I was traveling in Lexington and they closed rt.64 but my nuvi kept directing me to that same route even after I pressed the reroute button, although it did reroute me on the secondary roads but it still put me on Rt.64, which was closed. isnt there an "avoid this route" button somewhere. this was very aggrevating. i used to have telenav gps on my cell phone and it did give an option to reroute any particular road you want.
I have the same problem. I usually press the Detour button. But I think it will still lead you to the "main" road unless you drive far away aimlessly. Once you get far enough, it will give you new directions.
I press the detour button and it leads me to the same route. I said i pressed the reroute button but it is the detour button
I may be wrong, but I think the detour button will take you off the road you're on now, but will try to get you back to the original route as soon as possible.
I do not think you can tell Nuvi to avoid a specific road.
do u have a nearby highway? if u do, u can go to map view, zoom out, then zoom back in the the correct lane of the other higway, and insert it as a viapoint. depending on how close the highways are, it might let u continue on the other highway.or, just click 'avoid' higways..
It will try to route you around the spot you are at. Then get you back on the route as soon as possible. Each time you hit "detour" it will find another way, but still try to get you back to the original route as soon as possible. Depending on the road and location you are at, sometimes it's best to turn down the volume and stay in the traffic.
We just had such a problem approaching a long construction delay. I did not want to be put back on the Interstate until much further down the road. What I did was first get off the highway. Then change the settings to Navigation>Avoidances, then check Highways. Nuvi recalculates a route. As you travel zoom out to see where a likely place would be to get back on the highway. As you approach that area, change the settings back by unchecking Highways. Nuvi will get you the quickest back to the highway and back to your original route.
I actually enjoyed the detour through Tennessee. It gave me chance to see some of the little towns we would never have seen.
I feel for your problem. There are certain routes I tend to perfer not taking to avoid things as well (like traffic, or red light cameras...) I just discovered that on google maps, you can get a route then move your route with the mouse. Maybe that can help you find a new route home. I check traffic online before I go somewhere since google maps now has traffic alerts in major cities. That way I can avoid certain freeways depending on the time based on accidents or traffic patterns. It won't be as convient as using the nuvi, but it was something cool I discovered last week. (How long has it been there? humm... I know not....)
BTW, does the Nuvi remember your old routes and use them the next time you go? It's doing that to a certain back-road route I take to a friends home and it seems to be remembering it... maybe if you try a new route your nuvi can remember it for the next time... maybe...
That is one of the problems with the Nuvi series. It won't remember a route, and won't allow upload of a route (from Mapsource or any other source). You take what it issues, or you turn it off and watch the scenery go by. I agree with you, giggly, that Google maps and Google earth are GREAT programs. I often use Google earth to find the house I want to go to; put a push-pin in it, then look at the coordinates (bottom left of the screen), which I input to my Nuvi 350. The driving directions are then flawless - right to the door!.......
a via point. I've got a commonly traveled route where the gps tries to take me through the worst traffic in town. I saved an intersection along my desired route as a via. When I travel, I select my destination, then select my waypoint, choose to add it as a via, then off I go. Lot of trouble for a short trip and if I didn't have the traffic receiver, I probably wouldn't bother.
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