Ok.. Just got a new Nuvi 750. Does anyone know if you can import routes from MapSource to the device? Oh.. and if so how?
I have the same setup, 750 and Mapsource and create routes all the time. You might have to upgrade your Mapsource if it's old. My Mapsource was several years old but the upgrade from Garmin was free.
If you are asking what key strokes, just connect 750 to PC with USB cable, click on transfer, then select send to device. There is also a Icon on the tool bar that does this with one click.
After transferring to the Nuvi, you'll have to import the route file in order to use it.
From the Nuvi startup screen, press , select the routes to import and press .
Now the routes are ready for use.
Yep as geocamp said.. import
Tools/Settings/My Data/Import Route from Flie
Located on page 28 of the user's manual you didn't receive with your unit.
Why in the heck you have to do that I don't know.
I agree that the import step on the Garmin is kind of silly. However, the one benefit is that you can actually store more than 10 routes on your unit. Then when you are ready to use a stored route you just do the import step to "activate" the route.
...my 765T just recalculates the route I so meticulously created, and ignores the roads that I selected.
This has been covered many times here, and while you can insert waypoints along the route, those then show up as flags and announced arrivals...clunky at best
I agree, I wondered why the two step process also. Then I assumed it was because of the 10 route limit. It was the only logical answer I could come up with for the two steps. So I will build multiple routes, then just import those I need at the time. Delete and re-import if I need other routes to follow.
You can store as many routes as you want on the unit. You can only have 10 active.
Any idea how to delete the "stored" routes from the unit?
If by "stored" routes you mean the ones that are imported, press Tools/Routes/select the route to delete/Edit/Delete.
If you want to delete the routes in My Data, press Tools/My Data/Delete Route(s)/check the route(s) to delete/Delete.
I wanted to keep the routes I have imported but delete the routes I loaded for potential import.
When I deleted the routes out of My Data it deleted all of the routes I had imported and left the loaded routes making them available to re-import.
I'm trying to clean-up some of the bad routes I have loaded making them unavailable for import.
Hope this made sense.
Does anyone know of a work around to defeat rerouting? My 755T is the first GPS I have used where I cannot control how re routing works. It is pain when it re routes when you pull into the lot of a way point and you are off of the road and it re routes. I set up my sales calls for the day and can have a fair number of via points. Oh well just letting off some steam
I just tried this on my 750 and when I deleted the route in My Data, the route was removed from Routes also.
What device are you trying this on?
Trying it on a 760.
So if you back to My Data/Import Routes are the routes still listed i.e. available as selections to import?
I'm trying to get them out of the available to import list.
I didn't look there originally. Just now tried what you suggested. I was able to successfully import a previously deleted route. Weird.
Thanks for trying. Perhaps I'll need to start it's own thread.
You'll have to delete the file using your PC. Attach your Garmin to your PC, open the Garmin folder then open the GPX folder. You should see a file named TEMP.GPX. Delete that file and the stored routes should be gone.
Just stop the route when you leave it and restart the route when you are ready to continue. It will ask you if you want to navigate back to the beginning of the route (start over [duh!]). Answer no, and it will allow you to rejoin the route and continue with the original route untouched and unrecalculated. If you are more than a fairly short distance away from the actual route, it might recalculate.
What has worked well for me when travelling cross-country along a stored route and we decide to take a little side trip on the fly such as deciding to have lunch at an interesting POI that showed up in the list when we got hungry (and that POI was a couple miles off the route):
1. Stop the route.
2. Save your current location
3. Navigate to the POI
4. Enjoy the POI
5. Navigate back to the saved location
6. Restart the route
Kind of a pain, but there is no recalculating and the original route is left intact this way. If you do get a recalculation (like after missing a turn or someting) just delete the route and import it again once you are back on the route. It never touches the original downloaded route. When it recalculates, it only alters the active and running route. That extra step of having to import your routes after downloading makes for a nice safety feature when this happens.
Thanks for the feedback but it appears that my 755T deletes the rout when I stop it. That is I press the stop sign soft key.
Again thanks for the feedback
Is it just me or is anyone else having problems importing routes with Mapsource 6.15.4 I have used older versions with no trouble but now when I do a route of 165 miles it transfers and when loaded says it's 20,000 miles and with take 22 days to travel. I have tried everything. My older routes work fine but what I make now is unusable. Any Ideas welcomed. Oh yes using nuvi 750
I have the same config, 750 and I just downloaded 6.15.4. I hadn't loaded any routes onto my 750 with the new Mapsource until I saw your post. I had just created a new route this morning so loaded it and imported it. Looks fine. Couple questions. When you look at the route on Mapsource does it show the 165 miles or 20K? On the 750, when you have the route loaded on 750, have you looked at the turn by turn to see where the route went wrong? I would think you should see a extra waypoint. Once you depress turn by turn at the top, you will also have the option to “Show Map”. Do you see any odd waypoints there?
It shows 165 miles and I think about 3 hr drive time. All my older ones still loaded fine. I will have to try to play with it again tonight when I get home from work. I have made the route several times with no luck of working or downloading properly. Thanks and I will post tonight what happens.
I have made a different route and it downloaded to my garmin and works fine but the one I trying to get to work I have made 3 times and it will not work. The last time I re-made it it locks the garmin up when importing into routes. I'm begining to pull my hair out. Would be glad to forward my route for anyone to look at and try.
Using Mapsource 6.15.4 with a 750. Routes created in Mapsource look fine. Imported into the nuvi, anything even slightly off the road ends up having routing strangeness in terms of the nuvi having the off-road routing starting at the end of the nearest curve to the off-road point as opposed to from the nearest point on the road. However, when recalculated, the nuvi gets its act together and gives the exact same routing as was created in Mapsource.
Does anybody know if there's any way to force the nuvi to do a recalculation on import?
I have made a different route and it downloaded to my garmin and works fine but the one I trying to get to work I have made 3 times and it will not work. The last time I re-made it it locks the garmin up when importing into routes. I'm beginning to pull my hair out. Would be glad to forward my route for anyone to look at and try.
You are not trying to use any seasonal roads are you? I know that that has caused problems for others before.
I had a route in a package from Mad Maps that had the same name as the one I was trying make and use. I changed the name on the one I was makeing and when I uploaded it I didn't have any problem. I think the two routes with the same name was causing a conflict in the Garmin. Thanks for all the help.
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