A bit unrelated to POIs however I currently have a Quest 2 and am able to create routes and send them to the device. I use this for motorcycle rides. I'm going to be upgrading to a Nuvi however when doing comparisons on products at Garmin's website all of the units under $250 say "Routes: 0" Does that mean you can't create a custom route and send to the device? This is a make or break feature and I can't seem to find any answers. Thanks!
Routes: 0 means you can't send, import, save, edit, sort or optimize multi-point routes. If you need this capability, you will want to go with a 5xx, 7xx, 8xx, 14xx or 16xx model.
Darn, not the answer I wanted but that will definately help me. Thanks for such a quick response!
Don't buy from the Garmin site as they want full retail price. You can do better online.
Definately- I've been farting around on Amazon. They have some good prices. If there are better sites out there pelase do share!
The Zumo series as they are designed for Motorcycles.
You can find a 755 or 765 for under $200 if you watch the sales or can handle a refurb. I think Costco has a 765 for $199 right now. This series can handle arbitrary routing.
You can use something like http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/gmaptogpx/# to convert a Google Maps route to GPX that can then be uploaded to the Nuvi.
The other alternative with this series is to make a 'custom route' by selecting appropriate via points. The problem here is that you can't mix road routing and off road (point to point) routing. That can be a problem when the Garmin maps don't know about the roads you want to follow (which happens a lot here in Nevada for me, it seems).
To big of a unit- and much more pricey. I've considered it but I would like to be able to throw the GPS in my pocket when I get to my destination. I've got a budy who has a Zumo- to large for me.
I've used that site before with my Quest and it's great. It doesn't look like the Nuvi comes with software though? That leads to my next question- how would I go about adding my custom routes to the unit then? Previously I would use City Navigator v8 to do this.
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