or_watching, you are a grate man! your experiment is a first in the world with a map of Garmin fenix. And thank you for your experience.
My Fenix has a hard time to zoom in and out to. It seems normal with map. But to chose different level of details you must change map in Base Camp. Not level but map. Decreasing detail of map impossible on the watch. I use the maps from the server openstreetmap.org. In our country not too many detail it seems.Great finding. It works very well. I have a question though: my maps from Garmin are pretty heavy in details, and the Fenix has a hard time to zoom in and out. Mapsource has the possibility to show a different level of details. Is there a way to save the maps or generate the .img with more or less level of detail?
Thanks in advance
Yes, it is possible to have different level of information when zooming out / in with a custom map on the watch. That is true now. But to choose the level, when a detailed map begins to appear, as in hiking device (like on Montana, Oregon, Dakota, eTrex) - imposible.I don't understand, is it possible to have different level of information when zooming out / in with a custom map on the watch ? For example, I would like to have a general map when zooming out and have a detailled map when zooming in.
How to select the area on the map and its level of detail we want to put into the watch ?
Unfortunately, we can not to select level of detail, which should appear into the watch.How to select the area on the map and its level of detail we want to put into the watch ?
For this reason, useful maps OSM. They are fresh, the most accurate and part divided into 5 MB, which is convenient for loading into FenixThe problem with recent maps, Garmin, local topo, OSM, velomaps... is that they contain a lot of additional information on top of the mapping information that makes then very big, too big to fit into the small memory of the Fenix, that's why old maps from a time when devices had little built in memory are nice for the Fenix. The problem with these old maps is that the mapping information is obsolete.
For the Fenix, the best would be to have some stripped down maps with only the basic mapping information.
You do not need to use the export to their main website. Maps directly from there can not be picked up for Fenix.Hi As4tik,
I was on openstreetmap. I saw that we can export map in xml. What is the format to choose ? When i Will have the export file, what i have to do ? (Where to put the file). Can the Fenix use other maps than img maps ?
There are no Settings. Since the maps is not officially supported.I haven't really noticed any battery drain with a 3meg file, but I have noticed my Fenix seems to operate a bit slower. As for turning off Maps I haven't seen a setting anywhere.