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.
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?
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
I've never seen it on my 3790.
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.
Myself as well. That would explain it.
I always opt out for any company wanting to see my usage data.
and then we wonder why Traffic Trends doesn't get better
My 3590LMT will ask for a rating of my destination. I just touch the cancel button.
I just tend to opt out of such things from the start, as well, not wanting to be tracked or catalogued by anyone-
Wish mapsource came back.
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
I between the government, hackers, and business who do you trust?
Put your trust in Ghost Busters of course
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".
I usually give them one from
I have a couple that I give but that is better.
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