I programmed my Garmin 265WT to direct me to Fleet Avenue. I decided to just trust Samantha's voice directions and aided by the actual street signs. She told me to "Turn right on Magnus St. then turn left". I did what she said and I turned right on Magnus St. when I saw the street sign "Magnus" and then I looked to see how I could turn left IMMEDIATELY and guess what? I couldn't turn left IMMEDIATELY. I looked at the Garmin screen and it showed a left turn 400 m ahead of me!
I wish Samantha would have said "Turn right on Magnus St." and just left it at that. Why did she have to add "and then turn left"?
My unit gives a turn warning about 45 seconds before I have to turn. If two turns are needed within that 45 second time wondow, it will give both messages. I just look at the screen and see what is supposed to happen. After the first turn, Jill will then just give the second turn warning.
I also find it a bit annoying that they give the combined direction for turns less than so far apart. I wish there was a feature to give more advanced notice if this is coming up. Does anyone know if there is a way to increase the notice the Garmin gives of turn notification?
If you have used a device that does not give you this info, it can get you into trouble. I like knowing that in a short period of time which lane I need to be in, so that I don't miss a turn from being in the wrong lane.
Just my 2 cents....
... I couldn't turn left IMMEDIATELY. I looked at the Garmin screen and it showed a left turn 400 m ahead of me!
I have found my 755t does this for turns that will happen very soon right after the first turn. It takes a little getting used to, but it helps since it does warn you of an immediate turn right after the current turn.
One needs to keep in mind that the 2nd turn may be as quick as 10-20m or a few hundred meters depending on your speed and distance of the 2nd turn.
Thank you daniel. So, if I'm going by voice directions and actual street signs rather than look at my Garmin screen, I must always keep in mind that once Jill or Samantha tells me to turn right or left and then turn IMMEDIATELY right or left that they didn't REALLY mean IMMEDIATELY turn right or left but to make sure I will be in the correct lane in order to make the next turn a short distance away.
I might just try to avoid looking at the actual street signs and just rely on Jill or Samantha to tell me to turn right or left at the next intersection and then look at the Garmin screen for distance of the next turn.
I had the same problem last night when we were driving around looking for a couple of "Clark Griswold" type Christmas displays. If I would have followed the directions to the letter from "Jack", then I was going up someone's driveway twice. I have just learned to make the first turn and then visually watch for the second turn to follow. Live and Learn.
I think it is anticipating what will be the next move. Can be helpful.
So, if I'm going by voice directions and actual street signs rather than look at my Garmin screen, I must always keep in mind that once Jill or Samantha tells me to turn right or left and then turn IMMEDIATELY right or left that they didn't REALLY mean IMMEDIATELY turn right or left but to make sure I will be in the correct lane in order to make the next turn a short distance away.
You have the basic idea right, that of taking the second turn notice as being SOON but not necessarily immediate. There are a lot of variables at play in these situations, and you really need to look at the screen when it gives you a dual turn notice, to get a better idea of what it wants you to do. Sometimes it just can't talk fast enough or update the screen fast enough after your turn if the next turn is really immediately after the current turn.
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