Navigating Routes and Tracks

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    I have a Garmin ETrex10 satnav.

    I have recently recorded a number of walks using waymarks. When I transfer them to the computer I see that there are routes and tracks for each walk.

    Could someone please explain what is the difference.

    Could you also suggest whether it is better to use a track or a route to navigate the walk at a later date

    Finally could you please explain how I "zoom in" so that I can more easily follow the route or track on the satnav
     
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    A Waypoint is a single position marker that can be generated by a GPS or manually entered into a GPS

    A Track is a series of Waypoints (often automatically generated by a GPS), in a Track the space between the Waypoints is joined by a straight line, a Track is not dependant on the GPS having a map installed

    A Route is also a series of Waypoints, the difference is that the space between the Waypoints always follows an existing road, path or other map feature, because of this, a Route is dependant on a map being present and if there is no logical map feature to link two waypoints the results are VERY unpredictable

    If there is no road / path map feature where you did your walk you must use Track rather than Route

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    Thanks for your prompt reply

    I will use follow the track.
     
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