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What is route preference set on your GPS?

 

I have set mine on shortest distance.

-Mask667

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-Mask667**Nuvi 350**

Route Preference

Quickest

My route preference is set on...

My route preference is set on "faster time". I tried "shortest distance" before, but I didn't like the routes it would take me. Mostly side streets and not the freeway. I prefer to utilize the freeways whenever possible.

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bombos, Garmin nuvi 1450LMT

Short vs Fast

Since it's so easy to change, when I'm just driving locally in the Daytona Beach Local area, I set mine to shortest to take advantage of back roads which typically avoids many lights !
On longer trips I always set "Lila" to fastest.
Just finishing up a 3300 mile 2 week trip (in SC as I type-heading home).
"Lila" had a serious miscue today - dumped me off an exit early to get to my hotel! I slapped her around a little !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Short vs Fast

MrKenFL wrote:

Since it's so easy to change, when I'm just driving locally in the Daytona Beach Local area, I set mine to shortest to take advantage of back roads which typically avoids many lights !
On longer trips I always set "Lila" to fastest.
Just finishing up a 3300 mile 2 week trip (in SC as I type-heading home).
"Lila" had a serious miscue today - dumped me off an exit early to get to my hotel! I slapped her around a little !

Hey, you're lucky you didn't get ticketed by highway patrol for GPS abuse. That's an automatic $500 fine.
smile

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Peter

Route preference

Mine is on best time and saving time for real....

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Claude using Garmin c330,Nuvi 250W and a Etrex venture Cx. Member #2602

I set mine in Fastest time.

I set mine in Fastest time.

It Depends

In the car I use Fastest route.

Om my motorcycle I usually choose shortest distance and set the preferences to avoid highways.

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Garmin Nuvi 750 & c530 with RT's vol. mod., Vulcan Nomad

faster time

Mine is set to "faster time"

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BD • Nuvi 360 • Mac User

Pronto all the way !

I choose the PRONTO way or the speedy gonzales way!

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Murray

Beverly, MA

Well I'll be leaving for Beverly, MA but I wish it was for a good reason. My grandmother is in the hospital on life support.

Well I tend to go the fastest way but I have a set route I go when I go to the east cost. I usually take I-80 all the way through IN, OH and part of PA then take Scranton and pick up some route which at the moment I can't remember what it is. grin I like its like 81 or so.

Usually if I don't no the area I have the garmin tell me where to go (I'm use to people telling me where to go anyways).

Michael

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 4S (Motion-X)

Wish you the best

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Well I'll be leaving for Beverly, MA but I wish it was for a good reason. My grandmother is in the hospital on life support.

Sure wish you the best, MickeyMouse00. Drive safe.

RT

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---------------"Internet: Don't believe half of what you read, and verify the other half."---------

Depends...

...on the current gas price in CA, now it's set to shortest distance and it seems to help a little at the pump. Pretty soon we'll all be walking or riding a bicycle with a GPS mount on it and they will all be set to shortest distance!smile

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35.528475, -113.230839 nuvi 650, 260W

Haha.

Haha.

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-Mask667**Nuvi 350**

FASTER TIME

I use Faster Time.
I have found that Quickest setting try's to take me down streets that dead end alot.

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TRACY

Sometimes when I change the

Sometimes when I change the setting to shortest, the time difference ends up only being 3min... 8)

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BD • Nuvi 360 • Mac User

Faster Time

When I'm in my semi, I always use faster time. It seems to avoid the smaller streets where big trucks are not viewed favorably.

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Gordon - Jacksonville, FL - Garmin Steetmap C550

i set mine on the fastest

i set mine on the fastest route .

fastest and avoid tolls, but

fastest and avoid tolls, but i learned the hard way to uncheck avoid tolls otherwise it can be horribly long

hi

i am looking for software that is for semi truck routes.. i have the c330 model. have you found anything like this?
thanks...
chris

fastest route

I always go the fastest route in the garmin set up. It is without side streets and other delays

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Bill

Fastest Time, and ...

Under Navigation, I have Avoid Traffic, Unpaved Roads and U-Turns.

I occasionally check to avoid Ferry, if I am headed south to the DelMarVa area. I do not want to take the Cape May Ferry!

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Garmin #1: eTrex Vista Garmin #2: Nuvi 350 Garmin #3: Forerunner 201 <br> "You are entitled to your own opinion, but you’re not entitled to your own facts." - Sen. D.P. Moynihan

fastest

i always go for the fastest route i advoid u turns thats about it

c330,magellan meridian color

Shortest Route

Mostly, I use the shortest route. However, in towns I like the fastest route. Jill has taken me through some pretty seedy areas of some towns using the shorest route. Just cannot trust her at times. The fastest route in a town is usually on major roads. Whereas, the shortest route is through back streets and what not. The other day Ms Jill routed me through an open drug market. Not fun!

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Mark - Nuvi 265T NUVI 50LM

Faster time

tracylaud83 wrote:

I use Faster Time.
I have found that Quickest setting try's to take me down streets that dead end alot.

Same problem here with shortest distance, it sent me on a street that goes thru a gated community and despite the fact that it is the shortest distance to my daughter's house the gate is closed 99% of the time.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

my gps

on mine i set shortest distance

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Dont drink and drive. Be aware of low flying aircrafts. Drive as fast as you can and go to Jail.

just use the defaults.

just use the defaults.

Fastest

Avoid U-turns and unpaved roads.

Bill

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nüvi 880 - nüvi 760 - nüvi 660 - StreetPilot 2620 - Portland, Oregon

gps setting

I have tried both shortest and fastest. The shorter route brings you through many streets with stop signs and stop lights. this takes more time, burns more gas and is more dangerous in many ways as previously mentioned. Fastest route, avoid toll roads and no u turns works best for me.

Gusb

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augie billitier I2,c330,660

I chose quickest route most

I chose quickest route most time. It works better for me.

Both

Faster Time --> in a Long Trip
Shortest Distabce --> in a Short Trip

I just go with the

I just go with the Defaults.

I'm new at GPS action, and I have not ventured past the defaults yet, and from what I've just read about the "shortest-route" being somewhat prone to pitfalls... I'm staying with the defaults for now.

~Jim~

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~Jim~ Nuvi-660, & Nuvi-680

What is route preference set on your GPS?

Mine is set for the shortest time. Before it was set this way, I found myself not using the parkways and had to stop for many traffic lights.

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Alan-Garmin c340

<-- fastest, but which

<-- fastest, but which vehicle are you using? Car/ Motorcycle, Emergency, Truck?. . .

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Zumo 450, Mac user

Car/Motorcycle

That is what I use, the car one, since I am in a car. Truck wouldn't allow me on side streets (I am guessing here) or other small areas that I can move a round in just fine with a car.

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

Fastest

Never tried distance, will have to see what the difference is as far as routing.

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Nuvi 680, Magellan 300

I set mine to the quickest

I set mine to the quickest route. Sometimes the shortest distance takes longer since it doesn't take into account traffic lights, etc.

I'm set to Faster Time but

I'm set to Faster Time but sometimes faster time takes you places you normally wouldn't go. I was told to go through a neighborhood where the speed limit is 20 but instead I went around on a more major street where the speed is 40. Its difficult find the perfect route since the speed for every road is unknown but 99% of the time "Faster Time" works great.

I set mine to fastest most

I set mine to fastest most of the time

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Mine is set to quickest. I

Mine is set to quickest. I have not tried the shortest but I think it would take to much time going thru all the traffic lights and traffic here in San Diego.

Depends actually

When driving long distances, its economical to avoid back roads and mainly stay on the Highway. If traveling local, its set to fastest. Sometimes I'll switch between the two when I get closer to my destination...

City of No Left Turns

Just be sure if you're in New Orleans to allow U-turns! Otherwise you'll never get there...

Route Preference

I use the fastest. Sometimes the shortest takes longer.

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FJM

Faster Time

When driving in the car, I have it set for the faster time. When in the air, I have it set for off-road.

I used it by default...

preference

I always use the quickest time.

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Claude using Garmin c330,Nuvi 250W and a Etrex venture Cx. Member #2602

quickest

quickest

Quickest

Shortest time

Most do quickest, why did

Most do quickest, why did you pick shortest? Not that you are wrong, just wondering why you choose shortest.

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

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