Destinations and Via Points

 

On my Garmin I am able to input a primary destination and also a secondary via point. The main issue I am encountering is that I am guided to my via point destination, but then when I travel to the primary point, the Garmin keeps trying to take me back to the via point destination. In order to get to the primary point, I have to reset the travel to primary travel point. Why does Garmin not calculate that I have arrived at my vua destination and then send me correctly to my primary destination?

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What model number?

Logically, the via point is your first "stop" and your>>>

panama wrote:

On my Garmin I am able to input a primary destination and also a secondary via point. The main issue I am encountering is that I am guided to my primary destination, but then when I travel to the via point, the Garmin keeps trying to take me back to the primary destination. In order to get to the secondary via point, I have to reset the via point to the primary travel point. Why does Garmin not calculate that I have arrived at my primary destination and then send me correctly to my secondary destination?

destination is your last stop. If you go to your last stop first the machine only knows you want to go to the via point as well as the primary destination. Via means "by way of" or "through" thus I think you may be using your GPS incorrectly.

Your via point is an intermediate location that you go to first not last as you seem to be saying you did; thus the GPS will always try to get you to the end point of your journey until you cancel the trip.

JM2CYMMV

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"You can't get there from here"

Your primary destination

Your primary destination always remains your final destination. If you enter Via points, your unit will guide you to your via points first, then continue to your final destination. This is handy if you want to force your unit to use a certain route, rather then one your GPS selects to get to your final destination.

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Tight lines

Better Explanation

Here is a better explanation:

Primary point entered as Kroger

Via point entered as Wal-Mart

I first go to Wal-Mart.

Then I try to go to Kroger (my final destination), but the device whats to take me back to my via point (Wal-Mart) even though I have been to my via point and am now traveling to my primary (final) point, Kroger.

The device is a 1450LMT.

Checkered Flag?

Did you drive 'through' the checked flag? Until you do, it won't know you hit that via point.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Flag Point

Do you have to go directly through the flag or is there an allowance of a few feet?

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There is a few feet, but I've found I have to be careful of where the POI is set especially in 4 lane entrances/ exits.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

I've noticed

I've noticed if I don't go to to my via flag and keep going for a little while it will stop trying to take me back.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Me too

mgarledge wrote:

I've noticed if I don't go to to my via flag and keep going for a little while it will stop trying to take me back.

Same here

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

That's the problem

panama wrote:

Do you have to go directly through the flag or is there an allowance of a few feet?

Your unit has an estimate of accuracy and allows a certain radius around the POI location. I don't know what that is; Hopefully someone else can answer that. The place your unit thinks it is located has to overlap the location of the poi on it's internal map, plus or minus that radius I mention above, before it will accept you have made it to the location. If they don't it will eternally try to route you back to that location because it doesn't know you'll already made it there.

I use Mapsource along with Google Earth to refine the locations of all of my Favorites so I have the best chance of actually driving through my POI as I arrive at my destination. Automatic completion of navigation is less critical when you are ending your trip, but as you see, when a location is used as a via point, then it becomes a necessity.

The only way out of the situation you describe that I have found is to stop navigation and then reselect my final destination and have the unit start navigating again.

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Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

Way Point

On my 660 I can't creat routes like some so I put in a start and end then just add a stop in between. If I don' stop or get right to the location as soon as I pass it then it recalcuates and goes ont to the end. I use a way point to change the route it I don't like how it is taking me.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

good idea

fish4fun wrote:

Your primary destination always remains your final destination. If you enter Via points, your unit will guide you to your via points first, then continue to your final destination. This is handy if you want to force your unit to use a certain route, rather then one your GPS selects to get to your final destination.

I never thought to do that but I am going to try it out.

Did you ever hear ....

panama wrote:

Here is a better explanation:

Primary point entered as Kroger

Via point entered as Wal-Mart

I first go to Wal-Mart.

Then I try to go to Kroger (my final destination), but the device whats to take me back to my via point (Wal-Mart) even though I have been to my via point and am now traveling to my primary (final) point, Kroger.

The device is a 1450LMT.

Did you ever hear "Arriving at destination"? I am going to make the assumption that if you did, you were in the radius within which the GPS recognized the waypoint. If you did not, your GPS is still trying to do what you asked it to do.

To help us understand, how were the points entered? If you did it yourself and put the coordinates in the middle of the Walmart, you would not likely be able to get the "Ariving at Destination" unless your drove past the front door.

Just a thought.

tried a test on my 1350

Last weekend I set our cottage as the destination and added a viapoint (waypoint) 1/2 mile left (North) off our intended route. When we purposely did not turn off the main route to the waypoint the GPS did not even respond with "recalculating", the map simply no longer displayed the purple road to the left. There must be some sort of cut-off distance for "passing" a waypoint because when I set another waypoint to the other side of a 4 lane highway (tried this test) the 1350 wanted us to exit and do a cloverleaf to get to the waypoint.

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phlatlander

Just discovered

In my Nuvi 2450 when I have a route and a via point, just below the via point in the detailed info there is a green button to say go. If you miss the spot or decide to not go there you just punch the go sign and then it takes you to the next spot.

I sure do like my 2450!!!

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)