Garmin Basestation

30 August 2012 @ 9:06 AM  / Trail Tech /

The latest version of Garmin BaseCamp introduces a handy new feature for your tracking handhelds: Basestation. With Basestation, every update received from other devices by your tracking handheld is sent to BaseCamp, allowing you to track yourself, your dogs, and your contacts on your computer. This can free your hands and allow you to see more of the map on a bigger screen. You might find Basestation ideal for a variety of situations, including tracking dogs at hunting competitions or coordinating search and rescue or fire fighting operations.


Supported Handhelds

To ensure Basestation compatibility on these devices, make sure you have the latest software from WebUpdater. BaseCamp must be at version 4.0 or later.


Activating Basestation


Using BaseStation

Detailed data can be viewed by selecting “Basestation” under your device, then double clicking on a dog or a contact.


Basestation gives you the same information your handheld does, right on your computer. Alpha and Astro users can see alerts and statistics for each dog.  Rino users can see incoming text messages from their contacts.


Alerts can be viewed in the status bar.


When you are finished and you disconnect your device from your computer, BaseCamp will ask if you would like to save the tracks collected while in Basestation.