Garmin receivers have differing capabilities in the number of waypoints that they can save.The earliest units could save 250 waypoints while later models can store up to 500. In addition some units have additional waypoints that are stored in an internal database.A unique default name is assigned automatically but you can modify this name at your leisure without effecting the position data.
------------- /- __._FT - used with averaging to indicate FOM ------------- AVERAGE? Averaging will continue until you finally select save and enter.
While averaging is going on the unit will display a FOM, figure of merit, number to indicate the probable accuracy of the average to this point.
This chapter covers the use of waypoints on Garmin receivers. Capturing your position as a Waypoint Planning Ahead Waypoint Entry Updating Waypoint Data Viewing Waypoint Data Deleting Waypoints Distance to Waypoints Proximity Alarms Tips and Tricks Waypoints are used to store and remember locations that are of interest to the user.
They are often used to store intermediate turns and intersections that help define a route to a particular destination.
For example naming a waypoint to 001 explicitly will cause the next automatic number to be 002 unless this is in use.