Anyway to set default Course track color on map

Has anyone found a way to change the default track color of courses displayed on a map during navigation. My 1030 defaults to blue and IMHO does not provide the best contrast for identifying the course against the map.

I just upgraded from a 520 that has been in use for 2plus years and first the screen while smaller was brighter and offered better contrast. The 520 defaulted to purple which was a very unique and contrast color against the map.

Any ideas other that editing each course setting individually.

Thanks
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  • I agree. Further the device should also show which direction the track is. As it is now it's impossible to know which way to go.
  • They should use thicker lines and colors that are bright...


    The screen on the 1030 washes colors out. To see that, capture a screen shot and display the screen shot on another computer.

    The lines (all of them, basically) are too thin on the 1030.


    ... and different from colors used in the maps for roads. The cyan color in a slightly thicker version now used for the already ridden track would be OK for me but I can't choose that one.


    ???

    Garmin doesn't use magenta or cyan on its maps.

  • Garmin tends to be fairly conservative about making changes to the software on the Edges. That might be one reason they don't allow people to change the color.

    Another reason not allow people to change the color is consistency and standardization. As it is, anybody can use any Garmin and know that the magenta line is the active route for navigation and that cyan is the recorded track. That's not a bad reason even if not everybody will agree with it (even if not everybody will agree).

    Anyway...

    The color for the active route for navigation is magenta (not purple). Typically, the Edges have two active routes: one is the track and the other is the calculated route. The track route has black borders (which makes it look purple).

    https://forums.garmin.com/forum/into...s-please-help=

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  • The screen on the 1030, well the colors Garmin chose, are horrible.  It's almost impossible to see your route in an urban/suburban area.  The course is almost indistinguishable from the roads on the map.  If there's a nearby highway, it appears on the map in a color and thickness that makes it indistinguishable from the route forward.  

  • Track = magenta, calculated route = pink, history line = cyan (light blue). The history line color now can be changed in the settings. The track and route colours cannot be changed.

  • The all-magenta line is the calculated route. The track line is magenta with black borders. It's thinner than the calculated route. The history line is cyan (and it's even thinner than the other two). All this is by design and deliberate (but it won't ever be perfect).Garmin recently added the ability to change the color of the history line.

    The lightest color used in the calculated route line is on the magenta radius of the color wheel. "Pink" is ambiguous (it's often understood as a lighter hue of red, which is on a different radius).

  • If you say so. Yet they are not the same color, one is quite a bit darker than the other so calling them both magenta is very comfusing. The practice on this forum has always been to call them magenta, pink and cyan. To my eyes pink suits that computed line very well. But hey.

  • Yet they are not the same color, one is quite a bit darker than the other so calling them both magenta is very comfusing.

    One has black borders. The images in my earlier post are actual screen shots (from an 800).

    The practice on this forum has always been to call them magenta, pink and cyan. To my eyes pink suits that computed line very well.

    I haven't seen that as a "standard practice". That doesn't mean it's correct either. I get that people see these as "purple" and "pink" but looking at the actual bitmap data shows it's magenta all the way down.