As explained in my first post at:
I have recently purchased a Garmin Nuvi 2797LMT.
Although this is a "car GPS", I intended on using it on my motorcycle in a similar fashion as explained here:
However after spending some time in Basecamp and uploading a few routes to my 2797, I realized that the Nuvi converts these routes into a bunch of "mini trips".
In other words it is necessary to instruct the GPS after each waypoint to go to the next.
Looks like I will need to take a deep breath and plan on shopping for a Zumo 660/665 or 590.
Oh well! That 7-inch screen looks pretty darn good ... but not useful for custom route planning through Basecamp.
Did you use trip planner or routes to make them in BaseCamp?
Don't think it will matter much since whether it's a route or a trip created in Basecamp, when you transfer it to a device that only supports trips, like the 2797, the Nuvi stores it as a Trip even if you orginally created a route.
Using the Trip Planner function in Basecamp will give you more options as to what the Trip looks like on the Nuvi, compared to a route created there and I think I see the reason for your question. Using the Trip Planner function may very well give the OP the planning functions he is looking for.
I also wonder if the OP realizes that in a Trip when you travel from one waypoint to another you don't have to re-enter the trip as the Nuvi will automatically direct you to the next waypoint in your that Trip.
I played with Trip Planner in Basecamp ... but am far from being impressed.
I used Routes but as explained, Nuvi converts it to trips.
Last night, following a tip from a 2797 owner on another forum, I have created a short custom route with many waypoints. It worked flawlessly.
Apparently this is a good solution for people wanting to use custom routes.
I'll try it from now on.
As previously mentioned, I have tried the Trip Planner in Basecamp ... but was far from being impressed.
Using many waypoints for each route functions properly and that's what I will do I guess.
As a follow up to the above, I can now saw that the 2797 works flawlessly when preparing routes via waypoints.
I have used it in at least 10 previously prepared day rides.
I went through a similar learning curve when I first got the 2797. I opened a thread on the Garmin Basecamp for Windows forum.
Anyways, I had a similar experience with the 2797 apparently stopping at each waypoint and insisting to navigate me back to a missed one. This can be solved by turning the waypoints into "shaping points". In Basecamp, you can bring up your route pop-up and right-click on a point and mark it as "Don't Alert". On the 2797 you can do the same in trip planner by clicking on the icon at the left of a point and making a similar selection.
With "shaping points", only the final destination is selected and if you miss a shaping point you get ho "nagging" and get back to normal navigation once you're back on your route/trip.
All in all, I'm very pleased with the 2797. You just have to spend the time to learn the differences if you're used to other Garmin units.
Apparently the shaping point has changed. I pulled up a route I had saved in BaseCamp and when I clicked on the point I was offered "Alert on Arrival" It looks like that is the default. Makes it easier than having to change all of them.
Assuming the 2797 is the same GPS as the 2798 except without the backup camera, I guess there is a small relearning curve involved for routes. I am considering the 2798LMT.
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