Following a course on your Garmin 500?
I am having an issue following an uploaded course on my GPS - the manual shows a screen I should be able to access with distance to next turn, which direction to turn, etc. I can't seem to find this..anyone know how to follow an uploaded course?
I have never seen that screen
If the edge 500 works like my 200 does its not really capable of following a course. The course functionality is only good for virtual partner ie showing you where you stand in relation to recorded time. It does not allow you to zoom in on the course close enough that you would be able to use it for navigation.
I don't think it has any way of knowing when a turn is coming since it has no map to reference. The course is just a squiggly line and you can see if you get off the line. A curve in the trail and a turn look exactly the same. The 200 and 500 were desinged to make using them for any type of navigation difficult so they do not compete with the more powerful mapping units.