Garmin eTrex 10: How to Add Coordinates to Compass Display

posted Aug 20, 2015, 5:41 AM by Tom Pedersen   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 5:53 AM ]
Here's a quick Garmin eTrex 10 techno adjustment that seems to reduce aimless wandering when elementary students tackle GPS activities like Hide-N-Seek.  In a nutshell:   Add current location (GPS coordinates) to the eTrex 10 compass display to provide realtime tracking of longitude/latitude changes.   

The following setup procedures adjusts eTrex 10 Compass Display Screen.

Setup - Approx 40 Seconds/Unit to set this up

  1. Select "Profile Change" then select "Recreational"

  2. Select "Compass" then press Menu button (on left)

  3. Highlight/Select "Change Dashboard" then select "Large Data Field"

  4. From Compass display (again) press Menu button

  5. Highlight/Select "Change Data Fields" then select top field on screen

  6. Scroll thru Fields (alphabetically) to find/select "Location (lat/lon)"

  7. Hit Back button to return to compass display

Usage - Students navigate using compass display.

  1. Select “Where To?” then select “coordinates”

  2. Enter coordinates of desired destination using Thumbstick - remember to hit DONE

  3. Hit Back button (Upper right) until main screen appears

  4. Select “Compass” - you should see pointer on Compass and current Location

  5. Wander until Location on Compass = Target Destination!

Some handy Garmin eTrex 10 links

That's it - hope it helps