Rate This Restaurant

 

I don't know if this a new thing, but I've only just noticed. I have a couple of times, when I use my 2555 to find restaurant, it comes up later and asks to rate the restaurant, with 1 to 5 stars. I'm guessing, that doesn't do anything more than leaving a rating for my own future personsal use.

I can't see how it can share data with any other Garmin users, unlesss it shares the info when, I update. That's a real stretch.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

um.. er... uh... well

Perhaps, when you connect your GPS to your computer and use Garmin Express to update maps, or other software Garmin might collect your ratings.

But then again who knows what evil lurks in the minds of the folks at Garmin?

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Feedback

This is what Garmin calls its Feedback feature. It is available on the
dezl 560, nuvi 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 2200, 2300, 2400, 2405, 2505, 3400, 3500, and 3700 series, the LIVE 1695 and 2300 series, and the zumo 350 and 390.

Feedback allows you - for any built-in POI - to
1. Provide a Rating on a scale of 1 to 5 stars
2. Report errors in order to remove the POI from future search results, or
3. Edit the POI's phone number

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I've never seen it on my 3790.

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

That

That maybe because you've opted out of Garmin collecting data when you attach to your GPS to their facilities. I've never seen it either, but I have consistently said No when asked if I wanted to share my usage data.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

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Myself as well. That would explain it.

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

Not for me

t923347 wrote:

That maybe because you've opted out of Garmin collecting data when you attach to your GPS to their facilities. I've never seen it either, but I have consistently said No when asked if I wanted to share my usage data.

I always opt out for any company wanting to see my usage data.

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ChefDon

And...

and then we wonder why Traffic Trends doesn't get better grin

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Yes

My 3590LMT will ask for a rating of my destination. I just touch the cancel button.

I just tend to opt out of

I just tend to opt out of such things from the start, as well, not wanting to be tracked or catalogued by anyone-

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~Jim~ Nuvi-660, & Nuvi-680

yup

jimcaulfield wrote:

I just tend to opt out of such things from the start, as well, not wanting to be tracked or catalogued by anyone-

Me too!

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nightrider --Nuvi's 660 & 680--

garmin express

Wish mapsource came back.

just info

I agreed to let a few programs collect information that didn't contain personal info but to improve the product's, funny thing I sign on to msn my home page and I get adds about things I was looking at !! coincidence or was more collected then I thought I agreed to ? between the government, hackers, and business who do you trust? it seems to be getting worse, I guess its time to put your money in a tin can and bury it in the back yard lol

who ya gonna trust?

geo334 wrote:

I between the government, hackers, and business who do you trust?

Put your trust in Ghost Busters of course smile

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Difficult to Avoid Tracking

jimcaulfield wrote:

I just tend to opt out of such things from the start, as well, not wanting to be tracked or catalogued by anyone-

I am not trying to be cynical, but nothing is truly "free" - and it is pretty well impossible to avoid being tracked!

I tend to check out hotels and restaurants on the Internet when I travel... and then I start getting pop-up ads for these places. I want to get comps at casinos so I sign up for a players' card... and I am inundated with email offers. And it's likely that if I sign up for one company's offer, I will start getting promotions from other/similar companies.

I like the "freebies" so I have to accept someone or something is tracking me. I just try to be "selective".

when sites want my email address

I usually give them one from

http://10minutemail.com

smile

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Nice Email site

I have a couple that I give but that is better.

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d