Kenwood/Garmin Routing?

 

I recently replaced the original radio in my car with a Kenwood 992, in part because I wanted to have Garmin nav while removing the dashboard/windshield/etc mounting. My 2450 with lifetime maps found a new home in my wife's car.

So far, it has met my needs, but now we are planning a two-week, mostly sight-seeing, trip which will not be a daily Point A to Point B routing.

Routing on the Kenwood's Garmin is terribly clunky even though it is done online. As much as I hated BaseCamp originally, I have gotten used to its routing and quite like it now. My question is, "Is there any relatively easy way to transfer the routing from BaseCamp done on CN NA 2016.10 to the Kenwood's Garmin map, which does not have the 'standard' CN dating protocol?"

As it stands now, my "best" plan would seem to be to take my old 2450 (without the beanbag mount) and let my wife navigate us while following our daily routes rather than fumbling with notes and roadmaps. When I need simply to reach a destination we could use the in-dash Kenwood/Garmin and stash the 2450 in the glove compartment.

Any suggestions or better ideas?

Kenwood 992

I can't answer your question. I am curious as to how many 992 users there are on the POI Factory.

I have had a 992 for two weeks and have a lot to learn about it.

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Arvin Coon Rapids. MN

Apparently not many I

Apparently not many grin

I have had my 992 since the end of May and am still learning about it. I really like it a lot, but the nav seems to be its weakest link. It isn't as handy as my Nuvi 2450, but it is good enough. I did figure out how to download POIs from here, so that helped quite a bit. The Route Collector seems to be totally useless--at least to me.

The 992 really has a lot of nice features that I have been slow to adopt. Old dogs, new tricks, etc. Voice control is the primary one. This is the first time I've had Bluetooth in a car, and I'm really loving it for streaming music from my phone and talking on the phone.

Let me know if you hit a bump in the road that I might have already been down and figured out.

Service Port

Years ago Kenwood had a service port on the back where you could hook up the head unit to a computer via USB like you would with your portable Garmin. I think this was removed and never put back as it would help with updates, custom POI's, etc. I have a Pioneer right now but is this still the case with Kenwood?

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

re: Service port

Preroll wrote:

Years ago Kenwood had a service port on the back where you could hook up the head unit to a computer via USB like you would with your portable Garmin. I think this was removed and never put back as it would help with updates, custom POI's, etc. I have a Pioneer right now but is this still the case with Kenwood?

To the best of my understanding (which could be wrong):

No--at least not on the 992. Even though the 992 can connect to the internet wirelessly, everything concerning the Garmin nav must be done via an SD card (or possibly a USB drive).

Ad card

If you GOOGLE SD card to USB adapter there seems to be some people who have made an adapter. There is also someone who apparently sells something like that on eBay.
In other words they somehow managed to take a card adapter and connect a USB to it.

Just wondering if by doing that a built in GPS could be loaded via a computer, laptop ?

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

It's not a bug or a design flaw; it's a feature.

Updating this thread for anyone who might search this site for Kenwood/Garmin and Route-Collector:

I finally dug deep enough to figure out how to use the clunky Route-Collector to plan a trip from my PC. I even figured out how to upload those trips from R-C to my Kenwood DNN992 via a wifi connection. However, I could not figure out how to save the trips on the Kenwood/Garmin.

Internet searches found others with the same issue but no solutions, so out of sheer desperation I called Kenwood Support. I was informed that a trip from R-C cannot be saved to the Trip Planner on the Kenwood device. Unbelievable!

I have yet to figure out how a planned trip can be of any use at all on a GPS when it disappears as soon as you exit that screen--particularly on a device such as the Kenwood 992 which has so many functions other than navigation. I was also informed that a trip from R-C cannot be saved to an SD card or a USB drive.

What an absolutely worthless "feature".

DNN992

i have a 992 and it works fine for me,however the Route Collector is a waste of time and effort.I used mine to log in as administrator and that's it.