on the messenger, when pressing the main menu and then scroll right, one can view the current position.
This is however displayed in degrees and minutes.
Is there any way to change the display to international standard, namely degrees (decimal)
But it is a pity, that you still can’t change the coordinate system on the messenger. Almost all my hiking paper maps are in utm.
Degrees in minutes and seconds or Decimal degrees is not practical for land navigation. Especially not on foot. UTM/MGRS coordinates is the most common format used for reference on paper maps, with military…
I assume everyone out in the "wild" has a paper map or tablet-based resource.
Just practice looking up coordinates on your chosen map — and set your device to match format.
next advise I got from support:
use the app on the phone, there you have to create a message first with location included and then view this message and you will then get location coordinates...
according to support, messenger is not some kind of outdoor equipment for position indication and is supposed to be used with phone only
the remaining question is why to use an app or the messenger device at all, position can be displayed on every phone also without any garmin app...
I am not really very keen of the explore app.
But the messenger app has only abt 5-10% of the functionality of the explore app.
Just an example: even I make the workaround and create a message with location coordinates in it, then go and view it, from there I can see the position on a map. But beware! it opens the google map on the phone and tries to display the position there.
But who has google maps when underway with messenger? Or other way, when I have google maps on my phone, what do I need a device like messenger and its app for?
OK, just back to the original subject, degrees. I filed it with support and features request etc. Explained why the format degrees and decimal minutes is not useful and not allowed to be used in serious international communication.
Today had again time to use messenger and *magic*
Messenger now displays decimal degrees! and not any kind of nonsense. No, it can not bechanged or adjusted, but at least it is in the correct format for international communication now.
Where is this "international" format used and why would other formats not be allowed? To my knowledge in aviation and nautics worldwide Deg° Min,xx' is used and therefore it would also be useful to have this format for many people.
I agree that there should be only one format for international communication but I cannot find that standard and it seems reality is much different to the ideal way.