Looking for Garmin 530 - Trailforks review

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Looking for Garmin 530 - Trailforks review

Postby Pimpin » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:25 am

Heya all, I know there are several garmin 530 users out there. Anyone have some feedback in the trail forks feature? Can you follow a trail with the directional arrow like on the app? For example. Thanks.
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Re: Looking for Garmin 530 - Trailforks review

Postby Ropeshow » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:23 pm

I have the 530 but haven’t played with Trail Forks much yet. It’s not intuitive on how to build a route and you need to create a route to get directions.

Without doing anything at all it displays trails much like seeing roads on Google Maps. So when on a trail I can flip to that screen and see the trail map but it doesn’t know my chosen route so it doesn’t guide automatically.

I can play around with it if you want. Let let me know what you would want to see.
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Re: Looking for Garmin 530 - Trailforks review

Postby STEPHANIEBRICK » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:05 pm

Trail forks comes up automatically on the Garmin- it was pretty cool in Arkansas as we had never rode there.


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Re: Looking for Garmin 530 - Trailforks review

Postby Pimpin » Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:16 pm

@Rope: I was hoping it would work like the app does. The app shows the trail and directional arrows.

@Brick: is it a feature you have to enable? Did it give you a directional arrow?

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Looking for Garmin 530 - Trailforks review

Postby STEPHANIEBRICK » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:43 pm

Stavros pulled the trail up on his phone via trail fork and it was uploaded to his Garmin. He didn’t have to prompt it. We have the Garmin 1000, I’d ask Garmin if it’s the same for all their computers


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Re: Looking for Garmin 530 - Trailforks review

Postby STEPHANIEBRICK » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:46 pm

Oh, Stavros said it’s automatic for 1000 or better Garmin. Sorry for the misleading info :/


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Re: Looking for Garmin 530 - Trailforks review

Postby Pimpin » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:13 am

STEPHANIEBRICK wrote:Oh, Stavros said it’s automatic for 1000 or better Garmin. Sorry for the misleading info :/


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Thanks that’s good to know.
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