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Not knowing what to expect from my gps unit, I happenchanced across this forum. This is my 1st post of many to come. Thanks for having me.

Welcome Aboard :)

nt

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"You can't get there from here"

Sorta new C340 owner

Got my Garmin as a gift to myself for Christmas. I'm hoping to learn how to create POI lists (sports bars, tea rooms).
Lot's of knowledgeable, helpful people on this site, I'm glad I found it too!

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

Cheryl, Welcome to the

Cheryl,
Welcome to the forum..
NickJr

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Welcome

bobby4795 wrote:

Not knowing what to expect from my gps unit, I happenchanced across this forum. This is my 1st post of many to come. Thanks for having me.

Many knowledgeable people here eager to answer your questions.

CherylMASS wrote:

Got my Garmin as a gift to myself for Christmas. I'm hoping to learn how to create POI lists (sports bars, tea rooms).
Lot's of knowledgeable, helpful people on this site, I'm glad I found it too!

whewww, I went dyslexic for a minute there, didn't read "sports bars" the first time. LoL

There are tons of Poi-fessionals here to help out.

Most of all Have Fun!

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

Too Funny

lsmonop wrote:

whewww, I went dyslexic for a minute there, didn't read "sports bars" the first time. LoL

There are tons of Poi-fessionals here to help out.

Most of all Have Fun!

Ha! That is too funny, cause I thought that same thing. Heck I guess you can make a POI for anything you want!

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Garmin c340

Welcome. I have my c340 about 2 months and then found this forum. A match made in heaven. Enjoy the gps and don't hesitate to ask a question.

Alan

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Alan-Garmin c340

bobby4795 wrote: Not

bobby4795 wrote:

Not knowing what to expect from my gps unit, I happenchanced across this forum. This is my 1st post of many to come. Thanks for having me.

Welcome aboard. Please ask any questions you have and we will be happy to try giving you a helpful answer. As the previous users have commented, there are a lot of people here willing to help with almost any problem.

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Garmin Emap, Garmin C340, Garmin Nuvi650

Can I save my own routes?

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Please ask any questions you have and we will be happy to try giving you a helpful answer. As the previous users have commented, there are a lot of people here willing to help with almost any problem.

Sometimes the route the Garmin wants to take me, is not necessarily the best way. I leave it on and it keeps "recalculating" and eventually catches on to the route I want to take.

I've tried to see if I could save this route for the next time, but I don't seem to find a way to do that. Is there a way?

In "My Favorites" I've saved other routes to addresses that it has determined the best way, but I'd like to be able to save my routes too.

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

re: Can I save my own Routes?

Unfortunately, that option is not available for our GPS units. My solution is to start going along my preferred route (turning off the sound) until the GPS catches up with me and plots the new route (then I turn the sound back on). The other option is to choose a point on the new route and add that in as a stop. This can be handy if you are looking to take a new route and preview it in Mapsource. If you find the GPS will be calculating a different route, insert the extra stop from a visual position on your preferred route.
In that case, my wife always refers to it as my getting into an argument with the GPS.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

I enjoy making Karen (my

I enjoy making Karen (my Garmin voice) say "Recalculating". After about 15 times within a 5 minute period you can almost hear her tone change.
When she finally gets the route correct, I get to say... "I Won". smile

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Garmin c340

Check Your Route Preference

CherylMASS wrote:

Sometimes the route the Garmin wants to take me, is not necessarily the best way.

Do you have your 'Route Preference' set? 'Faster Time' or 'Shorter Distance'? If set to 'Shorter Distance' it will have you exit an interstate only to get back on after a few miles on a highway, or state or county road simply because that route is shorter - while 'Faster Time' will prefer interstates/freeways until you have no choice but to get off on a highway, state, or county road to reach your destination.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

I don't like 'shortest

I don't like 'shortest route'. It seems that the 'fastest route' is the most perferred route that I take.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Tried it both ways.

"Do you have your 'Route Preference' set? 'Faster Time' or 'Shorter Distance'? "

I generally leave it to Faster Time, but on this particular route I've tried it both ways and "Jack" takes a while to catch on. Yep, I do turn him down until he starts agreeing with me. (Ahh wouldn't that be nice in real life? ha ha)

The route I take is a secondary highway, and it wants to take me on the main highway.

I was just curious if I could save the route seeing how it's my preferred way. No big deal if I can't.

Thanks to all.

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

Highway choices

CherylMASS wrote:

The route I take is a secondary highway, and it wants to take me on the main highway.

That would explain it. I think it gives preference to interstates & freeways, then US highways/business routes and State Highways, then County/secondary roads, and finally city streets when calculating routes under the 'faster time' setting.

Just be happy you're not out here in fly-over country...where, thanks to E-911 addressing, gravel and even dirt roads can be designated as avenues, or streets. I had one instance where I was traveling parallel to a US highway on a secondary road, and the GPS was telling me to turn down every gravel & dirt road for a time to get to the US Highway. Of course, I ignored it until it figured out I knew where I was going... smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

OMG, that would suck, being

OMG, that would suck, being directed onto a dirt road. I leave mine on fastest so it will take interstates, that is what I want.

I haven't been able to figure out away to save a route with the c530

Ah, Jack, I named mine Joy (Just Over Yander, past the cow grazing???) and my favorite girl in my life is my daughter, Joy.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

C340 newbie questions

Is there anyway to bypass the Warning screen that has me "Agree" upon turning the unit on?

Can I delete the Garmin, Garmin Europe and Garmin Taiwan listings located under "My Locations, Favorites" or will I mess things up?

I tried finding a bakery/cafe that I have previously visited in the Worcester, MA area. I found it on the Garmin listing and hit "Go". Garmin took me up hills, backroads, and dirt roads until I came to some persons driveway and Garmin advised me that "I had arrived". Also one of the hills it advised me to go up was no longer there - the street sign was there, but they bulldozed the street and put a chain link fence section in front of it. Never did get to the cafe, but it got me out of there and got me home.

I'll file one of those reports on the link that was provided to me on a prior post.

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

Yes, You can delete any

Yes,
You can delete any favorites you have in your GPS.. as for the other question, I would also like to know if that screen can be removed but I am guessing you have to somehow be able edit the software for this to happen. I am sure one of our more knowledgeable users in this forum could do it, but then it could bring up a warranty issue.. Just my thought...

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

To anser the questions

No, and Yes.

The "Agree" thing is the lawyers telling Garmin to exercise a certain level of gluteus-protectus. If you don't hit agree, after a time, it goes away. At least it does on my Nuvi350.

And the Garmin locations in 'My Favorites" are good for samples...you can safely delete them if you don't want them in your unit.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

It worked! Guess I just had to wait 14 seconds.

kch50428 wrote:

No, and Yes.

If you don't hit agree, after a time, it goes away. At least it does on my Nuvi350.

And the Garmin locations in 'My Favorites" are good for samples...you can safely delete them if you don't want them in your unit.

I just gave it a try, and after 14 seconds it took me to the "Where to?" screen. Great info, thanks!

I've also deleted the Garmin locations...don't think I'll be visiting any of them in the future.

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

Ok, that took me to the

Ok, that took me to the "Where to" screen after a bit of time (12 seconds), however, that doesn't get rid of the "Agree" permanantly, which I am sure that we would all love to not have.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Did I miss something?

I've been mindlessly clicking the "I Agree" button at start up. Did I miss some fine print? Isn't it easier to just press "agree" rather than to wait 15 seconds for it to disappear? Just some thoughts...

Yes

marTmar wrote:

Did I miss some fine print?

You agree not to sue Garmin when you get in a wreck while messing with your GPS...so, yeah, you've missed the fine print smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

Haha

Well that does make a difference ;P But I wonder if they have a way to determine if you pressed "agree" vs timing out if you decide to file a law suit? It's been a while since the first (and probably only) time that I've read it, maybe I should be more observant! ;P Thanks

I agree on the agree, I am so glad that we can agree

marTmar wrote:

I've been mindlessly clicking the "I Agree" button at start up. Did I miss some fine print? Isn't it easier to just press "agree" rather than to wait 15 seconds for it to disappear? Just some thoughts...

I agree, that pressing "agree" is faster then just waiting around. And it really doesn't take much energy...I promise! LOL

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Just be glad that it's only

Just be glad that it's only one screen and it will eventually go away if you don't press it.

On my old Meridian Marine, you had to hit the Enter button 3 or 4 times to get through all the warning screens. And if you don't it shuts down.

Yikes!!!

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

Just be glad that it's only one screen and it will eventually go away if you don't press it.

On my old Meridian Marine, you had to hit the Enter button 3 or 4 times to get through all the warning screens. And if you don't it shuts down.

Now that would be horrible to have!!! Now that is funny, you have to go through 3 or 4 screens and if you don't it shuts down, so you have to start the process all over again. In the meantime, a race boat is heading straight for you and you are none the wiser. Now that is what I call safety!...lol.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Can anyone say....

marTmar wrote:

Well that does make a difference ;P But I wonder if they have a way to determine if you pressed "agree" vs timing out if you decide to file a law suit? It's been a while since the first (and probably only) time that I've read it, maybe I should be more observant! ;P Thanks

Frivolous Law Suits??

That's exactly why there are so many "Common Sense" warnings everywhere.

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

Very true

As a consumer, I unfortunatly do not read the details of every label of every product that I use, although some are more critical than others (e.g. heavy machinery, bomb calorimeters and the occasional GPS) ;P The point that I was trying to make is that if someone decides to mindlessly accept the warning vs ignore it completely (with the time-out), isn't that equally negligent? If you choose not to accept the terms of agreement/use, then you should choose not to use the equipment, plain and simple. It seems ridiculous to let the warning message time out, unless you are, in fact, planning to pursue a frivolous law suit. In this day and age, court winnings are often valued more to people than personal health/responsibility (and IMHO the loss of common sense as we know it). Perhaps that's a topic for a different forum, but maybe you get the idea?

hmm

marTmar wrote:

As consumers (I for one) do not read the details of every label of every product that I use, although some are more critical than others (e.g. heavy machinery, bomb calorimeters and the occasional GPS) ;P The point that I was trying to make is that if someone decides to mindlessly accept the warning vs ignore it completely (with the time-out), isn't that equally negligent? In this day and age, the winnings of frivolous law suits are often valued more to people than personal health/responsibility (and IMHO thus the loss of common sense as we know it). Perhaps that's a topic for a different forum, but maybe you get the idea?

I agree with your last post (above)...

marTmar wrote:

In this day and age, the winnings of frivolous law suits are often valued more to people than personal health/responsibility (and IMHO thus the loss of common sense as we know it).

But the above quote seems to conflict with your first two posts (below).
If I got the wrong intent, please accept my apology.

marTmar wrote:

Well that does make a difference ;P But I wonder if they have a way to determine if you pressed "agree" vs timing out if you decide to file a law suit? It's been a while since the first (and probably only) time that I've read it, maybe I should be more observant! ;P Thanks

marTmar wrote:

I've been mindlessly clicking the "I Agree" button at start up. Did I miss some fine print? Isn't it easier to just press "agree" rather than to wait 15 seconds for it to disappear? Just some thoughts...

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

No, you're totally correct.

No, you're totally correct. In retrospect I should have been more cautious with the wordings of my original posts. Afterall, that "quote" button comes back to haunt us now-and-then ;P Nevertherless, I have to admit that I have been a "mindless" consumer (like many others) and my first two posts reaffirm that mindset. Once my comments were criticized, I felt compelled to point out the various levels of negligence that many of us commit on a daily basis. Touche my friend.

not a problem

LoL on the quote button.

Appreciate your comments and clarification.

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

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