Voice prompts enroute question...

 

Hi All,

I have a question about the voice prompts while driving a route, specifically on a long stretch of highway, when no turns (or exits) are to be taken for many miles.

When approaching an upcoming exit on the highway, for example, my unit will announce "In .9 miles stay left" even though I won't be exiting the highway for another, let's say, 20 miles.

Is there a way to stop the unit from telling me to stay left, on the route I'm currently driving, when no turns are to be made from the road I'm traveling on, for many more miles?

I hope I'm making sense, in trying to explain my question.

Thanks for your time.

Regards,

Tailspin

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I've found that my Nuvi 360

I've found that my Nuvi 360 seems to announce this whenevever I'm approaching a major exit on the highway, such as another parkway. I do not think you can turn this off withhout turning off all of the voice prompts.

Re: Voice prompts...

Hi ricky999,

I wonder if "Faster Time" or "Shortest Distance" has anything to do with how the unit announces directions.

Just a thought...

Regards,

Tailspin

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

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tailspin wrote:

Hi ricky999,

I wonder if "Faster Time" or "Shortest Distance" has anything to do with how the unit announces directions.

Just a thought...

Regards,

Tailspin

I don't believe so. Those announcements are generally there to get you to move over to avoid traffic taking that exit. In some cases I find it is there when a road used to have a diversion (but it isn't there anymore).

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

It's a great feature

Don't know why you'd want to turn it off.

As Yogi Berra once said...when you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Tailspin, I've found this feature very handy when traveling on unfamiliar roads. Recently when traveling from Harrisburg PA to Philadelphia there was a portion of the hwy that was at least 6 lanes wide and traffic out the yaazoo, Jack kept saying stay left on... well, I'm glad I listened and moved left when I did, sure enough there was a fork in the road, and I took it.

If there is a split or division on the hwy you are on the gpsr will let you know to stay left or right.
Again, very handy. Shortest distance/fastest time has nothing to do with it. It's just reading the map to keep us all on the right path.

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........