Bits of it are great. Not enough for me to keep it active all of the time though.
There doesn't seem to be any compatibility with Garmin's previous notion of Waypoints, that I can see.ianchapp wrote: ↑10 Mar 2022 12:51 The icons are certainly far more presentable. It looks to me like Garmin are trying to persuade you to use their cloud. The fact that it doesn't retain existing icons in the GPX is annoying. But what makes it worse is that I can't seem to bulk-edit waypoints' icons, which TBH makes it a non-starter for 1000+ of them. Or am I missing something? Maybe it's possible to set a default prior to import?
Bulk edit is available for most entries on the Explore website. (I'm using a browser on the PC - I haven't tried the app on a smartphone).
Get your waypoints in a column on the left hand side. Click the top one. Hold down the shift key and click the bottom one.
Click the edit icon for any one of the items that you have multi-selected. The change is made to all of the selected items.
You can delete in the same way, and shift multiple items into a collection in a similar manner.
I'd never thought about this before. So I just had a look. The Waypoints that I had created before enabling Explore had an address, post code and telephone number. These were all displayed on the Favourite screen when I selected the same item after enabling Explore. But although the address and phone number were visible on the Favourite Info screen, there was no way of being able to edit them, or to enter similar information on the Explore web site.
So I disabled Explore on the XT. Again there is no way to edit the address from the Zumo, even though it is still visible in the information. But if a phone / headset is connected then the information(i) button for the Waypoint will reveal the telephone number which can be edited using the 3 bar menu, and the Call facility becomes available. It isn't there unless you have the phone and a headset connected. Neither is it there if a phone number wasn't stored with the original Waypoint. It seems to be impossible to add one either through the XT or through Explore.
With / without Explore enabled, it is possible to find a location in Categories or in the FourSquare database. Add that as a Favourite and then the information is displayed, and the phone number can be edited and called from the Favourite Information Screen.
So it appears that if the waypoint had that info in the first place, Explore may not allow you to see it or edit it, but the original info is still available on the XT screen from within Favourites.
They are not accessible from the XT when it doesn't have Explore connected. But providing that they have not been deleted from the 'Explore website', then when you reconnect, they will reappear on the XT.