Need A Break?

 

Tonight I felt really ignorant because I don't recall ever seeing this prior to tonight. I had been driving for a while on I-35 and I got the icon that popped up:

Need a break?

Holiday 2.6 mi

Famous Dave's 1.0 mi

Forest Lake Rest Area 0.7 mi

Below were selections: Stop Asking and Ask in 30 min.

This was on my Garmin DriveLuxe 51. I having taking long drives with the Garmin DriveLuxe 51, but I don't recall seeing that. Can anybody bring me up to speed on this? Does it come up based on time only? Or, is it based on miles? Does it simply offer the next few POIs that are very close to my route? Does it offer gas station, restaurant, and rest areas only?

Driver Alerts

@Jim1348 ... I think it is part of the Driver Alerts or Smart Notifications features on the DriveLuxe 51 (and perhaps some other models). The following is copied from Garmin's website listing of the DriveLuxe 51:

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Driver Alerts: Know Your Surroundings

To encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness, Garmin DriveLuxe provides driver alerts for sharp curves, speed changes, railroad crossings and animal crossings. Additionally, the navigator will warn you when driving the wrong way on a one-way street and alert you to nearby schools and school zones. Receive notifications for nearby red light cameras and speed cameras6, and even get fatigue warnings{7} that suggest potential rest areas after several hours of driving.

{7} The fatigue warning activates after longer periods of consecutive driving without any long stops along the route

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

61

the 61 has it also

It noticed you were driving all over the road

Didn't want peeps to think you were an Uber driver, lol

yep ...

You can alter its behaviour in Settings, Navigation, Fatigue warnings.

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

ditto

blake7mstr wrote:

the 61 has it also

I leave my DriveSmart 61 on in my work truck while working all day, not just for routing, I like having the rolling map and the clock is easy to read, that 'need a break' notice pops up around 3 or 4 hours, suggests gas, food, rest areas. Even if I click stop asking in another 3 or 4 hours it will pop up again.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Additionally,

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alandb wrote: Additionally, the navigator will warn you when driving the wrong way on a one-way street

This is both good and annoying, for me anyway, I work in construction paving, milling, constructing roads, a lot of time we go the wrong way on a road we've closed to work on and I get the "You're going the wrong way" notice with the screen framed in red.

All in all though, the DS 61 is a fine GPS.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Need A Break?

Thank you so much for the replies. It does make sense and I had just never seen it before. I don't recall seeing it on my 3597, so it must not have it or, possibly, I have it disabled.

It's not a 3597 feature.

It's not a 3597 feature.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

It's

It's a feature on my DriveLuxe 51. I'm the type that can drive all day without stopping but everytime that message pops up my wife start saying "when are we going to stop". I turn it off most of the time. grin

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Don't know why

t923347 wrote:

It's a feature on my DriveLuxe 51. I'm the type that can drive all day without stopping but everytime that message pops up my wife start saying "when are we going to stop". I turn it off most of the time. grin

Don't know why but I laughed out loud when I read this.
Mary

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Who needs this feature when

Who needs this feature when they have a wife telling them what to do while driving. smile

Wife 1.0

Wife 1.0 has been uninstalled and the installation of an upgrade has been blocked! smile

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Wife 1.0

phranc wrote:

Wife 1.0 has been uninstalled and the installation of an upgrade has been blocked! smile

Wife 2.0 is a significant upgrade, contains none of the errors made in wife 1.0

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