 05:50

6. The navigation experience on a Garmin eTrex 10 - 06:00

7. The pros and cons of the Garmin eTrex 10 - 07:55

8. The trip computer on the Garmin eTrex 10 - 10:13

9. Top tip and best way to navigate with a Garmin eTrex 10 - 11:10

10. The cup and ring marks in the rock - 14:40

11. Fontburn Reservoir - 15:35

12. Stories on a Shepherd - 16:26

13. Hilltop sunset - 19:35

14. Stopping navigation and saving your track on Garmin eTrex 10 - 19:50

15. Thanks for joining me on the latest walk and talk - 20:56

Walk and talk - Garmin eTrex 32x - second time out

On this walk and talk I take the Garmin eTrex 32x for a 16-mile walk.

Starting from Rothbury, Northumberland, I pass over the Simonside Hills, Spy Law to Harwood Forest.

After passing along St Oswald’s Way and reaching Falowlees I head North up to Whitefield Hill before dropping down to Caistron Lakes.

 Products and services mentioned in the video

1. Garmin eTrex 32x with 1:50k TOPO PRO maps

2. Garmin backpack tether

3. Garmin GPS Training Courses

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin eTrex 32x

1. Introduction to walk and talk - 00:00

2. Planning the walk on the free Ordnance Survey Route Planning software - 00:38

3. Resetting the Garmin eTrex 32x at the start of the day’s walking - 02:55

4. Garmin eTrex screen in bright sunshine - 04:55

5. Thanks for all your support, it is appreciated - 06:27

6. What is the difference between a route, track and a waypoint - 09:58

7. The navigational experience of a Garmin eTrex 32x - 13:45

8. A look at the range of Garmin eTrex range, what are the differences? - 14:53

9. Falowlees Farm - 18:05

10. How to use a Garmin eTrex 32x, navigating around the GPS unit - 18:40

11. Carrying the Garmin eTrex GPS unit – Garmin backpack tether - 22:10

12. Storm damage in Harwood Forest - 24:22

13. Can you use a Garmin eTrex 32x with an iPad, tablet or mobile phone? - 24:40

14. Creating a waypoint and navigating to it on a Garmin eTrex 32x - 26:20

15. Whitefield Hill, Northumberland - 30:05

16. Caistron Lake - 32:30

17. Northumbrian lambs - 33:44

18. Night navigating with the Garmin eTrex 32x - 34:12

19. The pros and cons on the Garmin eTrex 32x - 36:42

20. Stopping navigating a route and saving your track – Garmin eTrex 32x - 39:25

21. GPS Training office and Garmin eTrex 32x - 40:35

22. Many thanks for watching the latest walk and talk - 41:03


Walk and talk with Garmin eTrex 32x - first time out

On this latest walk and talk and take the Garmin eTrex 32x of a great walk from Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

I first plan the route on some free OS route planning software, transfer it onto my Garmin eTrex 32x and get the GPS to navigate me around the walk.

Products discussed in this video

1. Garmin eTrex 32x

2. Free OS Route planner

3. Backpack tether

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin eTrex 32x

1. Introduction - 0:00

2. Planning the route on free route planning software - 00:50

3. Resetting your GPS at the start of a day’s walking on a Garmin eTrex 32x  03:30

4. All about Peebles - 05:36

5. TOPO Active mapping on Garmin eTrex 32x - 07:30

6. Where does the Garmin eTrex 32x sit in the range of Garmin GPS units? - 10:27

7. The River Tweed - 13:20

8. Garmin Backpack tether with a Garmin eTrex 32x - 14:05

9. A look through the pages on the Garmin eTrex 32x - 14:54

10. Neidpath railway Viaduct - 17:35

11. What is the difference between a Route and a Track? - 18:33

12. How do you put a compass on the top of the map page on a Garmin eTrex 32x? - 19:52

13. Finishing off the walk - 22:50

14. Stopping the navigation and saving your track on a Garmin eTrex 32x - 23:20

15. Many thanks for joining me on the latest walk and talk - 24:36


Walk and talk - Garmin eTrex Touch 35t

In this walk and talk and take the Garmin eTrex Touch 35t, in our video reviews we state the eTrex Touch 35t is the best budget touch screen GPS Unit on the market. A great multi activity GPS unit.

 Products discussed in this video

1. Garmin eTrex Touch 35t

2. Garmin Backpack tether

 Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin eTrex Touch 35t

1. Intro to the walk and talk with Garmin - 00:00

2. Planning the Harbottle Crags walk on Garmin BaseCamp - 00:40

3. Looking at the route on TOPO ACTIVE maps - 01:31

4. Resetting the trip and track data on a Garmin eTrex 35t - 02:35

5. Loading the route onto a Garmin eTrex Touch 35t - 03:05

6. The Drake Stone - 04:15

7. Harbottle Lake - 05:25

8. Overview of the Garmin eTrex Touch 35t - 05:35

9. Garmin eTrex Touch 35t compared to Garmin Oregon 700 - 06:15

10. The navigational experience with the Garmin eTrex Touch 35t - 08:50

11. Alwinton - 10:15

12. Low Alwinton Lime Kiln - 11:30

13. Garmin eTrex Touch screen in sunshine - 12:35

14. Looking at the electronic compass on a Garmin eTrex Touch 35t - 12:55

15. Stopping your GPS at the end of the walk - 15:15

 

Walk and talk - Garmin GPSMAP 65s

In this latest ‘walk and talk’ I take the Garmin GPSMAP 65s on a 15 mile walk up the Schil, in the Cheviot Hills. After starting off we pass up St Cuthbert’s Way to the Border Fence, once passing through this we follow the Pennine way to The Schil, which is just over 2,000 ft above sea level. From here we drop back to the Valley floor and follow he footpath and then road back to Hethpool, the start and finish of the walk. During the walk we look at how to use the Garmin GPSMAP 65s and the key benefits and the pros and cons of the Garmin GPSMAP 65s.

Products discussed in this video

1. Garmin GPSMAP 65s

2. Free OS route planning software

Overview of this walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 65s

1. Introduction to the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 00:00

2. Planning the walk on some free OS route planning software - 00:30

3. Loading the route into the Garmin GPSMAP 65s and resetting the trip and track data – pre walk - 02:42

4. Walking St Cuthbert’s Way - 04:08

5. Approaching the Border fence, passing into Scotland from England - 04:08

6. Where does the Garmin GPSMAP 65s sit, it it the best ‘budget’ GPS unit? - 06:16

7. The cloud is coming in, summit of Whiter Law, Cheviot Hills - 09:05

8. Looking at the navigational experience on the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 10:41

9. First view of The Schil, as we look over to The Cheviot, Windy Gyle and Black Hag - 13:08

10. Approaching the summit of The Schil, Cheviot Hills - 17:06

11. The plaque in memory of – Steve Bertram, who died in 1999 - 19:06

12. Looking down the College Valley, Cheviot Hills - 20:30

13. The valley bottom, College Valley, Cheviot Hills - 22:10

14. What’s in my rucksack, trying to go lightweight - 22:54

15. Final thoughts on the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 29:50

16. How to stop navigating the route and save the track on the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 31:44

17. Many thanks for joining me on the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 33:12



Second time out with the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - Alnham

In this walk and talk I take the Garmin GPSMAP 65s out for a walk to the Shepherd’s Cairn, above Alnham in the Cheviot Hills.

We first plan a route, load this into the GPS unit and follow it on this stunning walk.

Products discussed in this video

1. Garmin GPSMAP 65s

2. Garmin backpack tether

3. Free OS route planning software

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 65s

1. Introduction to the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 00:00

2. Planning the course on the free Ordnance Survey Route planning software - 

01:20

3. Resetting the trip and track data and loading the route on the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 04:18

4. The Summit of Hart Law – the trig point - 06:43

5. What are the key features on the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 08:19

6. Looking towards The Cheviot and Hedgehope Hill - 12:03

7. Shepherd’s Cairn, Cheviot Hills - 13:03

8. How to navigate with a Garmin GPSMAP 65s – the map page - 15:05

9. The main navigational pages on the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 16:38

10. Final thoughts on the benefits of walking with a Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 19:33

11. Stopping to navigate the route and saving your track on a Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 21:37

12. Many thanks for joining me on the ‘walk and talk’ on the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 22:56

First time out with the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - St Oswald's Way

On this walk and talk I take the Garmin GPSMAP 65s along a section of St Oswald's Way from Warkworth, on the Northumberland coast to Rothbury.

Sadly it was a wet and windy day, but what better conditions to put this top end buttoned GPS unit through it's paces.

Products discussed in this video

1. Garmin GPSMAP 65s

2. Backpack tether

3. Energizer batteries

4. 1:50k TOPO PRP map card

Training/ resources discussed in video

1. GPS Training online resource

2. GPS Training webinars

3. GPS Training courses - Garmin (nationwide)

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 65s

1. Overview of the walk – 0.20

2. Importing .gpx file into Garmin BaseCamp and putting onto GPS - 1.12

3. Resetting and starting a walk with a Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 8.31

4. Overview of the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 12.05

5. The navigational experience of the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 16.00

6. Basic navigation around the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 18.00

7. Ramblings, Radio 4 on St Oswald's Way - 23.45

8. GPS routes and tracks, what's the difference? - 26.30

9. Stopping navigation and saving your track on Garmin GPSMAP 65s - 32.00

Walk and talk - Garmin GPSMAP 66s - second time out

In this walk and talk I take the Garmin GPSMAP 66s for a walk from Mungrisdale, Lake District up on Bowscale Fell before dropping down to Bowscale Tarn In this walk I also have a detailed look at the TalkyToaster maps, are they a replacement for the Ordnance Survey Maps for the UK?

A true practical hands-on review and how to guide on how to use the Garmin GPSMAP66s.

Products discussed in this 'walk and talk' on the Garmin GPSMAP 66s

1. Garmin GPSMAP 66s

2. Garmin Backpack tether

3. TalkyToaster maps

4. Garmin GPS Training courses

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66s

1. An introduction to the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 00:00

2. Planning the route on your PC/ Mac on TalkyToaster maps or the free OS route planning software - 00:55

3. Transferring your planned route onto the Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 03:14

4. Loading the route into the Garmin GPSMAP 66s and resetting the track data - 04:20

5. The Garmin GPSMAP 66s – a review on this GPS unit - 06:02

6. The top of Bowscale Fell and the stunning Blencathra in the background - 07:21

7. The navigational experience when navigating a route on a GPS unit - 08:15

8. Bowscale Tarn - 09:50

9. A look through the screens on the Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 10:05

10. An in-depth look at the TalkyToaster maps compared to the Ordnance Survey maps - 11:30

11. Please do join us on a Garmin GPS Training course - 14:20

12. Stopping navigating the route and saving your track at the end of the walk - 17:00

13. Many thanks for joining me on the latest walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 18:02

 

Walk and talk - Garmin GPSMAP 66s - first time out - Border Abbey Way

On this walk and talk I take the Garmin GPSMAP 66s for a 24.5 mile along the Border Abbey Way, Scottish Borders.

I first import a .gpx file and then edit it into a day section before transferring it onto the Garmin GPSMAP 66s.

During the walk I review and look at the functionality of this buttoned GPS Unit from Garmin.

Products discussed in this 'walk and talk' on the Garmin GPSMAP 66s

1. Garmin GPSMAP 66s with 1:50k

2. Eneloop batteries for a Garmin GPSMAP 66s

3. Garmin backpack tether

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66s

1. Introduction to walk along the Border Abbey Way - 00:00

2. Introduction to Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 00:30

3. Finding and downloading a .gpx file for a long-distance trail - 00:48

4. Importing a .gpx file into Garmin BaseCamp - 01:45

5. Editing your track in Garmin BaseCamp - 02:15

6. Sending the edited .gpx file from Garmin Basecamp to your Garmin GPS unit - 04:30

7. Resetting your trip and track data on a Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 04:55

8. Loading the track onto the Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 05:14

9. Crossing the River Tweed - 06:05

10. Overview of the Garmin GPSMAP 66s, where does it sit in the world of GPS units? - 06:32

11. The pages and basic functionality of the Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 08:25

12. Changing the data fields on the trip computer page on the Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 13:20

13. The navigational experience of the Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 15:00

14. Floors Castle entrance, Kelso - 16:45

15. Passing through Kelso market square - 17:15

16. Kelso Abbey - 17:30

17. Batteries for the Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 18:11

18. The Border Abbey Way - 21:35

19. What is the difference between a track and a route? - 23:00

20 - Crossing the River Teviot - 26:10

21 - Carrying a Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 26:35

22. Summary of the Garmin GPSMAP 66s, my thoughts - 27:00

23. Stop navigating the track and saving the track at the end of the end of the walk - 28:20

24. Thanks for joining me on the walk and talk on the Garmin GPSMAP 66s - 28:50 

Walk and talk - Garmin GPSMAP 66sr - second time out

 In this latest walk and talk we take the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr for a walk along the Northumberland Coast Path.

I first import and edit a .gpx file before following a track on this Garmin GPS unit. Then we navigate along the Northumberland Coast Path to Berwick upon Tweed, before walking on Berwick Town Walls.

Products discussed in the 'walk and talk' with the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr.

1. Garmin GPSMAP 66sr

2. 1:25k OS map card

3. Garmin backpack tether

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr 

1. Welcome to the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr - 00:00

2. Importing a .gpx file into Garmin BaseCamp and editing it - 01:10

3. Resetting your GPS at the start of a day’s walking - 04:15

4. The key features of the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr - 05:29

5. The sandflats near to Holy Island, Northumberland Coast - 07:47

6. The Northumberland coastline - 10:01

7. A look through the main pages on the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr - 10:40

8. Adding a Compass rose to the map page on the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr - 12:45

9. Cocklawburn, Northumberland Coast - 13:25

10. Should we navigate a route, track or course - 14:43

11. My favourite ever shot on any walk and talk - 16:27

12. Spittal seafront - 16:52

13. Crossing the River tweed, Berwick upon Tweed - 17:50

14. Walking Berwick Town Walls - 19:49

15. Saving your track on a Garmin GPSMAP 66sr at the end of a day’s walk - 20:25

16. Thanks for joining me on the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr - 21:22

 

Walk and talk - Garmin GPSMAP 66sr - 1st time out

On this walk and talk I take the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr on a walk out to Whiteburnshank, an Outdoor Centre, deep in the heart of Northumberland National Park in Kidland Forest

Upon reaching it I do a trackback on the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr to get back to the starting point.

Products discussed in the 'walk and talk' with the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr.

1. Garmin GPSMAP 66sr

2. Free Ordnance Survey Route Planning Software

3. Garmin backpack tether

4. Garmin GPS Training Courses, physical

5. Garmin GPS Training Courses, online

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr 

1. Introduction to the walk and talk - 00:00

2. Planning the course on the free Ordnance Survey Route planning software - 00:55

3. Sharing the pre-planned route to a mobile phone to transfer using the Garmin Connect app - 02:00

4. Loading the course into the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr and resetting the track - 03:25

5. An introduction to the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr - 04:43

6. A look through the screens when navigating with a Garmin GPSMAP 66sr - 07:13

7. Route, Track and Course – what are the differences? - 10:03

8. Dropping down to Whiteburnshank - 11:50

9. Whiteburnshank, In the Kidland Forest - 12:12

10. Doing a TrackBack on a Garmin GPSMAP 66sr - 15:15

11. A look through the screens on a Garmin GPSMAP 66sr when doing a TracBack - 16:47

12. The best outdoor GPS unit – The Garmin GPSMAP 66sr and the Garmin Backpack tether - 18:18

13. Saving the track on the Garmin GPSMAP 66sr at the end of the days walking - 19:00

14. Many thanks for joining me on the latest walk and talk - 20:34

 

Walk and talk - Garmin GPSMAP 67 - second time out

In this video I go on a 13 mile walk with the Garmin GPSMAP 67.

We look at the key benefits of this GPS unit and also the navigational experience you get when you import a .gpx file. 

Products discussed in this 'walk and talk' on the Garmin GPSMAP 67

1. Garmin GPSMAP 67

2. Garmin Backpack tether

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 67

1. Welcome to the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 67 - 00:00

2. Importing a .gpx file onto a Garmin GPSMAP 67 - 00:40

3. Resetting your trip and track data on a Garmin GPSMAP 67 - 03:20

4. Looking down on Rothbury from the Carriageway Drive - 04:30

5. In depth analysis of the Garmin GPSMAP 67 - 06:20

6. A look at the screens on the Garmin GPSMAP 67 - 14:07

7. The difference between a route, track and a course - 17:50

8. Crossing the River coquet, Thropton - 21:15

9. Summit, Simonside - 22:12

10. Overview from summit of Simonside - 23.58

11. Dropping back down into Rothbury - 24:45

12. Stopping the navigate track at the end of the walk and saving your track - 26.00

13. Many thanks for joining me on the latest ‘walk and talk’ - 27:30

 

Walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 67 - first time out.

This time it is a very different walk and talk as you join me as I head out on a 62 mile walk along the Northumberland Coast Path with a Garmin GPSMAP 67 to navigate with and a Zoleo two-way satellite communicator to communicate with.

How do I get on as I attempt to walk the full path in one go, under 24 hours.

Products discussed in this 'walk and talk' on the Garmin GPSMAP 67

1. Garmin GPSMAP 67

2. Zoleo two-way satellite communicator

3. GPS Training podcast episode – full review of the Garmin GPSMAP 67


Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 67

1. Introduction to the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 67 and Zoleo - 00:00

2. Climbing up on the cliffs below Berwick upon Tweed - 01:05

3. First look at the Garmin GPSMAP 67 - 02:37

4. Route planning for an ultra-event, splitting into sections - 02:50

5. Cocklawburn Beach - 04:30

6. East Coast mainline - 04:38

7. Causeway over to Holy Island - 04:50

8. The navigational experience of the Garmin GPSMAP 67 - 04:53

9. Approaching Bamburgh and it’s castle - 07:46

10. 23 miles in – Budle Bay - 07:53

11. How the Zoleo is performing and what the tracking looks like - 11:04

12. Bamburgh Castle and Bamburgh Beach - 13:25

13. 28 miles in – Seahouses - 13:55

14. Low Newton - 15:10

15. Embleton Bay - 15:15

16. Approaching Dunstanburgh Castle, just at sunset - 15:30

17. Night-time beach walking, Alnmouth Bay - 16:34

18. 47 miles in - Alnmouth, midnight - 16:57

19. 60 miles in – Cresswell Beach – 5.00 am - 19:23

20. Summary of the walk and my thoughts on both the Garmin GPSMAP 67 and the Zoleo two-way satellite communicator - 20:20

Walk and talk - Garmin Oregon 700

This time I am heading out with the Garmin Oregon 700 Outdoor GPS unit and head up into the Cheviot Hills.

From the Wedder Leap car park I head up ‘The Street’, an old drovers road to the border fence between England and Scotland. Then I follow the border fence, before crossing over into Scotland to reach the summit of Windy Gyle. After keeping my height for a while, following the Pennine Way I descend down ‘Clennell Street’, another drover’s road that has been worn away over many centuries.

The sun was shining and the video hopefully brings a bit of insight into how to use a Garmin Oregon 700, Oregon 750 and Oregon 750t GPS unit on the hill.

Products discussed in this 'walk and talk' on the Garmin Oregon 700 -

1. Garmin Oregon 700

​2. Backpack tether

3. Eneloop batteries

4. 1:25​k OS map card

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin Oregon 700

1. Introduction – 0.00

2. Planning a route - Garmin BaseCamp - Mac - 30 sec

3. Resetting a trip computer Garmin Oregon 700 - 3.08

4. Loading a route on Garmin Oregon 700 - 4.25

5. Overview of the Windy Gyle walk - 5.30

6. Screen quality and basic overview of the screens on Garmin Oregon 700 - 8.00

7. Viewpoint from border fence, The Cheviot - 10.50

8. Elevation data on Garmin Oregon 700 - 13.15

9. The summit - Windy Gyle - 14.45

10. Following a route on a Garmin Oregon 700 - 16.30

11. Putting a compass rose on the map page on Garmin Oregon 700 - 18.12

12. Looking at 1:25k maps on Garmin Oregon 700 - 19.45

13. Saving your track and stopping navigating on Garmin Oregon 700 - 22.00

 

Walk and talk - Garmin Montana 700 - second time out

On this ‘walk and talk ‘ I navigate to the top of The Cheviot, the highest peak in Northumberland with the Garmin Montana 700 GPS Unit with 1:25k maps. I first plan the route on some free route planning software before heading off on this great walk in The Cheviot Hills.  

-- Product mentioned in this video --

1. Garmin Montana 700

2. Ordnance Survey 1:25k map card for a Garmin GPS 

3. Carry case for a Montana 700

4. Free OS Route Planning Software

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin Montana 700

1. Take 1 – Really !!!!!- 00:00

2. Introduction to the walk and talk with the Montana 700 - 00:25

3. Planning the route on the free OS route planner - 00:56

4. Who’s on todays walk - 03:04

5. Resetting your trip and track data and loading the route - 03:30

6. Sharing the route wirelessly - 04:25

7. The top end of the College Valley - 05:48

8. A look around the main pages on the Montana 700 - 07:11

9. How do you carry the Garmin Montana 700 - 09:39

10. Auchope Mountain refuge Hut, College Valley - 11:10

11. Hen Hole - 12:20

12. Wind Surfing - 12:56

13. Reaching the Summit – the Cheviot - 13:30

14. Main pages of the Garmin Montana 700 - 14:08

15. Locking the screen on the Garmin Montana 700 - 14:33

16. Altering the screen brightness on the Garmin Montana 700 - 14:55

17. Thoughts with walking with the Garmin Montana 700 - 16:41

18. Using the Garmin Montana 700 with gloves on - 18:38

19. Summary of the walk with the Montana 700 - 19:29

20. Saving the trip and track data at the end of the walk - 21:27

21. Thanks for joining us on the latest ‘walk and talk’ - 22:25

Walk and talk - Garmin Montana 700 - First time out

For this walk and talk I head out with the Garmin Montana 700 Outdoor GPS unit and put it's through it's paces on St Oswald's Way, Harwood forest, Whitefield Hill and Caiston Lake.

The sun was shining for once and the video hopefully brings a bit of insight into how to use a Garmin Montana 700/ 700i and 750i GPS unit on the hill.

Products discussed in this 'walk and talk' on the Garmin Montana 700

1. Garmin Montana 700 GPS unit

2. Garmin 1:50k Ordnance Survey map card

3. Garmin Montana carry case

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin Montana 700

1. Overview of the walk – 0.00

2. Review of Garmin Montana 700 - 1.20

3. Planning a route on Garmin BaseCamp - 2.05

4. Resetting and starting a walk with a Garmin Montana 700 - 3.35

5. The navigation experience of a Garmin Montana 700 - 5.20

6. Screen quality of Garmin Montana 700 - 6.20

7. Best way to carry a Garmin Montana 700 - 6.50

8. A look at the 1:50k Ordnance survey maps on a Garmin Montana 700 - 8.32

9. Live weather on the Garmin Montana 700 - 9.40

10. Top tip and best way to navigate with Garmin Montana 700 -11.30

11. Changing the data fields on a Garmin Montana 700 - 14.10

12. Stunning views from Whitefield Hill - 15.45

13. Using the compass page to navigate with on Montana 700 - 16.20

14. Gimmerknowe, place names around Rothbury, Northumberland - 18.20

15. Stopping navigation and saving your track on Garmin Montana 700 - 20.05

 

Walk and talk - Garmin Montana 700i

Out for a lovely August evening walk, putting the Garmin Montana 700i through its paces on a 11-mile walk, the basics of GPS navigation. 

Products discussed in this 'walk and talk' on the Garmin Montana 700i

1. Garmin Montana 700i

2. Montana 700 Carry case

3. The GPS Training free online route planning software

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin Montana 700i

1. Introduction - 00:00 

2. Planning the walk on the free route planning software - 00:35 

3. Loading the route onto the Garmin Montana 700i - 04:20

4. Walk overview - 04:50 

5. A look at the Compass page on the Montana 700i – navigating - 06:00 

6. The Carriageway Drive and Lord Armstrong - 07:35

7. The Garmin Montana 700 range of GPS units - 08:50

8. Thropton - 10:50 

9. A look at the main pages on the Garmin Montana 700i - 11:35

10. Tosson Lime Kiln - 15:00 

11. Summit of Simonside - 17:05

12. The flagged path on Simonside - 19:30

13. The inReach technology – Two way satellite communication - 22:45

14. Dove Crag - 25:20

15. The Pros and Cons of the Garmin Montana 700i - 25:40

16. The Garmin Montana 700i going into night mode - 29:45

17. Stopping navigating the route and saving the track - 31.00

18. Many thanks for joining me on the latest walk and talk - 32:00 

Walk and talk - SatMap Active 20

This time I take the SatMap Active 20 Outdoor GPS unit and put it through it's paces.

The sun was shining and the video hopefully brings a bit of insight into how to use a SatMap Active 20 GPS unit on the hill.

Products discussed in this 'walk and talk' with the SatMap Active 20

1. SatMap Active 20 GPS Unit

2. SatMap Active 20 Carry Case

Overview of the walk and talk with the SatMap Active 20

1. Overview of walk - 0.00

2. Planning a walk on SatMap Xpedition2 - 1.00

3. Overview of SatMap Active 20 GPS unit  - 3.45

4. Resetting the SatMap Active 20 at the start of a days walking - 5.20

5. Rothbury Branch line and Cragside Estate - 6.55

6. HD screen quality and technology of the SatMap Active 20 - 8.15

7. Look at map options on SatMap Active 20 - 8.50

8. SatMap active 20 screen in bright sunshine - 9.20

9. Navigating with no path under your feet - 10.20

10. Spylaw Scout Hut - 13.00

11. Overview of main screens - SatMap Active 20 - 14.00

12. Views from the Simonside Hills - 18.15

13. Carrying a SatMap Active 20 - Carry Case - 19.00

14. Wolves Haugh - 20.00 

15. Saving your track and stopping navigation - SatMap Active 20 - 23.50

 

Walk and talk - Garmin GPSMAP 66i - third time out

In this latest ‘walk and talk’ I take the Garmin GPSMAP 66i on a walk up to Windy Gyle in the Cheviot Hills. We look at how to use the Garmin GPSMAP 66i, initially how to plan the route, how to get this onto your GPS unit and then the navigational experience you get on the walk.

Products discussed in this 'walk and talk' with the Garmin GPSMAP 66i

1. Garmin GPSMAP 66i

2. 1:25k map card

3. Garmin Backpack tether

4. GPS Training online resource

5. Garmin inReach contract options (video on YouTube)

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66i

1. Introduction to the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 00:00

2. Planning the Windy Gyle walk on the free OS route planning software - 00:40

3. Transferring a .gpx file onto a Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 02:45

4. Resetting the trip and track data on a Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 03:53

5. Loading a route into a Garmin GPSMSAP66i - 04:40

6. Walking in the Coquet Valley - 05:25

7. Looking at the screens on a Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 06:35

8. Adding a Compass rose to the map page on the Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 07:38

9. Joining the Pennine Way - 08:50

10. The Wild Goats of the Cheviot Hills - 10:00

11. Looking at the clarity of the screen on the Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 12:26

12. The summit of Windy Gyle - 15:02

13. A panoramic view from the top of the Windy Gyle - 16:29

14. Moon ride, Windy Gyle Summit - 17:16

15. Dropping down on Clennel Street - 17:34

16. The navigational experience on a Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 18:03

17. Best way to carry a Garmin GPSMAP 66i, the Garmin Backpack Tether - 18:52

18. The two-way satellite communication on the Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 20:24

19. The Summit – The Middle, Cheviot Hills - 25:32

20. A look through the different screens on a Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 26:05

21. Stop navigating a route and saving your track at the end of your walk on a Garmin - 28:00

 

Walk and talk with Garmin GPSMAP 66i - second time out

Not everything goes to plan! In this walk and talk I put the Garmin GPSMAP 66i through its paces in The Cheviot Hills.

I go through everything you should be doing but as you will see when I come across several blocked paths it is a case of putting my GPS skills to the test.

Products discussed in this video

1. Garmin GPSMAP 66i

2. 1:25k TOPO PRO map card

3. Garmin backpack tether

Training/ resources mentioned in this walk and talk.

1. The GPS Training Online resource

2. Garmin GPS Training Courses – nationwide

3. The free GPS Training free online route planning software

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66i

1. Introduction - 00:00

2. Planning the walk on the free OS route planning software - 01:13

3. Resetting your trip and track data on a Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 05:05

4. Loading the route into the Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 05:35

5. Navigating with a Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 06:05

6. Shillhope Law – summit – 1,643 feet - 06:45

7. Basic tips when using a Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 07:45

8. Turning off Clennel Street heading into the forest - 10:50

9. Things don’t go to plan, what can we do? - 12:55

10. Reversing a route on a Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 14:30

11. Plan a route on the Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 18:25

12. Carrying a Garmin GPSMAP 66i with backpack tether - 20:55

13. Sending an inReach message for the Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 26:40

14. The contents of my rucksack - 28:00

15. Navigating with the Garmin GPSMAP 66i in night mode - 29:26

16. Summary at the end of the days walk – walking in the dark - 30:14

17. Stopping to navigate the route and saving your track on a Garmin GPSMAP 66i - 31:10

18. Thanks for joining me on the latest ‘walk and talk’ - 32:00


Walk and talk with Garmin GPSMAP 66i - first time out


For the first walk and talk I take the Garmin GPSMAP 66i Outdoor GPS unit and put it through it's paces in the Simonside Hills, above the village of Rothbury, Northumberland.

It was a blustery day, but I hope you agree the views on the summit of Simonside where stunning as we give a practical guide to using a Garmin GPSMAP 66i.

Products discussed in this 'walk and talk' on the Garmin GPSMAP 66i

1. Garmin GPSMAP 66i GPS unit

2. Garmin 1:25k Ordnance Survey map card

3. Garmin Backpack tether

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66i

1. Overview of the walk – 0.00

2. Resetting the Garmin GPSMAP 66i GPS unit at the start of the days walk – 1.35

3. Looking at the 1:25k Ordnance survey maps on an Garmin GPSMAP 66 GPS unit – 2.00

4. Navigating a route on a Garmin GPSMAP 66 GPS unit - 2.25

5. Best way to carry Garmin GPSMAP 66 GPS unit – 3.00

6. Creating a waypoint on the map page. Garmin GPSMAP 66 GPS unit – 3.30

7. Fact on the red stone from Biddlestone Quarry – 7.00

8. Rejoining a pre-planned route on Garmin GPSMAP 66 GPS unit - 8.20

9. Looking at the elevation data on a Garmin GPSMAP 66 GPS unit - 11.50

10. Summit shots – Simonside – 15.15

11. How to use the Garmin inReach two-way satellite communication – 18.55

12. Navigational experience when using a Garmin GPSMAP 66 GPS unit - 20.45

13. Local info – Begger Rigg Car Park, Rothbury – 22.00

14. A look at the trip computer on the Garmin GPSMAP 66 GPS unit - 23.25

15. Stopping a route on the Garmin GPSMAP 66 GPS unit - 30.20

16. Saving a track on a Garmin GPSMAP 66i GPS unit – 30.40

17. Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin GPSMAP 66i Outdoor GPS unit - 31.40

Walk and talk - Coros Apex 2

In this latest walk and talk I for for a 20 mile walk in the Cheviot Hills with the Coros Apex 2 Pro. The walk with the Coros Apex 2 Pro – Alwinton – Shillmoor, Shillmoor Law – Barrowburn – The Street – Border Ridge – Windy Gyle – Clennel Street back to Alwinton – 20 miles in length.

Coros Apex 2 - all models

Overview of the walk and talk with the Coros Apex 2

1. Intro to Walk and talk with Coros Apex 2 - 00.00

2. Planning a walk on Ordnance Survey maps and then transferring it to a Coros GPS watch - 00.22

3. Loading a course into a Coros Apex 2 - 05.12

4. Walking in the Coquet Valley - 05.55

5. Looking down on the River Coquet and Coquet Valley - 06.08

6. The Apex 2 and apex 2 pro – what are the differences? - 07.58

7. Shillmoor Law - 08.45

8. A look through the screens on the Coros Apex 2 Pro - 10.49

9. A look over the Cheviot Hills and The Cheviot itself - 13.43

10. The summit, Windy Gyle - 15.18

11. Clennel Street - 19.36

12. GPS Watch compared to a GPS unit - 19.55

13. Arriving back into Alwinton - 24.17

14. Saving the course at the end of your activity - 24.25

15. An overview of the Coros App - 25.39

16. Many thanks for watching the latest walk and talk - 28.27

 

Walk and talk - Garmin Instinct 2 GPS watch

In this latest walk and talk I take the Garmin Instinct 2 Solar for a 10 mile walk in Northumberland, taking in the Simonside Hills.

The recently upgraded Garmin Instinct watch has some great new features so in this review I take it into the countryside and navigate with it.

- Garmin Instinct 2 - four models available

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin Instinct 2

1. Introduction - 00:00

2. Planning the course on the free route planning software - 00:49

3. Loading the course into the Garmin Instinct 2 - 02:57

4. Storm damage in Northumberland - 04:20

5. A look through the navigational pages on the Garmin Instinct 2 - 05:26

6. Views from the Carriageway drive, above Rothbury - 06:29

7. A look through the range of Garmin Instinct 2 GPS watches - 06:44

8. Crossing the River Coquet at Thropton - 09:34

9. Looking at the battery performance – Garmin Instinct 2 Solar - 10:44

10. The last push to reach the summit of Simonside - 11:25

11. The Summit of Simonside - 11:45

12. Walking St Oswald’s Way - 13:05

13. Looking at the smartwatch pages on the Garmin Instinct 2 - 14:58

14. Where does the Garmin Instinct 2 sit in the world of GPS watches? - 17:05

15. Approaching the end of the walk - 20:45

16. Saving your activity on a Garmin Instinct 2 - 21:05

17. Thanks for joining me on the latest walk and talk - 21.45

 

Walk and talk - Garmin Instinct 2s GPS Watch

 In this ‘walk and talk’ I head out on the Northumberland Coast Path with the Garmin Instinct 2s GPS watch.

The Garmin Instinct 2s is very similar to the Garmin Instinct 2 so the principles and navigational experience in each of the Garmin instinct watches are very similar.

 Products/ services discussed in this walk and tal

1. Garmin Instinct 2s

2. Free OS route planning software

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin Instinct

1. Introduction - 00:00

2. Planning a walk on maps for the Garmin Instinct - 00:48

3. Transferring your pre planned course onto a Garmin Instinct - 02:15

4. Loading your course into the Garmin Instinct and recording your activity - 02:32

5. Spittal, just south of Berwick upon Tweed - 04:20

6. Initial impressions – Clarity of screen – Solar powered watches? - 05:18

7. Screens on the Garmin Instinct and how to navigate into each of them - 07:28

8. What’s the difference between the Garmin Instinct 2s and Garmin Instinct 2 - 10:08

9. Leaving the Northumberland Coast Path - 11:00

10. East Coast main line - 13:20

11. The pros and cons of a GPS watch compared to a GPS Unit - 14:15

12. Thanks for all your support, it’s that guy from YouTube - 16:50

13. The main navigation pages on the Garmin Instinct - 17:19

14. Cow road - 18:21

15. The accents you find in Berwick upon Tweed - 19:52

16. Saving your course on a Garmin Instinct at the end of your activity - 20:23

17. Looking at the activity from the Garmin instinct on the Garmin Connect app - 

21:45

18. Many thanks for joining me on the latest walk and talk - 24:39

19. Fly through of the walk on Relive, after syncing with Garmin Connect - 24:48

 

Walk and talk - Garmin Instinct GPS Watch

In this walk and talk I take a Garmin Instinct GPS watch on a walk around Kielder Reservoir, Northumberland.

In this video I let the Garmin Instinct GPS watch navigate me on a 25 mile walk and we look at how to use the Garmin Instinct GPS watch.

Products discussed in this walk and talk with the Garmin Instinct -

1. Garmin Instinct GPS Watch

2. The GPS Training free online route planning software

3. GPS Training Online Resource


Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin Instinct

1. Introduction to walk and talk with Garmin Instinct GPS watch - 00:00

2. Transferring .gpx file onto Garmin Instinct GPS Watch – Mac users - 01:45

3. Transferring .gpx file onto Garmin instinct GPS Watch – PC users - 03:00

4. Recording your Course on a Garmin Instinct GPS watch - 04:05

5. Loading your course on Garmin Instinct GPS watch - 04:25

6. Look at the main navigational pages on a Garmin Instinct GPS watch - 05:15

7. Facts about Kielder Reservoir - 08:12

8. The Garmin range of GPS watches – an overview - 08:55

9. Old Railway Bridge – used to carry the Border Counties Railway over Deadwater Burn - 12:22

10. The key things with a Garmin GPS watch - 13:40

11. The Source of the River Tyne and North Tyne and South Tyne - 16:16

12. The difference I the navigational experience between a GPS watch and a GPS unit - 18:42

13. Kielder Dam - 21:44

14. Stopping and recording the course on a Garmin Instinct watch - 22:00

15. A look at the stats on the Garmin Connect app - 23:20

16. Many thanks for joining me on the latest walk and talk with the Garmin Instinct GPS Watch - 23:55

 

Walk and talk - Garmin Fenix 7 GPS Watch

In this video we go for a walk and talk with a Gamin Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar GPS watch and look at how to use a Garmin Fenix 7.

On the 33 mile walk we look at pre walk planning, transferring a .gpx file onto a Garmin Fenix watch and then we set off along St Cuthbert's Way.

Products, software and training resources discussed -

1. Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar

2. Shepherds Walks Holidays

3. Walking 118 miles in 48 hours

4. GPS Training online resource

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin Fenix 7

1. Heading into Scotland - 00:00

2. Melrose, the start of St Cuthbert’s Way - 00:25

3. Importing a .gpx file onto a Garmin Fenix 7 - 00:55

4. Loading the course onto a Garmin Fenix 7 - 03:53

5. Climbing the Eildon Hills, St Cuthbert’s Way - 05:11

6. Dropping down to the River Tweed - 06:38

7. St Cuthbert’s Way – walking holiday options - 07:32

8. My journey with the Garmin Fenix 7 GPS watch – 09:31

9. Battery life on the Garmin Fenix 7 - 10:03

10. I have promised this watch to a friend, but maybe not - 12.00

11. The main pages when navigating with a Garmin Fenix 7 - 13:27

12. Crossing the River Teviot, St Cuthbert’s Way - 15:40

13. Following Dere Street, Roman Road from York to The Antonine Wall - 15:40

14. The main screens when using the smartwatch functions on a Garmin Fenix 7 - 18.00

15. Switching the touch screen on and off on a Garmin Fenix 7 - 18:26

16. Walking 118 miles in 48 hours - 20:37

17. Ultra event along St Cuthbert’s Way – 45 miles - 22:08

18. Leki Carbon Fibre walking poles - 24:18

19. Just passed through Morebattle - 24:45

20. My 29-mile walk is nor 32 miles - 25:00

21. Introduction to Wideopen Hill - 26:42

22. Main navigational stats from the Garmin Fenix 7 - 28:00

23. Climbing Wideopen Hill - 29:34

24. Summit of Wideopen Hill - 30:04

25. Planning a route in Garmin BaseCamp for my Fenix, lessons learned - 30:56

26. Garmin Fenix 7 – ideal companion for walking a long-distance trail - 32:17

27. Arriving into Kirk Yetholm on St Cuthbert’s Way - 33:49

28. Saving the recorded course on the Garmin Fenix 7 - 34:50

29. Looking at the walk info from the Garmin Fenix 7 on the Garmin Connect app - 36:34

30. Many thanks for joining me on the latest walk and talk - 39:17

Walk and talk with a Garmin Fenix 7 - first time out

Please join me as I do my first ‘walk and talk’ with the Garmin Fenix 7.

After planning the route on my computer I show you how to transfer it onto your Garmin Fenix watch using the Connect app on a mobile phone.

Then we head out onto the South Downs with the Garmin Fenix 7 GPS watch. ---



Products discussed in this walk and talk with the Garmin Fenix 7

1. Garmin Fenix 7

2. OS Route planning software

3. GPS Training Courses


Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin Fenix 7

1. Intro to the walk and talk with the Garmin Fenix 7 - 00:00

2. Planning a walk on Ordnance Survey Maps for the Garmin Fenix 7 - 01:18

3. Transferring your course onto a Garmin Fenix 7 using the connect app on a mobile phone - 02:37

4. Loading the course onto the Fenix 7 at the start of a day’s walking - 03:50

5. Differences between the Garmin Fenix 6 and Garmin Fenix 7 - 05:07

6. A look through the main navigational pages on a Garmin Fenix 7 - 08:30

7. Differences between the Garmin Fenix 6s and Garmin Fenix 7s - 10:47

8. Our thoughts on Clayton and the walking in the South Downs - 17:25

9. An overview of the 3 x models of Garmin Fenix 7 GPS watches - 18:00

10. Brighton and our nationwide GPS Training courses - 19:55

11. The Chattri Indian War Memorial, South Downs - 21:05

12. Back to start on the Garmin Fenix 7 - 24:00

13. The Garmin Fenix 7 is so easy - 24:22

14. Our final thoughts on the Garmin Fenix 7 and Garmin Fenix 7s - 25:35

Walk and talk - Garmin Epix (Gen2)

In this walk and talk around the Simonside Hills in Northumberland I look at how to use a Garmin epix (Gen2) GPS watch on this walk and talk.

A true practical hands on review and how to guide comparing it to the Garmin Fenix 7 as after wearing them both on my wrist for many months it enables me to give an honest impartial comparison.

 Products discussed in this 'walk and talk' with the Garmin Epix (Gen 2)

1. Garmin Epix (Gen 2)

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin Epix (Gen2)

1. Introduction to the walk and talk with the Garmin Epix (Gen2) - 00:00

2. Transferring a course from Garmin BaseCamp onto the Garmin connect App - 00:48

3. Transferring the course onto the Garmin Connect App - 09:25

4. Sending from the Garmin Connect app to the Garmin Epix (Gen2) - 02:40

5. Loading the course into the Garmin Epix (Gen2) and how to record your walk - 03:00

6. An intro to the Garmin Fenix 7 and Epix (Gen2) debate - 04:37

7. Walking on a leg (same route out and back) with a Garmin GPS watch - 07:34

8. A look through the navigational pages on the Garmin Epix (Gen2) GPS watch - 09:22

9. The Sandstone of the Simonside Hills - 11:25

10. Climbing up Simonside - 12:34

11. The summit of Simonside - 12:45

12. Dove Crags and my appearance on Countryfile with John Craven - 16:03

13. Behind the scenes of filming a walk and talk - 17:21

14. A look at the smart watch features and watch faces on the Garmin Epix (gen2) - 18:55

15. Crossing the River Coquet at Thropton - 23:20

16. My final thoughts, which have I preferred - the Garmin Fenix 7 or the Epix (Gen2) - 24:47

17. The 13 mile walk is now going to be 15 miles - 27:44

18. Saving your course at the end of the days walking with the Garmin Epix (Gen2) - looking through the stats from the walk - 28:55

19. Many thanks for joining me on this walk and talk with the Garmin Epix (Gen2) - 30:39


Walk and talk with a Garmin Epix (Gen2) - first time out

In this second video we take a Garmin Epix (Gen2) for a walk in the Cheviot Hills.

After first planning a course on some free route planning software we transfer it to the Garmin Epix (Gen2) using the Garmin Connect App before following it.

We look at the good points and bad points of the Garmin Epix (Gen2) and compare it against the Garmin Fenix 7 GPS watch.

Products discussed in this 'walk and talk' with the Garmin Epix (Gen 2)

1. Garmin Epix (Gen 2)

2. Free OS route planning software

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin Epix (Gen2)

1. Introduction to walk and talk with the Garmin Epix (Gen2) - 00:00

2. Planning the course for the Garmin Epix (Gen2) on some free OS route planning software - 01:32

3. Getting the .gpx file into the Garmin Connect App and onto the Garmin Epix (Gen2) - 03:17

4. Loading the pre planned course into the Garmin Epix (Gen2) - 04:10

5. Climbing The Dodd and then Puncherton Hill in the Cheviot Hills, looking at the elevation data on the Garmin Epix (Gen2) - 05:11

6. Look through the main screens whilst navigating with the Garmin Epix (Gen2) - 07:10

7. We have to get the OS map out - We have failed! - 09:07

8. Garmin Fenix 7 or Epix (Gen 2), which is best? - 11:55

9. Biddleston Quarry and the famous red stone - 15:30

10. The main 'smartwatch' screens on the Garmin Epix (Gen2) - 16.32

11. Biddlestone Chapel - 19.00

12. The navigational experience you get on the Garmin Epix (Gen2) - 20:13

13. Saving your course on the Garmin Epix (Gen2) 21:05

14. Many thanks for joining me on the latest 'walk and talk with the Garmin Epix (Gen2) - 22:32


Walk and talk - Garmin Fenix 6 GPS Watch

In this video we go through the process of the walk planning process on the PC/ Mac and then how to load the course into your Garmin Fenix 6 GPS watch.

Then we look at the navigational experience you get when walking with a Garmin Fenix 6.

Products discussed in this walk and talk with the Garmin Fenix 6 -

1. Garmin Fenix 6 GPS Watches

2. The GPS Training free online route planning software

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin Fenix 6 GPS watch

1. Intro to walk and talk - 00:00

2. Planning the walk on the free OS route planning software - 00:35

3. Transferring the pre-planned course onto a Garmin GPS watch - 03:00

3. Loading the course onto a Garmin Fenix 6 GPS watch - 03:25

4. The navigational experience of the Garmin Fenix 6 - 05:10

5. What are Sheep Stells? - 08:15 

6. The benefits of navigation with a GPS device – deep in the forest - 11:00

7. The range of watches in the Garmin Fenix 6 range - 12:25

8. A look at the navigational pages on the Garmin Fenix 6 - 15:37

9. A look through the smart watch pages - 18.05

10. Saving your walk data at the end of the walk - 21:35

11. Many thanks for joining me on the latest walk and talk - 23:48

 

Walk and Talk - Motorola Defy - Satellite Link

In this walk and talk we take the Motorola Defy – Satellite Link for a walk around the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Product discussed in this walk and talk with the Motorola Defy - Satellite Link

1. Motorola Defy - Satellite Link


Overview of the walk and talk with the Motorola Defy - Satellite Link - on Holy Island

1. Intro to the walk and talk with the Motorola Defy – Satellite Link - 00:00

2. Crossing the causeway onto Lindisfarne - 00:45

3. Is the Motorola Defy – satellite link by Bullitt too good to be true? - 01:18

4. An in-depth physical look at the Motorola Defy – Satellite Link - 02:42

5. How does the Motorola Defy – Satellite Link differ from the Garmin inReach and Zoleo products? - 04:49

6. A look at the Bullitt App, which is on the phone to work in conjunction with the Motorola Defy – Satellite Link - 07:20

7. The battery life on the Motorola Defy – Satellite Link - 11:30

8. Emmanuel Head, Holy Island - 13:44

9. Many thanks for joining us on the latest walk and talk with the Motorola Defy – Satellite Link - 15:57

 

Walk and talk with the Motorola Defy - Satellite Link - first time out

In this walk and talk I am joined by two special guests, Amon and Antony from the Bullitt Group, who created the Motorola Defy satellite link.

We stretch our legs along the Pennine Way as it passes through Yorkshire and talk in depth about the Motorola Defy satellite link.

Product discussed in this walk and talk with the Motorola Defy - Satellite Link

1. Motorola Defy - Satellite Link


Overview of the walk and talk with the Motorola Defy - Satellite Link

1. An introduction to the walk and talk with the Motorola Defy Satellite Link and the key features, as described by Antony, from the Bullitt Group - 00:00

2. Amon joins us from the sales team from Bullitt - 07:16

3. How the Motorola Defy Satellite Link works and what buttons are on the device - 10:50

4. A look at the app that works alongside the Motorola Defy Satellite Link - 11:00

5. How to send and receive messages from the Motorola Defy Satellite Link -14:00

6. The durability of the Motorola Defy Satellite Link - 15:50

7. What happens when you press the SOS button on the Motorola Defy Satellite Link - 16:25

8. The key features of the Motorola Defy Satellite Link - 19:32

 

Walk and talk - Garmin inReach mini 2

In this walk and talk I put the Garmin inReach mini 2 through its paces out on a walk in Northumberland National Park, starting from Alnham and passing up Salters Road before visiting the Shepherds Cairn.

From here we took a slight diversion passing the striking Hushie Cairn to Hogdon Law (640m above sea level), before doing a TracBack back a little way before loading up again our original course and navigating back to Alnham.

We look at both the navigational experience you get from the Garmin inReach mini 2 and also how to send both pre-set messages and text messages from the Garmin inReach mini 2.

We look at how to use a Garmin inReach mini2 to navigate with and also how to send messages from a Garmin inReach mini2.

Products discussed in the walk with the Garmin inReach mini 2

1. Garmin inReach mini 2

2. Free OS route planning software

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin inReach mini 2

1. Introduction to the walk and talk - 00:00

2. Planning the route on the free OS route planning software - 01:00

3. Transferring a .gpx file onto a Garmin inReach mini 2 - 02:45

4. Starting our walk and talk - 03:11

5. What do we see when we are navigating a route/ track/ course with a Garmin inReach mini 2 - 03:24

6. A look at the Cheviot Hills, The Cheviot itself and Hedghope - 05:25

7. How to send messages from the Garmin inReach mini 2 - 07:23

8. Approaching the Shepherds Cairn, Cheviot Hills - 09:40

9. A slight change in plan, lets climb Hogdon Law, Cheviot Hills - 11:49

10. The Summit of Hogdon Law, Cheviot Hills - 13:04

11. Getting a Garmin inReach mini 2 to TracBack - 14:25

12. What is a Trackback and how can we use it on a Garmin inReach mini 2 - 16:14

13. Our final thoughts and summary on the Garmin inReach mini 2 - 18:05

14. Saving the track on the Garmin inReach mini 2, as the course stops on it’s own at the end of the walk - 21:27

15. Many thanks for joining us on the latest walk and talk with the Garmin inReach mini 2 - 22:05

Walk and talk with the Garmin inReach messenger

In this latest walk and talk I take the Garmin inReach messenger on a 32 mile walk in Northumberland taking in Rothbury - Thropton - Alnham - Ingram - Fawdon - Little Ryle - Lorbottle - Cartington - Rothbury.

This two-way satellite communicator from Garmin is a great piece of kit, but let’s see how it performs in the hills.

 Product discussed in the walk with the Garmin inReach messenger

1. Garmin inReach messenger

Overview of the walk and talk with the Garmin inReach messenger

1. Welcome to the walk and talk with the Garmin inReach messenger – 00:00

2. Overview of the route – 00:30

3. What is the Garmin inReach messenger? – 00:45

4. What makes the Garmin inReach messenger different? – 01:00

5. Carrying the Garmin inReach messenger – 03:00

6. The battery life on the Garmin inReach messenger – 05:10

7. The position format you get on the Garmin inReach messenger, can you get a UK Grid Reference – British National Grid? – 07:15

8. An in depth look at the Garmin inReach messenger – 08:27

9. An in depth look at the Garmin Messenger app – 11:55

10. What does the message look like that a person received from a Garmin inReach? – 14:10

11. Just passed through Ingram, it’s starting to go dark – 15:28

12. Sunset and the look Hedghope, The Cheviot and the Schil, Cheviot Hills – 16:00

13. Walking with the headtorch – 17:17

14. Summary of the walk and talk with the Garmin inReach messenger – 17:32

15. Stats from the walk – 18:46

 

Walk and talk - Zoleo, two-way satellite communicator 

In this walk and talk I head out in the South Downs with the Zoleo, a super easy to use two-way satellite communicator.

Product discussed in the walk and talk with the Zoleo

1. Zoleo

Overview of the walk and talk with the Zoleo

1. Introduction to the walk and talk with the Zoleo - 00:00

2. How to carry the Zoleo - 00:50

3. A look at the Zoleo device, what the buttons do - 01:20

4. Out on the South Downs Way - 02:05

5. A look at the Zoleo App on a mobile phone - 02:40

6. How you can tell in the Zoleo App if the message has been sent using the satellites - 04:27

7. A look at the Zoleo contracts - 04:51

8. The key benefits of the Zoleo two-way satellite communicator - 05:40

9. Many thanks for watching the latest walk and talk and the only slight downside of the Zoleo - 06:25


19 comments

  • Mike Unstead-Joss

    Hello Jon (& all at GPST) – many thanks for continuing to send the monthly GPS training blogs – they are always very interesting. The most recent, with the 65s (my machine) was, as always, fascinating, since it highlights one of the Garmin problems – it doesn’t like circular walks/diversions and your use of “two legs” on your most recent walk was very useful.
    I have one query – the Garmin PR picture of the 65s appears to give very good colour on the screen. My machine gives much greyer colours (nowhere near as good as on my iPhone)- can I improve the contrast/colour on the Garmin screen?
    Kind regards,
    Mike U-J (GPST1954)
    Other than that I am thrilled with the machine & the use of the tether I got from you – It really is a very useful piece of kit- I get lots of jibes about looking like a Happy Valley policeman but I don’t care! :-)

  • Sara

    Love these videos…best I’ve seen anywhere and brilliantly informative. Quick question I’ve not seen covered in the vids I watched though…as the gps units all run on batteries, if you have to change batteries mid route do you lose all recorded info and have to start it up again from that point? I hope that makes sense. Thank you 😊

  • Mark Inman

    Hi Jon
    Really enjoy all your walk and talks and especially with the second outing using Garmin GPS Map66i, showing how to amend a route when your planned path is blocked.
    On an aside, what make and size rucksack do you use? You certainly seem to pack plenty in!

  • Frank Burden

    Good stuff here …. Have you yet to add info of the 66sr?

  • Derek Phillips

    I have watched all of your walk and talks & think your latest with the 66s is the best yet, probably because I have the 66s with the same tether, same Eneloop batteries & even the same colour Protium Hoodie 😁
    Keep them coming Jon, really look forward to them, Cheers

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