I am trying to create a route using my nuvi 3590LMT. I must be doing something wrong. I can't seem to do it. Does anyone out there has every done it, if so, can you give me some instructions on how it is done.
Do not have a 3590 so I am working only from a manual.
Page 22 seems to indicate that you must be navigating a route in automotive mode before you can add a stop to a route. Are you starting from that point?
This can be done the same way that Map Quest do it, but, you can do the same thing on the 3590LMT. At what point that I save or keeping doing the route. What I need to know is the steps that need to be done.
Are you going to Where to? > Trip Planner ?
You don't create a route on the 3590, you create a TRIP.
Tools - Trip Planner - + sign - Select Start Location and use any of the options there to set your starting location.
Once you select the start location, press the + sign on the Create Trip screen that lists your starting point and select the next stop/via point in the same way and it will appear on the Create Trip screen in the second spot. Continue press the + icon and add points until you have your trip created. Finally press NEXT, name the trip the Nuvi will calculate it for you.
I'm not sure about the 3590 but on my 3790 you can press and hold any of the trip entries and move them up or down the list of via points to change the trip order. If you can't do that on the 3590 or want to automate the routing order, press the 3Bar icon on the top left corner of the trips GO screen and select Optimize Order.
To call up the Trip at some future time go to Where To - Trip Planner.
if you have all the waypoints saved in your Save Catagories. I do this in Mapquest. But, I want to use the map on the nuvi 3590LMT to do the same thing. It would be a lot faster than going thru Mapquest.
You don't need to have the waypoints saved to create a trip. In the Trip Planner you can use Browse Map, Coordinates, Cities, Intersections, Recently Found, Points of Interest, Where I am Now, or enter any address you want, just like you could by selecting Where To from the main screen. None of those selection choices require that the waypoint be saved on the Nuvi and all are available as selection tools for each point in your trip.
t923347. Felt like an idiot after looking at what you wrote. I guess I couldn't see everything because of all the choices there is to be use. Any way thanks for your help.
Great, glad you were able to get a handle on the process.
You have asked about an issue "near and dear" to my heart: Trip Planner. I offer the following advice for "creating a route on the the 3590."
[NOTE: I have extracted this material from a review posted elsewhere, about my experience with the 3590.]
**TRIP PLANNER – This is a major feature of all recent Nuvis, but the Manual is at its pathetic worst explaining how to use it (in the equivalent of one measly page). I think that TP is an important feature, and cries out for a detailed text example of How-to Create a Multi-turn Route, as well as a few screenshots...So here I go with this...
I have always loved maps and studying planned routes for a long road trip on a road atlas and state maps, so I don’t mind the effort to create routes in TP. Before even opening the TP application, I use an atlas to decide on highways for each trip day. I identify scenic attractions and National Parks beforehand (or other POIs) and Save them to the Nuvi. I also FIND Place of the names of all motels we will stay at, or FIND Address for those not in the POI database.
I begin each day’s route planning with the motel we will leave from that AM (drawing from my Saved Places), and end with that night’s lodging. Then I fill in the route with TP trip segments and highway junctions for that day; some of our routes are so simple that the Nuvi default makes TP actually unnecessary.
I use TP to “Browse Map” to locate the highway junctions I want, and place a fingertip directly on chosen roads (Zoom In as necessary to find them, with Atlas alongside) to create waypoints: I opt to place my Waypoints/Vias just a bit beyond the “next” desired highway TURN (but never inside a city, where the TP function might have a few seconds delay as it switches from one trip segment to the next). Be certain that your Via point registers directly on a road, or you could be routed off-road. Thus, when one segment switches to another at a Via, the car on the map will continue on the map with virtually no hitch right on the desired highway: I always watch the map “flag” as I’m driving near the end of a trip segment and verify that the next segment begins operating as planned. That sounds a bit tricky, but after you’ve done it a few times, you realize that it’s just TP’s way of matching up trip segments.
NOTE: Each self-created junction turns that road portion into a “Trip Segment.” As you drive, each Segment is displayed on the map as the ONLY part of your route…and when you pass that junction…the next Segment automatically appears. The ONLY way to view the ENTIRE day’s route on map is to open the route in TP; one can also view ALL turns for that day’s route while driving, by tapping the Green Navigation Bar. Additionally, the Trip Computer feature will show Final Arrival time and distance, for the entire Route.
Driving a TP created route, as you reach the end of each Segment, it smoothly segues right into the next one: You will see the magenta line reach a map flag icon, briefly see the route line turn yellow, and then turn into a new magenta road line all over again (all within about five seconds, at highway speeds). [*TIP: If you make the mistake of placing a Via point right at a street intersection or junction, you might have a few moments of confusion when you reach a Stop sign or red light, and wait for the Nuvi to switch Segments…and possibly not indicate right away which way you should turn. Bad planning!]
Please feel welcome to ask for any clarifications of the above information.
Does your 3590 announce the VIA points as you approach them?
someone else answer that one.
spokybob: I was initially befuddled by your question, because I could not explicitly remember about the spoken cue. However, upon reflection, the answer is YES. With Trip Planner, it's no different than any ordinary route from point A to B: The Nuvi announces each turn instruction, regardless of whether it created them or I did.
My memory went back to my original testing of Trip Planner on the 3590, when I created simple routes around the local area. I created multiple turns left and right, just to learn if the "Trip Segments" smoothly switched from one to another. I do now remember getting the audio instructions for each of those turns. [That's when I first KNEW that I would be satisfied with Trip Planner!]
Restatement of my explanation above: Thinking about it, I NEVER create a VIA at an intersection, but instead, just AFTER the planned turn point. Thus, at MY ACTUAL VIA points, there are NO TURNS, and thus NO turn announcements! In effect, my VIA Points are what force my turns to occur...and YES, each of those turns are announced.
Virtually all of my VIAs are placed very soon AFTER my desired turn points, which gives me a chance to be sure that I have made that turn. Thus, during TP planning, I zoom in the Nuvi map at EACH VIA point, and place my fingertip to create the VIA on a short, straight stretch of road. I confirm all such turns on every trip route, just to avoid any mistaken highways. [That's the PITA I spoke of!]
The straight stretch of road is where I figure I will be able to pay careful attention to the map...and watch one Trip Segment end...and the next one automatically begin. Yes, I like to be extra sure that the planned turn worked as planned, and that I am on the intended route. To date, all of my Routes on the 855 and 3590 have gone exactly as planned.
Sorry for such an explicit explanation, but I want to be sure I'm understood. Let me know if I am still unclear. Perhaps I need to learn to create a youtube video instead!
I understand turn announcements but when I placed a VIA just past the intersection, on a straight road, (to force a route), Jill would announce. "In point 6 miles arrive at VIA." Then, "In point 2 miles arrive at VIA" and "arriving at VIA."
I have tried Muting the voice but once I missed the turn.
Does your unit announce the VIAs?
I have created a route for my usual Monday AM drive, and added several VIAs to alter the route, both at the start and end of the drive.
I do NOT expect to hear any announcement of the VIAs themselves (placed just AFTER the desired Turns). I plan on reporting back my conclusive results tomorrow, Monday PM.
On the 3490 (the 3590 basically has identical software), a via is treated as a destination so it does its normal announcing of turns prior to the via and then when you get near it, it says "Arriving at XXX" where XXX is the name of the via you gave it or the default name (usually an address) given by the nuvi. Once you pass over it, it takes about a second for it to display the magenta line and turn instructions for the next segment of the trip.
This works the same way whether navigating a trip from the Trip Planner or just navigating an active route and adding the via to the active route.
My 40 announces via's. It also tells me to make a U-Turn at the via, or other appropriate instruction about what to do next.
I confess that I had totally forgotten whether or not the Nuvi actually notified me about the VIAs themselves. It's a bit embarrasing to admit that I did not remember correctly.
I expect tomorrow to "personally refresh" myself on this issue, as I drive a route with my custom VIAs.
Thanks to class3 and NUVI40 for answering this question. Now, I just have to "hear it for myself," and possibly THAT will properly implant in my alleged brain.
Who is NUVI40? Expect you mean David King.
As a new 3590 owner, I would like to thank nuvifan for the great explanation of Trip Planner for route creation and to thank everyone else for their input. Haven't used mine yet, but am excited about all of the advances since my 750...
wrote. He did it in plain English, best instruction on how to use Trip Planner on the latest nuvi.
I again pay credit to class3 and David King (sorry about earlier mis-credit) for quickly responding about the 3590 announcing of the VIAs on a Created Trip (i.e., "Route").
I am pleased to report that I, too, heard the VIAs announced on my route today. I had simply forgotten about this feature. What it actually says is: "Arriving at (and then it names the specific VIA address)." I seem to be the last person to know this...
Actually, this is even better than I realized before, because the Custom route will notify about the turns at intersections (as intended) AND also give you the audio cue right afterward (IF you locate that VIA close to the turn).
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