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#1 Baytown Bert

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

Why oh why will my Nuvi route me the long way around, when I could simply turn around. Some times it will send me 5 miles and I end up 800 feet from where I was?

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#2 Mr Muddy Buddy

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

It makes sure that you pass by all the corporate sponsors that paid to have there business in the Nuvi "points of Interest".
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

The GPS in the wife's car is worse... much worse. If you get out in the "country", it can only route you on main roads. It thinks there are only 4 streets in Fredericksburg, for example. And forget about navigating on county roads and ranch roads!
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#4 Team Troglodyte

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

See if there's a setting that tells the GPS "no U-turns" or something to that effect. One GPS that I've used (forget which one it was) had such a setting, and it would cause behavior such as you describe.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:40 AM

I had the same thought as Team Troglodyte.

One of the features listed on the Garmin web site for the 2455 series is called Route Avoidances..

"Avoid toll roads, motorways and more with the in-built Route Avoidances.

I'd check the settings for that.
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#6 Baytown Bert

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

Okay, first chance I get, I'm going to look into it and I'll post what I find.

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#7 Baytown Bert

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:24 AM

Here's an update. I went in and changed a bunch of settings. :)

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:12 AM

Ok, but did that fix anything? :laugh:
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

Still a few issues, but I have to be smarter than the machine.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

Still a few issues, but I have to be smarter than the machine.

I know I'm smarter than the toaster, the washer and the dryer, and the dishwasher is pretty dumb,
but beyond that the machines have a pretty good chance.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

I feel your pain!

These days it seems even the appliances are getting complicated! Does everything really need a PLC and 15 sensors? Rebooting the dryer? Really? Did Microsoft start making appliances? :)

I remember a car rental once that took me 15 mins to find the wiper control! Needed to access it via touchscreen! I had to call tech support in India to leave the lot;) I kinda like hand cranked windows.

Bert, do you like the nav apps in your smart phone at all vs nuvi?


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

We got a new washer recently that has more LEDs, digital displays, and beeps and boops than HAL 9000. It's a front loader, and before you can put clothes in it you have to ask it to "open the pod bay doors"...
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

Bert, do you like the nav apps in your smart phone at all vs nuvi?



Bert got a smartphone?!?!
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#14 Baytown Bert

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

The Smartphone arena is still very much a mystery to me, Kenny, but I am like bob. Baby steps.

I feel your pain!
Bert, do you like the nav apps in your smart phone at all vs nuvi?


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#15 Baytown Bert

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

Yes, a Galaxy Nexus. I am officially a geek! E-gads!



Bert, do you like the nav apps in your smart phone at all vs nuvi?



Bert got a smartphone?!?!


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:41 PM

Google maps has a navigator built in. Also look at an app called telnav. Those are the two I use.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:09 AM

I use my phone for so many other things while out caching that it's a pain to try to use it as my navigational GPS too. If I get out in the boonies (where the good caches are), and lose internet connectivity, the maps don't update and it hangs up. I really prefer my Nuvi.

But that's just me!
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

I recently picked one of these up for when I'm in the field looking for a cache and I feel the call of nature. It's called the ipotty...
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