Hiking Gear & Outdoor Technology

How-To: Using Routes, Tracks, and Waypoints for Garmin Outdoors GPS

In this video I'll show you how to use waypoints, tracks, and routes on your Garmin handheld GPS and (watch) wearable units. I'll cover planning out and creating waypoints, routes, and tracks on your computer using Garmin Basecamp, and then using those things in the field on your GPS unit. In the end I'll give you some practical tips on when to use each entity on your outdoor adventure.

In this Guide:
  • Planning Your Hike Out with Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
  • The Difference Between Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
  • Using Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks on Your Hike

Garmin Basecamp: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/software/basecamp/

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This Guide Was Written by Cris Hazzard

Cris Hazzard 4 Mile Trail Yosemite
Hi, I'm Cris Hazzard, aka Hiking Guy, a professional outdoors guide, hiking expert, and author based in Southern California. I created this website to share all the great hikes I do with everyone else out there. This site is different because it gives detailed directions that even the beginning hiker can follow. I also share what hiking gear works and doesn't so you don't waste money. I don't do sponsored or promoted content; I share only the gear recommendations, hikes, and tips that I would with my family and friends. If you like the website and YouTube channel, please support these free guides (I couldn't do it without folks like you!).

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