I am a GPS newbie.
I want one that would allow me to define a route on my PC, then upload it to the GPS.
I know that Microsoft's Streets & Trips can do that, but my notebook is a bit too large to have it sitting open on my car seat all the time.
Do any other GPS units have this feature?
that will load a route from MS S&T directly. There are programs available on the web such as GPSBabel that can convert from S&T to other formats that can be used to set up a trip route on the GPS. Be aware it will require a couple of different conversions before you can load the route into the GPS.
The aleternative is to use S&T to plan the route, print out the reports and then use the software that comes with the GPS to create waypoints or via points.
You didn't say what GPS you have other than MSS&T. Some of the newer GPS will let you make or download a route from mapsourse or goggle. I use MSS&T to plan then as a_user said make waypoints on my 660 for where I am going.
After I make a route on S&T and convert it in GPSBabel how would I load it in a TomTom One 3rd.
I have not purchased a GPS yet. That is why I am asking.
First of all you need to be certain your model of TT supports routes. I'm not a TT user, so I'mnot familiar with their models and capabilities. If the unit does not suport routes, then it does little good to create a route unless you save specific points as via or way points.
Typically in this situation, you enter your destination and then add a via or way point to force the unit to take the particular route. It's not perfect, but it does help get the job done.
Since you are using S&T, print out the routes and use the data from it as hand entries.
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