This new Start 42 - has a record facility - why?


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Have noticed while searching through menus that an orange "record" button is activated when pushed, so is this acting like my dash cam ?

Maybe some kind person will forgive my ignorance and point me to a page giving full details on what this does and how best to use it. Thank You.

BTW being now semi-retired I do not have a mobile phone contract and therefore do not have bluetooth connectivity.
 
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canderson

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If we're talking the same thing, your 'Start Recording' button will record your track as a *.gpx file (in something called <trk> format) until you push it again. You can then follow that same track later, or save it off to the cloud using MyDrive on your PC. It becomes another entry in MyRoutes.

Once you've used it (accidentally or otherwise), if you go into MyRoutes on your device, you'll see it stored with a timestamp looking filename. Don't allow it to go on forever, or you might run yourself out of memory!

MANY devices and apps dealing with GPS/location/mapping can handle the *.gpx file created by your 41. You can even convert it to a *.kml file to view it in Google Earth. It's a well known file format. The file is made up of your current coordinates at 1 second intervals.
 

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