This is my third garmin (660,1490T,2460LMT).Disabled eco-route, my trends,traffic trends also bluetooth (don't use it and command voice). Wanted to use it with pure GPS mode without it "thinking around me". I have to say its been superb at routing, local and far. Recalculations are almost instant. Calculating is quite quick, I'm impressed so far(2 months). 660 was a good unit and still is. 1490T was good but with some small quirks. fast screen movement,good voice, good screen.It and me actually agree on local trips.I'm sure if I start reenabling special features performance will change. I'll play around with it later with one feature at a time.
I went from 1490T to 2460LMT. World of difference. So much happier. Have had one reboot during a trip with the 2460; had tons with the 1490. LOVE the JCV split screen, and actually seeing them, due to the 2460's full JCV file, rather than the 1490's lack-of-memory induced mini-JCV file.
My 2460 is a vast improvement over my previous three GPS's.
Also don't missing the "crippled" memory of the 1490.
Nice to see others agree!
Greatest thing since the heated toilet seat! Elegantly and efficiently meets all my GPSr needs. I turned off Traffic Trends and My Trends long ago since they seemed worthless to me and were consuming CPU cycles. Free traffic is marginally helpful. I leave it on because it can give you an overview of all the ongoing construction projects in the area.
My 2450 was a little sticky at first.
After I turned off all the stuff it is great.
So much faster to acquire than the 750.
Really like it a lot.
... once I started this thread: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/35038 and listened to the advice given.
Free traffic is marginally helpful. I leave it on because it can give you an overview of all the ongoing construction projects in the area.
Hey Larry, that depends on the area’s traffic service and not on the unit, here is central Florida the traffic is very good so is in the Miami area, I4 between Orlando and Tampa is notorious for being closed in one direction or the other due to major accidents, more than once the traffic function has gotten me out of the mess.
BTW I love my 2460
There is the occasional buffalo mating on the trail....
My Nuvi didn't show this one.
This guy was holding up traffic last summer: http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u424/al-db/8b0b9faf.jpg
Picture taken on my way back from Alaska at:
More often than not the traffic alert comes a few seconds after I've nearly stopped in the traffic jam. Pretty much useless unless you run with the over-all traffic screen running, which defeats the GPS usage.
I'm glad I didn't pay for the traffic service, it almost never alerts me before it's too late.
On both the 1490T and 2460LMT, I think the free traffic service tends to prove the saying that "you get what you pay for".
I've been using my new 2460 for 3 months. It was an upgrade from a 1690. All I have to say is ...So Far So Good..... This model is much better than the old 1690. Any want to but a Mint condition 1690? LOL
What you're saying is not entirely correct.
The only difference between the FREE Navteq subscription and the $50.00 Premium subscription you can buy is ADVERTISEMENTS.
The free one displays advertisements while the Premium does not, otherwise the service is the same.
How efficient either one is questionable.
Now available on newer units is the GTM60 that uses what Garmin refers to as Digital 3D Traffic, using signals broadcast over HD Radio Broadcasting System.
Some people I've read stated this was a great improvement in accuracy compared to relying on FM signals on the older Traffic Receivers.
Clink on link below, then Compatible Devices tab to see what units will work with the GTM60.
Unfortuantely the 2460 is not compatible.
Larger screen, faster (with those extras turned off).
One complaint on visiting a friend down in Morgan Hill -- One end of the road he's on is paved; about 300 yards further from his house, it goes unpaved, and into the Haunted Forest... Checking Avoid unpaved roads doesn't do it, probably because one chunk of the road IS paved... But it wants to lead me to the OTHER end, where the UNPAVED section heads into that Haunted Forest... But it will be shorter, and quicker, it says to me! It's only 1.6 miles through the Haunted Forest!
The thing is in cahoots with the critters who want to gnaw on my bones -- I'm not going through the Haunted Forest!
I have a lot of the same stuff shut off as you, but you should really consider turning Command Voice back on. I find it useful going down the road to do hands free changes to settings and route. Works reasonably well and when it doesn't work it will give you a laugh.
We named our 2460LMT Veronica. I set the command voice on command to "Hey Veronica". You will get fewer false ons with more distinct syllables and adding the Hey on front reduced the false ons to maybe one every few thousand miles. Only acception was when we were licensing to an audio book with a character named Veronica.
One of the most used voice command for me is to mute the audio when I don't need the nagging.
How efficient either one is questionable.
True. I was referring to availability and accuracy of the traffic information.
I am quite pleasantly surprised by the capability and ease of use of the Voice Command feature, and I agree it is actually useful.
I didn't know the default activation Voice Command could be user-created. Maybe I'll name it Siri for shoots and googles. That ought to be entertaining if there's an iPhone 4S in the vehicle.
I love mine and no real complaints about the unit thoough traffic coverage was a little better around here but that is no fault of Garmin but in getting a good fm signial in some dead areas between CT and NY along the Merritt Parkway.
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