Real directions

 

I have always received real directions just once in a while. Today in Orlando FL. I have never seen it so active. Turn right before CVS,turn left after Walgreens and right before the seven eleven, are just a few examples. Must be more improvements by Garmin. Enjoyed the action.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

My move

My move a year ago from AZ to WI brought a lot of them, too. My favorite so far is on frequent routes of mine: Turn right after the big glass building.

Another reason

This is just another reason that map files are getting bigger. Now they are imbedding code containing building descriptions. I have heard "Turn left at traffic light" or "Turn left at RiteAid" (or similar) but none with a building description, at least, not yet.

I'll try to pay more attention to my 3597 during our upcoming trip to Atlantic City.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Orlando.

Orlando is the only city that I have ever received Real Directions with business names. And that happened on a trip way back in 2014, shortly after I got my 3597. Because of my wife's health, I have not been able to travel much in the past couple of years, but I have never heard business names in the Real Directions in any other city I have been in (largest is Minneapolis/St. Paul).

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

But..

Instructions to a local place was " turn left at the building with a blue awning".. which was fine, until they replaced the awning with a yellow one.

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and uses a 2689 to find my way.

Personally

I like those directions where it may say turn at the KFC or whatever instead of " turn right " and a few seconds later "turn now" which sometimes is too late.

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

Thats

Ralph6410 wrote:

Instructions to a local place was " turn left at the building with a blue awning".. which was fine, until they replaced the awning with a yellow one.

Thats a bit too specific!

Directions for Turning Too Early

Our in-dash TomTom has a major irritation. It reports "Turn right ahead". Well, it usually makes that announcement about two miles before the turn, in the meantime you are frantically looking for an imminent turn that is not there. Furthermore the turn, when you get to it, is not necessarily a right turn. Could be left.

Now we are used to that bit of misdirection, but it is extremely irritating, not to mention a safety concern. Those who program the GPSs need to consider their wording very carefully.

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Metro Areas

In my experience, Real Directions seem to be limited to well populated areas. I was in Hartford, CT a few days ago and my 3597 said: "Turn left at CVS". It may have been a CVS previously, but it is now Walgreen's.

I noticed other such errors at various locations using the 2020.2 map version. The errors still exist in the current 2020.3 version.

While Real Directions is a nice feature, users must realize the increased potential for errors. It is just another part of the map database that needs to be kept current.

I personally don't care for

I personally don't care for the REAL directions.
I also turn off Parkapedia and Foursquare.
I wonder how much the map size would decrease if they got rid of this stuff?

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

British female voice

I live in the U.S. and chose to use the British female voice in my GPS. I like to hear about slip roads. The penalty I pay is that “her” pronunciation of some street names and some Real Directions store names are incomprehensible to my American ears.

“England and America are two countries separated by a common language.” – George Bernard Shaw

Seeing a lot of them in NC

Seeing a lot of them in NC on our Garmins

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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!

You should hear

minke wrote:

I live in the U.S. and chose to use the British female voice in my GPS. I like to hear about slip roads. The penalty I pay is that “her” pronunciation of some street names and some Real Directions store names are incomprehensible to my American ears.
“England and America are two countries separated by a common language.” – George Bernard Shaw

How the voice in my Garmin almost breaks the tongue trying to pronounce "Guadalajara" or "Matehuala" when I'm in Mexico or many other Spanish names.

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

paid

I wonder if CVS and others pay to have their name used....