First Long enough Drive with Junction View Nuve 2689


Though we've had the 2689 for a little over a month, Yesterday was the first long enough ride to see multiple Junction Views... We had seen a couple prior, We had heard about them here....but coming from a 660, weren't exactly certain those were JV's. They were...

So Yesterday we saw two different types... Which I'll refer to as: 1/2 view, and 1/3 view.

It appears to me that: Depending on the complexity of the roadmap at the time, the 2689 either displays the map on 1/2 or 2/3 of the screen with Junction View filling the rest....

Again.... Coming from the 660, the 1/2 screen Map is slightly less than than the 660.. The 2/3 screen Map is equal to or slighly greater than the 660....

So my gut feeling after a full day of Junction View for the 2689 is I'm happy with 1/2 & 1/3 screen Junction Views......
If I had a 660--sized screen With Junction View, I would have preferred a Full Screen Junction View...

I belive my preference is totally due to the size of the screen!!!

My $.02


A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Wouldn't a normal

JanJ wrote:

I belive my preference is totally due to the size of the screen!!!

Wouldn't a normal split screen junction view displayed at 800 x 480 pixels on a 6" screen be almost as big, display at twice the resolution, and stay on the screen through the "complex" maneuver longer, be better overall than the full screen junction view on a 660's 4" screen with 480 x 272 pixel resolution, and which disappears long before you actually make the maneuver being shown on the view? Even a Full Screen View on a 2689 big screen doesn't stay on the screen long enough to be of great value IMHO.

Also I think what you maybe seeing in Junction View picture sizes are actually 2 different things. The 1/2 screen views are probably Active Land Guidance screens, and maybe Bird's Eye views, while the small views are normal Junction Views. That's what it looks like on under the heading Easily Navigate Complex Interchanges.

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