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Using a Garmin Forerunner 310xt for Mapping and Navigating a Cycle Tour

The Garmin Forerunner 310xt is something of a gem for navigation. The sparsely detailed line drawings it creates provide you with the bare minimum of navigational information to get you from one point to another via a chosen route. I’m intentionally refraining from using the word ‘map’ when talking about the Garmin’s display as that’s too grand a word.

I know that introduction didn’t sound too favourable but bear with me, the Garmin 310xt is still an incredible GPS device. Admittedly the breadcrumb style line routes that it draws may only be adequate, but look at it another way and you’ll see that they’re just good enough! Couple this adequate display information with a 20 hour battery life and a waterproof chassis weighing only 72g and you have a really neat little sidekick for travelling. Continue reading Using a Garmin Forerunner 310xt for Mapping and Navigating a Cycle Tour

Google Maps Quest 8-bit NES Overlay (April Fools!)

8-bit Google Maps Quest
8-bit Google Maps Quest

I’m a regular user of Google Maps, I love browsing around looking for new places to hike and cycle and love all the photos people have added, I think it’s a great way to check out terrain and get a good overview of any tours I plan. So imagine my surprise when I just clicked onto the map a few moments ago, whilst scouting out a few routes for a bike ride with a friend tomorrow morning, to find that there is an 8-bit NES overlay called ‘Quest’ that tranforms the world into a retro world of castles and gravel roads. Continue reading Google Maps Quest 8-bit NES Overlay (April Fools!)