For different kinds of Garmin devices, there are several ways to enter coordinates. But for all of them, you have to look for the location searching option naming “Find” or “Location” or “Where To”, select the option, and ta-da! You have successfully entered the coordinates on your Garmin device!
How to Enter Coordinates in Garmin GPS
Garmin brand offers innovative GPS technology across diverse devices and markets including automotive, GPS for sports and cycling, fitness, marine, aviation, smartwatches, handheld satellite communicator, RV navigation, pet collars, and many more.
All of these devices do not use the same coordinate entry process. This is why we have described the ways to enter coordinates for various Garmin devices in this section. Let’s find out which one is ideal for your Garmin!
eTrex devices are simple, compact, handheld, consumer-grade receivers that can track both GPS and GLONASS satellites simultaneously. The way to enter coordinates in Garmin eTrex GPS is briefly described here. This link below can help you out to enter coordinates too.
First, press the menu button on your active eTrex device and access the main menu.
Then, press the “Select” button to scroll to the option named “Mark Waypoint” and select it.
After that, select the “Location” field and move to select the coordinates you want to enter.
When you finished entering this field, press “Done” to save any changes.
Garmin Nuvi, Dezl, LIVE, RV/Camper or Zumo
For different types of vehicles, Garmin designed Nuvi, Dezl, LIVE, RV, and Zumo GPS navigators. The steps to access GPS coordinates in these navigators are described below. You can also watch the steps from the video of the given link. https://youtu.be/VLT-HYS1gsE
At first switch on your Garmin navigator and touch the option “Where To”. It will show you the destination options.
Then you have to press the down arrow key and touch “Categorises” and then select the “Coordinates” option. In some cases, the “Coordinates” option will be found right after the first step, there will be no category.
After that, you have to enter coordinates in the “Latitude” and “Longitude” boxes. If you want to select a different Garmin coordinates format, touch the button for formatting that resembles three horizontal bars.
To preview the coordinates on a map, touch “View on Map”. Touch “Next” when you are finished with the coordinates. Then select the option “Go” and you will receive directions to the coordinates.
Garmin homeport is free software that is supported by both Windows and Mac computers whether it is mini GPS or hand watch GPS. It works with your Garmin chart plotter nap, routes, waypoints, can track your data and display animated playback of them, and so on. The way to enter GPS coordinates in this software is stated below.
You can also watch the steps from a video. This link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsiOLsaQFvY
You have to insert an SD card into your computer and open the HomePort application first. Then you have to select the “Find” option there.
After that, click on the option named “Locate Coordinates” and enter the coordinates you want to use. To save the waypoints, click “Create Waypoint”.
To get the coordinates in your SD card, right-click the waypoint and select “Send To” or “Import”, and then select your SD card option and choose any folder for the coordinates.
After removing the SD card from your PC, insert it into your active marine GPS. Then select the “Manage Card” option and two other options will pop up. Choose “Replace from Card” to overwrite your existing data on the Garmin device. Otherwise, select “Merge from Card” to add new coordinates to the existing data.
Garmin GPS Coordinates Format
We have seen many questions such as what format does Garmin GPS use? How to enter coordinates in Garmin fishfinder, and many more. In all the Garmin GPS devices for outdoor, the factory default Garmin coordinates format is set to be lat/ling DM.
It means that the coordinates are in latitude and longitude in degrees and decimal minutes. You can change or convert this format of Garmin GPS coordinates into a different format by selecting the format option in your Garmin.
Is Garmin GPS Accurate?
Normally, Garmin GPS receivers are 95% accurate within the 15 meters or 49 feet range. The lost accuracy is occurred due to the hindrance of signals by trees, buildings, or other objects. In a normal condition, your Garmin will be accurate within 5-10 meters. For the Garmin watch, the accuracy will be in 10 feet range.
Can A Garmin GPS Be Tracked?
No, a Garmin GPS cannot be tracked by you or Garmin company. But you don’t need to worry about founding your stolen device. Because, if someone tries to update maps on that device, Garmin will find it out and inform you about it.
Q: Which Garmin Has the Longest Battery Life?
Ans: Although all the Garmin devices such as Garmin 64s, Garmin Etrex, are famous for their long battery life, Garmin Fenix 6 Soler is on another level. Its battery lasts more than 120 days depending on how it is used. Determined by how sunny it is, this model lasts up to 56 days in expedition mode and up to 150 hours in GPS mode.
Q: Does Garmin GPS require internet?
Ans: No, Garmin GPS does not require the internet to function. It even provides offline maps with superior quality and finer details. But if you want traffic updates, Garmin will need to access the internet for it. Also, you need to connect to cyberspace to update the Garmin software.
Q: Is Google Maps better than Garmin?
Ans: Google Maps can be very good for cities and roads but it is not a feasible alternative to Garmin. Google doesn’t work well off-road as they can’t advertise with it, but Garmin offers better off-road offline details and some other greater features.
Q: How does my Garmin know I’m asleep?
Ans: Your Garmin watch measures heart rate and the time between each heartbeat by leveraging the optical heart rate sensor. These data are combined with the accelerometer and then allow your watch to determine when you fall asleep, wake up, or what level of sleep you are in.
For user convenience, Garmin has made all their devices as simple as possible. So it’s not that complicated to enter coordinates in the device GPS. Follow the steps carefully and everything will seem as easy as ABC. Have a safe trip!