My Magellan Roadmate 1412 can simulate a route as if you are driving the route......I was just wondering if there is any point to this other than to experience the gps before you use it on the road the first time
It is the only way I know, on the Garmin, to see the turn by turn directions before actually driving.
It seems odd that it would act as if your actually driving the route....and not go alot faster
Mine can be set to follow the route up to twice the driving speed....so it would take it a half an hour to simulate an hour long journey
Plus I can set a route and pan down through the route a lot faster.....or pull up the list of manuvers...I still don't see much of a point for the simulation
One very good reason is it allows you to test POIs,alerts,etc.
The only thing I've used it for is testing custom POI's and the proximity alerts I've set up for those POI's.
you can get a picture of each turn of a route by pressing the "Turn In" area at the lower right hand corner of the map display. We find this very handy because it gives a running total of the mileage and estimated time of trip. No need to run the entire route (at normal run time speed) in simulator mode if all you want to do is familiarize yourself with each turn.
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