Zumo XT and Basecamp - Everything That You Need to Know

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Zumo XT and Basecamp - Everything That You Need to Know

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A series of detailed, illustrated notes that I have put together from my use of the XT.
Links to the various sections are given below, and you can navigate between the pages within a section.
Clicking on 'Contents' brings you back to this page.

Please note you must be logged in to see these pages

Contents - Section by Section

0 - Contents Page - A full hyperlinked contents page.

1 - Introduction - The Essentials - Routes, Trips, Routing Points, Ways to navigate

2 - Using Basecamp - Interface, Trip Design, Via & Shaping, Avoiding Issues.

3 - Transfer & Import Trips - Using the USB connection, Transfer, Ghost Points, XT File Structure, SD Card, Removing Data

4 - Navigate a Trip - Select Next Destination, Closest Entry, Follow a Route, Skip, Ignore directions

5 - BC Profiles and the XT - How a Trip affects XT behaviour, Vehicle Modes, Calculation Modes, Zumo Cradles

6 - Navigation Methods - 6 ways to Navigate explained, Trips, Routes & Tracks

7 - Garmin Explore - Set-Up, Disconnect, Collections, Routes & Tracks, Basecamp and Explore, Icons

8 - Off-Road Routes - Routes & Tracks without navigable maps.

9 - Loose Change - Categories, MyRouteApp, Email routes to XT, BC Databases, Put routes in date order, Show Favourites.

10 - Hidden Menus - System Diagnostics, System Boot

11 - Zumo XT Menu Map - 5 Diagrams showing the full menu structure


You may notice that some page numbers are skipped occasionally. That's OK. They are blank, left in place for future topics.

If you wish to see a double flip page version of this document, I have published one here.
Best viewed in full width on a large wide monitor (mine is a 24" 1920 x 1080 and displays well).


The information on these pages has been acquired from personal experience of using and testing the behaviour of Basecamp and my Zumo XT. I have no links with Garmin, and these pages should not be regarded as instructions. They are presented for interest only. The contents of these pages must not be shared, copied, transmitted, redistributed or re-published in any form without my permission. (C) JHeath 2021. Polite requests from established members for a personalised pdf copy of these notes are usually met with a positive response. Send me a PM with your name, ZumoUserForums name and an email address.
ST1300A9 - Currently: Zumo 590/5 and Zumo XT - Previous: Zumo 550 and Zumo 660.
BTM03 module to provide Bluetooth link to Autocom. XT paired up to Android Smartphone
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Massive thanks to @jfheath for putting all this together.

This is best viewed via a computer

If there is any errors then please let us know so they can be corrected
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ChangeLog

7 Dec 2021 - P89 - The Map & Vehicle Menu - Replaced Image with the Correct one.
18 Jan 2022 - P63 - Removed typos and improved descriptions - easier to understand if previous pages have not been read.
ST1300A9 - Currently: Zumo 590/5 and Zumo XT - Previous: Zumo 550 and Zumo 660.
BTM03 module to provide Bluetooth link to Autocom. XT paired up to Android Smartphone
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Re: Zumo XT and Basecamp - Everything That You Need to Know

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As always, thank you for taking the time and the care with which you help us to reveal the arcana of our device. I wonder if it is possible to leave this topic at the top of the list, like the one for updating the maps, so that it can always be consulted easily. Thanks again
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Sorry, my keen sense of observation makes me realize only now that the topic is already at the top of the list😁😁. However, the heartfelt thanks for Jfheath's work remain.
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Thanks @jfheath
Great info and a very nice way of presenting.
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Excellent, thank you John.

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