DriveSmart 51/61 vs nuvi 2460 and Map Data

 

Recently purchased a DriveSmart 51 & 51 to replace our aging nuvi 2460s. I've got two questions that I'm afraid I already know the answers to. Hopefully I'm just missing something.

First, on the 2460 you were able to customize the buttons on the home scree. Is this possible on the DriveSmart series? It appears not. The lack of customization require more button presses to do easy actions such as Recently Found, Go Home and such. It's a step backwards in my opinion.

Second, does the ability to edit speed limits exist? On the 2460 all you had to do was press the speed limit sign and you could edit existing speed limits or add missing ones. A great feature that also appears to be gone. Unfortunately there are quite a few wrong in my area and I would like to correct them. On the issue of wrong map data . . .

I've already mentioned speed limits. I registered as a NAVTEQ Map Reporter back in January 2010. Some of the items I reported back then just now made it in the latest map update, 2018.30. What takes so long?!? We have roads not in the database that have been around more than four years. Railroad crossing that haven't existed in over ten years. New railroad crossings that are over three years old. We won't even touch on Red Light Camera data...

I know these have been an issue all along but the DriveSmart series just makes me more aware of the issues. How come in this day and age data lags so, so far behind??? I also realize that the Red Light Camera data is yet another source but it is still the same issue.

Well ...

You can customise the Where to screen if that's what you mean. Scroll down until you see an icon named personalise.

You're correct though to assume you can't change speed limits on the device itself. That function only ever existed on a few Garmin models, your 2460 being one of them.

As for accuracy of map data that does vary. New roads close to me appeared on the very next map update. Others clearly don't presumably because the relevant authorities haven't updated the map providers. As users you can report map errors, which once verified will then be corrected.

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Garmin giveth and Garmin taketh away

It has been a recurring theme in the evolution of Garmin models that has frustrated many customers. They will add a feature to get customers excited about a new model, then a year or two later remove that feature and add something else. It has been going on since the Street Pilot days.

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

Guess not...

sussamb wrote:

You can customise the Where to screen if that's what you mean. Scroll down until you see an icon named personalise.

I'm talking about the screen that first appears when you power on. On the 2460 you could move the buttons around and control which ones were displayed. Just another example of what alendb described below.

alandb wrote:

It has been a recurring theme in the evolution of Garmin models that has frustrated many customers. They will add a feature to get customers excited about a new model, then a year or two later remove that feature and add something else. It has been going on since the Street Pilot days.

It is indeed very, very frustrating. At this point I may just return the two units purchased and stay with the 2460s.

Well ...

I'd give yourself more time. You can certainly personalise the Where to screen and there isn't much on the first screen anyway.

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20