Garmin Ecoroute

 

Anyone else see the post on Garmins Blog? Sounds really cool!

http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2009/01/saving-gas-and.htm...

Only problem right now is that the link is dead and I can't see if my GPS is compatable.

I wonder whether the

I wonder whether the ECOROUTE will be updated through WEBUPDATER ... or some other "potentially GPS corrupting" way.

The link is still dead ... as is the link to the announcement (Jan 7) that Garmin Lifetime Maps starts Jan 21st.

Wonder if the "dead links" are a foreshadowing of how Garmin has its act together on these two major improvements.

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link works now

the link to the press release works and the link to the ecoroute works. However, the ecoroute page is basic with no details of compatible units or any other links. I'm sure they're working on it though.

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Great, one more useless feature to bog down the GPS processor!!

Why can't Garmin just concentrate on making the core functions work properly.

Now that the link is working

Now that the link is working ... to a page with no useful information ... here's what they claimed ECOROUTE will do:

"users will have a “less fuel” option as a routing preference."

This has to be smoke and mirrors, folks.

There is no way the GPS is going to know which vehicle I'm driving ... and there is a big difference in fuel-saving routes between my Silverado 2500HD ... and my Honda Accord.

Losing my momentum (ie at a stop sign) sucks a lot more fuel in my Silverado 2500HD to get it rolling than it does in my Honda.

How is ECOROUTE going to take that into account?

At best, this is an "advertising gimmick" that probably should have been rolled out when gas was more than $4.00 a gallon. Under $2 now, it's hammer down.

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Garmin 205, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, HEREwego for iPhone ... all still mapping strong.

Supported nüvis can be customized by entering the vehicle type

cbwatts wrote:

This has to be smoke and mirrors, folks.

There is no way the GPS is going to know which vehicle I'm driving ... and there is a big difference in fuel-saving routes between my Silverado 2500HD ... and my Honda Accord.

Losing my momentum (ie at a stop sign) sucks a lot more fuel in my Silverado 2500HD to get it rolling than it does in my Honda.

How is ECOROUTE going to take that into account?

At best, this is an "advertising gimmick" that probably should have been rolled out when gas was more than $4.00 a gallon. Under $2 now, it's hammer down.

It allows for input on the type of vehicle being driven. "Supported nüvis can be customized by entering the vehicle type and mileage. Entering the current price of gas also helps your nüvi calculate your savings."

Link: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2337932,00.asp

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That is really cool but how often people are using it...

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Link Up now..

grenvoy wrote:

Anyone else see the post on Garmins Blog? Sounds really cool!

http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2009/01/saving-gas-and.htm...

Only problem right now is that the link is dead and I can't see if my GPS is compatable.

The Link Works Now!!! smile smile smile

Thanks.

Garmins EcoRoute link still

Garmins EcoRoute link still doesn't tell what units are compatible.

Very interesting if it works but I remain>>

skeptical. In a general sense I guess it routes you over interstates with no lights but for inner city applications I cannot see how it would be all that beneficial.

JM2C, Ted

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This is so cool, an absolute

This is so cool, an absolute must in my opinion, i would never buy anything from garmin without this feature. i couldnt afford to go to work with gas prices the way they were, and sure to go up again, allready starting. I NEED this feature, if you dont like it burn gas. i dont care.

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TMK wrote:

skeptical. In a general sense I guess it routes you over interstates with no lights but for inner city applications I cannot see how it would be all that beneficial.

JM2C, Ted

I would think that just finding stuff intercity wouldn't require finding an economical route. The EcoRouting would be of more benefit for longer trips requiring a tank of gas or more.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

I jst tried this

I jst tried this feature.

For local routes, it recomended i ride a bike.

For longer trips it kept me on smaller highways as gas is more efficient at 55 than 65

Troll

scott81nyc wrote:

I jst tried this feature.

For local routes, it recomended i ride a bike.

For longer trips it kept me on smaller highways as gas is more efficient at 55 than 65

Are you a troll? Or just on drugs?

whats a troll, and im

whats a troll, and im offended by the drug comment my little sister overdosed on drugs, now ill take some more drugs to ease the pain

am i a troll on drugs

you people are so mean.

Ecoroute?

scott81nyc wrote:

This is so cool, an absolute must in my opinion, i would never buy anything from garmin without this feature. i couldnt afford to go to work with gas prices the way they were, and sure to go up again, allready starting. I NEED this feature, if you dont like it burn gas. i dont care.

OK, I will continue to burn gas. (Like I have a choice?)

I just dont understand why

I just dont understand why it seems people get offended by other people having the option to use this feature.

If yo think its silly great don't use it.

Just because i joke around and ya serious, dont mean ya make any more sense.

nuvi Models

I heard it works with 2xx and 7xx series. Not sure about others yet.

WTF prompted that remark? >>

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:
scott81nyc wrote:

I jst tried this feature.

For local routes, it recomended i ride a bike.

For longer trips it kept me on smaller highways as gas is more efficient at 55 than 65

Are you a troll? Or just on drugs?

I've been on the Internet for many MANY years and that was hardly trollish unless someone has published a new definition of troll.

Ted

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"You can't get there from here"

Available Date Feb 09

The page now shows that the download will be available February 2009

They now have the products listed as the 205 and 705 series

grush wrote:

I heard it works with 2xx and 7xx series. Not sure about others yet.

They now have the products listed as the 205 and 705 series:
http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/services/ecoRoute#f...

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It sure does

gerrydrake wrote:

Garmins EcoRoute link still doesn't tell what units are compatible.

There are two tabs on the site, overview and compatability. Click on the compatability tab and select the 205 or 705 series and the next page has a check by which model groups are compatable and then lists all the individual models in that group.

EcoRoute Video

Here is an 'ad'ed video of the Garmin EcoRoute from the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

arrow http://ces.cnet.com/1801-19505-50004965.html?tag=contentBody...

Gary Hayman
GARMIN TRICK, TIPS, WORK AROUNDS, ETC.

arrow http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

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EcoRoute

ghayman wrote:

Here is an 'ad'ed video of the Garmin EcoRoute from the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

arrow http://ces.cnet.com/1801-19505-50004965.html?tag=contentBody...

Thanks, Gary.

It looks pretty cool, except for the fact that he says in the clip that it's available now.

Ecoroute? Egads! Take a

Ecoroute?
Egads! Take a look at my avatar.. Ya think I'm 'eco'?
(That car is also my daily driver! grin )

Checked out the CES video..
It has you 'carbon footprint' too.. Oh Joy! The environutz and globull warmers will like that huh?
Uh oh..the prius hit 100! Time to send Algore some money to plant some trees! Hehehehe

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Re: EcoRoute...

grush wrote:
ghayman wrote:

Here is an 'ad'ed video of the Garmin EcoRoute from the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

arrow http://ces.cnet.com/1801-19505-50004965.html?tag=contentBody...

Thanks, Gary.

It looks pretty cool, except for the fact that he says in the clip that it's available now.

Hi grush,

According to the Garmin website...Software Update Available: February 2009

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/cache/offonce/us/services/e...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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The Price is Right

I plan to install it in February. Why not? I might need it some day. Well, maybe.

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Frank (Nuvi 2497LMT, 2455LMT, 765LMT,680,StreetPilot 2720)

whats old is new again

my GPS V used to have ecoroute nearly a decade ago..
they used to call it "gas mileage calculator"...
oh and it had configurable fields in the display while routing AND a full compass in the odo page.
maybe they can reinvent the wheel and bring back some of the "features" they lost after a decade of "progress".
http://gpsinformation.net/gps5/g5review.htm

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what fields?

What fields were/are available for input? What if the vehicle is customized from factory specs?

It's In The Video

anent wrote:

What fields were/are available for input? What if the vehicle is customized from factory specs?

Anent,

Just check out the video, that should answer your questions. Since the computations are based on data you provide (not by name/model of your car) any modifications wouldn't have a bearing on the output. Example, if you've done engine mods that cause the vehicle to get lower average mileage you'll be inputting that mileage. Someone with the same car but without mods would probably be inputting different mileage.

Cheers wink

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ECOROUTE

Garmin Says : ecoRoute lets nüvi users choose “less fuel” as the best way to save gas and money. Through ecoRoute’s Fuel Report, Mileage Report and fuel-saving tips, you can focus on your fuel conservation even when you’re not behind the wheel. And you can customize your nüvi to fit your vehicle by accessing the “vehicle profile” under ecoRoute in the tools menu. There, you can enter your car’s fuel economy and the current price of gas to help nüvi better calculate your savings. Visit www.garmin.com/ecoroute for more information and watch the blog for ecoRoute updates.

That isnt going to work if you have a Lead Foot

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

Agree

I Agree its a useless Feature

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EcoRoute compatibility...

grenvoy wrote:

Anyone else see the post on Garmins Blog? Sounds really cool!

http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2009/01/saving-gas-and.htm...

Only problem right now is that the link is dead and I can't see if my GPS is compatable.

Hi grenvoy,

According to Garmin, the following Nüvi Units units are compatible
with ecoRoute:

nüvi® 205-series
nüvi® 705-series

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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I'd give it a go

If this feature was available for my Nuvi 760, I would use it, or at least give it a try. Not something I would consider upgrading my unit for though.

Is it the same?

Ford just announced Eco-Route as an option on select 2011 models. I wonder if it is the same as Garmin's?

http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/2010/04/15/ford-to-unveil-...

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useless

sure seems like a useless feature to me - great if someone else likes it, but don't see any application with me. I'd much rather that Garmin spend their time on features that would more helpful.

How about better routing algorithms?

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Don't use it as a setting

Don't use it as a setting but the reports are good.Fuel and milege report.Good record for someone who keeps records for mileage.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Garmin Ecoroute

My 265WT either came with this feature (bought in October '09) or it was added during an update. Anyway, when I go to the route preference setting less fuel is there. I haven't done any testing to see how it changes routing so if anyone has it would be interesting to hear.